Hometown: Thessaloniki, GR
Genres: Heavy / Power Metal
Label: Rock Of Angels Records
George Chatzisimeonidis : Lead Vocals
Orestis Nalmpantis : Guitars
Jimmy Selalmazidis : Bass
Stelios Sioulas : Drums
SARISSA were formed on april 1985 as a classic heavy metal band. It was the beginning of a long journey that made them the cultest band in the Hellenic metal scene. The band released their debut album titled “1987” in the same year, an album that has been marked as the band’s early days trademark and remains a classic so far. This album will almost sign the band with the famous NOISE records. 6 years later, the band will release their self titled album making an impact and a breakthrough never seen before by a Hellenic band.
The re-release of their 1987 CD in cooperation with the Hellenic Heavy Metal Magazine “Metal Invader” which sold about 12000 copies. They supported Fates Warning, and March 2000 Sarissa headlined the Athens Power Metal Festival .In August 2004 they released their “Masters of sins” album. SARISSA were back on their feet AND the band continued their live performances with “Demon”, “Ross the Boss” ,as well as with many local bands.
2012 marks the return of former singer George Hatzisimeonidis and the band is currently on a hellenic tour which started on 19/10/2012 when Sarissa was the opening act for Accept in Thessaloniki!On March 8th 2013 SARISSA was one of the two headliners that toped the bill on Up The Hammers VIII Festival in Athens
Stronger than ever, February 26th, 2016, the band released their new impact entitled “Nemesis” to rave reviews around the world as a classic heavy metal must have album!