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From Ερεβος to Erevos

29 Oct

Nowdays, many years after their final break up, Erevos reached a cult status.
Little is known to their followers about their relationship to Giorgos Tsigkos with whom
they were playing with under the name Rekviem (I am almost sure about the name Rekviem).
One thing that I am sure of, is that Tsigkos left the band to found George Tsigkos kai oi
Mavri Kykli (gr. Γιώργος Τσίγκος και οι Μαύροι Κύκλοι) while the guitar player Michalis Galaios
and the singer/keyboard player Lambros Sfyris found new members and formed Erevos in 1989.
The sound of the band was a mixture of dark wave and psychedelic rock with very melancholic
lyrics written by Galaios giving many times the impression of a new style of rembetiko music.
(They even featured a song titled Rembetiko in this album)
Sfyris’s cheesie vocals followed by his gloomy keyboard lines were dressing the haunting
drum beat and M.Galaios’s brother, George, played the bass guitar.
After a string of gigs the band released their debut LP “Epomeni Mera” (engl. The Day After
 gr. Επόμενη Μέρα) during 1991.
Erevos continued with a line up change as Leonidas Togkas replaced the drummer Markos
Diamandopoulos.
In 1994 the band recorded 6 tracks for their next release, the mini LP “Aimos“,
released during 1995 and had their one and only video, directed by George Kagialedakis (member
of the band “Sonar Blips” and “Rag”).

Erevos – To spiti me ta Paraxena

In 1999, their last album was released, the CD “Anoites Ehthres” (engl. Foolish Hatred gr. Ανόητες Εχθρες)
After that, the band seized to exist.
Sfyris went on working as a sound engineer while M.Galaios joined the band Lost Bodies
as their bass player.
Lately, M. Galaios is working on his new project, “Mavres Komodies” on a more electronic mood.
There is one more CD released, which was remastered by Coti K. (ex Film Noir member) including the two first albums, “Epomeni Mera” and “Aimos” that were only on
vinyl format.

A few more Erevos tracks can be found on several compilations.

to listen more:
Erevos official site

Mavres Komodies

 
2 Comments

Posted by on October 29, 2008 in New Wave / Dark Wave

 

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2 responses to “From Ερεβος to Erevos

  1. The Priestess

    October 30, 2008 at 10:33 am

    I have been listening to EREVOS these days… their gloomy, surreal rage suits my mood…

    Brilliant presentation of a very interesting band! Thank you once more!🙂

     
  2. panole8riambos

    October 30, 2008 at 11:57 am

    Thank you very much.
    I agreed with Michalis Galaios for an interview but he is kinda busy lately.
    I’ll get him soon though.

     

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