Παρασκευή, 31 Μαΐου 2013

The best is yet to come!



This post is different then the others as i want to draw a line from here and look for new challenges. Reaching the tough age of 35 and looking back to what I have done in my life i can certainly say that I am proud of what I have achieved so far. First of all the 7 amazing releases we created with friends and help me write my own part in the history of heavy/epic metal music. In these albums we had as guests 3 of my childhood heroes such as Kenny Powell, Mark Shelton and Paul Kratky.
so here is  my discography so far...
Battleroar
2002
Dragonship (Single)

2003

2005

2008

Dexter ward
2010

2011

2013


Then comes the part of the bands i shared the stage with, which was something that wasn’t even part of my wildest dreams. Need to mention a few…
Manowar, manilla road, Brocas Helm, omen, warlord, virgin steele, Helstar, Titan force, Jag panzer, doomsword, crimson glory, amon amarth, edguy and the list goes on...
2 mini european tours, one with each band, standing on our feet and not as a support band. I played numerous gigs and festivals in countries like Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland and France. Every gig I played has a special place in my heart no matter if it was for 50 or 2000 people, if I had to choose though few gigs as the highlight of my “career” these would be supporting manowar and warlord in Athens plus 2 german festivals, anniversary keep it true X and Headbangers open air in 2004.





The whole touring situation matched perfectly my other passion, Travel around the world.
Travelling for me is what charges my batteries and gives me strength to fight everyday in this shithole I live. Countries i have visited so far are USA, Spain, Ireland, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Belgium, Germany, Demark, Slovenia and Turkey and more then 500 cities. If I had to make a top ten of the cities, villages I seen so far it would
Brand, Austria
Santorini, Greece
Paris, France
Venice, Italy
Salzburg, Austria
Bruges, Belgium
Hallstaat, Austria
Rothenburg, Germany
Lugano, Switzerland
Monte Carlo, Monaco.


Another highlight of my life, as a promoter this time, is up the hammers festival which I organize since 2006. Up the hammers is an underground heavy metal festival which takes place in Athens, Greece (twice a year since 2011). To name a few of the bands that have performed there, manilla road, omen, virgin steele, Titan force, doomsword, crimson glory, skyclad, savage grace, pagan altar, powervice, metal inquisitor, holy martyr, ostrogoth, shok paris, dark quarterer, slauter xstroyes, paradox, witchfynde, praying mantis, marauder, enforcer, in solitude, skull fist, adramelch, crystal viper, crush, sarissa, ereb altor plus many more.
The festival has the perfect balance between newcomers and legendary bands and many bands became way bigger after their appearance in the ranks of the festival since the festival has been established as one of the best festivals in Europe for its kind.


The part of wine and food came later as a passion in my life and is getting bigger day by day but I will not analyze this as this is what this blog is about.

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