Band
The story begins in Greece.
Braveride
Marios Christakis decide to create a band with a 100 % epic feeling and modern sound, with the serious epic approach of the old epic bands like WARLORD, BATHORY, MANOWAR (first albums) etc. The idea was there, but the name had not been decided.
The thought was for the name to represent power and at the same time to give an epic feeling of action. So, the word "BRAVE" and the word "RIDE" became BRAVERIDE.

In the year 2004, the BRAVERIDE project started and after some changes BRAVERIDE became a one man band. This may change in the future. The style of the BRAVERIDE music is epic-power metal with a symphonic approach. The lyrics speak of ancient fantasy battles and of sword and sorcery themes.

With the help of two drummers the “Heroic Deeds” album was recorded. The recordings were done at Mario’s home studio except the drum recordings that were done in a normal studio. The music was composed by Mario who also plays all the instruments except the drums. “Heroic Deeds” doesn’t have a professional sound but it represents the BRAVERIDE music.

After a few months of the self-released “Heroic Deeds” album which has got very good reviews from the magazines and from the people, some new recordings were started in a normal studio with the help of some good musician friends.

The new song “Time to March” has been recorded and it is an example of the sound that new songs shall have. In “Time to March”, the music was composed again by Mario and he plays only the guitars and he sings. There is a great collaboration between the session members who help in improving the songs and all things are on the way to the new recordings of the new songs.

The journey begins…
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Marios Christakis
band creator
Marios Kristakis
Instruments: guitars, vocals
Birthday: 29/6/1984
Experience:

Started playing guitar and took the first lessons of classical music at the age of 12 years (the lessons has never stopped and continued until now)

Favourite: epic movies:
Braveheart, Excalibur, Lord of the rings, King Arthur
  epic songs:
Battle Hymn (manowar), Deliver us from evil (warlord), Onward into battle (doomsword), Broken sword (bathory), Dawn of victory (Rhapsody of fire), World of fire (braveride)
books:
Lord of the rings trilogy, Elric of melnibone and Korum books, Dragonlance novels,Forgotten realms novels
metal bands:
Warlord, Manilla road, Virgin steele, Manowar, Bathory, Doomsword, Ensiferum, Battlelore, Battleroar, Domine, Rhapsody of fire, Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Crimson Glory, Symphony x, Stratovarius, Malmsteen’s rising force
guitar players:
Tony Iommi, Richie Blackmore, Jason Becker, Uli Jon Roth, Luca Turilli
singers:
Freddie Mercury, Ozzy Osbourne, Ronie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Eric Adams, Geoff Tate, Fabio Lione, Morby, Deathmaster
classical music composers:
Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Johannes Brahms, Domenico Scarlatti, Antonio Vivaldi, W.A.Mozart, Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky, Wilhelm Richard Wagner
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Kostas Chatzigeorgiou
vocalist
Kostas Chatzigeorgiou
Instruments: vocals
Birthday: November (Rain) 1977
Experience:

Started singing and performing with bands at the age of 14. Singer at Wolfcry band.

