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BAND

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, both a lyric video and a music video are planned to be released as part of the promotion of 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.

Keep The Flame Burning...
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Marilena
Plitsi

Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Kostas
Smonos

Rhythm Guitars
Nick
'The Metalizer'
Protonotarios

Vocals & Lead Guitars
Chris
'Crazy'
Stergianidis

Bass Guitar
Nick
Samios

Session Drums
Nick
'The Metalizer'
Protonotarios

Vocals & Lead Guitars


Kostas
Smonos

Rhythm Guitars
Chris
'Crazy'
Stergianidis

Bass Guitar


Marilena
Plitsi

Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Nick
Samios

Session Drums

DISCOGRAPHY

Paladine band Finding Solace album cover
FINDING SOLACE
(No Remorse Records)
Released 7 April, 2017

Paladine band Finding Solace album cover
FINDING SOLACE
(No Remorse Records)
Released 7 April, 2017

1. Dragonrider
2. Master Of Present & Past
3. The Inn Of The Last Home
4. Knight Of The Black Rose
5. Paladine
6. Finding Solace
7. Midnight Sky
8. The Metalizer

CREDITS:
Nick "The Metalizer" Protonotarios - vocals & lead guitars
Thanos Kollintzogiannakis - rhythm guitars
Chris "Crazy" Stergianidis - bass guitar
Marilena Plitsi - keyboards
Stamatis Katsafados - drums

All songs written by PALADINE

Produced, mixed and mastered by Thimios Krikos
Drums recorded at Devasoundz Studios in Athens, Greece

Voice on "The Inn of the Last Home" by Fragiskos Samoilis
Lead guitar intro on "Knight of the Black Rose" by Teo Chatzigrigoriou
Voice on "Midnight Sky" by Chris Katzourakis

Cover artwork by Jimmy "Dreadjim" Ling
Photography by Labros Papakostas
Layout by George Zacharoglou

1. Dragonrider
2. Master Of Present & Past
3. The Inn Of The Last Home
4. Knight Of The Black Rose
5. Paladine
6. Finding Solace
7. Midnight Sky
8. The Metalizer

CREDITS:
Nick "The Metalizer" Protonotarios - vocals & lead guitars
Thanos Kollintzogiannakis - rhythm guitars
Chris "Crazy" Stergianidis - bass guitar
Marilena Plitsi - keyboards
Stamatis Katsafados - drums

All songs written by PALADINE

Produced, mixed and mastered by Thimios Krikos
Drums recorded at Devasoundz Studios in Athens, Greece

Voice on "The Inn of the Last Home" by Fragiskos Samoilis
Lead guitar intro on "Knight of the Black Rose" by Teo Chatzigrigoriou
Voice on "Midnight Sky" by Chris Katzourakis

Cover artwork by Jimmy "Dreadjim" Ling
Photography by Labros Papakostas
Layout by George Zacharoglou

MEDIA

Music


Track: Paladine
Official Lyric Video
(taken from "Finding Solace" album)




Track: Dragonrider
Official Audio
(taken from "Finding Solace" album)




Track: From Ground To Highness
Official Music Video
(previously unreleased)





Interviews


Interview On THE METAL THERAPY Radio Show (in Greek)
(12 March, 2017)



Interview On APROCKALYPTA Radio Show (in Greek)
(30 May, 2017)




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TOUR DATES

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