|Birth name||Marios Iliopoulos|
|Born||December 16, 1969|
|Genres||Heavy metal, Melodic death metal|
|Associated acts||Nightrage, Dies Irae, Firewind, Dragonland, Mystic Prophecy, Exhumation|
Marios Iliopoulos, born December 16, 1969 in Sydney, Australia is an acclaimed Greek heavy metal guitarist and founder of the Greek/Swedish melodic death metal band Nightrage, and a former member of Exhumation.
Marios formed Nightrage along with fellow Greek guitar hero Gus G. Many prominent figures of metal such as Tomas Lindberg, Nicholas Barker, Tom S. Englund, Mikael Stanne, and Per Möller Jensen have collaborated with the band. Marios has also made guest solo appearances for various artists, such as Dragonland, Dies Irae, Septic Flesh, Firewind, Mystic Prophecy and Universum. Marios also helped Death Metal band The Forsaken out on tour as bass player, and has been on tour with Firewind filling the same position.
Discography with Exhumation
Discography with Nightrage
- Sweet Vengeance (2003)
- Descent into Chaos (2005)
- A New Disease Is Born (2007)
- Wearing A Martyr's Crown (2009)
- Vengeance Descending (2010)
- Insidious (2011)
ESP "Gus G" EDWARDS E-GG-150MA with Seymour Duncan Blackouts AHB-1 pickups, ESP USA Eclipse-II with Seymour Duncan Gus G. FIRE Blackouts System, ESP ECLIPSE-II VTB with Seymour Duncan Gus G. FIRE Blackouts System, Amps: Orange amps, Presonus Studio One version 2.5 software, Providence cables H101 model, Providence Anadime Chorus ADC-3, BBE Green screamer overdrive, Dunlop "Marios" signature picks Ultex .73, Strings Elixir: 011, 016, 024, 036, 046, 068. Straps: Seymour Duncan and Elixir, Motorheadphones, Toontrack Digital drums, Maxon pedals, Line 6 relay wireless systems, Diago pedalboards.
NOT ENDORSED GEAR. Korg Pitchblack stage tuner, Samson AirLine Guitar - Wireless System, Boss Noise Suppressor NS-2, Boss Super Chorus CH-1, Ibanez SD 9 Sonic Distortion, Blackstar "Gus G" HT- Blackfire distortion dual pedal, Dunlop Original Crybaby Wah GCB-95, Takamine 12 string electro-acoustic guitar. Ibanez 6 string acoustic, Levin classical guitar, Gibson Les Paul menace, Gibson Les Paul Studio. Jim Nunis "Marios Iliopoulos signature" Guitar.