Devil Made Me Do It ‎– Her majesty’s Pleasure

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 – Indoles

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
percussionist.

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
scene. “INDOLES”
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
on another.

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

Mr. Highway Band ‎– The Rebel Artist

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

HeadOn -Ubik

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 ‎– The Observatory

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

Iota – Part Of Something

Iota – Part of Something LP

Το μουσικό σχήμα των iota συστήθηκε στο κοινό τον Ιανουάριο του 2017, φιλοδοξώντας να δημιουργήσει τη δική του πραγματικότητα στην εγχώρια μουσική σκηνή.

Μετά από 10 χρόνια συνεχούς πειραματισμού, νέων ακουσμάτων και ασταμάτητης δουλειάς, αποφάσισαν να αφήσουν πίσω τους το εγχείρημα που άκουγε στο όνομα Chewing Gun και να ξεκινήσουν από το μηδέν.

Πρόσθεσαν visuals στις live εμφανίσεις τους, αφουγκράστηκαν εντονότερα τους ήχους της trip hop και nujazz μουσικής σκηνής, δημιουργώντας ένα μοναδικά ατμοσφαρικό κράμα μουσικών επιρροών με στόχο την δημιουργία έντονων ηχοτόπιων.

Τον Ιανουάριο του 2018 κυκλοφόρησε το digital album με τίτλο Part of Something ενώ η ikaros records ανέλαβε να κυκλοφορήσει το album σε βινύλιο.

Το 2017 άνοιξαν τους Ephemerals στο Κύτταρο, την στιγμή που κυκλοφόρησε πρώτo single/official video με τίτλο work. Το 2018 εμφανίστηκαν στο ΙΛΙΟΝ plus στο πλαίσιο του IN PLEXUS Festival δίπλα στους Kooba Tercu, Duoyu και Fuku Cosmonot.

Οι iota αποτελούνται από τους:

Γιάννης Γκέκης, μπάσο

Τάσος Πέππας, ντραμς

Ανδρέας Πολυζογόπουλος, τρομπέτα

Κίμων Τσομίδης, sound design

Γιώργος Χριστόπουλος, κιθάρα

O Στέργιος Μήλιος επιμελείται τα visuals

The Lp is a Limited edition of 250copies.

Ikaros Records 2018

The Locals ‎– All Rights Reserved

 

The Locals formed back in 2014 by five local punk rock drunks.

In 2015, after endless jamming and beer consumption, they managed to record and release their first debut 7 inch EP called “Gonna drink tonight”. Then they performed gigs in Athens and Zurich, with Punk Rock bands from Europe such as Argy Bargy, Sea Side Rebels, Grade 2, Warrior kids and Brutti e ignoranti. The record was sold out immediately.

In 2016 after countless rehearsals they hit the studio and record their first full length album “all rights reserved” which they released in 2018 through Ikaros Records.

The Locals are characterized by Punk Rock music, beer, fun, loyalty, friendship and respect.

Always on the BEER side!!!

Ikaros Records 2018

The Karamajov Project – Out of the woodwork

Οι The Karamazov project είναι δημιούργημα του τραγουδοποιού Πάνου Πανταζόπουλου. Το όνομα του group είναι εμπνευσμένο από τους «Αδερφούς Καραμαζόφ» του Ντοστογιέφσκι και το «Η αγωνία ενός πολιτισμού» του Έρμαν Έσσε.

Γεννήθηκε το 1978 στην Καλαμάτα όπου και μεγάλωσε. Σε ηλικία 15 χρονών συμμετέχει στην πρώτη του μπάντα και ανεβαίνει για πρώτη φορά στο πάλκο ως τραγουδιστής. Στα 16 σχηματίζει, μαζί με φίλους, τους “Χωρίς Πανοπλία”, ένα μουσικό σχήμα που κινείται στο χώρο του ελληνικού ροκ και γράφει για πρώτη φορά στίχους για τραγούδια. Στα 19 πηγαίνει  για σπουδές στην Αθήνα (Συντηρητής Έργων Τέχνης).

