Saddolls

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SadDolls
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Background information
Origin Athens, Greece
Genres Gothic metal[1][2]
Years active 2006–present
Labels Emotion Art, Lunatic Asylum, Inverse Records
Associated acts Freaky Fortune
Website www.saddolls.net
Members
  • George Downloved
  • Paul Evilrose
  • J.Vitu
  • GB
Past members
  • Miltos Demonized
  • Darroc (Fivos Andriopoulos)
  • M-Teo
  • Mike Dorado
  • Suicide
  • Philippos S.
  • BloodyMary

SadDoLLs is a Greek gothic metal band formed in 2006 as a cover band. After a few live performances and material composing the band recorded the E.P. Dead In The Dollhouse in 2007, gaining positive reviews from the press. In April 2008 the band was the support act for Lacrimas Profundere's gig in Athens.[3] The band has three full length albums. The first, called "About Darkness", was released in Europe by the Greek Label Emotion Art music,the second one called "Happy Deathday", was released on January 20, 2012 by the Italian Label Lunatic Asylum Records and Twilight worldwide, and the latest called "Grave Party" was released worldwide via Inverse Records on April 2014. As of May 2016 the band is under a contract with the German based label Trisol Music Group

About Darkness (2009)[edit]

On June 2008 Saddolls entered the Fragile Studios to record their first full length album "About Darkness"[4][5] The self-financed album was mixed and produced by Vangelis Yalamas and mastered by John Petrolias. At the beginning of 2009 the band signed a record deal with the Greek label Emotion Art Music.[6] On the official album release party [7] the first music video for the song "Watch Me Crawl Behind" was aired exclusive.[8] Soon the band started touring around Greece along with TV appearances such as Mad Day Live, Radio Arvyla and TV War. In October 2009 Saddolls opened for Paradise Lost at Gagarin 205 live stage.[9][10] After the release of their second music video "Misery" [11] directed by Vangelis Yalamas (Fragile Vastness), the band opened for Xandria's show in Athens in 08/05/2010.[12][13]

Happy Deathday (2012)[edit]

After the end of the contract with Emotion Art the band entered the Soundflakes Studios with producer John Mcris (Anorimoi) to record their second full length album Happy Deathday [14] [15] The album contains special featurings with artists from bands such as Jape Perätalo (To/Die/For) Jussi-Mikko Salminen (HIM) Roberth Karlsson (Scar Symmetry) and also Morgan Laxroix and Terry Horn from Mandragora Scream [16] The band then under a contract with the Italian Record label Lunatic Asylum Records (Mandragora Scream) released the album worldwide on January 20 of 2012 [17][18] The band's management in Germany was handled by Silke Ily Sirnio HIM and the first single-video Bloodred [19][20] was included in the February issue of Sonic Seducer compilation cd Cold Hands Seduction Vol.128 [21] [22] The band then opened once again for Lacrimas Profundere on their show in Athens on 7 April 2012 [23][24] and also on September 2012 the band was the support act for Moonspell's gigs in Athens and Thessaloniki .[25][26][27][28] SadDoLLs then shot the video for the next single called Psychedelic Love that featured Robeth Karlsson from the Swedish band (Scar Symmetry)[29][30] The band also played in an anniversary party,for the Greek HIM fan club, Darksecret Club.The setlist consisted only by HIM covers and the show featured Jussi-Mikko Salminen former HIM keyboarder,behind the keyboards.The event took place in November 24, 2012 [31][32] [33]

Grave Party - Blood Of A Kind (2014 - 2017)[edit]

In February 2013 SadDoLLs released the last single and video from the "Happy Deathday" album called Criminal Of Love.[34] [35] After that the band started the pre-production of the new album, later to be titled "Grave Party". After the recordings were finished the band ended their collaboration with the Italian Lunatic Asylum and signed a deal with the Finnish Inverse Records [36] On December the 25th the band performed at the Dark Storm Festival 2013 in Chemnitz,Germany along with VNV Nation, Blutengel, Gothminister, Mono Inc., Solar Fake, Agonoize among others.[37] The band then signed a contract with the German Promotion and Management company Absolut Promotion [38] and the new album and new single called "Lady Cry" was well received from the German Media [39] The new album was released worldwide on May the 2nd through an official release live show [40] and it features Skinny Disco from the Swedish band Deathstars performing on the song called "Terminate Me [41] The band then was booked to open for the Finnish goth rockers The 69 Eyes in Tallinn, Estonia at the Rock Cafe club on April 12, 2014 with a special featuring of Esa Viren from the Finnish goth metal band To/Die/For as their bass player. [42] [43] The band was also booked to open for the Gothic Rock band Star Industry in Athens [44] and also their first single "Lady Cry" was included once again in the Sonic Seducer's compilation CD "Cold Hands Seduction Vol.154" [45] In October the band released a music video for their single "Terminate me" that features Skinny Disco from Deathstars [46]

The band is now working on a new album called "Blood Of A Kind" to be released in March 2016 and it will also feature some special guests like Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto from Charon (Band) Poisonblack and Northern Kings and Mikki Chixx from Swiz band Stoneman. The album will be released physically and digitally (along with all the band's previous releases) by the German label Trisol Music Group. [47] [48]

