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Septicflesh at With Full Force 2018
Septicflesh at With Full Force 2018
Background information
OriginAthens, Greece
Years active1990–2003, 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 death metal band from Athens, founded in 1990.[2]


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

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: Christos 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]

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]

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, "The Vampire From Nazareth", and announced that the new album will be shipped on April 28 in the UK, and April 29 in the United States.[8] [9]

On February 12, 2014, the band released details about Titan.[10] The album was released 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 June 2016 interview it was declared that, since early 2016, Septicflesh had been working on their tenth studio album, scheduled for release toward spring 2017.[11][12][13][14][15] In early June 2017, band members claimed that Septicflesh's tenth album, titled Codex Omega, is officially due to release on September 1, 2017. Like the previous album, Titan, Codex Omega was released through Prosthetic Records.[16]

On August 29, 2018, it was announced that the band had signed to Nuclear Blast Records.[17]

In February 2019, Septicflesh performed their first live performance featuring a full orchestra and choir, in a sold-out performance at the Metropolitan Theater of Mexico. The show was recorded and was released through Season of Mist in July 2020 as the band's first official live album, titled Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX, in audio and video format.[18]




Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
1994 Mystic Places of Dawn
1995 Esoptron
  • Released: May 1995
  • Label: Holy, Season of Mist
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, DL
1997 Ophidian Wheel
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: Holy, Season of Mist
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, DL
1998 A Fallen Temple
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Holy, Season of Mist
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, DL
1999 Revolution DNA
  • Released: July 12, 1999
  • Label: Holy
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, DL
2003 Sumerian Daemons
  • Released: February 18, 2003
  • Label: Hammerheart
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, DL
2008 Communion
  • Released: March 17, 2008
  • Label: Season of Mist
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, DL
2011 The Great Mass
  • Released: April 18, 2011
  • Label: Season of Mist
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, DL
2014 Titan
  • Released: June 20, 2014
  • Label: Season of Mist, Prosthetic, Ward Records
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, DL
99 37 112 7
2017 Codex Omega
  • Released: September 1, 2017
  • Label: Season of Mist, Prosthetic, Ward
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP, DL
112 85 9


  • Temple of the Lost Race (EP, 1991)
  • The Eldest Cosmonaut (EP, 1998)


  • "The Vampire from Nazareth" (2010)
  • "Order of Dracul" (2014)

Live albums[edit]

  • Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX CD/LP & DVD/Blu-Ray (2020, Season of Mist)

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Album Director(s)
1998 "The Eldest Cosmonaut" A Fallen Temple A. Argiris, N. Kaltzis
2015 "Prometheus"[23] Titan Jon Simvonis
2017 "Portrait of a Headless Man"[24] Codex Omega
2018 "Martyr"[25]


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  7. ^ Roel de Haan. "Lords of Metal ezine". Lords of Metal.
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  9. ^ "SEPTICFLESH Hard At Work On New Material". Blabbermouth.Net.
  10. ^ "Septicflesh 'Titan' New Album Details". Metal CallOut.
  11. ^ "SEPTICFLESH Begins Work On A New Album With Ex-DECAPITATED Drummer - Metal Injection". June 7, 2016. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  12. ^ "Septicflesh - New Album Update, Coming In 2017 - Metal Storm". Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  13. ^ "SEPTICFLESH Begins Work On New Album; 2017 Release Planned". Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 2, 2017. Retrieved January 21, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ "Septicflesh News: SEPTICFLESH - Season of Mist, Metal Label". Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  16. ^ "SEPTICFLESH To Release 'Codex Omega' Album In September". June 14, 2017. Retrieved September 7, 2017.
  17. ^ "SEPTICFLESH - signs to Nuclear Blast Records!". Nuclear Blast. August 29, 2018. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  18. ^ "Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX - Septicflesh". Season of Mist. Retrieved September 24, 2020.
  19. ^ "Discography Septicflesh". Retrieved June 6, 2008.
  20. ^ Peak chart positions in the United States:
  21. ^ "Discography Septicflesh". Retrieved June 6, 2008.
  22. ^ "Septicflesh Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  23. ^ "SEPTICFLESH - Prometheus". April 1, 2015. Archived from the original on December 21, 2021. Retrieved September 7, 2017 – via YouTube.
  24. ^ "SEPTICFLESH - Portrait of a Headless Man". September 1, 2017. Archived from the original on December 21, 2021. Retrieved March 10, 2018 – via YouTube.
  25. ^ "SEPTICFLESH - Martyr". January 3, 2018. Archived from the original on December 21, 2021. Retrieved March 10, 2018 – via YouTube.

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