E X O R I S T O I (pronounced exoreestee & means "exiles" in Greek)

E X O R I S T O I (pronounced exoreestee & means "exiles" in Greek)

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EXORISTOI: Epic Classic Hard Rock 90's band, re-formed, re-united, re-incarnated in a new millenium where market mediocrity and label issues no longer rule, affording Exoristoi the podium to bring their unique style of music to both a new audience and die-hard fans.

Biography

Greece’s biggest selling heavy metal band of all time, is back after many years to lay claim to their throne. The band led by guitar mastermind Demetrios Katis, changed their lyrics from Greek to English and with the addition of the amazing singer, Stuart Cook, the veteran bass player Harris Geroulakis, the Japanese drummer Massa Mizunuma and the Cypriot keyboard player, Vasos Vasiliou, they made their style heavier than ever and they are expected to send shivers to the spine of the old school epic metal mongers as well as the younger fans. With cuts like “Tomb of Doom”, “Wrath of Zeus” and reworked versions of the epic metal classics “Exoristoi” into “Book of Sorrows” and “Doksa kai timi” into “Seven Maenads”, they will definitely cause great impact on the scene. Greek epic metal? Yes, sir. Eat it by the masters!!!

Greece’s biggest selling hard rock / metal band of all time, is back after many years to lay claim to their throne. The band led by guitar mastermind Demetrios Katis, changed their lyrics from Greek to English and with the addition of the amazing English singer, Stuart Cook, the veteran bass player Harris Geroulakis, the Japanese drummer Massa Mizunumi and the Cypriot keyboard player, Vas Vasiliou, they made their style heavier than ever and they are expected to send shivers to the spine of the old school epic metal mongers as well as the younger fans. With cuts like “Tomb of Doom”, “Wrath of Zeus” and reworked versions of the epic metal classics “Exoristoi” into “Book of Sorrows” and “Doksa kai timi” into “Seven Maenads”, they will definitely cause great impact on the scene!
Epic progressive Heavy Rock 90's band, re-formed, re-united, re-incarnated in a new millenium where market mediocrity and label issues no longer rule, affording Exoristoi the podium to bring their unique style of music to both a new audience and die-hard fans. Demetrios Katis the founder had the idea. Exoristoi in Greek means exiles, something that we all feel sometimes in our life. Rock music now sounds like an exiled deja vu, an old dream which must come to reality again. We'been signed with EMI in the past years and released 5 albums. Now we've come back and signed with an indie label called 'Cult Metal Classics' a division of 'Sonic Age Records'

Demetrios Katis
www.KatisMusic.com - www.DemetriosKatis.com
LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE for 2007
Demetrios was born 38 years ago in Athens, Greece / European Union.He originates from a village named St. George (ancient Coronia) in Boeotia which lies to the north of Helicon mountain the land of the ancient Muses and to the east of mountain Parnassus the land of the golden haired Sun God Apollo and his sacred temple of Delphi.
In 1986, at the age of 17, Demetrios first album was released by Polygram. Titled "Dorians, Return to Earth", it is an instrumental album greek and classic in genre, orchestrated and rhythmically compiled with vivid european rock music tempos in an original epic style. That same year The Greek Lions awarded Demetrios best young composer.
In 1989 Demetrios founded the group "The Exiles". EMI released their self-titled debut album. "The Exiles" is an album of forceful epic music, combining medieval sounds and greek/european harmonies with strong heavy metal rhythms. In 1992 the song "I make a wish" was included in the collective CD/LP project called "Classic Metal Ballads" and went platinum with over 60.000 copies sold in Greece.
The albums "Nineteen" and "Redeemer" followed in 1991 and 1993 respectively. Classic hard rock in style, these albums were released by HARVEST EMI.
Faithful to this kind of music, Demetrios continued composing and recording and in 1996 Harvest EMI also released his CD "Night on The Murs". This instrumental album also contained english verses, and clearly demonstrated Demetrios' love for the cinematic and TV sound. The music contained in "Night On The Murs" remains ideal for movies and documentary films.
In 1997 Harvest EMI issued "Demetri's Collection" and in the summer of 1998 released a new recording project titled "The Best's Generation", a melodic rock anthem to the Ancestors.
The year 2000 saw the release of "The Blazing March, from Genesis to Europe" by Virgin Classics. An epic symphony "The Blazing March" contains narrations & operatic chorus vocals. The lyrics were written by Kostas K. Katis, Demetrios' father. Demetrios was warmly congratulated by many academics, rectors, known scientists and statesmen for the content of this album. In April 2001, the "Blazing March, from Genesis to Europe" was presented to the official hall of Journalist's Union at the Athens Daily newspaper and the president of the Greek Parliament, Mr. Kaklamanis, publicly acclaimed Demetrios for his work. Demetrios was warmly congratulated by one of the most reputable contemporary philosophers of Athens and of the Research Center of Greek Philosophy, Dr. Evangelos Moutsopoulos PHD.The board of directors of the educational insti

