The idea of “In Memory…” came up when their music heroes started passing away, idols like Dimebag Darrel, Chuck Schuldiner, Ronnie James Dio, and many more.They formed the group in order to honour their names and legacy, paying tribute to them, not to the bands in general. They found this project both noble and interesting, because they cover a wide range of genres, ( hard rock, heavy, power, thrash, doom, death, black…), which makes this even more intriguing.
In Memory squad:
vocals / guitar – Cons Marg (Until Rain, Hail Spirit Noir, Dustynation, The Sabbath Stones) guitar – Dimitris Gkoutziamanis (Astral Crossing, The Sabbath Stones, ex-Crystal Tears) bass – Dimitris Dinas (Madrake, ex-Koronzon) drums / backing vocals – Vaggelis Kanavitsados (Madrake, Astral Crossing, Resistance, The Sabbath Stones) guitar – Mimis Kanavitsados (The Sabbath Stones)
1 Why honoring the dead instead of celebrating the living?
This is quite simple. That’s why this band was formed in the first place. The living are still able to celebrate themselves! We just wanted to remind everyone of musical heroes who passed away, honour their legacy. We are happy to keep the flame alive.
2 Use 5 words to describe the band.
We wanted to honour all those who infuenced us with their music, so we formed a band with distinctive dynamic and respect to them. “There’s just five words to say… as you go down, down down… We’re gonna burn in Hell“
3 This one is for the vocalist: Clearly this is not your traditional cover band. You have to perform a wide range of songs which comes with a price: You can’t tailor the material to your own personal vocal skills. How do you cope being a vocal chameleon?
Most of the songs that we get to cover are all-time-classics. Songs that, in my case, were my own private music school. It’s material that I’ve spent countless hours listening to, as a kid, made me wanna become a musician and ultimately influenced my style of delivery in my own music. Vocally, I found out at young age that I could imitate sounds and voices. Being a music lover, I imitated lots of singers and vocalists (metal and non-metal). Now it kinda pays off. Because death has no music genres, the band was formed to give us the chance to perform this wide range of musical variety, and that was one of the reasons I joined the band in the first place.
4 Who would play you in the “In Memory: The Movie” ?
I would say either edward norton (only because they tell me i look like him, not my words) or being the jester of the band jim carrey… so yeah ,most probably jim carrey!
5 Resurrection question.
It’s the end of the world as we know it and you can only resurrect one of the dead. Which one?
Dimebag Darrell…Pantera was the band and Dime the riffmaster that kept metal alive in a weird grunge era…
Check them out here. You’ll get hooked, they are really good.