BLACK SOUL HORDE
Genre: Heavy Metal
John Tsiakopoulos - Guitars, Bass, Add Vocals
Jim Kotsis - Vocals
Costas Papaspyrou - Lead Guitars
Black Soul Horde was created in 2012. The debut album "Tales of the Ancient Ones" was released in CD format via No Remorse Records (Omen, Virtue, Dexter Ward, Masters of Metal etc) in 2013, receiving praising reviews from the worldwide press, and selling out all of its copies in less than a month. In 2015 a split 12" EP with Greek heavy metal pioneers Dexter Ward was released by No Remorse Records again, featuring 3 new songs and a remixed version of one song off the debut. After a few years of silence, the band released the follow up to "Tales…" bearing the title "Land Of Demise" in November 2020, featuring 8 tracks of the band's signature epic / heavy / power sound. Less than a year later, in November 2021 "Horrors From The Void", the third full length album was released, leaving critics and audiences slack-jawed in astonishment with its exceptional songwriting and excellent performances, thus establishing Black Soul Horde's name in the international traditional metal underground scene. Black Soul Horde's sound is merely based on the classic heavy metal sound of the NWOBHM scene, while at the same time containing elements of the modern European heavy-power metal (Germany, Italy etc) and American heavy metal-like vocals varying from aggressive brutal growls to high pitched melodies. Their lyrics are inspired by the Greek and Norwegian mythology, real life and the respectful works of Robert E. Howard (writer of Conan), H.P. Lovecraft and John Milton to name a few. The strong point of Black Soul Horde is their memorable riffs and catchy melodies, based on extraordinary lead guitar work in the vein of the Iron Maiden legacy, as well as their epic straight-forward lyrics, which all combined, create a battlefield experience on and off the stage.