Sorrowful Angels - Biography




The original idea of Sorrowful Angels was conceived in 1999, but it was during December 2008 that Sorrowful Angels decided to share their music worldwide. In 2009 they signed a record deal with Sleaszy Rider Records, entered CFN Recording Studios and record some brand new material making a very dynamic debut.

Their first full length album called "Ship In Your Trip", contained 10 darkly brooding melancholic songs. Sorrowful Angels soon started to land gigs in the Greek and European underground scene, make appearances in the national TV stations and giving interviews in the press sharing their thoughts and presenting their initial atmospheric material who reached the Top 50 of Greek radio airplays.

Along with the recordings, their first official video clip of the song "Denial" was created and directed by Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Outloud).

At the same time are handpicked by legendary Claus Meine (Scorpions), himself to enter the final round of the Scorpions Contest held in Greece. It was the first time ever in the country that a Gothic Rock/Metal band ever achieved such an honour.

Later that year, a special EP containing 5 tracks out of the debut album and their "Denial" video clip, was made and packaged along with Metal Hammer's (Gr) October issue giving the band extensive promotion.

In February of 2010, Sorrowful Angels where voted by the readers as one of the 5 most important and promising heavy metal bands in Greece's Metal Hammer annual poll.

In June 2010 they released their second official video clip of the song "Suicidal Manners" taken from the album ''Ship in your Trip'' directed by PLAYS2PLACE Productions.

After a request of the Swedish band Code 64 they worked on their Digital EP called "Deviant" which was released by Progress Productions in August 2011

Sorrowful Angels were selected to participate as opening act by various Greek promoters such as Big Star Promotion/Touring in live performances like Paradise Lost, Katatonia, Moonspell, Sirenia and Star Industry. They shared the stage with acts like Anathema, UDO, Rotting Christ, Crossover, Deviser and many more.

Entering once again in the studio, Sorrowful Angels prepared their second album called "Omens" at CFN Recordings Studio, which was released on December 2011 by Warner/Legend music.