Nightstalker, the preeminent godfathers of Greek hard rock music scene, boast a 30-year legacy adorned in heavy riffs, hazy smoke, and raw psychedelia. Countless attempts to categorize their unique sound have failed time and time again, as their varied influences have produced an intoxicating mixture of sonic textures you won’t find anywhere else. Just like Kyuss, Monster Magnet, Black Sabbath, and Motörhead, Nightstalker have left an unparalleled imprint on the rock underground.
The Dead Rock Commandos of Greece offer a discography of eight hard-punching albums that have consistently expanded Nightstalker’s template without ever straying from the band’s identity. Their latest album, 2019’s Great Hallucinations, is auditory proofof the band’s extensive experimentation with every illicit substance known to man. With itsgroovy, catchy riffs and deep, expansive psychedelic tracks, Nightstalker’s latest opus iseasily the most mature yet trippy body of work the band has ever produced.Nightstalker was founded in 1989 by the band’s frontman and original drummer, Argy. In 1992, Nightstalker recruited bassist Andreas Lagios (ex-Rotting Christ). With Lagios’s help, the band released their first EP, Side FX, in 1994. Built off the strength of songs like “Spit” and “Mad Prophet,” the album’s sound was completely new for Greekaudiences, a factor that sparked the fanatic following that still supports the band today. Two years later,
Nightstalker released their first full-length album, Use, making 1996 a
landmark year for both the band and Greek rock history. After this seminal release, Nightstalker took four years to perfect the tracks for their follow-up EP, The Ritual. The addition of guitarist Tolis Motsios in 2004 brought forth an original, funky, psychedelic masterpiece called Just A Burn. In 2009, the band released Superfreak, the first album signed to a US label, Meteorcity Records, and quickly received international acclaim. Three years later, Nightstalker released Dead Rock Commandos, a standout album that earned them thousands of fans worldwide and produced some of their biggest hits, solidifying them as legends in the hard rock music scene and establishing Children of the Sun as an anthem that would personify the Greek Rock scene for years to come.
Their seventh album, As Above, So Below, proved that Nightstalker improved with age and introduced a new element in the band’s sound: electric blues. Nightstalker’s latest work(the aforementioned Great Hallucinations) created a frenzy that was, unfortunately, prematurely stifled by the global pandemic. True to form, the band has promised to hit the road as soon they’re able to perform live shows again.It’s no secret that the band has a long-lasting, almost romantic, affair with the stage.From Greece to the UK, Nightstalker have electrified crowds for 30 years, and they plan to continue for 30 more! While the band has toured long enough to share the stage with rock royalty like Ramones and Uriah Heep, they never tire of performing live. They thrive on it.