Melodic Metal pioneers STAR.GATE are back with their sixth full length album entitled “Escaping The Illusion”

Band: Star.Gate

Album: Escaping The Illusion

Out: March 8th 2024

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Melodic Metal pioneers STAR.GATE are back with their sixth full length album entitled “Escaping The Illusion” (SGR CD-074).

Α monumental release that highlights the brilliant level of songwriting and musicianship of the band.

A universe of dreamy melodies delivered through an epic soundscape of neoclassical magic. This is not an illusion.

This is real music for the soul.

This new album features vocals by the band’s new singer, Manos Fatsis.
Through his excellent voice Manos is taking the music of Star.Gate to the very next level!

Tracklisting:
1. Hiding All The Tears
2. The Deepest Sea
3. Lonely Queen
4. Life Is An Illusion
5. Wounded Soul
6. I Am Here
7. The Enemy Inside
8. Outcast
BONUS
9. Christmas Night (Acoustic Version)
10. Life Is An Illusion (Acoustic Version)
11. Formless Flame (Bass Solo)
12. The Field Of Oneness (Bass Solo)
-performing with one hand (right hand tapping)-
13. Crystal Blades (Bass Solo)

Line-up:
Kostas Domenikiotis: Bass
Sakis Bandis: Keyboards
Manos Fatsis: Lead and Backing Vocals
Anthimos Manti: Guitars
Stergios Kourou: Special Guest, all the drum work

Music composed by Kostas Domenikiotis
Lyrics written by Helen Roumpi/Kostas Domenikiotis
except tracks 5 & 6 by Helen Roumpi/Kostas Domenikiotis/Manos Fatsis
Music arranged by Kostas Domenikiotis & Sakis Bandis
except track 9 Music arranged by Anthimos Manti
and track 10 Music arranged by Manos Fatsis

Mixed & Mastered by Kostas Scandalis at Infinity Studio, Thessaloniki 2023
Artwork by Chris Karietis
Layout/Photo by Kostas Athanasoglou

Discography:
Stargate (Steel Gallery Records, 2004)
Reborn (Steel Gallery Records, 2013)
Longing For Light (Steel Gallery Records, 2016)
The Dream (Steel Gallery Records, 2019)
Unbroken Diamond (Steel Gallery Records, 2021)
Escaping The Illusion (Steel Gallery Records, 2024)

CONTACTS:
Official Web:
Steel Gallery Records

Facebook:
Steel Gallery & Arkeyn Steel Recs Official
Star.Gate Official

YouTube:
Steel Gallery Records Official YouTube Channel

e-mail:
kostas@steelgallery.com (Steel Gallery Records)

Progressive Metal veterans HORIZON’S END return to discography with their fourth and best album, “The Great Destroyer”, so far!

Band: Horizon’s End

Album: The Great Destroyer

Out: May 19th 2023

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Four years have passed since the release of “Skeleton Keys”. The time is now for HORIZON’S END to open the fourth chapter of their imaginary book of sights, sounds and melodies.

“The Great Destroyer” takes the band to the very next level in terms of musicianship, songwriting and lyrical expression. A magnum opus that combines a wide range of influences (from classical music, to Manos Hatzidakis’ artistic vision and from 70s Symphonic Prog and 80s futurism to the Progressive Metal of yesterday and today).

All the above (and even more) influences have been perfectly balanced to highlight a unique musical result, able to be created and performed by this particular band only! Yes, there are lots of great Prog Metal bands around but noone sounds and feels like HORIZON’S END. And their latest masterpiece is the biggest proof for the above statement.

The band’s mastermind and keyboardist Sakis Bandis has composed a phenomenal album which is trademarked by the brilliant performances of Kosta Vreto on guitars, Stergios Kourou on drums and Kostas Scandalis on bass. Vasilios Topalides delivers some of his greatest vocals, sealing each and every song on this release.

The album is produced and mixed by Kostas Scandalis and Sakis Bandis, mastering by Kostas Scandalis at Infinity Studios (Thessaloniki, Greece), Artwork and front cover are created by Panagiotis Sifakis.

