Nightstalker (band)

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Nightstalker
Origin Athens, Greece
Genres Stoner rock
Years active 1989 – present
Labels Hitch Hyke, FM Records, Vinylust, Mad Prophet, Nasoni, MeteorCity, Small Stone
Associated acts SuperDoz, Rotting Christ
Website www.nightstalkerband.com
Members Argy Galiatsatos
Andreas Lagios
Tolis Motsios
Dinos Roulos

Nightstalker is a stoner rock band from Athens, Greece.

Biography[edit]

Nightstalker are Argy (Vocals), Andreas Lagios (Bass), Tolis Motsios (Guitar) and Dinos Roulos (Drums). Formed in 1989 by the lead singer and drummer at the same time, Argy, Nightstalker have become popular in the underground rock scene as pioneers of the 'heavy rock' scene (later named as stoner rock) and have earned a cult following. Having a classic rock and metal background, and influenced by the grunge rock of the early 90's, the band managed to combine the raw rock 'n roll simplicity with heavy riffs and hazy, psychedelic tunes. After some releases in several compilations (Toxic Babes in a Rock 'n Roll Land, Divin'), the band became well known after the release of the first EP, 'SideFX' (1994), and the first full-length release 'Use' (1996). Followed by the third release, the EP 'The Ritual' (2000), the main characteristic of the first decade was the combination of drums playing and lead singing by Argy, and the productions of the albums by Alex K (The Last Drive). The next full-length album, 'Just a Burn' (2004), was the last album that Argy played the drums, although the band had a drummer (Costas, a.k.a. Digital Alchemist) for the live shows. This album was a big opportunity to grow the bands' fan base, and its success was a big step for their next album 'Superfreak' (2009) which was released by the American label MeteorCity.

On September 2012 their sixth album 'Dead Rock Commandos' was released by Small Stone Records.

The band itself usually rejects the "stoner rock" label.[1]

They have played live both in Greece and have toured Europe and appeared in various festivals, while supporting bands such as The Last Drive, Deus ex Machina and Uriah Heep etc. In 2016 a tribute album saw the light under the "Children Of The Grave" name with bands like Tonia, Heritage or Demolition Train playing their tunes. [2] [3][4][5]

Discography[edit]

  • SideFx (1994 Hitch Hyke)
  • Use (1996 FM Records)
  • The Ritual (2000 Vinylust)
  • Just a Burn (2004 Mad Prophet Records)
  • Superfreak (2009 Meteor City)
  • Dead Rock Commandos (2012 Small Stone Records)
  • As Above, So Below (2016 Oak Island Records)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Συνεντεύξεις: Nightstalker" (in Greek). Avopolis Music Network. 2004-12-20. Retrieved 2007-09-03.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ http://getmetal.org/111418-va-children-of-the-grave-a-tribute-to-nightstalker-2016.html
  3. ^ "Nightstalker: Short Biography". Official Site. Archived from the original on August 5, 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-03.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Συνεντεύξεις: Nightstalker" (in Greek). Avopolis Music Network. 2004-12-20. Retrieved 2007-09-03.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Συνέντευξη με τους Nightstalker" (in Greek). Rocking.gr. 2006-01-10. Retrieved 2007-09-03.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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