Kinetic (band)

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Origin Athens, Greece
Genres Death metal, thrash metal, Melodic death metal
Years active 2002–present
Labels Sleaszy Rider Records, Burning Star Records
Members Alexandros Siderakos
Stavros Bonikos
Manolis Mammas
Giannis Skalkotos
Maria-Melissa Routi
Lefteris Christou
Giorgos Eleftopolous
Past members Mina Giannopoulou
Margarita Staikou
Savvas Betinis
Kostas Alexakis
Vaggelis Kakaragoulas

Kinetic is a melodic death/thrash metal band that started in 2002 in Greece. Its members have participated in other bands from the Greek underground scene such as Acid Death, Wisdom, and Brain Fade. Personal influences coming from, for instance, death, power, progressive and thrash metal.


Their first recording was a self-released mini Promo CD containing three tracks and entitled with the band name. The initial reviews and feedback of the band’s material were positive. In the beginning of 2004, Sleaszy Rider Records, a small independent label from Greece, gave them a record deal.

The band started record its 1st full length in February 2004 and finished in August having more than 500 hours in studio. The result of this enormous amount of work was "The Chains That Bind Us" full-length CD, released on 15 November/2004. Including 11 compositions and a video-clip for "Never Ending Winter" song -re-recorded and re-mastered from its initial form in the mini CD, this full album displays the band's progress.

For once more Kinetic started getting in touch with media all over the world sending promo-packs that were created by the band itself... The results were encouraging once more, collecting feedback from everywhere. Trying to boost "The Chains..." full-length CD, the band made and paid by itself another video-clip for "Heed These Words" song and arranged a small tour in many cities of Greece.

In September 2005, disagreeing with the entire label policy of Sleaszy Rider Records, Kinetic broke their contract and started searching for another label. After contacting and speaking with many labels, the band finally got in a deal with the ascended Burning Star Records with a schedule for a new release in September–October 2007. Keeping the same style, increasing it with more elements, they added two new members, Vaggelis Sotiriou on keyboards and Mina Giannopoulou on female vocals. Due to differences in musical approach, Mina Giannopoulou left the band to be replaced by Margaret Staikou later.

The band entered the studio in September 2006 to record its new full-length CD titled “Corrosion”, with the new 6-member line up. The whole production work came from the band for one more time. Kinetic intended to create an album that includes all their elements from their 1st full-length, while pushing the envelope bit more with a more personal music direction. The summer of 2007 the band shoot its 3rd video-clip, featuring the track “Venturing High And Low”.

In March 2008 Kinetic had a small line-up change; Margaret Staikou was replaced by a new ascended performer, Maria-Melissa Routi. After the change in the line-up, the band started the live appearances to promote “Corrosion” CD.

At the current time of this season, the band has finished its second tour around Greek territory and has started processing new material for their 3rd and yet untitled, album.

In 2012 Savvas Betinis and Kostas Alexakis departed from Kinetic.

New members for Kinetic :

Marios Lampouridis (Necrorgasm) vocals

Angelos Tsoukalas (ex Power Crue, Blood Stained, Phantom Lord) drums

Giannis Litinakis (Reflection) bass


Current members[edit]

  • Stavros Bonikos- Guitars (2002 - present)
  • Manolis Mammas - Guitars (2002 - present)
  • Aggelos Tsoukalas- Drums (2012 - present)
  • Maria-Melissa Routi - Female Vocals (2008 - present)
  • George Nidriotis - Bass (2015 - present)

Past members[edit]

  • Mina Giannopoulou - Vocals (2006 - 2007)
  • Margarita Staikou - Vocals (2007 - 2008)
  • Vaggelis Kakarougas - Keyboards (2006-2007, 2008-2011)
  • Kostas Alexakis - Drums (2002 - 2012)
  • Savvas Betinis - Bass, Vocals (2002 - 2012)
  • Giannis Skalkotos - Keyboards (2012)
  • Alkistis Laskarelia - Bass (2013 - 2015)
  • Marios Lampouridis - Male Vocals (2012 - 2015)




  • The Chains That Bind Us (February 2004)
  • Corrosion (June 2007)

Other releases[edit]

  • Kinetic (2004, CD Promo)
  • (2008, 6 year anniversary CD)

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