Genre: Experimental / Metal / Progressive
Location Athens, Gr
Profile Views: 192591
Last Login: 5/13/2012
Member Since 1/17/2006
Record Label Sensory Records / 279 Productions
Type of Label Indie
BioBack in late 2004 the idea of a band that could develop a theatrical attitude and combine different musical elements with the dynamics of metal and rock sound, brought DAKRYA to life... The first album entitled "Monumento" was released on May 23rd 2008 by the French indie label Another Sphere Records and the Greek indie label 279 Productions. DAKRYA received very good reviews and earned the title of "Theatrical Atmospheric Metal" band... It was about time to move on… A new concept came up, the influences were different now and the band began to work on new material. The main goal was to develop even more this "theatrical" style. On January 2010 DAKRYA enters the studios in order to record their second full-length album entitled "Crime Scene". On March 2010 the Charlatans packed their bags and travelled all the way to Sweden and Underground Studios to mix their album with Pelle Saether (Diablo Swing Orchestra, Draconian, Madder Mortem). The mastering was handled by Göran Finnberg (Opeth, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames, Arch Enemy) at Mastering Room AB in Gothenburg. Many musicians joined the band through the years but only a few managed to share the band's vision with a strong will and become part of it. A New Era has arrived! Great Expectations will haunt us till the end of the road. We have made new plans but our future is unknown… Watch your backs 'cause we might visit you for a special FreakShow!
MembersChristina Kalantzi - Vocals Thomais Chatzigianni - Vocals George Droulias - Guitars & Vocals Alex Drake - Bass Angelos Charogiannis - Guitars SophiaX - Keyboards Stavros Vorissis - Drums
Sounds Like...a FreakShow!
Following the usual demos and local live shows, the band released its debut album "Monumento" in the spring of 2008 through Another Sphere Records (France) and 279 Productions (Greece). Receiving great reviews good support from both the media and the fans in and around Greece, DaKryA started touring on a broader scale, supporting such bands as MOONSPELL.
In 2009 the band began to work on new material; the main goal was to put even more emphasis on the 'theatrical' style of DaKryA, and in January 2010 the band entered the studio with engineer George Bokos (Rotting Christ) to record their sophomore album, "Crime Scene".
Come March 2010 the band finds themselves sitting in a studio in Sweden mixing the album together with Pelle Saether (Diablo Swing Orchestra, Draconian, Madder Morten), followed by a trip to other Swedish sound-guru Göran Finnberg (Opeth, Dark Tranquillity, In Flames, Arch Enemy) for the mastering of the disc. By summer 2010 the band has decided it's time to find strong partners for brining the music and theater of DaKryA out to the worldwide audience, and thus they team up with Intromental Management and Sensory Records for the promotion and release of "Crime Scene". Many musicians joined the band through the years but only a few managed to share the band’s vision with a strong will and become part of it. A New Era has arrived!
"When seven Greek charlatans get together, the musical visions that springs from their minds, can only be described as a true freakshow."
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