Lyrics

Tomb of Doom

Written By: Demetios Katis (music), Charlotte Hannon (lyrics)

© 2005 Demetios Katis/Charlotte Hannon

The man with the hammer
Is pounding on the door
The time has come
Can't hide anymore
He's here to collect his due
It's time to pay
And He wants you

Feel the walls
Slowly caving in
And the floor buckle as you run
Round your cage
No there's no escape
From what you yourself create
Now he's here
Here to finish this
It's your tomb
Your tomb of doom

The man with the hammer
is closing fast
You thought to avoid
this living past
He promised escape
Now all that's left
Is the sound
And your unpaid debt

He pounds
as the light fades
He pounds
Yes he'll have his way
Did you think you could ever win
This battle that rages within

Feel the walls
Slowly caving in
And the floor buckle as you run
Round your cage
No there's no escape
From what you yourself create
Now he's here
Here to finish this
It's your tomb
Your tomb of doom

It Hurts Me

Written By: DEMETRIOS KATIS (music) - CHARLOTTE HANNON (lyrics)

You tell me I'm the air you breathe
Oh I try to inhale you babe like I know I should
You offer your heart and soul to me
Oh if I could take it babe you know I would

I hurt you babe
It hurts me too
Seeing you cry
But I’m trying to be fair
You know I hurt you babe
It hurts me too
I know you’d love to hear me lie

Keep on telling myself
Telling myself
You know I would if I could

I know there is nothing you wouldn't do babe
Oh I've seen how hard you try to be what I need
Your love is the kind doesn't fade

And I hurt you babe
It hurts me too
Seeing you cry
But I’m trying to be fair
You know I hurt you babe
It hurts me too
I know you’d like to hear me lie

Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na
Keep on telling myself
Telling myself
You know I would if I could

I hurt you babe
It hurts me too
Seeing you cry
But I’m trying to be fair
You know I hurt you babe
It hurts me too
I know you’d love to hear me lie

Na na na na na na
Na na na na na na

Keep on telling myself
Keep on telling myself
You know I would if I could

Ronin

Written By: Music by DEMETRIOS KATIS, lyrics by CHARLOTTE HANNON

Ronin
©2006 Demetrios Katis/Charlotte Hannon

Two years of waiting seems masterless
But masterful love is anyone's guess
A drunken gambler or a private ruse
Can successfully deceive the eyes of truth

Ronin oh how you defined
The difference
Between love and like
Ronin your sacrifice
Was so dignified
Ronin, Ronin

Until the heat of the battle nobody knows
The kind of loyalty love can endure
The patience of Oishi was a clever disguise
Deceiving Shogun and Kira's many spies

Ronin oh how you defined
The difference
Between love and like
Ronin your sacrifice
Was so dignified
Ronin, Ronin

Sons Of Heracles

Written By:  Music by Demetrios Katis © 1998 Lyrics by Charlotte Hannon © 2004

Sons Of Heracles

Music by Demetrios Katis © 1998
Lyrics by Charlotte Hannon © 2004

More than 3000 years ago
In times of ancient Greece
The sea patrolled with rowing boats
And sentries posted for enemies
They built a wall across the Isthmus
To stop the enemy onslaught
The return of the sons of Heracles
A force that would not be stopped

The sons of Heracles they came
With Iron spears land to claim

Those Dorians left their mountain homes
Pushed on down to Crete
With their bravery and their weapons
They overthrew the Achaean Kings
The second coming that's what they said
Slashing their way to a new future
Where civil war reigned

The sons of Heracles they came
With Iron spears land to claim

SEVEN MAENADS

Written By: Demetrios Katis (composer) - Charlotte Hannon (lyricist)

Seven Maenads
©1986 Demetrios Katis
©2005 Charlotte Hannon

The day grew dark, as the sun declined
There came seven Maenads in their prime
Today had vanished tomorrow it had come
As the sands of time run and run
When out of the deep to the water's edge
Like a snake is dragged by its head
Twisting madly trying to escape
Decisions made for him by the Fates

Wild women, flushed with wine
They carried rods topped with pine
Seven Maenads in their prime
Seven Maenads in their prime
And way out there alone in the woods
Their mad state curled his blood
Wild women, flushed with wine
Seven Maenads in their prime

The snake shakes it's coils
Spitting out it's poison
Lifts it's head up high and hisses war
But one bite is all it gets
And his destiny is met
Once he was the hunter now the bait
Maenads will be fed
The spinner spun his thread
Atropos with his scissors
Cut through time
Wild women, flushed with wine
Run the woods with crazy cries
To eat his flesh right where he lies

