Septicflesh's Christos Antoniou Lists the Five Places Any Metalhead Should Visit in Greece
Greek death-metal outfit Septicflesh drop their blistering eighth full-length, The Great Mass (Season of Mist), tomorrow—read Revolver's review of the record here then, and enter to win a guitar signed by the band right here now. In celebration of the album and his homeland, guitarist Christos Antoniou put together this list of must-see spots in his native country.
"Where Leonidas and his elite 300 Spartan warriors stood against the great Persian army of Xerxes—although not in a Hollywood style."
"Greek legend has it that suspected vampire corpses were taken to the volcanic island of Santorini for burial, as they supposedly were unable to cross sea water. A mass dumping place for the undead in the past, now a place packed with tourists that enjoy the sun and the sea!"
"A majestic place that the ancient Greeks worshipped of the God Apollo. A place where the great priestess Pythia delivered oracles after breathing strange vapors rising from a chasm."
"The watery root to the Underworld. Near, you can also find Necromanteion, the most famous ancient place of Necromancy—a must for black-metal fans."
"The studio of the band. A dark temple suitable for performing a 'Great Mass' of death!"