Line-up[edit]

Current[edit]

  • George Downloved - vocals (2006–present)
  • Paul Evilrose - guitars (2006–present)
  • J.Vitu - guitars (2013–present)
  • GB - bass (2012–present)
  • Darroc - drums (2008–2010) (2016-present)

Former members[edit]

  • Mary Mc Blood - Bass (2010-2012)
  • Miltos Demonized - Bass (2006-2010)
  • Mike Dorado - drums (2010-2011)
  • M-Teo (Teo Buzz) - Keyboards (2009-2010)
  • Suicide - Keyboards (2009)
  • Oberon - Keyboards (2008)
  • BloodyMary - Keyboards (2007)
  • Eri - Keyboards (2006)
  • Philippos S. - Drums (2007)
  • Babylon - Drums (2006-2007)
  • Daniel Aven - Guitars (2007-2013)
  • Liam Fox - Drums (2013)
  • Dennis M. - Drums (2014)
  • St.Gus - Drums (2010 - 2014)
  • Ak66 - drums (2016)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Compilations[edit]

Videography[edit]

References[edit]

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  4. ^ "Saddolls - About Darkness review". The Metal Forge. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  5. ^ "Saddolls - About Darkness review". Avopolis. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  6. ^ "Saddolls - New label announcement". EBM.gr. 
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  8. ^ "SADDOLLS NEW VIDEO WATCH ME CRAWL BEHIND". A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE. Retrieved 2000-11-09.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  9. ^ "SADDOLLS SUPPORTING PARADISE LOST". EVENTFUL. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
  10. ^ "SADDOLLS SUPPORTING PARADISE LOST LIVE REPORT". ROCKWAY. Retrieved 2009-10-17. 
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  12. ^ "Saddolls supporting Xandria live report". Rockpages. Retrieved 8 May 2010. 
  13. ^ "Saddolls supporting Xandria live report". Metal Temple. Retrieved 08-05-2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  14. ^ "Happy Deathday Announcement". MUSICMASH. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  15. ^ . Stormbringer http://www.stormbringer.at/news_30481/saddolls_-_neues_album_neues_video_und_neue_songs.html. Retrieved 2011-01-29.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  17. ^ "Saddolls Happy Deathday Review". ROCKPAGES. Retrieved 08-03-2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  18. ^ "Saddolls Happy Deathday Release Party". Subexistance. Retrieved 08-03-2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  19. ^ "Saddolls - Bloodred". ROCKOVERDOSE. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  20. ^ "Saddolls - Bloodred". Medicine Mag. Retrieved 2011-12-23. 
  21. ^ "Cold Hands Seduction Vol.128". SONIC SEDUCER. Retrieved March 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
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  24. ^ "Saddolls supporting Lacrimas Profundere". Metal View. Retrieved 04/03/2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  25. ^ "Saddolls supporting Moonspell Gagarin 205". ROCKOVERDOSE. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  26. ^ "Saddolls supporting Moonspell Block 33". ROCKOVERDOSE. Retrieved 05/03/2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  27. ^ "Saddolls supporting Moonspell Gagarin 205". GAGARIN 205. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  28. ^ "Saddolls supporting Moonspell Principal Club Theater". Songkick. Retrieved 05/03/2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  29. ^ "Saddolls new video Psychedelic Love". Metal From Greece 205. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  30. ^ "Saddolls new video Psychedelic Love". Rock Overdose 205. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  31. ^ "SadDoLLs live with Juska Salmimen EX.HIM". ROCKOVERDOSE. Retrieved 04/03/2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  32. ^ "SadDoLLs live with Juska Salmimen EX.HIM". GreekRebels. Retrieved 04/03/2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  33. ^ "SadDoLLs live with Juska Salmimen EX.HIM". Prova Studios. Retrieved 04/03/2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  34. ^ "SadDoLLs New Video Criminal Of Love". InNews. Retrieved 04/03/2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  35. ^ "SadDoLLs New Video Criminal Of Love". HitChannel. Retrieved 04/03/2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  36. ^ "SadDoLLs New Album and New Label". Afternoiz. Retrieved 04/03/2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  37. ^ "SADDOLLS: confirmed their participation in the Dark Storm Festival in Germany". Rock Overdose. 5 May 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  38. ^ "SadDoLLs at Absolut Promotion". Absolut Promotion. Retrieved 04/03/2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  39. ^ "SadDoLLs new video Lady Cry". ROCKOVERDOSE. Retrieved 04/03/2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  40. ^ "SadDoLLs Grave Party Release Show". MusicMash. Retrieved 04/03/2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  41. ^ "Skinny Disco (Deathstars) on SadDoLLs new album". ROCKOVERDOSE. Retrieved 04/03/2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  42. ^ "SadDoLLs to support The 69 Eyes". ROCKOVERDOSE. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  43. ^ "SadDoLLs to support The 69 Eyes". ROCKOGREECE. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  44. ^ "SadDoLLs to support Star Industry". ROCKOGREECE. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
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  47. ^ "SadDoLLs New Label And New Album". Stormbringer. Retrieved 4 May 2016. 
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