Women of Metal… December 2014 Band of the Month
“Enemy of Reality… is a joining of regal forces that finally occurred in 2013 in Athens, Greece. Lyric soprano Iliana Tsakiraki, guitarist Steelianos, keyboardist Marianthi, bassist Thanos and drummer Philip Stone each bring something unique to this all-star lineup.
Iliana, the voice behind Meden Agan, released a highly acclaimed studio album (Erevos Aenaon) and EP (Nemesis) with the groundbreaking group before she set her sights on new horizons. She also participated in Septicflesh’s latest studio album, The Great Mass, which was chosen as one of the very best metal albums of 2011. She has shared the stage with Tarja Turunen, Epica, Visions Of Atlantis, Maiden United and many more. She has also performed at the last two installments of Metal Female Voices Fest; MFVF Xl saw Steelianos and Philip take the stage as well with Iliana and Eve’s Apple.
Steelianos, lead guitar, comes to the band from Keado Mores and Steelborn. He is also an accomplished solo artist, and his guitar artistry imprints his unmistakable style onto Enemy of Reality’s songs. Philip Stone is also a veteran of Meden Agan; he takes the drum throne now for EOR and provides a crushing heartbeat to every measure. Bass is held down by Thanos of FM Records’ Chthonian Alchemy, and, rounding the sound out, Marianthe on keyboards makes this band a two-woman outfit.
With the excesses of talent and experience this group has collectively, they are destined to be unstoppable!
Iliana – Vocals
Steelianos – Guitars
Marianthe – Keys
Thanos – Bass
Philip – Drums
ABOUT “REJECTED GODS” ALBUM
‘REJECTED GODS’ is the debut album of Enemy Of Reality and it features 10 mind-blowing tracks in the genre of symphonic metal, with a few influences of progressive metal. The band combines different influences from classical music & opera to progressive & heavy metal, a fact that leads to this special result and brings something different to the table of modern metal. The record consists of powerful modern riffs, melodic progressive solos that raise the listener’s interest without becoming boring for anyone. The chorus parts are quite intense and the operatic vocals are powerful and emotional at the same time. The opening track (intro) was composed by Christos Antoniou (SepticFlesh – Chaostar) and the closing track (ballad) was arranged by Renos Miliaris (SeptemberCode). Also, the album features guest performances by: Ailyn Giménez (Sirenia), Mike LePond (Symphony X), Androniki Skoula (Chaostar) and Maxi Nil (Jaded Star, ex-Visions of Atlantis).