Steel Gallery Records with great honor presents: DARK NIGHTMARE, the band’s legendary early years!

Band: Dark Nightmare

Album: The Dark Demo Years

Out: 23rd July 2021

Defenders Of The Borderland HD, (Steel Gallery Records) 2021

Dragonlakes HD, (Steel Gallery Records) 2021

Hawks Of War HD, (Steel Gallery Records) 2021



Steel Gallery Records with great honor presents: DARK NIGHTMARE from Grevena city, Northern Greece: Rising from the Dragonlakes of Pindus Mountains, the mighty warriors of the Greek underground. The band’s legendary early years.

The band’s first three demos for the very first time on one CD, fully remastered, packed with bonus tracks, unreleased photos, lyrics and a complete early years biography.

Without doubt DARK NIGHTMARE is one of the most important active bands of the Greek Epic / Power Metal scene. Their music and their overall attitude are often mentioned as main influences by various bands of our era. Started back in 1999, they released three demos: “Dark Nightmare” (2001), “Earth in Danger” (2003) and “The Blood Land” (2004), all in very small quantities and now impossible to find in their original CD-r format. Throughout those three releases DARK NIGHTMARE evolved their trademark sound, being one of the very first bands from Northern Greece to lead a rising wave of newcomers to the 00s Greek Heavy Metal underground.

It is now time for this legendary material to be reissued officially. Steel Gallery Records team dived into the vaults, giving shape to a release that captures the magic of the band’s early years. The Greek Metal fanatics have been describing “The Blood Land” demo as an “instant classic”, so no more words are needed here.

Kostas Scandalis remastered all the 17 tracks of the CD -including the bonus live tracks which present the band’s raw force on stage-, Kostas Theoharis created the amazing, epic front cover which is based on a real photo of Vourinos mountain (Northern Greece) and Chris Papadakis wrote the liner notes, revealing all the valuable info regarding the band’s first era. Complete lyrics and unreleased photos are included in a 12-page booklet designed by Kostas Athanasoglou.

Get ready for a mighty journey to the dark years of a living legend! The pure Hellenic Heavy Metal spirit will be by your side! Onward to the Dragonlakes!



Track listing:

1. Dragonlakes
2. The Blood Land
3. Defenders Of The Borderland
4. Touch Of Winter (Intro)
5. Hawks Of War
6. Despair And Hope
7. The Quest
8. Procurers
9. Earth In Danger
10. Caught In The Snowly Forest
11. Somewhere Kill A Little Boy
12. Nightmare 13. Come To Reality
14. Destruction Of Nature
15. Despair And Hope (Live)
16. Defenders Of The Borderland (Live)
17. Hawks Of War (Live)

1-3 The Blood Land (Demo CD-R 2004)
4-9 Earth in Danger (Demo CD-R 2003)
10-14 Dark Nightmare (Demo CD-R 2001)
15 Live In Karditsa, Hellas, May 2004
16-17 Live In Athens, Hellas, Jan 2005



Yiannis Papadimitriou: Vocals, Guitars
Jim Printzas: Bass
Dimos Konstantinidis: Drums
George Karagiannis: Keys


Remastered by Kostas Scandalis at Infinity Studio, 2021

Cover Artwork by Kostas Theoharis

Rest Artwork, Layout, Pics Restoration by Kostas Athanasoglou



The Dark Demo Years (Steel Gallery Records, 2021) CD
Tortured Souls (Eat Metal Records, 2016) CD
Despair and Hope (Steel Legacy Records, 2013) 7″ EP
Beneath the Veils of Winter (Iron on Iron Records, 2012) CD
Spirit Nightmares (Steel Gallery Records, 2011) Split DVD
The Human Liberty (Eat Metal Records, 2009) CD
Serpents of the Night (Steel Gallery Records, 2007) Split CDr


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Wardrum are back with one of the best albums of 2021!

Band: Wardrum

Album: Mavericks

Out: May 28th 2021






Thessaloniki’s, Hellas Lyrical Power/Prog Metalers strike back! After 5 years, they are back with one of the best albums of 2021!
Wardrum is here delivering 11 outstanding Epic, Heavy, Power, Melodic, Technical Metal songs. Amazing songwriting, fantastic vocals, heavy riffing, brilliant lead guitar parts and progressive drumming are the key features of this top album.

Founded in 2010 in Thessaloniki Greece, Wardrum play their own style of Metal music, by taking the direction they believe Heavy music should have taken, after its golden era. Having also a slightly epic Greek melodic touch, their music has been described as “Greek composer Chatzidakis meets Judas Priest”!

Wardrum have been determined, not only to work hard and keep doing what they love; but with their music and lyrics, to hopefully become a positive influence in the lives of those who want to become better versions of themselves.

