Distortion Tamers / New LP album / “Jasmines & Blades”
Οι Distortion Tamers στην τέταρτη δισκογραφική τους δουλειά! Πρόκειται για το “Jasmines & Blades”, σε μορφή LP βινυλίου που θα κυκλοφορήσει από την Αθηναική δισκογραφική Ikaros records στις 15 Δεκεμβρίου.
Μέσα από τα οκτώ κομμάτια του δίσκου το γνωστό TRIO από την Αθήνα ανασύρει ξανά τα στοιχεία από το DNA του που το καθιέρωσαν στην συνείδηση των μυημένων του είδους σαν μία από τις καλύτερες R’N’R μπάντες της χώρας.
Με το πόδι κολλημένο στο γκάζι και υψηλές ταχύτητες στην περισσότερη διάρκεια του δίσκου, εκρηκτικά drum tempos, κιθάρες που ξεχυλίζουν από αλητεία, μπασογραμμές που καθηλώνουν και στίχους με φωνητικά που μιλούν κατ΄ ευθείαν στην καρδιά οι Distortion Tamers αποδίδουν με πειστικότητα τις εξαιρετικές συνθέσεις του Kosta A.-Monk, τιμούν για μία ακόμη φορά την μακρόχρονη παρουσία τους στον χώρο και μας παραδίδουν έναν μεστό, γνήσια R’N’R δίσκο γεμάτο αλήθεια, ένταση και πάθος!
Στα αξιοσημείωτα της παραγωγής η συμμετοχή για μία ακόμη φορά του σπουδαίου Αλέξη Καλοφωλιά (The Last Drive), οι δύο διασκευές (Dead Moon και Jim Carroll) αφιερωμένες στην μνήμη των Fred Cole / Andrew Loomis και στους φίλους του συγκροτήματος που έχουν «φύγει» αντίστοιχα, καθώς και το κομμάτι Rock & Roll City, φόρος τιμής στην αγαπημένη τους πόλη την Θεσσαλονίκη.
“Jasmines & Blades”. Ένας ακόμα δίσκος, ένας ακόμα σταθμός στο ταξίδι του συγκροτήματος που συνεχίζεται…
Ikaros records 2018
Οι VAVOURA BAND δημιουργήθηκαν τον Σεπτέμβριο του 1976 από τους Johnny Vavoura και Γιάννη Δρόλαπα. Από την αρχή, παράλληλα με την hard rock πλευρά τους, υπήρχε πάντα στις ζωντανές τους εμφανίσεις μια ενότητα με κομμάτια, συνήθως ορχηστρικά, με έντονο το ελληνικό και γενικότερα ανατολίτικο χρώμα. Δεν ήταν παραδοσιακά, αλλά πρωτότυπες συνθέσεις βασισμένες πάνω σε ελληνικές, βυζαντινές, αραβικές, ινδικές κλίμακες παιγμένες από ένα “σκληρό” τρίο. Με την πάροδο του χρόνου το ρεπερτόριο εμπλουτίστηκε με νέα κομμάτια κι αυτή η πλευρά του γκρουπ έφτασε να καλύπτει το μεγαλύτερο μέρος της δημιουργικότητάς του.
Βασισμένοι σε αυτό το μουσικό ύφος, η μπάντα έγραψε soundtracks για διάφορες ταινίες από το 1980 εώς το 2004, τα οποία παρουσιάζονται για πρώτη φορά σε βινύλιο στο album “Τώρα το λένε ethnic”, σε συλλεκτική έκδοση 300 αντιτύπων.
Φωτογραφίες: Θανάσης Oικονόμου
Μastering – Επιμέλεια έκδοσης: Στυλίδης Νίκος @ Labyrinthofthoughts
Κυκλοφορεί στις 2 Νοεμβρίου από τις Labyrinth of thoughts records & Ikaros records
Devil Made Me Do It hail from Athens, Greece. They began their journey in 2014 originally as a studio project. By 2016 they completed their line-up which includes: Peter Gkas on Vocals, Spyros Pafilis and Chris Piel on Guitars, Nikwnas Tzifas on the drums and Anthony on Bass.
All members have a long history within the Greek metal having performed with a various acts such as: Spitback, U.N.S.I.N., Shiverspine, Furor and Elysion.
Devil Made Me Do It began recordings for their debut album in 2015 and by 2016 unleashed the first singles from upcoming album ‘Her Majesty’s Pleasure”.
Tracks like ‘No Face’ and ‘Butcher’ set the tone of this metal/hardcore act.
The band is currently working on their debut release and are performing locally. Their live presence is defined by Peter’s distinctive vocals which masterfully interchange between rock melodies to hardcore screams
Vaggelis Paraskevaidis is
a jazz vibraphonist born in Athens, Greece.
He started piano lessons at a very young age but he quickly realized that
he wanted to learn the drums.
A large portion of his puberty was spent on listening to all kinds of
music. He started his formal studies on the vibraphone , while drumming
onstage with punk rock bands. It was this period where he discovered his
interest in jazz and improvisation.
He graduated from Salford University (UK) as a assemble/concert
He had the fortune to be taught by great masters such as DavidFriedman,
Robert Fripp, David Liebman, Gary Barton, Michael Gibbs,and Bob Moses.
He has collaborated, through recording studios and/or on stage withmany
Greek artists, from jazz trios, to modern songwriters and toClassical
Orchestras, such as the Camerata.
His first solo album INDOLES is soon to be released on IKAROS RECORDS,and
it features some of the most prominent musicians in the Greek Jazz
is a collection of his original compositions, performed by some of the best
jazz musicians in Greece.
