Sep 212021

Rockshots Records announces they will be releasing Greece’s Thirty Fates‘ new album “Circus Black” on December 10th, 2021. The upcoming full-length is a 9 track anniversary record to celebrate the trio consisting of brothers Elias and Nick Tzintzilonis and Stelios Papakostas thirty years in heavy metal as friends and bandmates.

The trio’s history begins in 1988 when they introduced themselves to the world in a band named Metal Invaders, which was soon changed to Black Fate. Under that moniker, they released a 4-track demo (1991), but soon after Elias (guitars) continued on to other various bands. Stelios (vocals) went on to a solo pop career releasing singles and touring all around Greece, along with forming the band Blow. Nick (drums) went on to other rock-heavy-pop bands, touring also as a freelancer and continuing on with Black Fate with four amazing musicians, where they released a self-titled EP (2001) and four full-lengths “Uncover” (2002) (Secret Port Records), “Deliverance of Soul” (2009) (Asiral), Between Visions & Lies (2014) (Ulterium Records) and “Ithaca” (2020) (Rockshots Records).

The trio of Thirty Fates explain how their reunion came to be:

“We felt the need to reform the band after so long time for our thirst of playing music together again. It came out spontaneously when we met each other five years ago, rehearsing the old staff reminiscing the good old times. Then we decided to re-record our first demo and some spare old songs, as we had all the efforts for making a record come to life. Seemed from the beginning we knew what exactly we wanted to do. Making music after so long, was a joyful ride from the past to the present & we really enjoyed it. For all our friends & loyal fans, who have followed for thirty years & also for our new friends. We hope you enjoy our music. It’s worth a listen.”

Continue reading »

Black Fate – “Ithaca”

 Posted by on February 3, 2021 at 23:39  No Responses »
Feb 032021

Greek melodic progressive metal band Black Fate return strong and forceful on their newest album ‘Ithaca’, delivering powerful performance throughout. They bring together a beautiful symphonic landscape that is organically salty and filled with catchy guitar riffs, and big score melodies highlights. It is evident the band has progressively moved forward from album to album, and Ithaca is a wonderful landscape of great artistry matured and seasoned as it is beautiful and epic filled. Chemistry is a very important component in the fluidity of the product, and the musicians ooze chemistry through their skill set. This chemistry allows for easy listening and great enjoyment of the occasion, and one feels allured to celebrate the accomplishment of “Ithaca” with the band naturally.

The vocals deliver a hauntingly and dramatic execution that is a complimentary driving force to the musical landscape beneath. Vasilis Georgiou has a lot of warmth and depth to his voice that draws one into the musical landscape and the adventure story telling.

Continue reading »

Nov 072020

The new album “Ithaca” by progressive power metal band Black Fate is out now via Rockshots Records (worldwide) an Rubicon Music (Japan). To celebrate the event, the band is sharing the official video of the japanese exclusive bonus track ‘Fatal Prelude’.

Guitarist Gus Drax comments about the track: “I’m super excited to share with you all the ‘Fatal Prelude’ video clip. ‘Fatal Prelude’ is a bonus track that I and Themis Koparanidis wrote for the Japanese version of my band’s Black Fate new album called “Ithaca”.‘.

The video was Filmed & Edited by Bob Katsionis for Progressive Vision Group.

Watch the video for ‘Fatal Prelude’ below.

Continue reading »

Oct 232020

Progressive Power Metal band Black Fate unleashed ‘Nemesis’ second single off their new album “Ithaca” which will be released Oct. 23rd via Rockshots Records.

Says the band: We are extremely excited to share with you our new video for the song ‘Maze’. As we promised,we wouldn’t leave the release date of our new album without something special! And of course, we are so proud and happy that our new album “Ithaca” is finally out and you can all hear it NOW in all platforms. – Watch and Listen ‘Maze’ below.

With their heartbreaking world-class vocals, catchy hooks and lyrics, along with crashing guitar riffs, haunting melodies, and furious technical and melodic solos, Black Fate continues to satisfy bands with the release of their 5th studio album “Ithaca” coming out October 23 via Rockshots Records.

Continue reading »

Sep 242020

Progressive Power Metal band Black Fate unleashed ‘Nemesis’ second single off their new album “Ithaca”.

Watch and Listen ‘Nemesis’ below.

The band comments about the song: “‘Nemesis’ is probably the darkest song of “Ithaca”. Haunting lyrics combined with wicked melodies, atmospheric orchestrations, grandiose guitars and delightful rhythm section signals a new era for the band.”

With their heartbreaking world-class vocals, catchy hooks and lyrics, along with crashing guitar riffs, haunting melodies, and furious technical and melodic solos, Black Fate continues to satisfy bands with the release of their 5th studio album “Ithaca” coming out October 23 via Rockshots Records.

Continue reading »