They are most well-known for up-tempo songs like “Travel Far Away”, “The Messenger” and “After Forever”, mid-tempo melodic choruses like “Lady Jane Grey” and “Parental”, as well as for more gloomy ones like “Sometimes” and “Skies Of Grey”. Wardrum music has been described as a cross between Heavy Metal and Prog Power, influenced by among others, Riot, Crimson Glory, and Symphony X.

1. Hunt For Survival
2. Best Of Times
3. Mavericks
4. Sands Of Time
5. Rise
6. Broken Pieces
7. Mavro (Ulreh’s Song)
8. No One Believes
9. Raven Days
10. Promised Land
11. Sliver Of Eternity

George Margaritopoulos – Vocals
Kosta Vreto – Guitars
J. Demian – Guitars
Strutter – Bass
Stergios Kourou – Drums

Produced, Mixed: Kosta Vteto @ LittleBig Studios
Mastered: Strutter @ Valve Studios
Cover/Layout: Piotr Szafraniec
Band Photos: Strutter

Spadework (Steel Gallery Records, 2011)
Desolation (Steel Gallery Records, 2012)
Messenger (Steel Gallery Records, 2013)
Awakening (Steel Gallery Records, 2016)
Mavericks (Steel Gallery Records, 2021)

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Steel Gallery & Arkeyn Steel Recs Official
Wardrum Official

Steel Gallery Records Official YouTube Channel
Wardrum Official YouTube Channel

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Latest band in Steel Gallery roster: Hesperian Opus. Debut album “Chasing The Light” out soon!


Band: Hesperian Opus

Album: Chasing The Light

Out: February 2020

Chasing The Light HD, (Steel Gallery Records) 2020

The Prison Mind HD, (Steel Gallery Records) 2020


Guitars from heaven and strings on fire. Voices emerging from the deep and reaching the sky. Rock solid bass and drum lines keeping everything in order.

Those are the elements of Hesperian Opus debut album with the title “Chasing The Light”: Harry Loisios – Guitars, Tassos Krokodilos – Vocals (Spitfire), Christ Stergiannidis – Bass (Darklon, Paladine) and Dimitris Karageorgos – Drums are the ones that will be rocking you during the live shows.

Neoclassical Power Metal with a touch of Hard Rock every now and then. Flowing like water hitting like a hammer.

Recorded, mixed and produced on Devasoundz Studio by Thimios Krikos. Mastered by: Kostas Scandalis (Horizon’s End, ex-Wardrum, Remaster Warrior at Arkeyn Steel Recs). Cover artwork is done by George Zacharoglou.

For fans of Kamelot, Inner Wish, Ring Of Fire, Ark Storm, Harmony.


Track listing:

1. Chasing The Light

2. Field Of Fears

3. The Prison Mind

4. Rise From The Ashes

5. I 6. Cast Into The Fire

7. Touch The Sky

8. Highest Of Hopes

9. Seas Of No Return

10. Out Of The Cage



Harry Loisios – Guitars

Tassos Krokodilos – Vocals

Christ Stergiannidis – Bass

Dimitris Karageorgos – Drums


George Georgiou – Keyboards


All music written by Harry Loisios and Tassos Krokodilos

All lyrics by Tassos Krokodilos

Produced and Mixed by Thymios Krikos at Deva Sound Studios, 2019

Mastered by Kostas Scandalis at Infinity Studio, 2019

Cover Artwork/Layout by George Zacharoglou

Photos by Kostas Krasonis



Chasing The Light (Steel Gallery Records, 2020) CD


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The return of the legendary Hellenic progsters Horizon’s End with the release of their third album “Skeleton Keys”!

Band: Horizon’s End

Album: Skeleton Keys

Out: October 31st 2019

Ocean’s Grey HD, (Steel Gallery Records) 2019

Forming Fantasies HD, (Steel Gallery Records) 2019



The return of the legendary Greek progsters!

     HORIZON’S END new album, after 18 years, is called “Skeleton Keys” and it will be released on 31st of October 2019 via Steel Gallery Records.

     Featuring a stellar line-up consisting of keyboard player SAKIS BANDIS (HAIL SPIRIT NOIR, STAR.GATE, UTHULL), vocalist VASSILIOS TOPALIDES (also of CROSSWIND), guitarist KOSTA VRETO and drummer STERGIOS KOUROU (of WARDRUM fame) and bassist KOSTAS SCANDALIS (ex-WARDRUM) who’s also responsible for mixing and mastering.

     The new album consists of 7 songs which amount to 73 minutes of epic, progressive and multi-layered music bound to thrill and delight music lovers of almost any genre.