The Veterans are back. With their greater album that narrates the story of a Great Destroyer.

For fans of: MANOS HATZIDAKIS, SHADOW GALLERY, LEVIATHAN, DREAM THEATER, FATES WARNING, POWER OF OMENS, ICE AGE, LOST ON THOUGHT.

Track listing:
1. Damage
2. Last To Succumb
3. The Trail Of Notes
4. Another War
5. Catalyst Of Fear
6. They Will Rise Again
7. Nightmares
8. The Parade
9. Voices From The Sea
10. Postcards From War

Line-up:
Vassilios Topalides – Vocals
Kosta Vreto – Guitars
Kostas Scandalis – Bass
Stergios Kourou – Drums
Sakis Bandis – Keys & Backing Vocals

Credits:
Guest: Theoharis {Hail Spirit Noir} (Additional Vocals, Track 9)

All music written and arranged by Sakis Bandis
All lyrics by Sakis Bandis
Produced & Mixed by Sakis Bandis and Kostas Scandalis
Mastered by Kostas Scandalis at Infinity Studio, 2023
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
The Great Destroyer (Steel Gallery Records, 2023) CD

CONTACTS:
Official Web:
Steel Gallery Records

Facebook:
Steel Gallery & Arkeyn Steel Recs Official
Horizon’s End Official

YouTube:
Steel Gallery Records Official YouTube Channel
Horizon’s End Official YouTube Channel

e-mail:
kostas@steelgallery.com (Steel Gallery Records)
horizonsendband@gmail.com (Horizon’s End)

Steel Gallery Records presents a Symphonic Power Metal opus: “Rage Of Romance – Dark Equation Of God”.

Band: Rage Of Romance

Album: Dark Equation of God

Out: December 16th 2022

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Rage of Romance return with their third full length album entitled Dark Equation of God. Staying focused on delivering melodic but also powerful songs with an emotional lyric background and with Esthibaliz Rojas (Erzsebeth, Melphomene) as their singer and frontwoman, the band has once again created a modern power metal album with many dark, atmospheric and progressive elements.

The album deals with the perpetual struggle of man to explain the mystery of existence and to trace the roots of cosmic equations that regulate life and universe.

Album recordings have taken place in band’s own “Haunted” studios with Iraklis Deligiorgis carrying out production, mix and mastering.

For fans of AFTER FOREVER, XANDRIA, NIGHTWISH, EPICA & WITHIN TEMPTATION.

Track listing:
1. Sands Of Time
2. Distant Worlds
3. Burnt So Beautiful
4. Kingdom Of Ashes
5. Thorns Of My Halo
6. Ground On Fire
7. Mooncry
8. Dark Sides Of God
9. Imperators

Line-Up:
Esthibaliz Rojas – Vocals
Leonidas Deligiorgis – Guitars
Iraklis Deligiorgis – Bass
Kostas Giannikopoulos – Keyboards
Nick Tsiligoudis – Drums

Credits:
Guest solo guitars by Miguel Angel López Escámez

All music by Rage Of Romance, all lyrics by Kostas Giannikopoulos.
Recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Iraklis Deligiorgis

at “Haunted Studios” (Chrysoupoli Kavala/GR)
Recording period: April 2021 – December 2021.

Artwork by Giannis Stergiou (Xanthi/GR April 2021)
Layout and design by Iraklis Deligiorgis.
Band Photos by Denis Jockmans and Savvas Giaskoulidis.

Discography:
Rage of Romance (Steel Gallery Records, 2014) CD
Thunderborn (Steel Gallery Records, 2017) CD
Dark Equation Of God (Steel Gallery Records, 2022) CD

CONTACTS:
Official Web:
Steel Gallery Records

Facebook:
Steel Gallery & Arkeyn Steel Recs Official
Rage Of Romance Official

YouTube:
Steel Gallery Records Official YouTube Channel

e-mail:
kostas@steelgallery.com (Steel Gallery Records)
rage.of.romance@gmail.com (Rage Of Romance)

Steel Gallery Records presents the fourth strike of the Hellenic Metal Force. DARK NIGHTMARE is back with “Beyond The Realms Of Sorrow”

Band: Dark Nightmare

Album: Beyond The Realms Of Sorrow

Out: November 4th 2022

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Six long years have passed since the release of “Tortured Souls”, the third full length album by DARK NIGHTMARE, the Epic / Power Metallers from Grevena City, Northern Greece.

