Welcome to the "Dawn Of Battle"

Greetings to everyone,

"In a society that I hate deeply and scars my soul daily, the foundations and rules of which I deny, being likeable would mean that I am starting to look like it..."

This is the quote that I live by the last few years but come to think of it, I could as well be living by that particular quote all my life, without even knowing it.

The purpose of this blog is to gather all my thoughts in one place, nothing fancy, just a piece of me. The articles that I write are a blend of my experiences and thoughts.

I hope some of you enjoy what you read here and Ι welcome you all to walk down that road together.




Date: Friday, February 10, 2012
Time: 8:00pm until 11:00pm
Price: 5 euro

“Schyn’ on and kyl, wyth a’ yowr streynth"

Once more EAT METAL RECORDS organises a HEAVY METAL LIVE to oppose all the misery and all wannabes at Athens best live stage...

And the price is 5 euros as usual. Just like that.

The bands who will share the same stage are:

Nightbreed (Speed/Thrash Metal) - at their first show together. But don't let that fool you... the bands members are members of Released Anger and Dead City... se beware...

Exarsis (Thrash Metal) - A young hot thrash metal band. They've played many shows during the last years and they're already a big name in the underground scene. Especially when they played as an opening act for Sodom a few months back... Mosh on...

Embrace Of Thorns - (Black/Death Metal): With their brand new third album called "Praying For Absolution", you all know what to expect. Dark, mystifying, and really heavy Death Metal just the way it's supposed to be played...

Litany (Doom Metal) - After releasing their demo a few months back and their outstanding performance at the Eat Metal Anniversary live, it was only a matter of time until they played again... as it is only a matter of time until they release their full-length album... Crimpson precessyown baytid hir eies...

Stay tuned...

Support the underground. Get out of your houses. Go to a gig. Drink a beer. LIVE...



Also on Burst.gr - http://www.burst.gr/live/details/54-litany-nightbreed-embrace-of-thorns-exarsis


FIREWIND, SCAR OF THE SUN, BARE INFITITY, LIVE @ Fuzz Club 14.01.2012, Athens, Greece

FIREWIND, SCAR OF THE SUN, BARE INFITITY, LIVE @  Fuzz Club 14.01.2012, Athens, Greece

It was the second or third time to see Bare Infinity and they were definitely amazing. The band has every right to be up there in the big stages with other bands of the same genre, and their frontwoman Angel has definitely improved a lot.  The sound was excellent, a very vital part for symphonic metal bands and the band sounded tight. The crowd was going crazy during the whole duration of their show and that added up to their performance. They’re now getting ready to release their second record and embark on a new tour witch also includes dates in Europe and Asia. I believe we’ll be hearing a lot from this band in the near future.

Setlist :
1.Father Of Wrath
2. Everfade
3. The Passage
4. Always Forever
5. Lost Again
6. Awakening Moonlight.

After a 10-15 minute break it was time for Scar Of The Sun to hit the stage. It was the second time for me to see them and I can’t say I had the best of memories from the first time. Actually the band is not even close to the kind of bands I listen to, but I can always enjoy a good show. The first good step was made, the band started out with very good sound which became a bit fuzzy during the end, but the crowd seemed to enjoy every minute of it. They sounded much tighter and much more professional than the last time I saw them, and the good sound just added up to that. The fuzzy sound during the end covered a lot of very good guitar work, which sadly some of it might have gone unnoticed. I believe though that the band keeps getting better, although the vocals might need a bit of improvement, but nevertheless they sound tight and that’s what matters most. I can also recall the crowd going really wild near the end, over a guitar pic and the setlist paper, things you rarely see nowadays.

1. 8th Ocean Dried
2. Ode To A Failure
3. Swansong Of Senses
4. Burn The Memory
5. Disciple Of The Sun
6. Gravity

