Silent Winter – Interview

Silent Winter – Interview

Interview with Pete Devine of Pete’s Rock News and Views (

PD: What type of artist are you?

SW: We are a melodic Heavy-Power Metal band.


PD: Tell us the brief history of yourself.

SW: We were formed in the middle of 90’s in the city of Volos(central Greece). Our current line up is:ΜΙΚΕ LIVAS –vocals, KIRIAKOS BALANOS –guitars, VAGGELIS PAPADIMITRIOU –guitars, VAGGELIS TSEKOURAS –bass, YIANNIS MANOPOULOS. –keyboards, JOHN ANTONOPOULOS – drums. We have released two demo tapes, one EP in 2018, our first full-length album in May 2019 and recently the single “Nightfall”.


PD: Who are your musical and non-musical influences?

SW: Our main influences come from bands like Stratovarius, Helloween and Gamma Ray.


PD: What are your dreams and goals?

SW: Our dream is the most common and at the same time the most beautiful dream a band can have. To play on a big stage next to those who raised us and made us love this music for decades now. There are so many of these bands that would be a great honour for us to perform live with them!


PD: Who writes your songs, what are they about?

SW: The songs are most times written by me (Kyriakos Balanos) and they mainly talk about imagination and fantasy.


PD: How do you promote your band and shows?

SW: We started a harmonic cooperation a few months ago with Angels PR Music Promotion and we set our next steps together about promotion and booking.


PD: What do you think about downloading music online?

SW: If everything is done legally and with the approval of each band I have no problem with that .For sure, young people can’t  understand the anxiety and passion about waiting for a vinyl  to arrive by post and  the pleasure of playing it for the first time. On the other hand, technology is moving forward with positive and negative things.


PD: What song do you wish you’d written and why?

SW: I wish I could have written the “Eagle fly free” of Helloween!  I consider this song as the flag of power metal.


PD: What are some of your pet peeves?

SW: People who eat food off your plate without asking first (haha)


PD: What is your proudest moment in music?

SW: Definitely the release of our debut album after 20 years!


PD: So what are you working on at the moment?

SW: We are preparing the vinyl release of our first album next September and we have already started composing new tracks for the next album.


PD: Tell us about your next shows and why we should be there.

SW: At the moment, after the cancellation of all shows due to the pandemic, nothing is regulated anymore, everything is a matter of discussion … You have to come so that you will be able to understand it!

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