Now they are back opening another chapter in their legendary saga: Their new full length album entitled “Beyond The Realms Of Sorrow”.

The spirit of classic Heavy / Power Metal meets the Epic Metal legacy, through a realm of darkly shaded melodies. A one-of-a-kind combination that strikes the perfect balance between inspiration and diversity. The result is the best album that the band has released so far.

This record includes some huge songs like “Timerider” -a US Metal anthem in the vein of RIOT-, “Fighting in a Flow of Time” -an Epic Metal hymn that stands among the band’s classics- and “Hold Me In The Light” -one of the album’s most emotional moments-. A single listen to each and every song of this release is enough to make you realize that DARK NIGHTMARE have taken their songwriting to the very next level, reaching a sky-high top.

From the faster Heavy / Power Metal moments, to the slower epic parts, this album includes first class Heavy Metal for everyone. Heavy Metal that is played with heart and soul by one of the very last bands that keeps the faith alive!

For fans of LIEGE LORD, MANILLA ROAD, VIRGIN STEELE, SORCERER & DOOMSWORD.

Track listing:
1. Tears From The Sky
2. Hold Me In The Light
3. Timerider
4. Haunted Life
5. The Fields Of Screaming Souls
6. The Pain Of Our Soul
7. Fighting In A Flow Of Time
8. Old Man Tales In The Woods

Line-Up:
Yiannis Papadimitriou – Vocals/Guitars
Chris Tolis – Guitars
Nick Michalakakos – Bass
Dimos Konstantinidis – Drums/Percussions
George Karagiannis – Keyboards

Credits:

All music and lyrics by Yiannis Papadimitriou
Recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by George Stournaras at “Infected Studios” (Livadeia and Thessaloniki/GR)
Keyboards recorded by Antonis Hatziparasidis at “Caravan studios” (Grevena/GR)
Kahon and percussions recorded by Antonis Hatziparasidis at “Caravan studios” (Grevena/GR)
Recording period: June 2021 – May 2022

Artwork by Anastasio Karapapazoglou (Kavala/GR April 2020)
Layout and design by Angel Priest
Logo by Nick Tsapalianas
Logo digital editing by Angel Pryest
Pictures by Panagiota Karagiorgou
Executive producer: Kostas Athanasoglou

Discography:
Serpents Of The Night (Steel Gallery Records, 2007) Split CD
The Human Liberty (Eat Metal Records, 2009) CD
Spirit Nightmares (Steel Gallery Records, 2011) Split DVD
Beneath The Veils Of Winter (Iron On Iron Records, 2012) CD
Despair And Hope (Steel Legacy Records, 2013) 7″
Tortured Souls (Eat Metal Records, 2016) CD
The Dark Demo Years (Steel Gallery Records, 2021) Compilation CD
Beyond The Realms Of Sorrow (Steel Gallery Records, 2022) CD

CONTACTS:
Official Web:
Steel Gallery Records

Facebook:
Steel Gallery & Arkeyn Steel Recs Official
Dark Nightmare Official

YouTube:
Steel Gallery Records Official YouTube Channel
Dark Nightmare Official YouTube Channel

e-mail:
kostas@steelgallery.com (Steel Gallery Records)
dnightmare99@hotmail.com (Dark Nightmare)

Steel Gallery Records presents the second album of the Greek Progressive/Power Metal band AFTERIMAGE

Band: Afterimage

Album: II: Beyond Horizons Infinite

Out: June 3rd 2022

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Four years after their debut, the Syros Island based group returns with their new offering featuring an updated -three guitar- line-up, presenting a massive evolution in their overall sound.