      An outstanding piece of art that brings into the foreground the HORIZON’S END legacy. A lyrical connection to the past, a bright look into the present, a wave to the future. The music of this album is like a heartbeat: it delivers life and meaning to the musical quest of each and every one of us.

       Featuring guest vocalist YANNIS PAPADOPOULOS (BEAST IN BLACK, ex-WARDRUM, ex-UNTIL RAIN).

       Also featuring guest appearances from MANOLIS PILIDIS (ex-HORIZON’S END) and SOTIRIS GOGOS (ex-STAR.GATE) on guitars.


Track listing:

1. Alpha 07:07

2. Forming Fantasies 10:47

3. The Land Of Decay 06:40

4. Dreamer’s Hands 08:57

5. Ocean’s Grey 08:43

6. Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf 08:45

7. Be 22:47



Vassilios Topalides – Vocals

Kosta Vreto – Guitars

Kostas Scandalis – Bass

Stergios Kourou – Drums

Sakis Bandis – Keys & Backing Vocals



Yannis Papadopoulos (Track 2 & 7)

Manolis Pilidis – Additional Guitars & Guitar Solo (Track 7)

Sotiris Gogos – Guitar Solo (Track 6)

Nikos Spyridakis – Additional Vocals (Track 6)


All music written and arranged by Sakis Bandis

All lyrics by Sakis Bandis

Produced by Sakis Bandis and Kostas Scandalis

Mixed and Mastered by Kostas Scandalis at Infinity Studio, 2019

Cover Artwork/Layout by Panagiotis Sifakis



Sculpture On Ice (WMMS, 1998) CD

Concrete Surreal (Steel Gallery Records, 2001) CD

Skeleton Keys (Steel Gallery Records, 2019) CD


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>YouTube: Horizon’s End YouTube Channel



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Hellenic Melodic/Neoclassical Metal Star.Gate is Back, with their 4th amazing album “The Dream”!

Band: Star.Gate

Album: The Dream

Out: October 11th 2019

Shameless War HD, (Steel Gallery Records) 2019

Part Of The Rainbow HD, (Steel Gallery Records) 2019



Hellenic Melodic/Neoclassical Metal at its best. Amazing, first class song writing, absolutely no fillers. Excellent guitar work and explosive rhythm section.

STAR.GATE are back with their fourth album, “The Dream”. The band presents the perfect combination of Melodic and Neoclassical Metal through an amazing release.

Almost 40 minutes of amazing compositions based on first class, real song writing. Expect no fillers in this one, just songs that will stick in your mind forever. The band brings to the foreground a new amazing line up featuring Kostas Domenikiotis on bass, Anthemm Manti on guitars, Sakis Bandis (HORIZON’S END, HAIL SPIRIT NOIR) on keyboards, Stergios Kourou (WARDRUM, HORIZON’S END) on drums and John Jeff Touch on vocals, so you should expect only amazing performances on excellent songs.

This is an absolute must for fans of Royal Hunt, Rising Force, Magnum, Ten and Talisman. For sure one of the most catchy Metal records you will have the chance to hear lately!


Track listing:













John Jeff Touch: Lead and Backing Vocals

Anthemm Manti: Guitars

Kostas Domenikiotis: Bass

Sakis Bandis: Keyboards

Stergios Kourou: Special Guest On Drums


All music composed by Kostas Domenikiotis

except ‘Inner Peace’ by Anthemm Manti

and arranged by Kostas Domenikiotis and Sakis Bandis

Mixed & Mastered by Kostas Scandalis at Infinity Studio, 2019

Artwork by Chris Karietis

Layout by Kostas Athanasoglou

Lyric Video by Stergios Kourou



Stargate (Steel Gallery Records, 2004)

Reborn (Steel Gallery Records, 2013)

Longing For Light (Steel Gallery Records, 2016)

The Dream (Steel Gallery Records, 2019)


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Steel Gallery Records presents the debut album of AFTERIMAGE, “Traveler In Crystal Visions”!

Band: Afterimage

Album: Traveler In Crystal Visions

Out: December 21st 2018

Traveler, (Steel Gallery Records) 2018


Melodic Heavy Metal at its best by these Hellenic newcomers!
Amazing vocals, fantastic twin guitars and explosive rhythm section!

The band from Syros Island (Greece) delivers Heavy Metal in the melodic vein of bands like RIOT, FIFTH ANGEL old DOKKEN and Y&T.

Founded back in 2015 by vocalist Chris Papadakis and drummer Kostas Moiragias. From the very first days they started to compose their originals. In 2017 they recorded their debut album that will be officially released on December, 21st. 

Steel Gallery Records never stops searching for new bands around Greece. This is actually the first Heavy Metal album officially released by a band from Syros Island.

