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

 

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

 

Line-up:

Harry Loisios – Guitars

Tassos Krokodilos – Vocals

Christ Stergiannidis – Bass

Dimitris Karageorgos – Drums

Guest:

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

 

Discography:

Chasing The Light (Steel Gallery Records, 2020) CD

 

Connect with Hesperian Opus:

>Facebook: www.facebook.com/hesperianopus/

>Email: rockxari@gmail.com

 

Connect with Steel Gallery Records:

>Official Website: www.steelgallery.com

>Facebook: www.facebook.com/Arkeyn-Steel

>Twitter: https://twitter.com/KAthanasoglou

>YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/SteelGallery

>Email: kostas@steelgallery.com

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

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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

 

Line-up:

Vassilios Topalides – Vocals

Kosta Vreto – Guitars

Kostas Scandalis – Bass

Stergios Kourou – Drums

Sakis Bandis – Keys & Backing Vocals

 

Guests:

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

 

Discography:

Sculpture On Ice (WMMS, 1998) CD

Concrete Surreal (Steel Gallery Records, 2001) CD

Skeleton Keys (Steel Gallery Records, 2019) CD

 

Connect with Horizon’s End:

>Facebook: www.facebook.com/horizonsendband/

>YouTube: Horizon’s End YouTube Channel

>Email: horizonsendband@gmail.com

 

Connect with Steel Gallery Records:

>Official Website: www.steelgallery.com

>Facebook: www.facebook.com/Arkeyn-Steel

>Twitter: https://twitter.com/KAthanasoglou

>YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/SteelGallery

>Email: kostas@steelgallery.com

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

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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:

1. STARGATE

2. SHAMELESS WAR

3. MIRACLE

4. LIVING FOR THE DREAM

5. PART OF THE RAINBOW

6. INNER PEACE

7. BEST NIGHT OF MY LIFE

8. KEY TO FANTASY

9. NEW AGE

10. ABYSS

 

Line-up:

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

 

Discography:

Stargate (Steel Gallery Records, 2004)

Reborn (Steel Gallery Records, 2013)

Longing For Light (Steel Gallery Records, 2016)

The Dream (Steel Gallery Records, 2019)

 

Connect with Star.Gate:

>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StargateMetal/

 

Connect with Steel Gallery Records:

>Official Website: www.steelgallery.com

>Facebook: www.facebook.com/Arkeyn-Steel

>Twitter: https://twitter.com/KAthanasoglou

>YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/SteelGallery

>Email: kostas@steelgallery.com

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

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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!

Tracklist:

1.Traveler

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*

Line-up:

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 – www.CadiesArt.com

Artwork & Layout by: Kostas Athanasoglou

Band logo by: Kostas Athanasoglou

Executive Producer: Kostas Athanasoglou for Steel Gallery Records

 

Connect with Afterimage:

>Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Afterimageweb/

>Email: indierock3@gmail.com

 

Connect with Steel Gallery Records:

>Official Website: www.steelgallery.com

>Facebook: www.facebook.com/Arkeyn-Steel

>Twitter: https://twitter.com/KAthanasoglou

>YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/SteelGallery

>Email: kostas@steelgallery.com

 

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.

Tracklisting:
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)

Line-up:
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

Discography:
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

Contacts:
Official Web:
www.steelgallery.com
Scorcher Bandcamp
Facebook:
Scorcher
Steel Gallery Records
YouTube:
Steel Gallery Records Official YouTube Channel
Scorcher Official YouTube Channel

Steel Gallery Records Just Deal & Is Ready To Release BanDemonic’s 2nd Album

Band: BanDemoniC

Album: Against All Odds

Out: May 28th 2018

Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken (Official Videoclip), (Steel Gallery Records) 2018

It is ‘Zero:Hour’ for “Against All Odds”, BanDemoniC’s 2nd album.
”Steel Gallery Records” announces the release of “Against All Odds” on the 28th of May 2018.
“A.A.O.” includes 10 pure heavy metal songs with strong riffing and powerful vocal melodies.
An excellent suggestion for fans of (US) Heavy/Power Metal!
The recording of the album took place at Noisyland Recordings, Ioannina & Valve Studio, Thessaloniki.
Mixing & Mastering is done by Stratos “Strutter” Karagiannidis (Gus G., Wardrum, W.A.N.T.E.D.) at Valve Studio, Thessaloniki.
Dimitar Nikolov is responsible for the Cover artwork, once again.

