Misty Valley – Misty Valley [2008]

Country Greece          Style Bluesy Hard Rock

Rating 77/100

Band Members
Byron “2112” Dollas – Guitar,Backing Vocals, George Hatzopoulos – Drums, Janick Tragakis – Vocals, Alex “PsychoVonL” Anagnostopoulos – Keyboard, Aris Spathas – Bass

Tracks
01. Porn Star, 02. Bring Back the Sun, 03. Backseat Education, 04. The Female

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Profile Formed early 2007 by Byron 2112 Dollas(guitars),Aris Vinter Spathas(bass guitar),Alex PsychoVonL Anagnostopoulos(keyboards) and George Hatzopoulos(drums).They worked as an instrumental quartet on their material until vocalist Janick Tragakis joined the band.Band’s first name was Descendants (under that name they recorded as a quartet a demo track called “Crimson Tide/Blue Sea”),then after’s Tragakis’ appearance the name changed into Descendants Of Dharma (the band’s first track’s title), until it changed into Misty Valley (as a tribute to the Sweden’s finest hard rock band Spiritual Beggars)just before their first live show(Penteli,November 2007).

January 2008:Misty Valley record their first 4-track demo(entitled”Demo 2008″or just “Misty Valley”)featuring the songs”Porn Star”,”Bring Back The Sun”,”Backseat Education” and “The Female”. After a handful of live shows the band records its first EP called “Through The Mist” (July 2008)produced by Jimmy Summer (guitarist of Hannibal,Raging Storm) and Antonis Vouzounaras (bass player for Alchimistes)at Studio 222(Kallithea,Athens).”Through The Mist” features “Porn Star”,”Bring Back The Sun”,”Do I Know Me”,”She’s Smiling Through The Mist”,”Descendants Of Dharma” and “The Walker”.

In 2008/2009 season Misty Valley succeeded to give even more live shows,with landmarks 3 performances in An Club as part of the Battle Of The Bands,in which Misty Valley occupied the 3rd place between over 50 bands. We have to mention our first performance as a support act of an international artist’s Greek show too,and that was with Spice And The Rj Band from Sweden.That summer Misty Valley recorded at In The Core Media studios (Ampelokipi) 3 tracks:”She’s Smiling Through The Mist”,”Last Stand” and “The Walker” produced by Nick M of Insidead fame for a future release.Misty Valley keep givin’ shows whenever and wherever they can. Even in empty airplane stations.

Misty Valley’s sound is an aftermath of the band’s member’s different music tastes on hard rock and metal music(for example Byron loves ’70s rock and progressive,Alex is more into symphonic and female fronted Metal,Aris listens mostly to epic,black and glam metal, George is a die hard fan of Metallica,Janick is a doomster/stoner rocker and NWOBHM lover…).

 

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