4Bitten is a hard rock band from Athens, Greece. Influenced by some of the rock titans of the last 4 decades such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Janis Joplin, Alice In Chains & Metallica, 4Bitten manage to craft a sound where so many others fall short :- authentic, solid, blues-based hard rock, written & performed by musicians true to their values as life-long rock fans.
~ "itâ€™s obvious that 4 Bitten have something special. Their timing couldnâ€™t be more perfect, with the cross-continent explosion of new, young blues-rock bands making it big in the charts; just think of The Answer or Black Stone Cherry, and 4Bitten fit in easily to that group" Room Thirteen webzine ~
4Bitten was originally formed in 2002. Each member had previously played in bands & lead vocalist, Fofi Roussos, learned her art in the mid-west of the United States before relocating to Greece. Having cut their teeth on the club circuit in Greece, the band's initial breakthrough happened in 2008 when Rock Hard magazine selected them to perform a track on their Kiss tribute album. Although 4Bitten was in its' early stages as a recording artist, they had without a doubt earned their stripes on the road & were more than ready to raise their game.
Encouraged by Rock Hard & the increasingly enthusiastic response to their live shows 4Bitten entered the Soundflakes studio in Athens, armed with a strong set of compositions, & recorded their debut album "No More Sins". The tracks were sent to Sterling Sound in New York for mastering & a remarkable album was born.
Thanks to the power of the web, contact was made with a number of record labels in different countries & amongst various offers UK label Rocksector Records was the one to fully recognise the potential & come up with the right worldwide deal. "No More Sins" was released in April 2009 & 4Bitten toured the UK on two occasions to promote the record. The second of these trips included several dates as main support band with the legendary Dan Reed (formerly of Dan Reed Network) who really took the band to heart & has remained a friend ever since.
~ "a tight bluesy classic rock sound & it's apparent how seriously accomplished they are as players.. early Whitesnake & Deep Purple influences" Fireworks magazine ~
Following the UK tours 4Bitten played in Athens as support to NWOBHM heroes The Tygers Of Pan Tang & also toured Greece opening for former-Iron Maiden frontman Blaze Bayley. This rounded off 2009 as a milestone year for the band.
In May and June of 2010, the band returned to the UK as the main support for the 30th anniversary tour of the legendary rock band, Michael Schenker Group, where they received great reviews! In July, they had the opportunity to play the SOS Festival in Manchester, for the first time.
With high spirits & an album full of songs that have the potential to spearhead this genre in the current decade, the band is now ready to hit the road again, bringing a classy presence wherever they play.