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Rotting ChristThy Mighty Contract

Genre:Rock
Style:Black Metal
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Tracklist

The Sign Of Evil Existance
Transform All Suffering Into Plagues
Fgmenth, Thy Gift
Dive The Deepest Abyss
Exiled Archangels
His Sleeping Majesty
The Coronation Of The Serpent
The Fourth Knight Of Revelation (I&II)

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Notes

This album is considered a highly influential release for the Black Metal genre, mostly for its warm sound (that became a trademark of the band's sound) which was nothing like the cold Norwegian / Scandinavian scene, especially at the time of its release.

Necromayhem wrote the music and Mutilator wrote the mysterious and apocryphistic lyrics, as a result of its inner reseach at the time with mystycism. Magus Wampyr Daoloth contributed to creating a unique atmosphere, not present in any other album of the genre during that period.

Raw and imperfect as the band wanted it, that was the album that gave the band its distinct identity and their unique melodic dark sound that is more or less present throughout their career.

"Thy Mighty Contract" also paved the way for other Greek black metal bands (and the Greek Black Metal scene in general), because at that time Osmose Productions was a formidable label in the Black Metal scene. In retrospect, breaking their contract with the label and signing with Unisound Records for the next release was a costly mistake on the band's behalf, simply because in terms of distribution, promotion and general exposure, there was no comparison between the two labels.

"Fgmenth, Thy Gift" holds deep and enigmatic meanings, drawing from occult and esoteric themes. The lyrics paint a vivid picture of a dark and chaotic world, filled with entities and energies beyond human comprehension. The mention of "Fgmenth," referred to as a beloved successor, is intriguing and ambiguous. It could symbolize an individual who has willingly surrendered themselves to these dark energies and emerged transformed. Overall, explores themes of dark spirituality, the pursuit of power through forbidden knowledge, and humanity's fascination with the supernatural. It invites listeners to consider the consequences of venturing into realms beyond our understanding and the transformative effects that such exploration can have on the individual and the world around them. An earlier rehersal of this song can be found in Ade's Winds... demo.

"The Fourth Knight Of Revelation (I&II)" this song includes the lyric "Yoth Iria - unholy master, Yoth Iria - prince of fire", in 2019 Mutilator named his new band Yoth Iria.

Vinyl releases:

1993 first press

1997 picture disk (different artwork)

