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Hometown: Athens, Greece
Genres: Gothic Metal
Label: Rock Of Angels Records
Dion Christodoulatos – Vocals, Guitars
Nikolas Perlepe – Guitars
Stelios Pavlou – Drums
The original idea of Sorrowful Angels was conceived in 1999, but it was during December 2008 that Sorrowful Angels decided to share their music worldwide. In 2009 they signed a record deal with Sleaszy Rider Records, entered CFN Recording Studios and record some brand new material making a very dynamic debut.
Their first full length album called “Ship In Your Trip“, contained 10 darkly brooding melancholic songs. Sorrowful Angels soon started to land gigs in the Greek and European underground scene, make appearances in the national TV stations and giving interviews in the press sharing their thoughts and presenting their initial atmospheric material who reached the Top 50 of Greek radio airplays.
Along with the recordings, their first official video clip of the song “Denial” was created and directed by Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Outloud).
At the same time are handpicked by legendary Claus Meine (Scorpions), himself to enter the final round of the Scorpions Contest held in Greece. It was the first time ever in the country that a Gothic Rock/Metal band ever achieved such an honour.
Later that year, a special EP containing 5 tracks out of the debut album and their “Denial” video clip, was made and packaged along with Metal Hammer’s (Gr) October issue giving the band extensive promotion.
In February of 2010, Sorrowful Angels where voted by the readers as one of the 5 most important and promising heavy metal bands in Greece’s Metal Hammer annual poll.
In June 2010 they released their second official video clip of the song “Suicidal Manners” taken from the album ‘’Ship in your Trip’’ directed by PLAYS2PLACE Productions.
After a request of the Swedish band Code 64 they worked on their Digital EP called “Deviant” which was released by Progress Productions in August 2011
Entering once again in the studio, Sorrowful Angels prepared their second album called ”Omens” at CFN Recordings Studio, which was released on December 2011 by Warner/Legend music.
“Omens” maintained the melodic elements of the 1st album while broadening their musical pallet, focusing in more electronic elements and phonetic experimentations.
RawRec Productions released an official videoclip for the song “Right Of Way”.
During 2012 the”Omens Over Greece” Tour took place. For an extended period of over a year and a half , the band gigged constantly promoting the “Omens” album. Since then SA, has shared the stage with many notable acts , adding to the already impressive list: Paradise Lost, Katatonia, Moonspell, Paul Di Anno, Sirenia, Anathema, U.D.O., Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh, Star Industry and many more.
Sorrowful Angels recently concluded their Balkan leg of Paul Di Anno’s (Iron Maiden) Farewell Tour as both his band and support group.
In fall of 2015, the band released its new effort entitled “Remedie” through Rock Of Angels Records, a must have album for all the fans of Dark / Gothic Metal, available now!