The addition of the new members James Mageiras on guitars, Jason Manousos on guitars and Petros Vasiliadis on bass and keyboards gives the band the ability to explore the pathways of the late 80s / early 90s US Progressive Power Metal, highlighting a mystical and epic soundscape that marks a new era. 

Of course all the known classic AFTERIMAGE elements are still here: The vocals of Chris Papadakis -described as a diverse mixture of John Arch, Geddy Lee and Buddy Lackey-. The expressive yet complex drumming of Kostas Moiragias and the amazing guitar work of Petros Printezis: features that actually set the basis of the AFTERIMAGE sonic trademark.

Songwriting is the key point on the new album, from the opener “Imagination Regenerated”, to the epic “Talisman”, the neo-prog anthem “Mirrors” -featuring the magic keyboards of Sakis Bandis (HORIZON’S END)-, the US Power Metal storm “Morgana” and of course the band’s magnum opus, the 15 minutes long “An Overture to Mystic Arts”. 

The album was produced, mixed and mastered at Infinity studio, Thessaloniki, by Kostas Scandalis (ex-WARDRUM, HORIZON’S END). Even from the early mixes listening sessions at Steel Gallery Records headquarters, those who listened, admitted that this is one of the best productions that Scandalis has delivered so far.

If you are after some inspired and well performed Progressive Power Metal ala early FATES WARNING (Arch era), HEIR APPARENT (“One Small Voice” era), MYSTIC FORCE, early PSYCHOTIC WALTZ and CRIMSON GLORY, this album is for you.

Spreading wings beyond horizons infinite, horizons unknown, as the stars align upon the skyline, above the Temples of Sett…

Track listing:
1. Prelude
2. Imagination Regenerated
3. Talisman
4. Transparent
5. Newborn Horizons
6. Morgana
7. Illusions
8. Nightingales
9. Mirrors
10. Passage
11. An Overture to Mystic Arts

Line-Up:
Chris Papadakis – Vocals
Kostas Moiragias – Drums
Petros Printezis – Guitars
James “Cook” Mageiras – Guitars
Jason Manousos – Guitars
Petros Vasiliadis – Bass, Keyboards

Credits:

All music by AFTERIMAGE except “Prelude” – Composed and performed by Sakis Bandis
All lyrics by Chris Papadakis
Keyboard parts on “Mirrors” composed and performed by Sakis Bandis
Drums recorded at Final Sound studio, Athens
Guitars recorded at Afterimage rehearsal studio, Ermoupolis, Syros, by Dimitris Kontizas
Additional recordings by Petros Printezis
Bass and keyboards recorded at Petros Vasiliadis’ home studio, Athens
Vocals recorded at Afterimage rehearsal studio, Ermoupolis, Syros, by Dimitris Kontizas
Produced, mixed & mastered at Infinity studio, Thessaloniki by Kostas Scandalis

Cover by Elena Vasilaki
Layout, band logo & video by Kostas Athanasoglou
Photography by Kostas Scandalis
Executive producer: Kostas Athanasoglou

Discography:
Traveler In Crystal Visions (Steel Gallery Records, 2018) CD
II: Beyond Horizons Infinite (Steel Gallery Records, 2022) CD

CONTACTS:
Official Web:
Steel Gallery Records
Afterimage

Facebook:
Steel Gallery & Arkeyn Steel Recs Official
Afterimage Official

YouTube:
Steel Gallery Records Official YouTube Channel

e-mail:
kostas@steelgallery.com (Steel Gallery Records)

Steel Gallery Records presents the comeback album “Deny Reality” of legendary Greek Progressive/Power Metallers SORROWFUL WINDS!

Band: Sorrowful Winds

Album: Deny Reality

Out: April 15th 2022

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“Deny Reality” is the band’s fourth full length that marks their return seven years after their previous “Non-Aligned” album. Power, melody, complexity and dark atmosphere are the main features of the band’s current sound portrait that is highlighted through an album that will satisfy all those who are still in search for some first class Progressive Metal.