Wild women, flushed with wine
They carried rods topped with pine
Seven Maenads in their prime
Seven Maenads in their prime
And way out there alone in the woods
Their mad state curled his blood
Wild women, flushed with wine
Seven Maenads in their prime

And way out there alone in the woods
Their mad state curled his blood
Wild women, flushed with wine
Seven Maenads in their prime

WRATH OF ZEUS

Written By: Demetrios Katis (music) - C.Hannon (lyrics)

The Wrath Of Zeus
Music, D.Katis © 1998
Lyrics, C.Hannon © 2005

Hear thunder roll
Fear lightening strike
Feel his power
His heavenly light
Chief of all Gods
Don't defy his law
or spite his will
Displease him
And he'll soon smite you
His wrath is
The wrath of Zeus

In all his glory
He'll come riding in
A chariot made of finest gold
In one hand he holds
the symbol of the mace
In the other fearsome thunderbolt

His wishes are known
Through dreams and prophecies
Disturb his order
Invite slaughter
Phaeton, Apollo
Asclepius, Aphrodite
He decides the fate
Of all who disobey
What chance mere mortal
To face his wrath

In all his glory
He'll come riding in
A chariot made of finest gold
In one hand he holds
the symbol of the mace
In the other fearsome thunderbolt

Let Freedom Reign

Written By: Music by D.Katis © 1989/2005 Lyrics by C.Hannon © 2004

I left out early morning
Headin' southbound in the rain
Leavin' cold north winds behind me
And a whole lotta pain
I'm goin' where the sun shines
Where a man can call me friend
And a girl raised on kindness
Might give a man a chance
I'm going home where freedom reigns
I'm going home where freedom reigns
I'm going home where freedom reigns

I'm just a working man
With a very simple plan
Won't wear these chains anymore
Let Freedom Reign

I bought me a ticket
When I was still quite young
I lusted after riches
Said I was gonna get me some
But a fools gold will soon tarnish
Look just like a metal chain
And a body can get fat
While a soul starves to death
I'm going home where freedom reigns
I'm going home where freedom reigns
I'm going home where freedom reigns

I'm just a working man
With a very simple plan
Don't need these chains anymore
Let Freedom Reign

I'm just a working man
With a very simple plan
Won't wear these chains anymore
Let Freedom Reign

The Book of Sorrows

Written By: Demetrios Katis(music) © 1989 / Charlotte Hannon (lyrics)2004


The God of destruction
Came crashing in
Echoing your myriad of dark phrases
Spinning round round round
Dragging me down down down

Wracked with tremors and cold sweat
I feel the clammy hands of death
Vision fades and I am taken
Total darkness all that's left

Dressed in thorny gown I'm led
Laid on life's memory bed
Relax enjoy the show he said
The book of sorrows for my head

A glistening web of self deceit
Soon shows transparently to me
I trip through halls of inner torment
The playback of my earthly deeds
There clamouring in deathly knell
Lost Lives twist in strings of wealth
Eyes of craving and distraction
Shadow me with deathly stealth
Glittering fortune so enchanting
Useless to a soul enslaved
Remorse comes now and weighs so heavy
Regret so deep I am deranged

Laid on life's memory bed
The book of sorrows for my head
I see myself and how God grieves
I'd pledge it all for his reprieve

My body heaves in final gasp
I cry out weak in fruitless plea
I hear the voice of his compassion
And beg release from misery
His voice speaks soft with sympathy
How I wish I could relent
Then darkness casts her net of steel
Too late now to repent

Laid on life's memory bed
The book of sorrows for my head
I see myself and how God grieves
I'd pledge it all for his reprieve

Discography

LABELS, PUBLISHERS AROUND THE GLOBE

Exoristoi, Full-length, EMI 1989
19 Full-length, Harvest EMI 1991
I Make A Wish (platinum selling single) Classic Metal Ballads compilation 1992
The Redeemer Full-length, Harvest EMI 1993
Live In Southern Europe Live album EMI 1995
Best of/Compilation EMI 1997

The Generation of the Best Full-length, EMI 1998

JUST RELEASED:

EXORISTOI
"Wrath Of Zeus"

Set List

1:Intro (live version 4.00)

2:Wrath of Zeus (live version 4.50)

3:Tomb of Doom (3.40)

4:Marathon (3.40)

5:Seven Meanads (3.50)

6:Sons of Heracles (live version 4.40)

7:It Hurts Me (live version 4.50)

8:Ronin +(jammim', breakin'gtr show - drums & bass solo, keyboard leads,) (live version 9.00)

9:Rock to the Mases (unreleased - band's introducing 4.30)

10:Exoristoi and The Bookof Sorrows (3.40) - Salute the audience.

More than an hour & a half of amazing show on stage. 70's are back with the unique new millenium's illustrated sound of E X O R I S T O I