Major Denial – Duchess of Sufferings
Label: No dust records
“Major Denial” is a melodic-progressive metal project from Greece founded by Nektarios Ntagkas and Ahilleas Diamantis in the summer of 2013.
Nektarios vision was to express himself by composing his ideas out of the guitar lessons with his tutor Achilleas Diamantis. Panagiotis Haramis (bass) joined them after a while.
Nektarios started writing songs in a short period of time and that period he contacted Mark Zonder (Warlord, ex. fates Warning) to play the drums on the first song (No Sunrise).
He contacted also Yannis Papadopoulos (Wardrum, Beast In Black, ex. Until Rain) to sing the song. On February 2014 they presented the first lyric video for the song,
followed by a second lyric video (Never Neverland) on April 2014. They decided to release an Ep but, Yannis Papadopoulos could not continue because of his schedule.
‘’Minor Ways’’ Ep was released in January 2015 with two more songs: ‘’A Man’’ with Stratris Steele (Endomain) on the vocals and ‘’I Am The Shadow’’ by Denny Anthony (Signs Of Reing), proposed by Mark Zonder.
They decided to continue after a long period and wrote songs for a full album.
They contacted Kostas Milonas (Sunburst, Foray Between The Ocean) to join the project on the drums and Yannis Papadopoulos recorded the vocals as a guest.
Their sound influences cover a very wide range of melodies, riffs, groovy rhythm section and beautiful vocals.
Their first full album is called ‘’Duchess Of Sufferings’’ and is mixed and mastered by Daniel Cardoso (Anneke Van Giersbergen, Anathema).
The band recently signed a deal with No Dust records that will now release the album on april 6th , 2018.
You can already watch the video for the amazing track “Duchess of sufferings” here !
02. Rise With The Dawn
04. In Sickness Of Lust
05. The Chains Of Failure
06. She Wears Shadows
07. The Water’ s Black
08. Agonies Of Fear
09. Duchess Of Sufferings
10. Se Ipse Necavit