SORROWFUL WINDS was one of the first bands of the 90s Greek Progressive Metal movement with legendary releases like their same titled “Sorrowful Winds” second demo and their “Imminent Arrival” debut album. From the very first days the band has managed to build its own trademark sound, keeping it as their main starting point, they go through a remarkable sonic evolution offering a new delightful piece of musical art. This is Prog Metal of the new age: Technical, theatrical, strange and beautiful: SORROWFUL WINDS are wisely exploring its dark variation.

If you adore the tech-vision of late era of SYMPHONY X, combined with the KING DIAMOND and CANDLEMASS blessings plus lots of PSYCHOTIC WALTZ, SANCTUARY and CRIMSON GLORY, then you should not miss this sonic masterpiece of dark expressionism. SORROWFUL WINDS are back! For good!

Track listing:
01. Deny Reality 5:16
02. Silence In The Morning 4:37
03. Time Pills 6:04
04. To Slay The Last One 6:30
05. Ocean Drown Me 5:53
06. Satan’s Heart 7:56
07. Quite Evil 5:10
08. 3 Years Old 4:23
09. Gone 6:32

Line-Up:
Mike I. – Vocals
Thanasis Hatziagapis – Guitars
Tasos Iosifidis – Bass & Keyboards
Kostas Exarchakos – Drums

Credits:
Lyric video by Gabriel management.
Music composed by Tasos Iosifidis / Thanasis Hatziagapis
Lyrics written by Mike I.
Music arranged and produced by S.W.
Recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered by Dionisis Christodoulatos
at CFN Recordings studio, Athens – Greece
Drums and bass recorded by Diogenes Kyrantzoglou at Piper Studio, Piraeus – Greece
Original drawings and paintings by Konstantinos Tzalalis Art
Album cover artwork by Tasos Iosifidis

Discography:
The Imminent Arrival (S7 Records, 1999) CD
The Age Of Dreams (NMC Music, 2001) CD
Non-Aligned (Independent, 2014) CDr
Deny Reality (Steel Gallery Records, 2022) CD

CONTACTS:
Official Web:
Steel Gallery Records
Sorrowful Winds (Under Construction)
Sorrowful Winds (Active)

Facebook:
Steel Gallery & Arkeyn Steel Recs Official
Sorrowful Winds Official

YouTube:
Steel Gallery Records Official YouTube Channel
Sorrowful Winds Official YouTube Channel

e-mail:
kostas@steelgallery.com (Steel Gallery Records)

Heavy/Power Metallers FORBIDDEN SEED return with their third full length! A mysterious, dark and enigmatic concept album!

Band: Forbidden Seed

Album: On Blackest Wings, Shadow Of The Crow Pt. I

Out: February 25th 2022

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Steel Gallery Records presents the return of Heavy/Power Metallers FORBIDDEN SEED with their third full length: “On Blackest Wings, Shadow Of The Crow Pt. I” (SGR CD-068)!

Heavy/Power Metallers FORBIDDEN SEED return with their third full length: “On Blackest Wings, Shadow Of The Crow Pt. I”: A mysterious, dark and enigmatic concept album that follows the storyline of “The Crow” movie.

Musically the band presents a unique combination of Heavy and Power Metal with symphonic elements, leaving enough space for the heavy sound of today. If you really miss ICED EARTH’s golden mid 90s era (we sure do), you are going to worship this album!

Amazing songwriting, heavier than ever sound and a dark shaded, cinematic atmosphere are the top elements that are shaping this concept release.

Guitarist Kosta Vreto (WARDRUM) not only appears as guest in three tracks of the record, he also arranges all the orchestral and choir parts of the record, together with Sakis Bandis (HORIZON’S END, HAIL SPIRIT NOIR).

The album is produced by Kosta Vreto and the band’s singer and guitarist Constantin Maris, at LittleBig Studio, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Are you ready to follow the path of the shadows? Are you ready to enter the realm of darkness? Clowns, murderers and victims are waiting for you, upon feathered wings!

