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Terra 1nc0gnita


Terra 1nc0gnita

Terra 1nc0gnita release an innovative Prog/Power Metal adaptation to George Dalaras’ “Stranger”

Led by the charismatic New York based front-man Billy Vass, Terra 1nc0gnita walk the path of a multitude of metal styles and tones. The band achieves to smoothly mix their influences in a unique, characteristic, dark and aggressive, but at the same time melodic and lyrical sound.

 Their latest release is the single “Stranger”, a Progressive / Power Metal adaptation to a Greek repertoire’s classic.

The original song entitled “A Stranger and an Enemy To You” was composed by Christos Nikolopoulos. Original lyrics were written by Lefteris Papadopoulos and George Dalaras (1989 Minos / EMI).

 George Dalaras counting over 50 years in discography is one of the most prominent figures of the Greek contemporary musical culture. He has worked with such artists as Sting, Jethro Tull, Goran Bregovic, Al di Meola, Paco de Lucia, Bruce Springsteen, Emma Shaplin, Thanos Mikroutsikos and Mikis Theodorakis to name only a few.

 Produced by Bob Katsionis

 Out Now on Symmetric Records.

Terra 1nc0gnita was born in 2010. After the self-release of their inaugural album, “Barren Land”,which was received favourably by the press – including Metal Hammer – and having aired their first official music video clip, “OUTCOME”,on Mtv’s HeadbangersBall, the band went through line-up changes. After supporting their 1st album with many lives shows, both locally and abroad,(Rock Harvest Fest, House of Rock, Baltimore, U.S.A., opening for Matt Barlows’, Ashes of Ares)Terra 1nc0gnita had to re-invent itself. This sensitive stage, ultimately forced the band into a hiatus.

Wanting to show the new direction the band was taking, they self-released a 4 song E.P. in 2016, titled, “Sign with Blood”. This E.P. was the stepping stone for the signing of the band to Bob Katsionis’ record label, Symmetric records, which has released their 2nd album, titled, “Fragments of a Ruined Mind”, in 2017. A concept album, with many twists and unpredictable turns. They supported the 2nd album with 2 video-clips, for the songs “In the Mist” and “The Midnight Lies”. Showcasing their powerful live performance, the band played many live shows, including opening for Swallow the Sun, @ the Metal Gates festival, in Bucarest, Romania, and opening for the mighty Firewind @ the Satu Mare open air festival, also in Romania.

Terra 1nc0gnita will continue supporting their 2nd album in 2018, with a mini-tour of Greece, with the classic american heavy metal band, Omen, and closing out, with a show in Athens, opening for the mighty Grave Digger. 2019 started with an awesome show, for the band, supporting the great Gus G, & Primal Fear, in Athens.

Terra 1nc0gnita – Stranger

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