Highly rhythmical themes played with passion and precision. It is
improvised jazz fused with alternative rock energy and deep lyricism. This
album is a spellbinding musical journey where on some tunes it features the
vibraphone mixed with an electric quartet and brass, and a string quartet
The amazing line up includes:
Dimitris Papadopoulos: Trumpet
Antonis Andreou: Trombone
Leonidas Sarantopoulos: Flute
Costis “The Thing” Christodoulou: Grand Piano/ Rhoades keyboard.
Haris Haralambous: El.Bass
Dimitris Klonis: Drums
Sofia Sarri and George Zacharopoulos: Voice
The Frog String Quartet:
Yiannis Zarias; Violin
Themis Nikoloudis; Violin
Michalis Katachanas: Viola
Alex Kasartzis: Cello
7-Odds are back!
Following numerous gigs in Athens and festivals around Greece, with highlights the support act to The Sonics (April 2017) and The Godfathers (December 2016), the Odds returned to Matrix Recording Studio to record their debut L.P.
Three years after their first E.P. “People Wanna See” (Frontyard Records 2015) – which is sold out – , the analogue tape caught 12 original songs. These, date from back to the early days of the band up to a couple of months before the sessions and so put to map its first period.
Apart from the usual suspects Boy Racer Nick (Bass/B.Vocals), M.P. Kouk (Guitar/B.Vocals), Alexandros Misirliadis ( Keys/B.Vocals), Georgy P ( Vocals), Marios 2 (Drums) the band had the precious help of Crosseyed Billy from SuperPuma on Vocals and Maria Bozentomova on Vocals and flute.
“What are the Odds?”, which is the name of the upcoming L.P., was produced by George Koltsiou, engineered , mixed and mastered by Dimitris Misirlis and will be out in October 2018 by Ikaros Records.
Cockblockers hail from Kalamata, Greece. They were formed in the (very hot) summer of 2011. The rest is history.
Daedalus distribution 2018
Mr. Highway Band is a rock band formed in 2011 and based in Athens, Greece. Their style is characterized by a unique mixture of different influences such as americana rock, power country, blues, even hard rock and punk rock. They have released three studio albums, “Is that myself” (2012), “Story of my life” (2014), “The Rebel Artist” (2017) and a live album (2014).
Daedalus distribution 2018
Head On combine the dark-tinged and atmospherically sparse elements of post punk bands like Joy Division and Public Image Limited with a grunged out heaviness akin to Soundgarden or Sonic Youth to create a sound which is equal parts melancholic guitar dissonance, snarling vocals and all-out, fists-in-the-air driving rock. Their debut album ‘Ubik’ is out now
Distribution Ikaros Records 2018
Daidalos Distribution 2018
Mask of Prospero is a modern progressive metal band from Athens, Greece. The band was formed by Chris Kontoulis and Panos Kottaras in 2014 and released their first EP “In Absence” the following year. After major changes in the line‐up, the band is currently comprised of Chris Kontoulis ‐ Vocals, Panos Kottaras & Nick Letsios ‐ Guitars, Bill Perrakis – Bass and Eleni Nota ‐ Drums.
Their debut album “The Observatory” was released in April 2018 via Symmetric Records, run by their producer Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Outloud). With that release they have provided their audience with a solid reference to their unique sound, which alternates between energy‐filled, djenty and polyrhythmic parts and emotional atmospheric passages under the light of a lyrical concept inspired by modern‐day society and human superstition. The vocals have an eccentric role in their sound as they also alternate through various brutal parts and melodic clean vocals, fitted for fans of TesseracT, The Ocean Collective, Architects etc…
Mask of Prospero have been very active ever since the release of their debut. After opening for Wolfheart, performing at Schoolwave 2018 and supporting Thy Art is Murder in their 2018 European tour, they are finally getting ready for their long‐awaited performance in support of “The Observatory”, promising an emotionally charged show built around presenting the concept of their album to its fullest.
Distribution Ikaros Records 2018
No Fake Bone from Athens, Greece is a hard funk ‘n’ roll band… This whole thing started in 2014 when the initial members, Stam Deliyiannis (guitar) and Yioula Stathopoulou (vocals, sax), met each other and decided to start writing music together. Both former members in other bands, having spent many years writing music and gigging, they turned the page with this new project. After three years of soul and member searching, in November 2017 they released their first independent album “Against All Odds”, fusing their love for hard rock, blues and funk. The album was a collective effort of friends, both musicians and producers, who embraced the material and brought it to life. All songs were recorded, mixed and produced by Akis Paschalakis at Ψ(Psi) Studio and Lefthanded Studio in Athens. The album was mastered by The Lefthanded, a team of perfectionist producers (Akis Paschalakis and Stefanos Babis), who took good care of it, sensitized to the diversity of the songs and musical influences. The artwork and illustration of the album and its White Ninepus cover was an original idea of the band, inspired by Herman Melville’s incomparable “Moby-Dick”, and it was designed by Stam, also an acclaimed sketch artist and set designer. The band joined forces with Fotis Filippatos (drums) and later on with Dimitris Kyriazis (bass) and played its first gigs right after the album release, receiving many positive reviews. Their first live video was recorded during a show at AN Club in Athens, where the band is performing “Toxic Sister”, an unreleased song, to be expected in its future projects. The video was edited by Verbillion Total Concepts and recorded live by Stefanos Babis. No Fake Bone recently started collaborating with Ikaros Records, now promoting their first album throughout Greece and abroad. This fall has many surprises in store for the band’s funs, looking forward to concerts and the release of a new project from the band’s versatile members, the “Silver Monkey”.
Vox, Sax: Yioula Stathopoulou
Guitar: Stam Deliyiannis
Bass: Dimitris Kyriazis
Drums: Fotis Filippatos
Ikaros Records 2018