Favourite: epic movies:
Brave Heart, The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Indiana Jones, The Last Of The Mohicans, Love Actually, What Dreams May Come, Still Crazy, Conan The Barbarian.
  epic songs:
(Not in particular order): Lord of the Rings / Time what is Time / Past and Future Secret-Blind Guardian I will come for you / Noble Savage / The Burning of Rome - Virgin Steele Lost and Lonely Days / Soliloqui / Winter Tears - Warlord Defender / Revelation / Blood of my Enemies / Guyana / The Crown and the Ring - Manowar Warrior Of Ice / Flames of Revenge - Rhapsody On A Storytellers Night / Sacred Hour / The Spirit / When we were younger - Magnum Don't Fear The Night - Omen Star Gazer / Gates Of Babylon - Rainbow The Prophet's Song / Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen The Eternal Champion - Domine Vain Glory Opera - Edguy... and so many more from bands like: Helloween, Running Wild, Y.Malmsteen, Rage, Meat Loaf, Styx, Asia, Rush, Uriah Heep, Ten, Black Sabbath, Bathory... too many favourites to mention!
books:
Elric of Melnibone and Korum Books (Michael Moorcock), The Lord Of The Rings, The Silmarillion (J.R.R.Tolkien), The Sarantine Mosaic (Guy Gavriel Kay), The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
rock and metal bands:
Alice Cooper, Queen, Magnum, Saviour Machine, Rainbow, Uriah Heep, Helloween, Styx, Rush, D.Bowie, Judas Priest, Journey, Asia, Rage, Warlord, Virgin Steele, Iron Maiden, Survivor, Riot, Meat Loaf, Savatage, Kiss, Thin Lizzy, Blue Oyster Cult, Black Sabbath, Europe, Kansas... and many more.
singers:
Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury, R.J.Dio, Michael Kiske, Rob Halford, Eric Clayton, Alice Cooper, Steve Perry, Roy Khan, Fabio Lione, Bob Catley, Bruce Dickinson, Peavy Wagner, David De Feis, DC Cooper, David Byron, John Lawton, David Coverdale, Joe Lynn Turner, Joey Tempest. Klaus Meine, Eric Adams, Ramin Karimloo
other bands and composers:
A.Lloyd Webber, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Basil Poledouris, Howard Shore, John Williams
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Kostas Milonas
drummer
Kostas Mylonas
Instruments: drums,percussion,piano,guitar
Birthday: 12/8/1988
Experience:

Started playing drums at the age of 3. He is a professional drummer since he was 10 years old!

Favourite: epic movies:
Lord Of The Rings, Avatar
  epic songs:
Still Of The Night (whitsnake), The Missing You (Ark), It’s a lulluby (vagabond)
books:
Lord of the rings trilogy
metal bands:
Whitsnake, Dream Theater, Symphony X, Kamelot, Slipknot, Ark, Jorn, Masterplan
drummers:
Tommy Aldrige, Bill Ward, Keith Moon, Mike Portnoy
singers:
David Cocerdale, Freddie Mercury, Ozzy Osbourne, Ronie James Dio, Ian Gillan, Russel Allen, Jorn
classical music composers:
Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, W.A.Mozart, Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky, Wilhelm Richard Wagner
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Kostas Delfos
keyboard player
Kostas Delfos
Instruments: synthesizers, piano
Birthday: ??/??/????
Experience:

Started piano at the age of 10 and performing with bands for many years. Past Band: Heaven's Inversion (Falling Empire-Demo)

Favourite: metal bands:
 
I have many different tastes, for many different reasons some of which may be in terms of atmosphere, technicality, expressiveness, phrasing, my mood, things I have in my mind and other, but all come down to what makes my skin crawl, my heart beat strong and my mind wander free, all at once or each at different times.
So, as points of reference and in no particular order:
Dissection, Arcturus, Borknagar, Dimmu Borgir (early to mid), Rotting Christ, Warlord,Psychotic Waltz, Fates Warning, Queensryche, Dream Theater (early to mid), Crimson Glory, Pain of Salvation (early to mid), Shadow Gallery, Iron Maiden (of course), DIO, King Diamond, Nevermore, Sanctuary, Iced Earth (early to mid), Helloween (early to mid), Gamma Ray (early), Running Wild, Savatage, Paradise Lost, Candlemass, Amorphis, Bathory, Death, Arch Enemy, At the Gates, Dark Tranquillity, Children of Bodom (early to mid), Skyclad, Rush, Pink Floyd, Marillion, Dead Can Dance, Laureena McKennit and many more of every genre.
keyboard players and classical composers:
Again, in no particular order: Jordan Ruddess, Kevin Moore, Sverd, Mystis, Gary Wehrkamp, Yanni, Papathanasiou, Kitaro and various classical composers
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