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.

Thermopylae
“Where Leonidas and his elite 300 Spartan warriors stood against the great Persian army of Xerxes—although not in a Hollywood style.”

Santorini
“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!”

Delphi
“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.”

Acheron
“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.”

Devasoundz, Athens
“The studio of the band. A dark temple suitable for performing a ‘Great Mass’ of death!”

 

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