Tracklisting:
01 Against All Odds
02 Zero:Hour
03 Saints & Sinners
04 Of Lies And Shadows
05 Ocean Of Tears
06 Wings Of The Night
07 Infernal Contract
08 Reality Of The Naive
09 Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken
10 Far Away
——BONUS TRACKS——
12 Sail To Heaven (Originally on ‘Chains’ EP)
11 Bullet [Live]

Line-up:
George Manthos – Vocals
Erik Karamanis – Guitars
C.A. Chairopoulos – Guitars
Panagiotis Bletsos – Bass
Adrian Kyprianos – Drums

Produced by BanDemoniC
Mixed and Mastered: Strutter @ Valve Studio
Cover: Dimitar Nikolov
Booklet Layout: C.A. Chairopoulos
Band Photos: Themis Giannopoulos (Of Steel & Light Photography)

Discography:
Chains EP (Self-Released, 2012)
Fires Of Redemption (Steel Gallery Records, 2014)
Against All Odds (Steel Gallery Records, 2018)

Contacts:
Official Web:
www.steelgallery.com
www.bandemonic.com
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/bandemonic
www.facebook.com/Steel-GalleryArkeyn-Steel
YouTube:
Steel Gallery Records Official YouTube Channel
BanDemoniC Official YouTube Channel

Steel Gallery Records has inked a deal with Forbidden Seed! Second album “The Grand Masquerade” out now!

Band: Forbidden Seed

Album: The Grand Masquerade

Out: March 9th 2018

Forbidden Seed are excited to announce the release of their second album entitled: “The Grand Masquerade”. Two years after their debut album “From Sand to Eternity”, Forbidden Seed are ready to release a heavier, darker and more mature album that combines the bands melodic elements with the heaviness of today’s sound. This album is a major step forward from his predecessor both in style and sound that features fourteen new and powerful compositions. “The Grand Masquerade” features guest appearances from the Amazing Yannis Papadopoulos (Beast in Black, ex – Wardrum), Guitar Phenomenon Kosta Vreto (Wardrum, Jaded Star) and the Powerful Sverd T Soth (Among Ruins, Battleroar) and Alexandros Pappandreou (Desert Near The End). The drums have been recorded at Prassein Aloga Studio by Kosta Vreto, all rhythm guitars at Eventide Studio by Constantin Maris, all bass guitars at Groovy Charm by Nik Danielos and all vocals at Eventide Studio by Akis Prasinikas. All lead guitars and re-amps recorded at LittleBig and Wardrum studios by Kosta Vreto. The album was produced/mixed and mastered by Kosta Vreto at LittleBig Studio.  The cover artwork and inlays has been designed by Jim Evgenidis at “Icon Filmworx”.

Tracklisting:

1. Intro
2. The Grand Masquerade
3. Into Nevermore
4. Labyrinth of Scars
5. Stealer of Dreams
6. The Gathering
7. Dreamspace
8. Crushade
9. Of Wrath and Blood
10. Night of Changes
11. Jester of Light
12. Siege of the Fallen
13. Heretic
14. The Wanderer

Line-up:

Constantin Maris – Vocals & Guitars
George Matikas – Guitars
Nik Danielos – Bass
Kostas Matis – Drums

Discography:
From Sand to Eternity (Rock of Angels Records, 2015) CD

The Grand Masquerade (Steel Gallery Records, 2018) CD

Contacts:
Official Page:
www.forbiddenseed.gr

www.steelgallery.com

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/Forbiddenseedband/

www.facebook.com/Steel-GalleryArkeyn-Steel

Youtube:
www.youtube.com/channel/UCL5eczJQRwjcZaIOnOmAxvQ

www.youtube.com/user/SteelGallery