One of my all time favourite bands, led by German writer and producer Frank Bornemann. They have a new CD out this very month November, 2009, there first for 11 years! And from what Frank has told me, it's a return to more classic style Eloy!!!
Psychedelic Rock, Math Rock, Progressive Metal, Also a fan of other genres of music
Soundgeist is a progressive – psychedelic band from Heraklion (Crete) - Greece. The band started from Emmanuel Zografakis (Guitar) And Antreas Anastopoulos (Bass) in May of 2004, working together some ideas. After a while Panagiotis Mavrakis joined the band on Drums. The three of them started rehearsing intensively, the whole summer and autumn. In the end of the year they had the opportunity for a live ,in order to make it happen they asked for the help of Emmanuel Fazos on rhythm guitars.
In the beginning of the New Year they decided that the sound of synths suited them better ,so Eleni Almpantaki came to the band, which she was replaced shortly after from Stelios Kanitsakis. A couple of months later Dimitris Skourtis took the place of Singer in the band. The summer of 2005 found the band to participate actively in the local festivals using the name “Devils Interval” (which was inspired from a musical term).
In 2006 the band decided to record their first work “…the fine line between”. In October of the same year they started promoting their music in Greek and international music press ,while they were searching also for a record deal. In June of 2007 they signed with M.P.& Records from Italy and carried on their live Appearances besides the difficulties they faced and the temporarily replacements of Antreas Anastopoulos And Stelios Kanitsakis from Michalis Serlidakis and Jason Grammatikopoulos, due to obligations of the original members.
The CD was published in February of 2009 and has 6 tracks plus a bonus track , with more than 40 minutes of music totally. The name of the band comes from 2 words: the English “sound” and the German “Geist”(which means spirit).It was inspired from an article of a German web-zine , That used the word in a review of a band ,to declare that they had captured the “spirit of sound” of that era. They decided that this name was more right for them, because it represented the image They wanted to show to their audience (that their music is based on imagination, psychedelia and love in music)
Influences or Favorite Bands
Ark(Norway), Dream Theater, Ozric Tentacles, Porcupine Tree, Pain of Salvation,
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