Chris Papadakis (OMINOUS SKY, ex REX MUNDI) unique voice, is a strong feature on AFTERIMAGE sound, it will bring into your mind singers like David Surkamp (PAVLOV’S DOG), Geddy Lee (RUSH), Mario Prünster (MAYFAIR) and Midnight (CRIMSON GLORY). Being quite active as a musician on many bands, Chris has shared the stage with bands like RIOT, JAG PANZER, HEIR APPARENT, SOLITUDE AETURNUS, HORIZONS END etc. In 2008 he participated on the “Visual Maze” album by US Metal tribute band FINAL ANSWER (also on Steel GalleryRecords), together with vocalists Mike Soliz (WATCHTOWER, MILITIA), Harry “The Tyrant” Conklin (JAG PANZER), Bill Topalides (HORIZON’S END, CROSSWIND) and Yiannis Papadimitriou (DARK NIGHTMARE).

“I was lucky enough to find a drummer like Kostas Moiragias”, Chris points. Drumming since ages, Moiragias is the founder of the female fronted Metal band SPELLBOUND. Having participated in countless live projects, he now shares his extensive drumming talents in AFTERIMAGE, letting Petros Printezis (guitar), Andreas Hatziioannou (guitar) and Sideris Dalezios (bass) to do the axe work.

This is an amazing debut surely not to be missed. If you are still in search for songs that will stick in your mind for real, this is an album for you. Melodic Heavy Metal at its best by these newcomers. The journey in Crystal Visions has begun!



2. Phoenix

3. Crystal Ball

4. Control

5. Connection Missing

6. Edge Of A Dream

7. September

8. Reach For The Sky

9. Rainy Night Obsession

10. Last Chance For Romance*


Chris Papadakis – Vocals

Kostas Moiragias – Drums

Petros Printezis – Guitars

Andreas Hatziioannou – Guitars

Sideris Dalezios – Bass

 *Originally by: Savage Grace (Detroit, USA).
Music by: Jim Sheridan, lyrics: by: Tonya Smyth


Guitars & bass recorded at Serj’s Home Studio, Syros Island – Greece.

Vocals recorded at WaveLab – Mobile Studio, Syros Island – Greece.

Drums recorded at Wudsound Studios & Soundway Studios, Athens – Greece.

Mixed and mastered by: Markos Samaras at Wudsound Studios, Athens – Greece.

Produced by: Markos Samaras & Afterimage

Cover by: Caio Caldas / CadiesArt –

Artwork & Layout by: Kostas Athanasoglou

Band logo by: Kostas Athanasoglou

Executive Producer: Kostas Athanasoglou for Steel Gallery Records


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Steel Gallery Records announce the return of the Hellenic Power Metal band SCORCHER!

Band: Scorcher

Album: Systems Of Time

Out: November 19th 2018

NightWatch, (Steel Gallery Records) 2018

Words Like Fire (Lyric Video), (Steel Gallery Records) 2018

Remembrance (2018), (Steel Gallery Records) 2018

Scorcher are pleased to announce the release of their third album entitled “Systems Of Time”. Three years after their second album “Steal The Throne”, Scorcher is back and ready to release a louder, heavier and powerful album with serious technical skill!
Nine heavy/power metal tracks full of speed and power!! Memorable choruses melodic vocals and solos that stick in the head!! A must listen for the fans of traditional metal worldwide.
If you search for NWOBHM and traditional US metal, THIS IS for you!
The album was produced/mixed by Kosta Vreto (Wardrum) at LittleBig Studio and mastered by Kostas Scandalis (ex-Wardrum, ex-Horizon’s End) at Infinity Studio.

1. NightWatch
2. War Terror
3. Shadowing
4. Wired Nature
5. Systems Of Time
6. Words Like Fire (feat. Kosta Vreto (Wardrum) on Solo Guitar)
7. Void
8. In The End
9. Remembrance (feat. Stergios Kourou (Wardrum) on Drums)

Vangelis (Tex) Tekas – Guitars, Vox
Chris Tekas – Bass

Recorded at The Pit Studio, Serres, Greece
February 2018 – May 2018 by Vangelis “Tex” Tekas

Produced by Kosta Vreto and Vangelis “Tex” Tekas
Mixed by Kosta Vreto
Mastered by Kostas Scandalis

Cover Artwork by Vojtech MoonRoot
Photography by Kostas Scandalis
Logo and Layout by Kostas Athanasoglou

Armageddon From The Sky (Steel Gallery Records, 2012) CD
Steal The Throne (Steel Gallery Records, 2015) CD
Systems Of Time (Steel Gallery Records, 2018) CD

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Scorcher Bandcamp
Steel Gallery Records
Steel Gallery Records Official YouTube Channel
Scorcher Official YouTube Channel