REFLECTION w/ Achelous & Dead Planet live @ The Crow Club, Αθήνα, την 1η Ιουνίου
June 1 @ 7:30 pm - 11:55 pm6€ – 8€
Οι Reflection μαζί με τους Achelous ζωντανά στην σκηνή του Crow το Σάββατο στις 1 Ιουνίου. έτοιμοι για να κλείσουν την συναυλιακή σεζόν. Την συναυλία θα ανοίξουν οι Dead Planet.
19:30 - Ανοίγουν οι πόρτες
20:00 - 20:30 Dead Planet
21:00 - 22:00 Achelous
22:15 - 23:30 Reflection
Το πρόγραμμα θα τηρηθεί ΑΥΣΤΗΡΑ!
For over a quarter of a century, Reflection is one of the key bands of Hellenic Epic/Doom Metal. The forceful first years saw the band releasing the demos “Before the End” (1992) and “When Immortals... Die!” (1993), which features the emblematic self-titled song. As consequent steps, the now three times sold out “Sire of the Storm” 7 EP (1995) and “The Fire Still Burns” CD (1999) were released, establishing the band in the Greek heavy metal landscape.
Enter new millennium and the band releases the “Realms of the Night” split CD (2001, with Innerwish), “The Fire Still Burns-2001 Edition” CD (2001) and the concept album “Odyssey” (2003). The latter release claimed and earned the appraisal of the world wide underground press and was hailed as one very ambitious Epic Metal release in the world. The foreign and the Greek magazines referred to it with the best words, talking about a classic album.
In 2006, Reflection made important changes in their lineup. The only members that stayed were the brothers Stathis and George Pavlantis, in guitars and drums respectively. Having gradually ingested many Doom Metal elements in its music, the dynamics of the band were massively augmented with the recruitment of Leo Stivala, singer of the Maltese doomsters Forsaken. The band was also joined by John Litinakis who offers his powerful bass playing in the rhythm section of Reflection, while Iraklis Loukakis now provides his services in keyboards and backing vocals.
In 2008 the band signed contract with the Italian record company Cruz Del Sur and released “When Shadows Fall”. The band gained huge recognition and received fine reviews among the metalheads around the world. The album features plenty of solid tunes, all captured in a very dark atmosphere, showing the band’s virtues in composing high class Epic Doom metal. It is the time that Reflection started playing plenty of shows outside the Greek borders.
In 2013, Leo Stivala –due to personal reasons, including his heavy schedule with Forsaken– decided to leave and the band was forced to search for a new singer.
After two years of auditioning, George Thomaidis joined forces and the band immediately entered “The Music House” in order to record the successor of “When Shadows Fall”. Thomaidis, a genuine heavy metal voice, helped the band to record “Bleed Babylon Bleed”, which was released by the Cypriot PitchBlack Records. The album is a rejoice of heavy metal strength and multitude and received many praising reviews. Literally, the eight years of absence did not affect the band at all. Shortly after, due to personal commitments, Iraklis Loukakis could not offer his services in the live appearance of the band, but this has not affected the band either.
By being primary a live band, Reflection brings the Epic/Doom essence of their albums on stage with such persuasive manner that no one can ignore. Reflection has performed in numerous live shows as a headline and participated in a big number of festivals. Also, the band has joined forces on stage with world famous acts like Solitude Aeturnus, Tokyo Blade, Brocas Helm, Demon, Paul Di Anno, Wotan and many more.
George Thomaidis – Vocals
Stathis Pavlantis – Guitars
John Litinakis – Bass
George Pavlantis – Drums
Before the End (Demo) 1992
When Immortals... Die! (Demo) 1993
The Sire of the Storm (Single) 1995
The Fire Still Burns 1999
Realms of the Night (Split) 2000
When Shadows Fall 2008
Bleed Babylon Bleed 2017
Achelous was born in Athens in January 2011 by Chris Achelous as an one man project. After the release of 2 demos in the atmospheric extreme sound it was time for the project to evolve. It was November of 2013 when ex-Recflection singer Chris Kappas, joined forces and made Achelous a band. In April of 2014 the band released its first demo "Al Iskandar", which was sold out (500 copies) in a three month period. At the end of 2014 the band entered "The Music House" studio in order to record it’s first EP entitled "The Cold Winds Of Olympus". The EP was released in February of 2015 and got very positive reviews giving the band the opportunity to promote it by performing live all over Athens, in clubs like Arhitektoniki, Kyttaro, Modu, Crow, etc with great local and international acts such as Forsaken, Martyr, Reflection, Powercrue, Mystery, Valor, Tidal Dreams, Fortress Under Siege, etc. The year 2018 found the band finishing the recordings of it’s first full length album entitled Macedon, under the wings of producer/Reflection guitarist Stathis Palvlantis at the Music House Studio. The album was released on September of 2018 by Metal Fighters Records and was received with great reviews. As a part of the album’s promotion the band made a live appearance at the 10 years anniversary Malta Doom Metal Festival alongside huge bands like Demon, Ancient Rites, Necrophobic, The Skull, etc. and another one at Kyttaro Club alongside with legendary Lonewolf (Fr) and Battleroar. At this moment the band is booked for Riddle Of Steel festival in Germany and Skull Crush fest in France. See you all on stage …
Chris Achelous - bass
Chris Kappas - vox
Giorgos Mavrommatis - guitars
Haris Dinos - gutars
Giannis Roussis - drums
Alexander Spyrou: Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Aris Theocharis: Bass Guitar
Giorgos Petsagourakis: Lead Guitar
Kostas Avramidis: Drums/Percussion, Backing Vocals