Athenian symphonic dark ambient power metallers TALES OF THE OLD is soon to release their new album titled "The Occult Diary". In this new album the participation of Snowy Shaw (Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Memento Mori, Dream Evil) definitely stands out! "The Occult Diary" marks the triumphant return of TALES OF THE OLD after their outstanding debut "The Book Of Chaos" featuring Fabio Lione (Angra, Rhapsody of Fire, Labÿrinth) and Sakis Tolis (Rotting Christ). TALES OF THE OLD with "The Occult Diary" are ready to make the big step in their discography and fulfil their vision by bringing it live on stage and communicating it to their fans who have been following them since 2010 when they were formed! 

The tales go on... 



Loose Ties release their new official video “Superhuman” from the album "Odd One Out"

Loose Ties are a band from Athens, formed in 2017. Dinos (bass), Pantelis (keys) and Petros (guitar) have been in the band from the beginning, while Despoina (vocals) and George (drums) joined in 2019. They mainly hover around funk and alternative rock sounds but they like to experiment with multiple genres.
Their new album "Odd One Out" is out and Loose Ties give to their audience the official video for the song "Superhuman" from this album!
"Superhuman" is a song about self-actualization, freedom of expression, and dedicated to all the wonderful shades of human experience. In writing it we used staples of classic and modern sci-fi, where the archetypal android/gynoid tries-and fails- to fit in by conforming to society’s expectations. Those ideas were addapted to the contemporary pop-rock aesthetic.
Α few words about the video clip:
The video clip deals with the story of a woman who tries to cope in her everyday life and at the same time pursue her dream, which is dancing. All this is turned upside down, in a dream context, after her meeting with the band.
It was directed by Achilleas Tsoutsis and starred Iro Gulitou.
The filming took place at the Argo theater.
“Odd One Out” is out on all platforms and you can enjoy it here!
Info about the Album Odd One Out
Loose Ties imagine a dystopian future in Odd One Out, their second studio album
A conceptual narrative, this eight-song collection employs futurism as a vehicle through which to explore themes of alienation, existential anxiety, and the struggles of urban life. In this grim picture of tomorrow’s world, however, hope is far from absent, as is the occasional tinge of black humor.
Their new and improved sound incorporates elements of pop, rock, and funk music, with some progressive musings thrown in the mix. Though more cohesive musically than their first album, their style and aesthetic remain a never-ending work in progress.

Silent Vortex is a newly formed Greek power/heavy metal band, which has just released its second song titled "Moonkeepers", in cooperation with talented guitarist John Kats (PaladineDispersal). 

Silent Vortex's debut album will be released during 2021 via Valley of Dreams Records. "Moonkeepers" song lyrics are based on the same-titled fantasy novel by Georgia Kalamara. 

The production, the mixing and the mastering were done by Roger Roventο at the pRog.R Studio.

Silent Vortex line-up:

Roger Rovento: Vocals, Lead Guitar
George Damtsios: Bass
Apo Mikro: Rhythm Guitar
Balios K: Drums

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…but alas, the Knight was nowhere to be found…

It was high time “The Castle” opened its gates… and here it is! The Greek rockers The Magic Bus have just released their debut full length album titled “Το Κάστρο” (The Castle)! Come join the ride and prepare for a journey filled with rock essence, intriguing lyrics and interesting compositions! The album can be found and purchased digitally on the band’s Bandcamp page and soon enough in physical format, too. Alongside the album release, the band shares their first lyric video titled “Παραμύθι” (Fairytale)! A tale for the grown-ups that remain young at heart, which walks the narrow line between allegory and fiction!

The Magic Bus line-up

Lead & backing vocals - Valantis Dafkos (also in Redeye Caravan, peculiar three, Beyond this Earth)

Guitars & backing vocals - Ermis Soultanopoulos (also in Nox Die)

Bass - Dina Argiriou (also in Nox Die)

Drums - Paris Gatsios (also in Redeye Caravan, peculiar three, Beyond this Earth)

"The Castle" tracklist

  1. Κοντό Φιτίλι (Konto Fitili / Short Fuze)
  2. Ταξίδι Εντός (Taksidi Entos / Inner Journey)
  3. Το Σπίτι του Αστερίωνα (To Spiti tu Asteriona / The House of Asterion)
  4. Ψυχοστασία (Psichostasia / Weighing of Soul)
  5. Το Κάστρο (To Kastro / The Castle)
  6. Παραμύθι (Paramithi / Fairytale)
  7. Σκονισμένα Μυστικά (Skonismena Mistika / Dusty Secrets)
  8. Η Πράσινη Νεράιδα (I Prasini Neraida / The Green Fairy)
  9. Υφαντόκοσμος (Ifadokosmos / Weaveworld)
  10. Στη Γη της Επαγγελίας (Sti Gi tis Epagelias / At the Promised Land)
  11. Το Πλοίο των Τρελών (To Plio ton trelon / The Ship of Fools)

