April 9th, 2014
Thematically, the band delivers an agnostic manifesto against religious superstitions and dogmas. The album art drives that point home by its depiction of a decomposing Christ figure. Rotting‘s cover art was extremely shocking upon its 1989 original release as no band had taken such a graphic approach to anti-Christianity up to that point. Backlash on the artwork went as far having it censored in its 1990 US release.
The 2014 Rotting release has been carefully remastered to ensure optimal sound output, bringing out all details of this savage and utterly classic recording. The vinyl will be housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket, which will feature all the original artwork, including a full-color gatefold insert. Vinyl colors will be classic black and limited green with black smoke. The reissue will resonate with fans of MYSTIFIER, BLACK WITCHERY, BLASPHEMY, and BATHORY.
Rotting will also be honored with the release of several special product offerings, including a CD/DVD Digipak version, the release date for which will be announced soon.
SARCÓFAGO’S drummer during the Rotting sessions, Manu (Joker), had this to say about his cherished time with the band during the Rotting era: “Rotting is one hell of an album. Even though I recognize the importance of INRI, Rotting is still my favorite Sarcófago album. It’s better built than the previous album, but it still maintains that elemental rawness. The Rotting era was a great time. Wagner did an outstanding job. We were an interesting trio, and when (Fabio) Jhasko joined the band, our firepower became even greater! Excellent memories!”
Pre-orders for the vinyl reissue of Rotting are now available at this location.