The PALADINE story started in 2013 when a group of three friends from Athens, Greece, felt the strong desire to express their common passion for Epic Heavy Metal. Founding members Chris “Crazy” Stergianidis (bass), Thanos Kollintzogiannakis (guitar – DESERT NEAR THE END) and Stamatis Katsafados (drums – THE SILENT RAGE), all former members of the underground band MYTHRAAL, decided to make their dream a reality and joined forces once again. The outcome was the composition of original material in Chris' home studio and the formation of a new band under the name “PALADINE”.
The purpose of PALADINE was to create music by combining the finest elements of what makes Metal, especially US-style Epic Heavy Metal, so great: power, melody, speed, energy and emotion. At the same time, the search was on for an appropriate singer that would fit with the band's epic sound and feeling. Finally, after a long period of searching, in 2014, Nick Protonotarios, aka The Metalizer, became the chosen one and joined as both the band's singer and lead guitarist. In 2015, the complete line-up took shape as the band was joined by keyboardist/backing vocalist Marilena Plitsi. The combination worked and it gave PALADINE the unique edge that defines the band's sound.
In late 2016, PALADINE completed the recording, mixing and mastering of their debut full-length album “Finding Solace” at Devasoundz Studios in Athens, Greece, in collaboration with their producer and huge friend Thimios Krikos (guitar – INNERWISH, DIVINER). Following that, a deal was signed with No Remorse Records for its release on 7 April, 2017.
In May 2017, the band underwent a line-up change. Thanos Kollintzogiannakis and Stamatis Katsafados were replaced by Kostas Smonos (rhythm guitars) and Nick Samios (session drums) respectively.
On 1 May, 2017, the band played its very first live show in Athens as an opening act for the Epic Metal Legends MANILLA ROAD as part of their 40th Anniversary World Tour.
Currently, the band plans to play some more live shows in order to promote the album.
PALADINE strongly believes that Metal is a lifestyle, a religion and a lot more than a simple music genre. Therefore, the band is committed to create and play Epic Heavy Metal without any compromises and wishes to become a part of its rich history.
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