(All Music by Ermis Soultanopoulos, all Lyrics by Valantis Dafkos)

It’s all Greek to me! (aka all about the lyrics)

  1. Κοντό Φιτίλι (Konto Fitili / Short Fuze)

A song about all these times you're feeling ready to explode. Throughout the song the protagonist's feelings are mirrored by natural phenomena.

  1. Ταξίδι Εντός (Taksidi Entos / Inner Journey)

A retrospective on one self's past. It is up to the listener to decide if the journey is metaphorical or literal.

  1. Το Σπίτι του Αστερίωνα (To Spiti tu Asteriona / The House of Asterion)

This song is based on J.L. Borges' short story of the same title. The greek mythological creature Minotaur is addressing the audience and tries to narrate its life and explain its behavior.

  1. Ψυχοστασία (Psichostasia / Weighing of Soul)

Inspired by the ancient Egyptian's customs regarding the afterlife, the lyrics follow the protagonist's attempts to atone.

  1. Το Κάστρο (To Kastro / The Castle)

A song about the transition from childhood to manhood. The memories are represented by a tree castle which fades as the child grows, just to revive again when a new kid takes their place.

  1. Παραμύθι (Paramithi / Fairytale)

Just like the title suggests, this song is in fact a fairytale. An old king is desperate to find a knight champion to be the realm's protector only to discover that the last one of them is fed up with fights and wants a peaceful life.

  1. Σκονισμένα Μυστικά (Skonismena Mistika / Dusty Secrets)

This one is about regrets. An old toy brings back memories and then life choices are called to question.

  1. Η Πράσινη Νεράιδα (I Prasini Neraida / The Green Fairy)

There's a shebeen serving absinthe to shadowy characters. It's on the listener to decide if they're in fact wise people from the past, like philosophers, or just other drunks who think that they hold the answers about everything.

  1. Υφαντόκοσμος (Ifadokosmos / Weaveworld)

Despite living in a suppressing society, dare to hold your life together and dream, even if it’s all in vain, is what this song is all about. It's vaguely inspired by Clive Barker's book of the same title.

  1. Στη Γη της Επαγγελίας (Sti Gi tis Epagelias / At the Promised Land)

A tale about the land of milk and honey, a personal Ithaca and a lost wandering soul that ended up there as an outsider.

  1. Το Πλοίο των Τρελών (To Plio ton trelon / The Ship of Fools)

This one is inspired by Sebastian Brant's "Das Narrenschiff". As fools ourselves, we take the steer and guide our lives towards the open sea of possibilities.

Album credits

Recordings & Production: Locomotive Sound studio (Lamia, Greece)

Producer: Ektoras Sohos

Special Guest: Mantis Savvidis - Bouzouki (on “The Ship of Fools”)

Artwork: Dinos Adamopoulos

Logo & Layout: Sotiris Kotsonis

Photo: Tasos Palamidas

Short bio

The Magic Bus started its journey in 2017. Since then, it covered many miles and played live in many cities, sharing the stage with some of the greek scene’s most well-known bands. This year the Bus steered towards its first album recording, titled “To Kastro (The Castle)”.




“A Ring Between Her Eyes” is the first single, from the upcoming, epic rock concept album “Zantea Chronicles : The Dream Dominator”, of Antonis Adelfidis’ new project, called Forbidden Myth.
“Zantea Chronicles : The Dream Dominator” will be available on spring 2021, for streaming and downloading only from Bandcamp and as a lyric movie on Youtube!
Song Credits
Jim Koidakis(vocals) - Stotyteller
Ageliki Andritsou(vocals) - Sirin
George Katsanos - Acoustic Piano
Antonis Adelfidis - CP80 Electric Piano, Mellotron, Digital and Analog Synthesizers, Hammond Organ, Kee Bass
The Swede - Drums
Music and Lyrics by Antonis Adelfidis
Recordings, Audio Editing, mixing by Antonis Adelfidis
Mastering by Dimitris Delis
Grammatical Corrections by Theofanis Loukas and Sotiris Adelfidis
Composed and Arranged by Antonis Adelfidis