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Sedate Illusion

Sedate Illusion

Mar 11th 2018 @ Polychoros Agora ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗ ΣΚΗΝΗ ΠΟΛΥΧΩΡΟΣ ΑΓΟΡΑ

Ioannina, Greece
I Was There
Meden Agan/ Somnus/Sedate Illusion
Sunday, March 11th, 2018
9:00 PM
Ioannina, Greece
Meden Agan were formed back in November 2005 in Paris, France by guitarist Diman Koutsogiannopoulos. Their first demo was released in April 2006 and received very good reviews and feedback. Later on they recorded their debut full-length album entitled "Illusions" which was released in November 2007. It contained epic/progressive metal songs with male vocals. During that period, the band shared the stage with bands like Pain Salvation, Skyclad, Within Temptation, After All, Bloodtales, ETHS, and The Old Dead Tree.

After a one-year hiatus as Diman returned to Greece, Meden Agan were reformed with new members and started working on new material resulting in the release of an EP under the name "Nemesis – Promo 2010" containing five progressive/symphonic metal songs with operatic vocals. The line-up was: Iliana Tsakiraki (vocals), Diman Koutsogiannopoulos (guitars), Tolis Mikroulis (keyboards), Aris Nikoleris (bass), and Panos Paplomatas (drums).

Soon after, the band entered the studio in order to record their full-length album "Erevos Aenaon" which was released in September 2011. Upon the release of the album, Panos (drums) left the band to be replaced initially by Ploutarchos Tsouris and later on by Philip Stone. Meden Agan performed several live shows including support acts for Tarja, Epica, Maiden United, V.O.A and participated in the "Metal Female Voices Fest X" in Belgium in October 2012.

In February 2013, Meden Agan parted ways with lead vocalist Iliana due to musical differences. After 5 months of auditions, coloratura soprano Maya Kampaki joined the band and together with Meden Agan's original drummer and main lyricist, who returned behind the drumkit, the band entered ARTemis studios late 2013 to record their new album entitled “Lacrima Dei”. Mastering was done at Finnvox studios, Finland by - the well known - Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Children of Bodom, Stratovarius). The album was released on 22nd of September 2014 via "No Regrets Records" (a sub-division of "No Remorse"). A Japanese version of "Lacrima Dei" followed in February 2015 - via Rubicon music - including a bonus track.

In December 2015, Maya Kampaki was replaced by Dimitra Panariti. The band is currently rehearsing extensively for forthcoming live shows to promote their latest album "Catharsis" which was released by No Remorse Records on 5th January 2018. The album was mixed at Morton studios and Mastered at Fascination street studios by Jens Bogren (Arch Enemy, Symphony X, Angra, Opeth)

Dimitra Panariti - Vocals
Diman Koutsogiannopoulos - Guitars
Tolis Mikroulis - Keys
Aris Nikoleris - Bass & Male Vocals
Panos Paplomatas - Drums



Somnus were created in Ioannina Greece. The band has just finished their first EP entitled "Somnus" and are on the way to create a full lenght album.

Sedate Illusion is a full band of Vangelis Kakarougkas (ex-member of Kinetic and ex-member of Equal Vector), Anastasios Kibizis (Guitars), Vangelis Glavinas (Bass), andAndreas Alamanos (Drums). It initiated back, as a project, at 2004 and there was a complete instrumental album called "Sedate Illusion", where Theodore Pegousis (ex-drummer of Equal Vector) took part.

There is the "0545", the 2nd full length album, with 8 songs and 3 instrumental tracks which its creation begun in February of 2009 and completed at 1 October of 2010 . Peter Politis (ex-member of Equal Vector) participates in two tracks which are the rhythm and the solo guitar section of the song "0545" and the solo guitar section of the instrumental track "Fish inside my mattress". Kostas Alexakis (ex-drummer of Kinetic and present drummer of Acid Death) participated in the brutal vocal section of the song "As we fall".

The 3rd album "Illusory Sustenance" was created in 2011 - 2012 and contains 8 tracks out of which one is instrumental. Peter Politis participated on guitars and Lefteris Zochios on the creation of some of the lyrics section. An important role in the incident was that the album has spent its last processing phase (mastering) by Martin Andersonin Lastdropmastering Studios of San Francisco and the album is available to buy on iTunes and Amazon.

"What Remains" is the 4th studio album of Sedate Illusion. It came out in February of 2014 and this is a very special album because it is based on a concept from the beginning to the end. Furthermore, there has been a beautiful collaboration with some amazing musicians and those are : Anastasios Kibizis (Guitars), Andreas Alamanos (Drums), Vangelis Glavinas (Bass), Spiros Gelekas (Additional Vocals), Lia Kolita (Additional Voals), Charitini Anastasiadou (Additional Vocals), Konstantinos Koskinas (French Horn), Alexandra Grammenou (Oboe) and the flutes are Elli Anyfanti, Despoina Anyfanti, Maria Maltezou and Athina Doukakis. After that album Sedate Illusion became a full band with the names mentioned at the beginning.

"Glass Delusion" is our latest achievement of 2016. Recorded and mastered is ready for the stores! It consists of 6 new tracks and 2 reissues. These 2 reissues are "All Will", taken from the album "Illusory Sustenance (2012)" and "Traumatic Skies", taken from the album "0545 (2010)".

Vangelis Kakarougkas - Vocals / Keyboard
Anastasios Kibizis - Guitars
Vangelis Glavinas - Bass
Andreas Alamanos - Drums

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