The four piece band, Past Perfect were formed in Athens during December 2000 initialy by the singer B-Abyss
(Babis Diakoumeas) and guitar player E-Raptor (Elias Raptis).
The band went through several line-up changes as the two members were trying to find the right musicians to work with.
They started playing cover versions of bands such as Joy Division, Dead Can Dance, The Sisters of Mercy,
Flowers Of Romance and Nick Cave.
Pretty soon it was obvious that they needed to play their own original material so after many gigs in Athens,
they recorded their first 12 tracks.
They released a 6 track demo CD recorded live in 2002 simply titled “Past Perfect” and participated to the “Rock News” CD compilation by the same year.
They reached a cult status thanks to their stage-sound that evolved into a unique dark epic atmosphere,
with loops and sound effects, backed by projections.
On April 2002, the band released their first studio album through Cyberdelia Records
giving us a fresh dark wave sound.
Their theatrical point of view gave a new breath to what we knew so far as greek Gothic Rock
as their debut album, “Whispers of Souls In Silence” was flirting with dark wave and psychedelic music
and the band was soon on the front covers of the Greek music magazines.
They succeeded the radio-hit “If” and gained very nice reviews from the foreign press too (you can read a review of the album in english, here.
“If” found a place in the hearts of the Greek audience and turned out to be the highlight of the band’s live performances.
In 2003, the greek music mag “Rock & Roll” included their song “Land of Trydoubt” (which was recorded live) to its monthly CD compilation.
Past Perfect finaly came closer to the legends of their youth by supporting the english goth band The Mission on April the 18th in Athens.
Right after the show, the band was reached in the backstage by an other legend, this time of the
60s, Sky Saxon
(of the american garage band The Seeds) who asked them to join him for some concerts.
While Past Perfect were still recording their second album, they played live on Syros Island during 2007 and by the same year
they performed live on Playhouse Gotique #2 in Athens.
Both B-Abyss and E-Raptor are also members of the band New Zero God while Past Perfect are still active and ready to release a new album.
You can find more here
Official web site here
You can buy their album here