Bio

 

bio

Potergeist was formed in Athens, Greece in 2004 and is a metal band with heavy rock ‘n’ roll sound influened by classic southern rock. After countless gigs the band recorded their debut “Southwards” in 2006 which was released a year later on Burning Star records. In 2008, the band entered the studio again to release their follow up self-titled E.P., which showcased a harder nosed feel than its predecessor.

In December 2010 Potergeist recorded their 2nd full length album “Muddy Mermaids”. The same year director Costas Zapas inspired by the music of the band works with Alex S. and Asimakis Repas on his new movie “The rebellion of red maria”. The duo created a crushing, metal-tinged soundrack twisted enough to match the hardcore and often twisted world of Zapa.

In 2012 “Muddy Mermaids” is released through Distroball productions and Warner Music. With “Muddy Mermaids” the band explored darker and bluesier territory. In June 2012 Potergeist were chosen to open for Lynyrd Skynyrd in Athens.

In 2013 Potergeist started recording their 3rd album working with producer David Castillo (Katatonia, Opeth, Draconian, Amon Amarth, Inme, Nasum) who did the mix and production. Angry Blue (Guns and Roses, Danzig, Faith No More, Slayer, Melvins etc) designed the cover for the affectionaly named “Swampires”, which was released through Distroball productions and B-otherside records on Decenber 2014. Following a stunning unplugged session with Red Bull the band are singed with the popular energy drink for an endorsement deal.

Through the years Potergeist have shared the stage with great artists of the rock and metal scene like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Monster Magnet, Pro Pain, The Haunted, The Shrine, Kylesa, Paradise Lost, Black Label Society, Corrosion of Conformity to mention a few and have become known for their energetic impassioned live shows.

In 2015 Potergeist recorded their 4th studio album “Crocodile Tears” produced and mixed by Pete Rutcho (Parkway Drive,Falling In Reverse, The Ghost Inside, Deez Nuts, Revocation, Bury Your Dead, Havok, Seemless etc) with cover art handled again by Angry Blue. “Crocodile Tears” was released later the same year through Distroball Production and G.O.D. records.

Last Punk Standing // Potergeist - Crocodile Tears
  1. Last Punk Standing // Potergeist - Crocodile Tears
  2. Hope // Potergeist - Swampires
  3. Loves Martyr // Potergeist - Swampires
  4. The Preacher And The Witch // Potergeist - Crocodile Tears
  5. Truth // Potergeist - Crocodile Tears
  6. Southern Crown // Potergeist - Swampires
  7. Visit From A Swampire // Potergeist - Crocodile Tears
  8. Swampire // Potergeist - Swampires