Septic Flesh


Septic Flesh

Infobox musical artist
Name = Septic Flesh


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Origin = Athens, Greece
Genre = Symphonic death metal
Industrial metal
Blackened death metal
Years_active = 1990 - 2003;
2007-present
Label = Hammerheart Records
Season of Mist
Associated_acts = Chaostar
Firewind
Nightfall
Nightrage
Rotting Christ
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Current_members = Sotiris Vayenas
Spiros "Seth" Antoniou
Christos Antoniou
Fotis Giannakopoulos
Babis "Bob" Katsionis
Alex Haritakis
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Septic Flesh are a symphonic-influenced death metal band from Athens, Greece with a dark and macabre synth atmosphere.

Biography

Formed in 1990, the line-up stayed fairly stable over the years except on albums "The Ophidian Wheel (1997)" and "A Fallen Temple (1998)", which featured a leading female vocalist, Natalie Rassoulis.Fact|date=August 2008 Their music combines hyper-fast technical death metal, melodic death metal, gothic metal, and industrial metal, a concoction that made them one of the most acclaimed yet still relatively unknown bands in extreme metal.Fact|date=August 2008

After nearly 14 years as a band, the group split up in October 2003Fact|date=August 2008.Chris Antoniou continued involvement with Chaostar, which he formed in 1998,and Katsionis remained as guitarist for Nightfall and keyboardist for Firewind."TheDevilWorx" formed a year after Septic Flesh's disbanding, and featured some membersfrom the original line-up. On March 2007, guitarist Sotiris Vayenas revealed his plans for a new solo project called "Aenaos". At this point a promo under the title "Man with no Shadow" will be sent to labels as an introduction of this new musical entity.

On February 19, 2007, Septic Flesh announced a reunion for Greece's "Metal Healing Festival" featuring Orphaned Land, Rage and Aborted, set to take place July 20-22. [ [http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=67373 Blabbermouth.Net - Septic Flesh To Reunite For Greece'S Metal Healing Festival ] ] . On April 3, 2007, Blabbermouth.net reported the band reunited for a seventh full length CD under French record label Season of Mist. According to guitarist and composer Christos Antoniou, the release will feature a full orchestra and choir made of 80 musicians and 32 singers. [ [http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=69817 BLABBERMOUTH.NET - Reunited SEPTIC FLESH To Record New Album For SEASON OF MIST ] ] SEPTIC FLESH (now in one word) finalized the recordings of the new album in Studio Fredman in Sweden. The abum, called Communion, was released in April 2008. [ [http://www.season-of-mist.com/light/index.php?action=news&title=SEPTICFLESH+FINALIZE+NEW+ALBUM Season of Mist's News ] ]

Line-up

Current

*Sotiris Vayenas - guitar (1990-2003/2007-)
*Spiros "Seth" Antoniou - vocals, bass (1990-2003/2007-)
*Christos Antoniou - guitars, samplers (1990-2003/2007-)
*Fotis Benardo - drums (2003/2007-)
*Babis "Bob" Katsionis - keyboards (2003)
*Alex Haritakis - guitars (2003)

Guest members

*Natalie Rassoulis - soprano vocals (1997-1998)

Former members

*Akis Kapranos - drums (1999-2003)
*George Zaharopoulos - keyboards (2001-2003)

Discography

*"Temple of the Lost Race" (EP, 1991)
*"Mystic Places of Dawn" (1994)
*"Esoptron" (1995)
*"The Ophidian Wheel" (1997)
*"A Fallen Temple" (1998)
*"The Eldest Cosmonaut" (1998)
*"Forgotten Paths" (1999)
*"Revolution DNA" (1999)
*"Sumerian Daemons" (2003)
*"Communion" (2008)

References

External links

* [http://www.myspace.com/septicfleshband Official MySpace]
* [http://www.holyrecords.com/holy_prod/septicflesh/septicflesh_1.htm Holy Records]
* [http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=892 Metal Archives page]
* [http://www.chaostar.fr.tc/ Complete site about Chaostar and Septicflesh]


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