SACRED BLOOD were founded originally under the band name SACRED, at December 2003 from Polydeykis (guitars, keyboards, soprano recorder). The band quickly joined Aiantas (guitars) and Tasos ( drums ) and a vocalist was found too, Nikos. Polydeykis and Nikos enter the studio with the absence of Tasos, who could not make it for the recordings, due to job difficulties.
With this line-up they record their first self financed demo cd titled "Clash of The Titans" in the home studio of the drummer of the Hellenic speed/power heavy metal band "CRYSTAL TEARS", Chrisafis Tantanozis. The demo included four tracks in the music direction of heavy/power/epic metal and got some very encouraging reviews from the underground heavy metal scene. The band played also in 3 metal gigs that took place in North Hellas (Komotini, Alexandroupolis), which is where they originally come from. While the band's name was still SACRED, a third guitarplayer joined the band, and was found at the name of Manos Moutaftsis (now at Dragon's Lair), an old friend and metal brother. In the same time, a friend and brother from Komotini, Sakis Karapanos, offered to sing in the band's second appearance in Komotini, in Valhalla metal club, covering the place of the singer Nikos, who was having serious family matters at the time..
After the release of the demo, the band moved permanently to Athens, and continued its activity there but the vocalist Nikos got married and could not keep up with the schedule of the band. The drummer of the band, Tasos, also left for personal reasons. The band was searching for a singer and audiotioned some singers as well, when one day Polydeykis (guitars, keyboards) received a phonecall from the current singer and basic member of the band, Iason (John Georgopoylos ex Airged L'amh), and from then on Iason became a full time and basic member of the band. The band also joined as a session drum player the well know drummer George Karahalios (Ex Spitfire, Snowblind, etc) to help with the recordings of the album.The band started working on some ideas that existed from long ago, and along with some new ones, they composed 10 tracks that musically they are heavy / power / epic metal with some folk elements from the Hellenic and Celtic music heritage and lyrically they refer to the BATTLE OF THERMOPYLAE and the heroic sacrifice of 300 Spartan and 700 Thespian warriors, against 1.000.000 Persians, in an effort to remain free. On Novermber 2005 Jim " The Animal" Stamatis joins the band as permanent drummer offering his furious drum playing to the SACRED BLOOD sound.Their debut cd THE BATTLE OF THERMOPYLAE:THE CHRONICLE IS RELEASED in 2008 gaining amazing reviews. In 2012 the band released a concept album about the deeds and lore on Alexander the Great, called ALEXANDROS gaining amazing reviews and being one of the best greek metal releases in 2012 in many webzines. Meanwile, through 2013 Sacred Blood announced that George Karahalios (ex- Spitfire, Snowblind, Maidenance) is the new drummer and will be playing the drums in our forthcoming album "Argonautica", the story of the Argonauts and their glorious campaign to the ends of the World. George has worked with the band also in the debut, "The Battle of Thermopylae: The Chronicle" and he is more than ready to unleash his mighty war-like drumming style in the third album!
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