Genres: Heavy Rock / Metal
Label: ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records
Aris Pirris – Vocals
George Maroulees – Guitar
Akis Rooster – Bass
George Karlis – Drums
The genesis of Cellar Stone sparked by a conversation between guitarist/songwriter George Maroulees and vocalist Aris Pirris. The two of them immediately started to work on an album around 2018. After a while Akis Rooster- Bass and George Karlis- Drums joined in and the line-up finally completed.
Each member has many miles under their belts, from working with established Greek bands such as, Diviner, The Slayerking, Persona Non Grata and 4Bitten. Having toured and opened the shows for bands the likes of UFO, MSG, Black Star Riders, Avatarium, Uriah Heep, Firewind, Spiritual Beggars, Uli John Roth & Candlemass just to name a few, these four guys came together to make Cellar Stone far from being new to the scene and a force to be reckoned in with .
Hailing from Athens, Greece and influenced by the rock and metal giants of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s such as Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Alice In Chains, as well as the bands of today like Black Stone Cherry, Shinedown, Stone Sour and Alter Bridge, they are making their own statement in a characteristic way. Choruses that stick, a pandemonium of guitar harmonies and riffs and a rhythm section that grabs at you, the band is setting the scene and they won’t go unnoticed. With live gigs already under their belt, they have begun to build their fan base.
Their first full length album “One Fine Day” was released on May 2020 and within the first 8 months after its release, has received enthusiastic reviews by major and well acclaimed magazines / websites while it was voted as 32nd best Hard Rock album of the year 2020 by Denim & Leather (US).