After nearly 30-35 minutes of stage preparation, cheering and anticipation from the crowd, it was time for Firewind to hit the stage. Being a strong supporter of the underground scene for many years and nearly disregarding newer and more commercial stuff, I can’t say that I’m a big fan of the band myself, but I can certainly say that they can put up a show to please even the most demanding metal fan. Having seen them 2-3 times in the past, always supporting big metal bands, I never got the chance to see them play their own full headline show. This was also the end of their tour for the “Days Of Defiance” album, as well as the end of 2 other tours for Gus G, the world tour with Ozzy Osbourne and his solo tour in Japan.
I can’t say that like many bands Firewind have their “own crowd”. It’s true that most of the crowd is composed of really young people, but it’s definitely not the kind of band that does not please fans of older ages. Although the big fuss always comes from the really young ones. And I believe that is mostly because of two reasons. First because their style is considered more mainstream than other bands, which means it interests more than the average fan, and secondly because Gus G and Bob Katsionis are the two members of the band that have their own personal fame and fanbase which goes beyond the band, due to their musical activities outside Firewind.
Under the sound of Black Sabbaths Supertzar, the band came on stage. They started out with a couple of new songs and continued playing a lot of the old stuff as well. Most of the crowd was participating, singing and having fun in general. The sound was very good at the biggest part of the concert, just a little louder on the drums which was worse if you were standing on the sides like myself, a thing that made me change place during the concert. A lot of soloing and instrumental songs were played as well, which didn’t get not even a little boring at any part, because Gus and Bob were always interacting during playing them. The band is a real crowd pleaser though and really professional at what they do, even if it is just interacting with the crowd during the concert, unlike many bands do nowadays.
The band also presented their new drummer who, although he seemed a little young at age, managed to cope very well with the songs, as well as two new songs in this show, called “Losing My Mind” and “Wall Of Sound”, from their new work which is scheduled to be released in May, and it’s called “Few Against Many”. They also announced some special guest appearances for the Athens show, something that sadly never happened, although I did see certain members from other great Greek metal bands wandering around, such as InnerWish, Rotting Christ, etc.
In general it was a very good show, all the bands gave their best self, and it was indeed very nice and aspiring to see almost the entire crowd participating. We definitely need more shows like this one.

Setlist :
1. Ark Of Lies
2. Head Up High
3. Destination Forever
4. Keyboard Solo
5. Angels Forgive Me
6. World On Fire
7. Guitar Solo
8. The Fire And The Fury
9. Heading For The Dawn
10. My Loneliness
11. Mercenary Man
12. SKG
13. Wall Of Sound (New)
14. Till The End Of Time
15. I Am The Anger
16. Tyranny
17. Into The Fire
18. Losing My Mind (New)



The historic heavy metal band EMERALD from Holland, will play one show in Athens. The gig will take place on January 29th 2012, at KYTTARO LIVE CLUB.
The doors open at 20:00 and the first band will be on stage at 20:30. Support bands are STRIKELIGHT and WAR DANCE, 2 great Greek classic heavy metal bands.

Ticket Price: 10 euro 

Also a bench with tons of heavy metal CDs/LPs/Tapes/T-Shirts…

And here comes the good part…


1) Under 17 year old kids (Holding their valid ID card)

2) Over 3 months unemployed workers (Holding their valid unemployment card)

3) Over 55 year old kids…




33 + 1 Facts You Didn't Know About Abbath

33 + 1 Facts You Didn't Know About Abbath

Just for fun, some facts about out beloved Abbath and Immortal. 100% trve cvlt as always...
*not all of them are mine but I've added enough.

1. Abbath only sleeps once a year, and that time is known as summer.
2. Abbath can withstand famine, plague, and the fall of time.

3. The fjords of Norway were formed by the harsh and epic screams of Abbath's voice.
4. Abbath can harness the power of the moon.
5. The sun sets only because Abbath no longer wishes to see it.

6. Abbath has successfully flown the first cold air balloon.
7. Global warming is not true; Abbath just went on vacation.
8. Yetis aren't real; that's just Abbath.

9. When Rome burned, it was because Abbath breathed fire.
10. Many of the bars in the 18th century were burnt down because the alcohol triggered Abbath's fire breath. Subsequently, it is now illegal for Abbath to drink in any country at any bar.

11. Abbath only records his music on the top of the coldest glaciers in Norway.

12. Abbath has his own personal army; They are known as the "Blizzard Beasts".

13. Abbath will turn every town into ice; One by one.
14. Abbath has never used a jacket except for aesthetic purposes.
15. Abbath doesn't wear corpse paint; that's his actual face.

16. Abbath has never had a relationship; his heart was frozen by icewinds eons ago.
17. Abbath has succesfully created an army of snow and ice for his grim and frost bitten kingdom.

18. Abbath is the only living being that can give frostbites to a snowstorm.
19. Abbath can make the shiniest star in the galaxy Damned in Black.

20. Abbath has never had a warm beer!

21. Abbath created winter when he ejaculated for the first time.
22. Abbath is the first to break the ice in any conversation.
23. Abbath is 38 years old. Without counting the summer periods.

24. Abbath has only one son. His name is Subzero.
25. Polar Storms is just Abbath sneezing.

25. Abbaths car power is not counted in horsepower but reindeerpower.

26. When Immortal plays, winter comes to town.
27. Africa is still warm because Immortal haven't toured there, ever.

28. There never was an Ice Age, just Abbath doing a world tour.

29. Every time Abbath cuts his nails, a glacier breaks in the North Pole.
30. Abbath never takes a shower. The last time he did Norways water supply froze.

31. Every time Abbath has a blowjob, the girl gets a frostbite.
32. Abbaths dick erection is known as Hard Frost.

33. Abbaths father is known as Northern Darkness.

Bonus Fact:

The Mayans, and Nostradamus are both wrong. Only Abbath knows when All Shall Fall.

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