Sacred Blood biography
THERE ARE 2 ACTIVE BANDS WITH SAME NAME - SACRED BLOOD FROM GREECE AND THE OTHER FROM THE UNITED STATES
Founded originally under the band name SACRED, at December 2003 from Polydeykis (guitars, keyboards, soprano recorder), and Faethon (bass). The band quickly joined Aiantas (guitars) and Tasos ( drums ) and a vocalist was found too, Nikos. Polydeykis, Faethon and Nikos enter the studio with the absence of Tasos, who could not make it for the recordings, due to job difficulties.
With this line-up they record their first self financed demo cd titled "Clash of The Titans" in the home studio of the drummer of the Hellenic speed/power heavy metal band "CRYSTAL TEARS", Chrisafis Tantanozis. The demo included four tracks in the music direction of heavy/power/epic metal and got some very encouraging reviews from the underground heavy metal scene. The band played also in 3 metal gigs that took place in North Hellas (Komotini, Alexandroupolis), which is where they originally come from. While the band's name was still SACRED, a third guitarplayer joined the band, and was found at the name of Manos Moutaftsis (now at Dragon's Lair), an old friend and metal brother. In the same time, a friend and brother from Komotini, Sakis Karapanos, offered to sing in the band's second appearance in Komotini, in Valhalla metal club, covering the place of the singer Nikos, who was having serious family matters at the time..
After the release of the demo, the band moved permanently to Athens, and continued its activity there but the vocalist Nikos got married and could not keep up with the schedule of the band. The drummer of the band, Tasos, also left for personal reasons. The band was searching for a singer and audiotioned some singers as well, when one day Polydeykis (guitars, keyboards) received a phonecall from the current singer and basic member of the band, Iason (John Georgopoylos ex Airged L'amh), and from then on Iason became a full time and basic member of the band. The band also joined as a session drum player the well know drummer George Karahalios (Ex Spitfire, Snowblind, etc) to help with the recordings of the album.The band started working on some ideas that existed from long ago, and along with some new ones, they composed 10 tracks that musically they are heavy / power / epic metal with some folk elements from the Hellenic and Celtic music heritage and lyrically they refer to the BATTLE OF THERMOPYLAE and the heroic sacrifice of 300 Spartan and 700 Thespian warriors, against 1.000.000 Persians, in an effort to remain free. On Novermber 2005 Jim " The Animal" Stamatis joins the band as permanent drummer offering his furious drum playing to the SACRED BLOOD sound.
Navajo Nation, United States
We're an all Navajo/Indigenous metal group started back in October of 2003 and pushed ourselves to create a heavy yet groove-laden metallic sound to fulfill your ears.
The band name came from the idea that, when we look at how we identify ourselves as Native people, we hold our traditions, culture, language and family close together because our blood binds us in a manner that we hold sacred. That connection in turn narrates the listener along a journey we call life.
We want to give a huge shout-out to our brothers: Eric Lee for jamming with us before heading to serve in the U.S. Army and Nate Ashley for being the maniac we can count on.
We have been lucky enough to play shows in Texas, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah and California and we had the opportunity to jam with numerous bands over our span jamming.
There is also third band with this name. They are death/black metal from Japan. They appeared on
The True Ideal realized through the underground #2 comp cd with song Beautiful Fake Aspect.