Friday, August 7, 2020

Echidna - Escape from Civilization(Progressive Death Metal)

Echidna (Greek mythology: Ἔχιδνα, "She-Viper") : was a monster, half-woman and half-snake, who lived alone in a cave. She was the mate of the fearsome monster Typhon and was the mother of many of the most famous monsters of Greek myth. Echidna is a progressive death metal band, formed in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2004 by Giannis Chionidis (drums), Nikos Parastatidis (guitars) and Panos Bouklis (guitars). In 2005, Nikos Metaxas (bass) and Theo Deligiannidis (vocals) joined, and the band started composing their own songs. In 2005/2006 they recorded their first demo, “This Suffering”, followed up by live gigs in Greece. In 2010, the band released their debut album “Manifests of Human Existence”, promoted through more live shows in Greece, Cyprus, Belgium, Scotland and Denmark, with appearances as support act to Tankard and Cynic. 10 years after their debut album, Echidna have completed their second full length album, “Escape from Civilization”, to be officially released in the end of August 2020.

Album: Escape from Civilization (2020)
Genre: Progressive Death Metal
Similar artists: Atheist, Cynic, Death, Meshuggah, Opeth
Origin: Greece
2006 - This Suffering (demo)
2010 - Manifests of Human Existence (full-length album)
2020 - Escape from Civilization (full-length album)
Past distinctions:
‘Demo of the month’ & ‘Suggestion of the Month’ (Metal Hammer Greece)
‘Demo of the Issue’ (Zero Tolerance UK)
‘Best underground releases for 2010’ (
‘R! choice’ (

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