PERSONA NON GRATA: Confirm Your Humanity
SGR CD-048 | Ⓒ + Ⓟ 2016
Persona Non Grata was formed in 2003, when John Ioannidis (keyboards) and Chris Gatsos (guitars) met and realized that progressive metal was what really inspired them. The material for the band’s premier CD “Shade In The Light” was already in composition when Vasilis Axiotis (vocals) joined the group 2 years later, so recordings started very quickly, with the help of the session musicians Akis Gavalas (drums) and Chris Vogiatzis (Bass). The end of the sessions brought the realization of a synergy within the members who recorded, and thus the original lineup of Persona Non Grata was established.
On November of 2009 PNG’s increased obligations led to the change of vocalist, and Aris Pirris was added to the group, while on 2010 Apostolis Kaltsas (bass) recorded the second album. On 2012 Chris Kollias undertook the …bass responsibilities on behalf of the band, and on 2014 Vasilis Axiotis rejoined to be the voice of Persona non Grata, and hit the studio with them.