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Background information
Origin Athens, Greece
Years active 1990–2003, 2007–present
Associated acts
Past members
  • Akis "Lethe" Kapranos
  • Kostas Savvidis
  • George "Magus Wampyr Daoloth" Zaharopoulos
  • Fotis Benardo
  • Alexander Haritakis
  • Bob Katsionis

Septicflesh (formerly known as Septic Flesh) are a Greek symphonic death metal band from Athens, founded in 1990.[2]


Founding, Mystic Places of Dawn (1994) and Esoptron (1995)[edit]

Septicflesh were formed in Athens in March 1990 by Sotiris Vayenas (guitar), Spiros Antoniou (bass and vocals), and Christos Antoniou (guitars). They released a debut EP, Temple of the Lost Race in December with Black Power Records , 1991.[2] The band recorded their first full-length album, Mystic Places of Dawn, in April 1994 at the Storm studio with the co-production of Magus Wampyr Daoloth (who had been the keyboardist for Rotting Christ).[3] released by Holy Records They started working on a new album for 1995 and named it Esoptron. It was produced by Septic Flesh and George Zacharopoulos, recorded and mixed at Storm Studios in March - April 1995, mastered by Sonic Contact (France), and released by Holy Records

The Ophidian Wheel (1997) and A Fallen Temple (1998)[edit]

Session vocalist Natalie Rassoulis joined for The Ophidian Wheel (1997) and again for A Fallen Temple (1998).[4]


The group split up in October 2003, and after the breakup, its members moved on to different or existing projects: Chris Antoniou continued involvement with Chaostar, which he formed in 1998, and Katsionis played guitar for Nightfall and keyboards for Firewind. TheDevilWorx formed a year after Septic Flesh's disbanding, and featured some members from Septic Flesh's original line-up. In March 2007, guitarist Sotiris Vayenas revealed his plans for a new solo project called Aenaos.


On February 19, 2007, Septic Flesh announced a reunion for Greece's Metal Healing Festival featuring Orphaned Land, Rage and Aborted, set to take place July 20–22.[5]

Signing with Season of Mist and Communion (2008)[edit]

Christos Antoniou (2015)

On April 3, 2007, reported the band reunited for a seventh full-length CD, for French record label Season of Mist. According to guitarist and composer Christos Antoniou, the release would feature a full orchestra and a choir, totalling 80 musicians and 32 singers.[6] Septic Flesh finalized the new album, Communion, in Studio Fredman in Sweden; it was released in April 2008. By this time the band had changed its name from Septic Flesh to Septicflesh. According to guitarist Christos it looks better and states a new phase in the band.[7]

The Great Mass (2011)[edit]

On September 10, 2009, the band announced that they had begun work on a new studio album, tentatively planned for release in the beginning of 2011.

On December 17, 2010, the band released the first single from the new batch of material titled "The Vampire From Nazareth" and announced that the new album will be shipped on April 28 in the UK, and April 29 in the USA.[8] [9]

Titan, new drummer and tenth studio album (2014 - present)[edit]

On February 12, 2014, the band released details about their new album Titan.[10] The album was released worldwide in June 2014.

On December 15, 2014, it was announced that Kerim "Krimh" Lechner had joined Septicflesh as their new drummer, following the recent departure of their former longtime drummer, Fotis Benardo (a.k.a. Fotis Gianakopoulos).

In a June 2016 interview, it was declaired that, since early 2016, Septicflesh have been working on their tenth studio album, whose release is currently scheduled for spring 2017.[11][12][13][14][15]







Music Videos[edit]


  1. ^ "Septicflesh May Yet Enter the Golden Age With Their Titan". MetalSucks. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b True, Chris. "Septic Flesh > Biography". Allmusic. Macrovision Corporation. Retrieved 2008-12-11. 
  3. ^ "Time Catcher". Septicflesh. Retrieved 2008-12-11. 
  4. ^ "Time Catcher". Septicflesh. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  5. ^ "Septic Flesh to Reunite for Greece's Metal Healing Festival". Blabbermouth.Net. 
  6. ^ "Reunited Septic Flesh to Record New Album for Season of Mist". 
  7. ^ Roel de Haan. "Lords of Metal ezine". Lords of Metal. 
  8. ^ "Featured Content on Myspace". Myspace. 
  9. ^ "SEPTICFLESH Hard At Work On New Material". Blabbermouth.Net. 
  10. ^ "Septicflesh 'Titan' New Album Details". Metal CallOut. 
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