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Parthian Shot was created in 2003 by Blizzard ex-vocalist, Panagiotis Papageorgiou, Blizzard ex-guitarist Pashalis Antoniou and bassist Giannis Lykakis. First drummer of the band was Aggelos Vafiades (ex-Deadlock, 9MM, Tigre Sporakia etc.), but he prefered to take over his natural position,this of the keyboard player. After many auditions, Vagelis Baliousis joins the band. During the rehearsals,he brings young guitar virtuoso Christos Michalis (aka Chris Mike), in order to join Parthian Shot.
After many live cover shows and rehearshals,the band releases, in 2004,it's first demo cd "Emotion;hope", fully recorded in "Ihion Studio" (now Studio 133), gaining a number of possitive reactions and critics, selling more than 500 copies
In 2004-2005, Parthian Shot appears with some of the best greek underground bands, such as Birthmark, The Dive, Wild Machine, Down & Out, Acid Baby (where Vagelis played also), In Comma, Miyoko, Potergeist and others.
In October, 2005 the band enters a hiatus, due to Vagelis' departure to England and a personal issue of Giannis. At that time Panagiotis joins Acid Baby and Chris joins God.Fear. None.
In December, 2007, with the addition of a young and promising guitarist, Kostas Smonos and Alex Gavras (ex-Acid Baby, Spiraling Entropy, Memorabilia) behind drums, the band reunites for a tribute show for Dimebag Darell, in AN Club.
In 2008,Parthian Shot's songs "Have A Nice Day" & "Emotion;Hope" become the video score/soundtrack for a short movie called "Purple Rays",made by highschool students from Greece (directed by Benteniti Maria & Mantesi Nantia) and deals with the "Youth & Drugs" issue,and appears in the "StrangerFestival" Video Competition (Westergasfabriek,Amsterdam-Holland through 3-5 July 2008),supported by the European Cultural Foundation.
In May,2008 Parthian Shot deals a single, full-of-covers, comeback show at "AN" club, Athens. Birthmark honours P.S. by opening the gig.
In 2011 the band is ready to release the second, self-titled demo, with Kostas Smonos and drummer Stelios "Beast" Pavlou as full-time members.
On the 16th of December,2011,at the historical "Kyttaron" club of Athens,GR, Parthian Shot performs the very first Queen tribute live,ever occurred in Greece,under the title "40 Years Queen",organized by SoundPixel,and more than 400 people supported the more-than-2,5-hours show.
In 2012 Diamond Kalafatiades(keys,piano) joins P.S. as a full-time member.The band also releases its first self-produced/financed EP,the critically acclaimed "Parthian Shot 2012",which already sold,within the first 3 months,300 copies.Stelios departs from the band,due to personal/family issues.
In 2013,the band releases via its official youtube channel, www.youtube.com/parthianshotgr, its FIRST OFFICIAL video, for the EP's opening track,"Placebo",starring Christina Pahi and directed/produced by Giannis Daridis & Serial Filmers.Also presented its work on TV,for the "TV WAR" show,hosted by Metal Hammer's Hakos Pervanidis,for MAD TV.Also,earns the "Suggestion of the Month" honors,from Metal Hammer Magazine,GR(January '13 issue),escorted by a full EP review and a dual-page inteview.
Parthian Shot - Parthian Shot
Год: 2013 EP
Стиль: Progressive / Heavy Metal
2. Old Enough
3. Stolen-Back Life
Stelios "Beast" Pavlou - Drums, Percussions
Kostas Smonos - Guitar
Panagiotis "Parthos" Papageorgiou - Vocals, Percussions
Diamantis Kalafatiades - Keyboard
Christos Michalis - Guitar, Back Vocals
Giannis Lykakis - Bass, Back Vocals