Sakis Tolis

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Athanasios "Sakis" Tolis
Sakis Tolis, Leeuwarden, 2010.jpg
Background information
Birth nameAthanasios Tolis
Born (1972-06-29) 29 June 1972 (age 46)
OriginAttica, Athens, Greece
GenresMelodic black metal, black metal, symphonic black metal, death metal, grindcore, gothic metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, producer
InstrumentsGuitars, vocals, keyboards, bass,drum
Years active1987–present
LabelsCentury Media (1996–2006)
Season of Mist (2006–present)

Athanasios "Sakis" Tolis (born 29 June 1972) is a Greek musician best known as the vocalist and guitarist of Rotting Christ.[1] He is also known as Necromayhem. He has recently produced some of the band's albums and contributed as session keyboardist.[2] Sakis also provided guest backing vocals on the track Mocking Modesty on the Nightrage album Wearing a Martyr's Crown.

He also played guitar in a black/death metal band Thou Art Lord, which features members from several other prominent Greek extreme metal groups, such as Necromantia and Septic Flesh. He endorses Grossman custom made guitars. He currently has a signature V-Shaped guitar with the Greek letters ΧΞΣ inlaid in the fretboard.

In 2018, Tolis announced he was co-authoring a book titled Non Serviam: The Official Story Of Rotting Christ with Dayal Patterson.[3]


  1. ^ DaRonco, Mike. "Biography: Rotting Christ". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Arts in Greece | Sakis Tolis of Rotting Christ "Greek metal bands are probably our biggest music export right now"". Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  3. ^ "ROTTING CHRIST: 'Non Serviam: The Official Story Of Rotting Christ' Book Due In November". BLABBERMOUTH.NET. 2018-08-27. Retrieved 2018-10-30.