Rotting Christ is a black metal band from Greece that was formed in 1987. They are noted for being one of the first black metal bands within that region, as well as a premier act within the European underground metal scene. The band is also responsible for creating the signature Greek black metal sound that was prevalent in the early 90s. Rotting Christ originally was a grindcore act and one of their major debuts was on the 1993 "Fuck Christ Tour." During certain concerts, some audience members engaged in cutting and self-mutilation that resulted in hospitalization. The band's latest album was released in 2019.