we turn the page to our rock years after 2 albums and we are very excited to announce that we have published our 1st symphonic prog metal album “illusions” feat. Mike LepPond(Symphony-X) Panos Konstantinidis (Crush GR) S.Karagiannis(clarinet) polyphonic Ipeiros Ktismata Pogoniou (polyphonic choir) including Metallica-Master of puppets (bonus track)!!!
If the universe is governed by laws, which are the expression of the divine will, then nothing is left to chance. Perhaps the coincidence is a term used to express some reasons that remain obscure … Karma, the law of retribution or cause and effect, one of the universal laws.
In our lives, therefore, as we are ourselves a part of the universe, nothing happens unintentionally and what experiences each of us is the result of causes, which he created in the past
This created the band Karma,active since 1997, which results from personal experiences of the band’s members!
Formed by Akis Zervos(bass) and Anna Manolaraki where through results of their personal experiences and choices they met by the universal law!
---ROCK YEARS OF KARMA---
They completed the rest line up of their band (Christos D. -vocal, Thodoris A.-drums, Vasilis S.-guitar)Anna was first playing keyboards and the band had many many gigs in clubs, festivals, live venues playing Greek and English rock covers and some of their first originals songs in Greek. In 2001 she took the place of Christos who left the band. She started vocal lessons with Elisabeth Karatzoli. The same year Bill Dragon (Drakontaidis) will join the band and he will lead it to the publishing of its 1st album with a great collaboration!The best rock singer of Greece, Vasilis Papakonstantinou will participate in Karma's 1st album (Karma) at the song "Enas theos me nevriki anorexia" (music: Bill Dragon, lyrics: Dionisis Kotsakis) published by Groove House Studios in 2009.
The line up was:
Anna Manolaraki: vocal
Akis Zervos: bass
Bill Dragon: keyboards
Nick Tavoularis: guitar
Ilias Kourtis: guitar
Stamatis Mendrinos: drums
The song feat. V. Papakonstantinou was heard all over the Country exclusively by Nova Sport fm!
“Oi nyxtes pou ekdikountai" feat. Dionysis Kotsakis was the 1st video clip of Karma directed by Alexandros Grammatopoulos with great airplay in Mad tv in Greece and Cyprus. Their ballad “ Poia thalassa se kryvei ” was their 2nd video clip and it hitted top3 in many national radios and top5 in tv channel Musicbox in Cyprus. KARMA have given interviews up to today to radios as Nova Sport fm ,musicheaven.gr , talkradio.gr
Sport fm Cephalonia , radioLefkada, Cosmos Cephalonia, Cosmos 91.5WNYE New York ,etc , newspapers as Athens Voice.
In 2012 KARMA published their 2nd album titled 'debt ” with extracts of Salvatores Dei written by great Greek author and philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis!
They participated: Giorgos Skordalos (Cretan Lyra)
David Lynch (saxofono)
Children choir of Spyros Lamproy
Bernie Precious (Uilleann bagpipes)
Dimitris Liolios (singer)
Elisabeth Karatzoli Nikos Apeiranthitis Thanos Lambrou (recitation)
Vasilis Axiotis ,Charis Kanellopoylos (backvocals)
KARMA, on the occasion of the 55 years from the death of the great Greek author and philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis (https://en.wikipedia.org/wi...
...) wanted to add in their music extracts from his book "Salvatores Dei. "Their 2nd album “debt”,is in production : Anna Manolaraki -Bill Dragon (groove house studios) and it contains extracts of Salavtores Dei of Nikos Kazantzakis which advises us explaining for the place of Person and his attitude toward the life , for his Debt. For his real Debt It mainly has social content of verses and of course topical .The whole album is in music of Bill Dragon and the lyricists are: Bill Dragon, Dionisis Kotsakis, Dimitris Lappas, Marios Katsonis.
---METAL YEARS OF KARMA---
In 2013 Anna and Billy decided to change their sound to symphonic, progressive metal! and write their next album in English! Stathis Lianos(guitar) will join the band and he "ll give the metal "touch" with his awesome riffs to the band, so the three of them will start the pre-production. They will find Leonidas Viglakis (drums) who will help in most of the pre-production but he will unfortuntely will leave the band due to his healthy matters. Tasos Morfopoulos will join the band and he will record the drums and George Boulmanos(bass session musician) will finish the bass tracks.
Today's line up is:
Anna Manolaraki : vocal
Bill Dragon: keyboards, vocal
Stathis Lianos: guitar
Tasos Morfopoulos: drums
Stefanos Koutsouropoulos : bass