Biography

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SIMPLEFAST BIOGRAPHY

Simplefast, is a Metal band from Athens, Greece, formed in late 2011.

Their main characteristic is the dual-guitar melodies and how they blend into a more heavy or thrashy style, depending on the song.  Among the artists that have influenced the sound of the band are Metallica, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Volbeat and Ghost.

Until now, they have performed many shows in Greece and in Europe, making support appearances in bands like Defeater, BioCancer, Chronosphere and Exarsis, a co-headlining tour with Ghost Season in Eastern and Central Europe and headlining many shows in Greece.

Starting from 2014,  they have released 3 albums, “Cursed” EP(2014) as an independent release, “Apocalypse”(2017) through Amadea Records and “Eternal”, which was released in February 2020 through Sliptrick Records as a worldwide release in physical and digital format.

“Eternal” at the monthly Akademia Music Awards, won the best metal album title of February 2020 and got a nomination for Simplefast as the “Artist of the year”.

Also, “Eternal” has received many great reviews by blogs, magazines and sites, some of them referring “Simplefast are able to give a breath of fresh air to a fairly traditional genre….and “Eternal” is the valid proof!”- Allaroundmetal.com(4/5) , Eternal will be one of those under the radar efforts for most – as they have solid musicianship and songwriting skills”- DeadRhetoric.com(8/10) , “Aggressive riffage, epic guitar solos and a strong vocal see this album stand tall over its peers”Abrasivenoise.com(7/10) , ” With this album,  Simplefast  surprises us and reassures us at the same time. A  Thrash Metal  far from conventions, mixing melody and aggressiveness” –Soilchronicles.fr(7/10) , Three years after their debut album “Apocalypse” they come again with a heavier sound, faster songs and an excellent production”- Rockway.gr , “This is such a rich time for metal worldwide. A fairly new addition to those riches is SIMPLEFAST” –Metal-Temple.com(9/10).

 

Members:

Yiannis Voulgaropoulos – Lead Vocals

Hector Stavrakas – Guitar/ Backing Vocals

Panos Zorg – Guitar/ Backing Vocals

Nikolas Tzanavaras – Bass

Stratos Midelias – Drums

 

Simplefast’s Discography:
2013- Metal Fury (Single)
2014- Cursed (Single)
2014- Cursed (EP)
2017- Pain (Single)
2017- The Escape (Single)
2017- Not Coming Home (Single)
2017- Apocalypse (LP)
2020- Eternal (LP)

Simplefast’s Awards:

Akademia Music Awards 2020 February – Best Heavy Metal Album “Eternal”

Simplefast Tours:
2012-2014: To begin with…tour (22 dates)
2014-2016: The Cursed Tour (16 dates)
2017-2019 : Apocalypse Over Europe Tour (13 dates)
2019-___ : Eternal Tour (1 date)* counting

Songs Statistics (Times Performed Live):

Last Hope For Salvation – 10 times (Premiere 14/11/2014) – (Last time played 14/10/2016)

Within Your Soul – 28 times (Premiere 14/11/2014) – (Last time played 08/12/2019)

Game Of Fate – 30 times (Premiere 08/06/2014) – (Last time played 08/12/2019)

I Won’t Cry – 16 times (Premiere 14/11/2014) – (Last time played 19/04/2019)

Cursed – 41 times (Premiere 07/09/2013) – (Last time played 08/12/2019)

Metal Fury – 32 times (Premiere 13/05/2012) – (Last time played 19/04/2019)

Apocalypse – 5 times (Premiere 21/05/2017) – (Last time played 27/05/2018)

Pain – 17 times (Premiere 01/06/2016) – (Last time played 08/12/2019)

The Escape – 2 times (Premiere 14/07/2017)  – (Last time played 22/02/2019)

Not Coming Home – 1 time (Premiere 14/07/2017)

Sins – 13 times (Premiere 21/05/2017) – (Last time played 08/12/2019)

King Of The World – 13 times (Premiere 21/05/2017) – (Last time played 08/12/2019)

As Chaos Prevails – 10 times (Premiere 21/05/2017)  – (Last time played 27/05/2018)

Enter The Maze – 0

Chasing Ghosts – 6 times (Premiere 21/05/2017)  – (Last time played 27/05/2018)

Alive – 0

Magnitude – 2 times (Premiere 19/04/2019) – (Last time played 08/12/2019)

The Liar’s Truth- 1 time (Premiere 08/12/2019)

Nero Reborn – 3 times (Premiere 22/02/2019) – (Last time played 08/12/2019)

Destroyer – 0 

Atonement – 0 

Tension – 0 

Divine Prophecy – 0

Eternal – 1 time (Premiere 08/12/2019)