STELLA MARIS

Country Israel

Style Hard Rock/Heavy Metal

Nick Miller (guitar), Dovi Sony (bass) and Fima Shuster (keyboards) formed the Stella Maris rock band in 1990 at the seaport town of Haifa in Israel. The band established a distinctive style and identity and in 1992 was signed up by Helicon, a leading local record company.

Their first album, Stella Maris Met with great success on the Israeli rock scene and quickly established the groups reputation Stella Maris performed throughout Israel and was the first Israeli band ever to have a clip screened on MTV. Resulting from their clip on MTV, a remarkable relationship was formed between the band and the legendary rock producer Chris Tsangarides who arrived in Israel to produce their second album.  The Open Gate,  this album came out in 1994 and met with enormous local success being described by critics the best of the rock genre as heard outside of Israel. In 2000 Stella Maris came out with their third album simply called
Stella Maris 3.

In 2002 Stella Maris produced their fourth album. Cavalier  Lukach, an outstanding vocalist whose background was in the heavy metal scene, joined the band in 2003. The band renewed their contact with Chris Tsangarides in England in the end of 2005 and sent him a demo of original songs they had recorded in English. On hearing the disc, Chris once again took the band under his wing and produced their fifth album in his London studio “the dump” The album which has now been completed contains 10 original songs, six of which were written by Chris himself in collaboration with the band.

In early February 2007 the band welcomes Rami Salmon (known as the singer of “Metal scent”) as the new vocalist, and Matan Shmueli on drums .on april 2007 the band supported Marty Friedman in israel.

In September 08-17-and 18 2008 STELLA MARIS supported  DEEP PURPLE the legendary band in Israel . for stella maris it was an experience they will never forget.  In the coming months The band is on a Tribute tour to LED ZEPPLIN , at this stage only in Israel .

ALBUMS

 

– Stella Maris [1992]
– Ha’shaar Niftach [1994]
– Searching For The Sun [2007]

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