Album Review: Alphastate – The Grind

Alphastate are a heavy metal band from Athens, Greece, they are made up of Pete Breaker on Guitar, Manos Xanthakis on Vocals, and Fivos Andriopoulos on Drums. Currently the spot for bassist is open, but even without a full time bassist the band really do rock hard, and if you don’t believe me then check … Continue reading Album Review: Alphastate – The Grind

Solo Musician Interview: John Kampouropoulos

Where are you from? JK: I’m Greek, I live in Athens. Well, in an athenian suburb, to be precise. Near some beautiful mountains. How long have you been playing your respective instrument(s)? JK: I started as a drummer, back in 1987, but quit right after completing my army draft call in 1997. I also play … Continue reading Solo Musician Interview: John Kampouropoulos

Album Review: New Zero God – Under the Influence of Captain Pan Ikatac

New Zero God are a truly spectacular five piece post punk group from Greece, I’ve actually had the honour of reviewing them previously on a split single they did with Scottish band Savage Cut. You can check out that review here if you’re interested. New Zero God are made up of - Mike Pougounas on … Continue reading Album Review: New Zero God – Under the Influence of Captain Pan Ikatac

Album Review: The Damnation Project – Reflections

Before I get underway with the review I want to say a little about the band. The Damnation Project are a progressive rock/Metal band from Greece, they were formed in Spring 2009. They released their first demo, which included 4 songs in January 2010 and have been working to develop ever since. The lineup for … Continue reading Album Review: The Damnation Project – Reflections

Single Review: Savage Cut/New Zero God – Split Singles

Savage Cut are a West Lothian based post punk band made up of Gaz Davis on Guitar, Brian Keirnan on Guitar, John Innes on Bass and Liam Innes on Drums. They have been likened to bands/groups like Mogwai and Killing Joke. For their track on this split single entitled 'Madhouse Magical' they collaborated with guest vocalist Bobby … Continue reading Single Review: Savage Cut/New Zero God – Split Singles

Album Review: KAMP – Clairvoyance

KAMP is a solo project from singer/songwriter John Kampouropoulos (ex-lead singer of the Greek alternative rock band "Closer) who I was lucky enough to interview and you can check that out here. KAMP has performed as a band with members Nikos Nikolaidis on Guitar, Nikos Palyvos on Bass and Antonis Dounias on Drums. Other old members … Continue reading Album Review: KAMP – Clairvoyance

Album Review: Alphastate – Out of the black

Alphastate are a four piece heavy metal group from Greece who formed back in April 2014. They are made up of Pete Breaker on guitar, Manos Xanthakis on vox, Dimitris Tsounakas on bass and Foivos Andriopoulos on drums. Alphastate fuse the traditional metal style of 80/90's groups like steelheart, Pantera and Black Sabbath with more … Continue reading Album Review: Alphastate – Out of the black