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I started  this blog because I love popular music and I felt the need to share my ideas and connect with people who share the same passion as me. Although I primarily love Rock-oriented music, particularly heavy metal, death metal and punk, I also like creators in many other styles of music, such as folk music (meaning music before the homogenising effect of globalisation) from different places, and electronic music.

The music that I first got in contact with was the music that parents used to listen to. That was traditional and popular Greek music, represented by composers such as Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Loizos, Manos Chatzidakis, Giannis Markopoulos and Stavros Kougioumtzis. Although public TV would broadcast videos of pop artists from outside of Greece, my proper contact with non-Greek music coincided with the launch of private TV stations in the late 1980s. For a few years my interest in music waned, until late 1994 when a friend of mine gave me to listen to three songs during a trip with our school. These songs were Savatage‘s Chance, Accept‘s Son of a bitch and Dio‘s Holy diver. These three songs changed my life, as since then music has been the biggest, by far, pleasure in my life.

My all time favorite composers include Steve Harris (Iron Maiden), Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden), Dave Murrey (Iron Maiden), Janick Gers (Iron Maiden), King Diamond (King Diamond, Mercyful fate), Nicke Andersson (Entombed, Hellacopters, Imperial State Electric, etc.), Peter “Peavy” Wagner (Rage), Chuck Schuldiner (Death), Fred Estby (Dismember, Dagger), David Blomqvist (Dismember, Dagger), Chris Reifert (Autopsy, Abscess), Anders Bjorler (At The Gates), Alf Svensson (At The Gates), Lemmy Kilmister (Motorhead), Dee Dee Ramone (Ramones), Jeff Hanneman (Slayer), Greg Mackintosh (Paradise Lost, Vallenfyre), Trey Azagthoth (Morbid Angel), Ronnie James Dio (Dio), Tonny Iommi (Black Sabbath), James Hetfield (Metallica), Bob Vigna (Immolation), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys, Guantanamo School of Medicine, etc.), Justin Sullivan (New Model Army), Dan Swano (Edge of Sanity), Andre Olbrich (Blind Guardian), Hansi Kursch (Blind Guardian), Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Kai Hansen (Helloween, Gamma Ray), Michael Weikath (Helloween), Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Unseen Terror, etc.), Mick Harris (Napalm Death), Quorthon (Bathory), Greg Graffin (Bad Religion), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion), Rikk Agnew (Adolescents, D.I.), Steve Soto (Adolescents), Sotiris Vayenas (Septic Flesh), Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ), Alex Webster (Cannibal Corpse), Jack Owen (Cannibal Corpse), Mille Petroza (Kreator)…

 

 

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