As promised, the P.O.T.N. Crew went to School of Rock Festival and saw all the bands play live. It was an amazing night and we now have our final band for this years’ Power of the Night Line-Up. Our next and final band is Stonus and this July the stage is theirs! See you all at Camelot Park!
Stonus is a 5 piece heavy rock band from Cyprus- Nicosia. They have recently released their first single ‘Coming In’ and they will soon record their debut EP ‘Supertrip’.
The band consists of:
Kyriacos Frangoulis – Vocalist
Pavlos Demetriou – Guitarist
Nikolas Frangoulis – Guitarist
Andreas Apeitos – Bassist
Kotsios Demetriades – Drummer
Mirror is the musical brainchild of bassist and die-hard metal connoisseur Tas Danazoglou (Electric Wizard, Satan’s Wrath). A chance meeting with London-based producer and accomplished drummer Jaime Gomez Arellano led to the two embarking on a shared musical vision that encompasses classic hard-rock, proto-metal sound with tasteful songwriting and musicianship. Guitarist Stamos K. was next to join. His musical instincts and considerable production experience suited the band’s ethos perfectly. He was followed by seasoned performer, Jimmy Mavromatis who, with his operatic tenor vocals, rounded out the growing roster. The final addition to the lineup was Los Angeles-based guitarist Matt Olivo whose infamy was earned as the co-founder of grindcore pioneers Repulsion.
The recording of Mirror’s, self-titled first, full-length release began in London at Orgone Studios (Ghost, Paradise Lost, Cathedral) in the fall of 2014 with drummer, Jaime Gomez Arellano handling production duties. The recording boasts strong melodic ideas with classic, heavy riffs inspired by the sounds of Scorpions, UFO, Iron Maiden, Deep Purple and the like.
In 2017 Nikolas ‘Sprits’ Moutafis – Guitars (Solitary Sabred, Hardraw, Orgasmatrons), Constantinos Constantinou – Guitars (Blynd) and Danny Koullis Georgiou Conway – Drums (Winter’s Verge, Stainlesz) joined forces with Mirror replacing Jaime Gomez Arellano, Stamos K. and Matt Olivo. With the new lineup they had their first Concert ever on June 10 2017 which was a blast.
The second album was recorded by Taz Danazoglou – Bass, Jimmy Mavromatis – Vocals, Jaime Gomez Arellano – Drums, George Solonos – Guitars, Nikolas ‘Sprits’ Moutafis – Guitars and Constantinos Constantinou – Guitars. It’s currently being mixed to be released in the following months.
We have some unfortunate news. Lorraine Cross had to cancel their appearance at Power of the Night Festival XII, due to unexpected issues that came up. We wish the guys best of luck and we hope to have them on the P.O.T.N. Stage in the near future. But we already have a new band to take the reins, and it’s none other than Mirror! The guys proved to be a force to be reckoned with on the stage and we couldn’t be happier to have them at the Festival! Check them out. They will not disappoint!
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Rawbin Cult is an alternative rock band that was formed in Nicosia, 2013. They started up as a cover band but at the same time they were experimenting on their own sounds. The band is currently working on their first original album which is expected to be released by the end of 2017. Some of their main influences include bands like Deftones, Kyuss, Soundgarden and Monster Magnet.
Since their start up, Rawbin Cult, have done a series of live gigs across the island building their reputation amongst the Cypriot rock music lovers. The pure amalgamation of the four members, together with their musically diverse backgrounds contribute to their unique music style and image.
Vocals: Constantina Perdiou
Guitar/backing vocals: Chris Patinios
Bass: Nikolas Praskellis
Drums: Soteris Ladas
A speed metal band from the EPIC island of Cyprus where no mercy is shown. Formed in the late 2010 (B.C) with a series of performances ever since in places like Katakomves, Power Of The Night Festival, Kingston, Frankys and more, playing underground metal covers at first and later on adding their own taste to their program which truly showed the band’s path to the sick heavy metal crowd of Cyprus!
In July 2013 they released their first Limited Edition Demo “RULLER OF THE SWORD” recorded at STEEL FORTRESS STUDIOS.
Featuring Graham Oliver and Steve Dawson – both founder members of the legendary British Heavy Metal – Oliver/Dawson Saxon continue to rock audiences around the world with a blistering live set chock full of iconic rock anthems, from some of the most classic albums in metal history.
After Saxon, Graham and Steve formed Son of a Bitch (Saxon’s original name) and recorded the album ‘Victim You’ with another former Saxon alumni Pete Gill, guitarist Haydn Conway and vocalist Ted Bullit. John ‘Wardi’ Ward joined in 2000 along with another former Saxon drummer Nigel Durham.
In 2010 the band released the ‘Motorbiker’ album to great reviews, and features live favourite ‘Whipping Boy’. In 2011 Seventh Son vocalist Brian Shaugnessey joined, alongside Paul Oliver on drums and recorded the live album ‘Blood and Thunder’.
Now featuring Gav Coulson on lead guitar after Haydn’s departure in 2016, ODS are back writing new material for 2017 with a range of festival dates already booked throughout the year – catch them near you soon!