Track listing:
01 – Awakening
02 – On Feathered Wings
03 – I Am
04 – Murderers Among Us
05 – Clown
06 – Paint Your Face
07 – Victims Aren’t We All
08 – Greed (feat. Dimitris Goutziamanis)
09 – Paths Of The Shadows
10 – Bound
11 – Dancing Shadows (feat. Angelos Gerogiannis)
12 – Beyond The Doors Of Sleep (feat. Ruby Bouzioti)
13 – I Do Care
14 – Death Is Coming
15 – Mother (A Word For God) (feat. Kosta Vreto)
16 – Till Death Do Us Part (Requiem)

Line-Up:
Constantin Maris – Vocals & 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
On Blackest Wings, Shadow Of The Crow Pt. I (Steel Gallery Records, 2022) CD

CONTACTS:
Official Web:
Steel Gallery Records
Forbidden Seed

Facebook:
Steel Gallery & Arkeyn Steel Recs Official
Forbidden Seed Official

YouTube:
Steel Gallery Records Official YouTube Channel
Forbidden Seed Official YouTube Channel

e-mail:
kostas@steelgallery.com (Steel Gallery Records)

Steel Gallery Records presents “Unbroken Diamond”, the fifth studio album by the Melodic Lyrical Metallers STAR.GATE!

Band: Star.Gate

Album: Unbroken Diamond

Out: January 21st 2022

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A real shining diamond, that highlights an outstanding mixture of melody and power, under a brand new line up featuring Kostas Domenikiotis on bass, Vassilis Papadopoulos (ex-KONAN) on vocals, Anthimos Manti on guitars, Sakis Bandis (HORIZON’S END) on keyboards and Stergios Kourou (HORIZON’S END, WARDRUM) on drums.

The band’s songwriting is now inclined to new forms of expression. This evolution is possible thanks to the band’s new singer, Vassilis Papadopoulos (ex-KONAN). His warm and powerful voice drives the band’s sound into a new level.

The album is mixed and mastered by Kostas Scandalis (HORIZON’S END, ex-WARDRUM) at Infinity Studios, Thessaloniki, Greece.

If you want to discover a new sonic dimension of epicness, then this is the album for you. The “Unbroken Diamond” is already shining!

Tracklisting:
01. Unbroken
02. Unbroken Diamond
03. Christmas Night
04. Believe
05. Birth Of A Star
06. Don’t Think About Tomorrow
07. The Tree
08. Sunlight
09. I’ll Wait For You
10. Diamond Dust

Line-up:
Vassilis Papadopoulos: Vocals
Anthimos Manti: Guitars
Kostas Domenikiotis: Bass
Sakis Bandis: Keyboards
Stergios Kourou: Drums

Music: Kostas Domenikiotis
Lyrics: Helen Roumpi/Kostas Domenikiotis
Mixed & Master by Kostas Scandalis at Infinity Studio
Video & Photo by Kostas Athanasoglou
Artwork by Chris Karietis
Layout by Kostas Athanasoglou

Discography:
Stargate (Steel Gallery Records, 2004)
Reborn (Steel Gallery Records, 2013)
Longing For Light (Steel Gallery Records, 2016)
The Dream (Steel Gallery Records, 2019)
Unbroken Diamond (Steel Gallery Records, 2022)

CONTACTS:
Official Web:
Steel Gallery Records

Facebook:
Steel Gallery & Arkeyn Steel Recs Official
Star.Gate Official

YouTube:
Steel Gallery Records Official YouTube Channel

e-mail:
kostas@steelgallery.com (Steel Gallery Records)

Cyclopean Walls is ready to reach our realm! An outstanding album, balancing between European and US Prog Metal of the 90s and 00s!

Band: Cyclopean Walls

Album: Enter the Dreamlands

Out: October 29th 2021

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CYCLOPEAN WALLS is an international Progressive Metal project founded back in 2019, in Paris, France, by Greek guitarist Yiannis Tziallas. Back then Yiannis was working on the project’s first songs, composing all the music and recording guitars, bass and keyboards himself. For the vocals he got in touch with Raphael Gazal -from the Colorado based, Progsters LEVIATHAN-, while Sean Lang and Jonas Schütz -both top names on the session drumming world- participated for some preliminary drum tracking.

