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Constantine
Descending, Mystic Prophecy

Constantine was born in 23/09/87.Raised in Athens, Greece he began to play guitar at the age of 12 learning to play by copying songs from his record collection and his favourites bands like Iron... More>

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Constantine was born in 23/09/87.Raised in Athens, Greece he began to play guitar at the age of 12 learning to play by copying songs from his record collection and his favourites bands like Iron Maiden, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Judas Priest and Exodus.
As a young teenager he soon started to evolve more on his study and approach on the guitar by getting influenced by players like Joe Satriani, Marty Friedman, Michael Romeo, Michael Amott and Zakk Wylde.
Despite the young of his age, time and work has proved that Constantine's flexibility is undoupted on performing in different genres and styles of music or live situations with his bands and his solo work.

Constantine's playing features and ranges from brutal and sledgehammer riffs to soaring solos with memorable twin guitar melodic harmonies,fluid tapping-arpeggio lines,wide vibrato and furious melodic pentatonics.


NIGHTRAGE:
At the age of 19 he joined the melodic death metal band Nightrage from Sweden (Century Media, Lifeforce records) in which he replaced guitar hero Gus G. (Ozzy,Firewind). He participated with the band at the Mechanical Massacre Tour with Mnemic in 2007 and besides that he also performed with the band at various summer festival shows. Later on in 2007 he started working on new material for his new band Descending.

DESCENDING:
Constantine co-formed Descending with bandmates Jon Simvonis and Theo.The band has released 1 studio album so far entitled "Enter Annihilation".It was released in 25/07/08 from Massacre records in Europe and Spiritual Beast records in Japan later. Although it was a debut album the band managed to receive numerous of positive reviews and feedback from the press from all over the world (Japan / Burrn,Young Guitar - Germany / Rock Hard (Soundcheck #18), Metal Hammer (Soundcheck #9) - UK / Terrorizer,Kerrang - Greece / Rock Hard,Metal Hammer) and performed headline shows all over Greece and also in major summer festivals such as Rocking Athens Festival (Greece) and Exit Festival (Serbia) in 2009.As a spinal tap Descending have been the ones to support Heaven and Hell,Blind Guardian,Testament,Gojira,The Haunted,Shadows Fall and Neaera in Greece and they were actually chosen from Lamb of God themselves to support their show in Athens in 2010.

After the succesful tour of Mystic Prophecy with Stratovarius in January of 2010, Descending wasting no time headed for the production of the second studio album at Fredman Studios in Sweden with Fredrik Nordstrom as a producer.The album is scheduled for an early autumn release and the band is also scheduling new live appearances.

MYSTIC PROPHECY:
Hot on heels with Descending, Constantine was re-cruited by German Power metal scene-leaders Mystic Prophecy in 2008 (Nuclear Blast,Massacre,Spiritual Beast records).The band has released 6 studio albums so far and has performed though the years of 2001-2010 with bands on tour such as Nightwish, Stratovarius, Rage, Primal Fear, Death Angel and has performed also at various festivals like Wacken Open Air, Bang Your Head, Earthshaker, Metalcamp etc.

Mystic Prophecy's latest album "Fireangel" was released in May of 2009 and entered the German charts during the first week of it's release at place 77# which shows us that the band has a very strong fanbase in Germany and really great potential for the following years to come.The band is currently signed to Twisted Talents Concerts (Booking Agency) and is actually preparing the next studio album for an early release in 2011.

SHREDCORE:
Constantine's solo album entitled "SHREDCORE" was released in 02/07/10 and it's available from 7Hard records (EU). "SHREDCORE" contains 9 tracks of Modern Metal/Rock guitar playing and it's a record for all the lovers of the genre defining the term of melodic guitar shredding. The album has managed to receive numerous positive feedback and reviews from the European press so far and is yet to be released in USA & Japan.

Today,Constantine is busy touring,performing live and recording with Mystic Prophecy and Descending and as a famous quote says: " There is no rest for the wicked".