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biografía : Septicflesh

The band was originally formed under the name Septic Flesh in March `90. Their first mini-LP Temple of the Lost Race was released in December `91. It was completely sold out and now is a real cult item. Two songs from this release and the song "Morpheus (the Dreamlord)" formed the "Morpheus Awakes" promo that gained them a contract with Holy Recs.

Mystic Places Of Dawn was their first full-length album, a journey to ancient mysteries and places of myth and fantasy. It was recorded on Storm studio, with Magus Wampyr Daoloth as co-producer, and was released on April `94. It was one of the first underground releases that presented to the audience, the combination of fast speeds and brutality with melodic atmospheric parts, the sound that later was labelled as Dreamy Death Metal. The devastating track "Return To Carthage" was chosen from this album to appear on the Nuclear Blast's "Death Is Only The Beginning III" Compilation.

One years later on June `95 the band returned with Esoptron. It was recorded again on Storm studio with the help of Magus Wampyr Daoloth as co-producer. The result was a unique threnody exploring the chaotic ego in a dark romantic way. The tempo this time was slower, and the band inserted more doom elements to the music. On the other hand, the influences from the ancient Hellenic culture and music were at their peak.

The next album Ophidian Wheel came out on May `97 and exceeded all expectations raising the popularity of the band. This time the band used Praxis studio and Lambros Sfyris as co-producer. The addition of female vocals, with the help of Natalie Rassoulis, and the neoclassical influences that were brought from Chris A. (due to his studies on an English university of music), made the songs sound even more theatrical and technical. As for the lyrics, they were designed to form a mystical concept about the secret "engine" that generates change and motion in reality...

A Fallen Temple was the last album under the name Septic Flesh and the last cooperation of the band with Natalie Rassoulis. The band decided to close the first chapter on March `98, presenting to the fans the hidden treasures of its history, the extremely rare songs of Temple of the Lost Race mini-LP. For that purpose, they entered Praxis studio to re-record the old material. In addition, they recorded 5 new songs to give a taste of the future. Songs like "Marble Smiling Face' and " The Eldest Cosmonaut" became soon very popular.

"The Eldest Cosmonaut" was the band's first videoclip. Later it was included in a special package, along with a mini-CD filled with 4 bonus tracks. The title of this release was representative of what would come... D.N.A, a Dark New Age of musical enchantment.

The success of the "Temple of Humiliations" tour, with Natron and Misanthrope as supporting bands, proved that the followers of the Dreamlord are indeed powerful and their legions have grown a Hell lot! The time was right for a big bold step forwards...

On the 12 Th. of June `99 started the Revolution DNA, on the Swedish Fredman studio (Archenemy, In Flames, Hammerfall etc.), with the help of Fredrik Fredman as producer. The result is simply, innovative metal music for the Dark New Age. This album is the final breath of the flesh and the birth from its burning ashes of the Chaostar. The new name has the aura of the dark sun that rules the infinite worlds. Songs as "Nephilim Sons", "Last Stop To Nowhere", "Age of New Messiahs", "Android", "Chaostar", are destined to haunt the dreams of those that will unlock the doors of Revolution DNA. One small taste is capable to leave one addicted to the intense guitar melodies, the sharp rhythm section and the ocean of experimental sampler sounds that stigmatize this album. The vocals of Spiros A. are more theatrical and soulful now. As for the performance of Sotiris V., it is electrifying! Surely, the fans of the band will be more than satisfied, as the band has developed the music in a refreshing way, without loosing the elements that were always on the core of its essence.

Soon the band will begin shooting a new videoclip, for the song "Chaostar". Also, plans will be made for the new tour. You can join the Revolution on October when the album will be unleashed upon mankind.

Editor's comment: The band decided to split up in October 2003.