The result was the EP “Embrace the Mythos” that was released on May 2020, in digital format, including four originals of lyrical and darkly shaded Progressive Metal based on the universe of the mighty H.P. Lovecraft. From the very first listen of this digital EP everyone in Steel Gallery Records was simply left speechless, so we approached Yiannis offering a deal for a complete full length release. This opportunity made Yannis to focus even more on the project. Five new songs were composed, and all the material was orchestrated in order to follow a very specific aesthetic that combines the Prog Metal, the classical and the cinematic vibes of the music. A female singer (Andrea Krux), a saxophonist (Hugo Lee), two more guitarists (Steelianos Amoiridis (ENEMY OF REALITY) & Stelios Anatolitis) and even a string quartet (Esession) were invited to join in and complete specific pieces of the album’s sonic puzzle.

The “Enter the Dreamlands” full length is ready to reach our realm. An outstanding album, balancing between European and US Prog Metal of the 90s and 00s. The classical elements, the dreamy melodies and the amazing vocal performances generate a darkly beautiful musical portrait.

The album was mixed by Yiannis Tziallas and John McRIS at Hell’s Kitchen Studio in Athens and was mastered by Kostas Scandalis (HORIZON’S END, ex-WARDRUM) at Infinity studio, Thessaloniki.

This is a magnificent journey to the land of dreams. Get ready to live it.

FOR FANS OF: LEVIATHAN (US), PAYNE’S GRAY, SPIRAL ARCHITECT & CATHARSIS!

Tracklisting:
1. Polaris
2. Dagon
3. Festival
4. The Rats In The Walls
5. The Doom That Came To Sarnath
6. The Church Of Starry Wisdom
7. Celephais
8. The Dweller In Darkness
9. The Garden

Line-up:
Raphael Gazal – Vocals
Yiannis Tziallas – Guitars, Bass
Jonas Schultz – Drums
Sean Lang – Drums (Track 5)
Hugo Lee – Sax
Andrea Krux – Female Vocals (Track 8)
Esession Strings Quartet – Strings On Polaris

Guests:
Yiannis Plastiras: Hammond B3 on “Festival”
Steelianos Amirides & Stelios Anatolitis: Guitar solos in “Rats In The Walls”

All music & lyrics written by Yiannis Tziallas
Except: track 1 Fugue composed by Yiannis Plastiras on a theme by Yiannis Tziallas
Tracks 3 and 9, Lyrics by H.P. Lovecraft
Mixed by Yiannis Tziallas & John McRIS @ Hell’s Kitchen Studios
Mastered by Kostas Scandalis @ Infinity Studios, September 2021
Cover Artwork/Layout by Sevi Spanou

Discography:
Enter The Dreamlands (Steel Gallery Records, 2021)

CONTACTS:
Official Web:
Steel Gallery Records
Cyclopean Walls

Facebook:
Steel Gallery & Arkeyn Steel Recs Official
Cyclopean Walls Official

YouTube:
Steel Gallery Records Official YouTube Channel

e-mail:
kostas@steelgallery.com (Steel Gallery Records)
johntziallas@hotmail.com (Cyclopean Walls)

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

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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!

For fans of LIEGE LORD, MANILLA ROAD, OMEN, VIRGIN STEELE & DOOMSWORD!

 

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

 

Line-up:

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

 

Discography:

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

 

Connect with Dark Nightmare:

>Facebook: Dark Nightmare

>Email: dnightmare99@hotmail.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

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

Band: Wardrum

Album: Mavericks

Out: May 28th 2021

Mavericks (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)

Rise (OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO)

Best Of Times (OFFICIAL VIDEO CLIP)

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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.

Tracklisting:
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

Line-up:
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

Discography:
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)

CONTACTS:
Official Web:
Steel Gallery Records
Wardrum

Facebook:
Steel Gallery & Arkeyn Steel Recs Official
Wardrum Official

YouTube:
Steel Gallery Records Official YouTube Channel
Wardrum Official YouTube Channel

Instagram
Wardrum Official

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

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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