Το 2005 ηχογραφεί το πρώτο του 7” με τα τραγούδια “There was  a time” (μελωποιημένο ποίημα του Ντίλαν Τόμας) και “Wasted Love” το οποίο όμως δεν κυκλοφόρησε ποτέ, ενώ από το 2006 ξεκινάει να εμφανίζεται ως σόλο καλλιτέχνης και ως The Karamazov Project. Παράλληλα συμμετέχει σε αρκετές cover band ως τραγουδιστής για καθαρά βιοποριστικούς σκοπούς .                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Το 2013 τα παρατά όλα, αγοράζει  την “Gretch” κιθάρα του και έχοντας πλέον 20 έτοιμα τραγούδια στις αποσκευές του, μετακομίζει στη Θεσσαλονίκη όπου και μένει για σχεδόν 2 χρόνια. Σε αυτό το διάστημα ολοκληρώνει την πρώτη του σημαντική δουλειά, τα  single “We Agree That Love Disagrees” & “The Wolf Within” η οποία κυκλοφορεί επίσημα το 2015 σε διαδικτυακή μόνο μορφή. Τον ίδιο χρόνο επιστρέφει στην Καλαμάτα όπου σε σύντομο χρονικό διάστημα ξεκινά να ηχογραφεί το  “Out of the Woodwork“, το οποίο κυκλοφορεί σε 200 αντίτυπα βινυλίου τον Δεκέμβριο του 2017 . Έχει μοιραστεί την σκηνή με ντόπιους καλλιτέχνες (Roundlights, Alien Mustangs, Big Nose Attack) και με σημαντικούς ξένους (Steve Wynn – Dream Syndicate, Dan Stuart – Green on Red, Sivert Hoyem – Madrugada). Όλες αυτές οι εμφανίσεις σαν solo / electric καλλιτέχνης (φωνή/κιθάρα), ενώ το 2018 θα περιοδεύσει με full band για την προώθηση του «Outofthewoodwork”.

 

Ikaros Records – 2017

The Telestons – Poseidon Knows

The Telestons are a surf n’ more band from Piraeus, Greece. The band consists of two guitars, two saxophones (tenor and baritone), bass and drums. The name is inspired by the greek mythology creature Telesto, an oceanid, daughter of Oceanus and Tethys.

The influences of the Telestons are surf, rock and roll, psychedelic rock, jazz, thrash, hardcore punk, traditional greek and african music.

The first vinyl of the Telestons is called Poseidon Knows and all the tracks in it are carefully hand picked and written exclusively in the summer. Inside the album is also a recipe card for the notorious Telestons cocktail “coco babino banana” to make and enjoy while listening to the album and also a Telestons summer poster and some Telestons money.

Limited edition 300 copies

Ikaros records 2017

Ribbons Of Euphoria ‎– Reaching for the Skies

Ribbons of Euphoria return with their second release, promisingly en-titled
Reaching for the Skies.
The rocking quartet from Athens-Greece,
combine the 60’s psychedelic sound with the
70’s progressive aesthetics and approach. Pure
rock, in large doses, satisfying even to the
most demanding of the genre. Influences from
Cream to Iron Butterfly and from Mountain
to Camel and Uriah Heep are evident; how-
ever the approach is original and fresh.
The new release comes in beautiful, painted vinyl record by Ikaros Re-
cords. The production, made by the band, piously respects the sound
paths of the era. The recordings took place at Studio Experience.
For more information please contact at:
ribbons.of.euphoria.band@gmail.com
https://ribbonsofeuphoria.bandcamp.com/releases
The EP includes two tracks of 17 minutes to-
tal play time. Rich compositions include im-
pressive polyphonous orchestrations, organic
and meaningful guitar riffs and beautiful or
chestral parts, cleverly structured, where the organ and the guitar switch
leading roles. Each hearing reveals little, hidden compositional treasures,
as the music of the Ribbons best unveils itself to the faithful
Αποκλειστική διανομή Ikaros Records 2017