2011
100 white (die-hard)
400 black

2015
100 picture disk (die-hard)
400 picture disk

2017 black

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    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 1993, CDThy Mighty Contract
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    Osmose Productions – OPCD 012Worldwide1993Worldwide1993
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 1993-02-00, VinylThy Mighty Contract
    LP, Album, Limited Edition
    Osmose Productions – OPLP 012Worldwide1993Worldwide1993
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    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 1993, CassetteThy Mighty Contract
    Cassette, Album
    Carnage Records (2) – CARR 070-93Poland1993Poland1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 1993, CassetteThy Mighty Contract
    Cassette, Album
    Valentine Sound Productions – NE 148Malaysia1993Malaysia1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 1993, CassetteThy Mighty Contract
    Cassette, Album
    Valentine Music Productions (Thailand) Co., Ltd. – VMP 00445-4Thailand1993Thailand1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 1997-11-10, VinylThy Mighty Contract
    LP, Album, Picture Disc, Reissue
    Century Media – 77196-1 PGermany1997Germany1997
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 1997, CDThy Mighty Contract
    CD, Album, Reissue, With SID Code
    Century Media – 77196-2Germany1997Germany1997
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 1997-11-10, CDThy Mighty Contract
    CD, Album, Reissue, Without SID Code
    Century Media – 77196-2Germany1997Germany1997
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 1997, CDThy Mighty Contract
    CD, Album, Reissue, Stereo
    Century Black – 7896-2US1997US1997
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 1997, CDThy Mighty Contract
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Century Black – 7896-219971997
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 1998, CDThy Mighty Contract
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Century Media – 77196-2Germany1998Germany1998
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 1998, CassetteThy Mighty Contract
    Cassette, Album, Reissue
    Metal Mind Records – MASS 0492Poland1998Poland1998
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 1998-01-20, CDThy Mighty Contract
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    Century Media – 7896-2US1998US1998
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    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 2005, CDThy Mighty Contract
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Фоно – FO466CDRussia2005Russia2005
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 2010, CDThy Mighty Contract
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    Heavy Metal Rock – PLCD53242, Century Media – 77196-2Brazil2010Brazil2010
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 2011, VinylThy Mighty Contract
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    Black Vomit Records – BV 017Greece2011Greece2011
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    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 2011, VinylThy Mighty Contract
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    Black Vomit Records – BV 017Greece2011Greece2011
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    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract , 2013-12-25, CDThy Mighty Contract
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    Raven Music – noneIsrael2013Israel2013
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 2014-04-10, CassetteThy Mighty Contract
    Cassette, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue
    Floga Records – FL77MCGreece2014Greece2014
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 2015-10-19, VinylThy Mighty Contract
    LP, Album, Limited Edition, Picture Disc, Reissue
    Black Vomit Records – BV017Greece2015Greece2015
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 2015-10-19, VinylThy Mighty Contract
    LP, Album, Limited Edition, Picture Disc, Reissue, Die Hard Edition
    Black Vomit Records – BV017Greece2015Greece2015
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 2015-02-26, VinylThy Mighty Contract
    LP, Album, Picture Disc, Reissue, Test Pressing, White Label
    Black Vomit Records – BV017Greece2015Greece2015
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 2016, CDThy Mighty Contract
    CD, Album, Reissue
    NSR (2) – NSR-8982-2, Valentine Sound Productions – NSR-8982-2Malaysia2016Malaysia2016
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 2017-04-21, VinylThy Mighty Contract
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Peaceville – VILELP642UK2017UK2017
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 2019, CDThy Mighty Contract
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Peaceville – CDVILED642Europe2019Europe2019
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 2019, CDThy Mighty Contract
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    Peaceville – CDVILED642JJapan2019Japan2019
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    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 2020-05-00, CDThy Mighty Contract
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    Cold Art Industry – Cold033, Death Cult Records – none, Folkvangar – noneSouth America2020South America2020
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 2020, CDThy Mighty Contract
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    Cold Art Industry – Cold033Brazil2020Brazil2020
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 2021, CassetteThy Mighty Contract
    Cassette, Album, Limited Edition, Special Edition, Red
    Fimbulvinter Productions – FVT013Brazil2021Brazil2021
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 2021, CassetteThy Mighty Contract
    Cassette, Album, Limited Edition, White
    Fimbulvinter Productions – FVT013Brazil2021Brazil2021
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 2023, CDThy Mighty Contract
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Unofficial Release, 30 Years Anniversary
    Mutilator – ABYSSIC 001Greece2023Greece2023
    New Submission
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, 2023-12-08, VinylThy Mighty Contract
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    Peaceville – VILELP660Germany2023Germany2023
    New Submission
    Thy Mighty Contract
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    Living Metal – LMCD062Colombia2024Colombia2024
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    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, , CDThy Mighty Contract
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    Century Media – 7896-2USUS
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, , CassetteThy Mighty Contract
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    Takt Music (2) – none
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    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, , CDThy Mighty Contract
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    Osmose Productions – OPCD 012WorldwideWorldwide
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    Thy Mighty Contract
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    Osmose Productions – SPV 08-08723 MCFranceFrance
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    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, , CDThy Mighty Contract
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    Osmose Productions – OPCD 012JapanJapan
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    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, , CDThy Mighty Contract
    CD, Album, Repress, With Mould SID Code
    Osmose Productions – OPCD 012EuropeEurope
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    Cover of Thy Mighty Contract, , CDThy Mighty Contract
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    Century Media – 77196-2RussiaRussia
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