Written by the_chelf@yahoo.gr

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.





Comments: 20

  1. I love finding new music and learning a little about the band themselves. Great interview and I will certainly check them out!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      I hope that you do!

  2. What a lovely insight! I love music but never got to check them out. Will do now, thanks for your suggestion!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      thank you for stopping by!

  3. That’s a great reason to form a band actually. I love this. Great interview and I’d definitely see the movie if it was Jim Carey that played him lol

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Very glad you enjoyed the interview!

  4. My husband is a record collector so he’s always finding new (old) music I’ve never heard of. I love a great cover band.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Same here Rosemary!

  5. I do not listen to music much. I think we should celebrate them both when living and when unfortunate things happen.

  6. This is so cool. Thank you for doing this interview. I have never heard of this band before. They sound cool.

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      They really are! Thank you for stopping by!

  7. Nice post. the dead deserves a remembrance for the impact they have made

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Very true!

  8. Sounds like my kind of music! I am going to have to give them a listen!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Yay! Let me know what ya think!

  9. Dada says:

    I am not into hardcore ect but I do love to discover new music. Like just a few days ago my husband asked me if I ever have heard of ACDC…sure I said everybody know about them but I have never actually sit down and listen to their songs and so we did. Ammazzing!

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      Never too late Dada! Thank you for stopping by!

  10. Adel says:

    I love Metal. Will definitely be on the look out for them. Thank you for sharing

    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr says:

      In that case I’m sure you’ll love them to death 😉 see what I did there?

  11. I love In Memory’s concept! I’ve never really listened to medal but would totally love to check out their stuff!

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