...of Heroes and Innerfire

After some extra months of waiting we are happy to announce the release of our NEW ALBUM “...of Heroes and Innerfire”!

The album is concept (as always) and is over 50 minutes with 10 tracks total of epic symphonic metal.

The artwork has been made once again from the “member” of the band Dimitar Nikolov - www.dimitarnikolov.com, who this time had total freedom about the artistic direction of the cover without any intervention from the band and he had the concept-lyrics and music of the album as the only inspiration. Our goal was to achieve an artwork that will give the feeling of our music though the eyes of a listener and not from the band directly. The final result proved us right because EVERYTHING you see on it, is inside the album and our music (scenes-characters and overall thematic atmosphere).

The album published by Heathen Tribes and here we want to say a BIG THANK YOU for their investment and for trust they show to us as they publish a final product of these high standards, with 20 page booklet and final price at 12 euros only.

If you want to show your support to the band, now is your best chance. Below there are all the links about the release and the lyric video “On Dragonwings” we had publish some months ago.
lyric video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ND7Bx51Gyf8

Stay epic!


The new site is ready!

we are really proud to announce our collaboration with Heathen Tribes!
Heathen Tribes will release our new full length album “…of Heroes and Innerfire” in autumn 2018 and they will re-release our second album “Rise of the Dragonrider” in the first months of 2019!
We received a great approach from Heathen Tribes and they will give us their full support!

Not only our new album will have a good supporting release but “Rise of the Dragonrider” will receive the chance that it deserves to be learned and heard from more people. All people that supporting us and they didn’t have the change to receive a physical copy of it because our limited copies, now they will have this opportunity!

So, for the moment you can find “Rise of te Dragonrider” only at digital stores worldwide.
This is a great new era for the band and we strongly believe this will be a long and positive collaboration.

And last but not least, ENJOY! Our new lyric video from the song “On Dragonwings” from the upcoming album here!

Stay tuned, more details about “…of Heroes and Innerfire” will follow!

Stay epic!


Hello friends,

It’s been near two years since the release of our last album “Rise Of The Dragonrider” and we are more than grateful for the reaction of the metal community. Thank you all!
At the moment there aren’t any more physical cds available but you can purchase the digital edition of the album through our site, cdbaby or any other known digital store.
We are in the process of a new release deal to have it “running” again worldwide.

Now it is time to release some important news. A new and stronger than ever line-up, and a new album (60% ready ) that will probably be released at the end of 2014!

Here is the new line-up:
Kostas Delfos: keyboards and additional orchestrations, (also participated in “Time to March” single). A good friend and true supporter through the years.

Kostas Chatzigeorgiou: vocals. As many may know him, he is the vocalist of the great and respected Greek metal band Wolfcry. It is a true honor to have him in the band.

Kostas Milonas: drums. One of the best drummers in heavy metal. After we met each other at the recordings of the last album at Warcry studios, he decided to join the band as a full member.

Vasilis Liakos: bass. Vasilis is well known for his participation in the high acclaimed Greek prog-metal bands Innosense and Black Fate. He is also the co-producer along with Michalis Adamopoulos of our albums.

And of course me: guitars, orchestrations and main composer of the band.

I would like to thank all the members of the band for their trust and energy they put to this new album!

We have some really great first results so far in the studio. Stay tuned, more news will follow.

Epic regards
Marios Christakis


  Braveride Rise of the dragonrider  coverart

The new Braveride album "Rise Of The Dragonrider" has been released!

After many months of waiting and searching for the best way to release it we are happy to SCREAM with all our strength the release of our new album!

"Rise Of The Dragonrider" is an epic album with respect to epic metal history, with a modern production and full of orchestral arrangements.

You can take a trip inside of epic-fantasy worlds of sword and sorcery and find the details behind the songs.

You can purchase the album from our site in digital format or CD. Just send an e-mail to contat@braveride.com to order!

Come and share with us your opinion and words about the album at our guestbook, facebook, myspace or youtube page!

The journey continues…


Finally the new BRAVERIDE album “Rise Of The Dragonrider” is ready!

After many months of work on this album and many problems we have achieved what we want. An epic metal album that can travel you through epic battles and tales!

We thank anyone who had helped us through this process and we wish them the best.

In the next months we shall try to find the best way for the release of the album.

You can hear one of the new songs in the download section. “A Place Of Shadows” (castle of the lost)!

(At the same time the first steps for the next album have been made…Eight songs are ready for pre-production before we enter the studio again in the next year.)

Best and epic regards,
Marios Christakis



After three months of no update we are able to put some news up.

The mixing process will be ready at the end of May. The mastering process will start after that and then we shall make the first contacts with the record labels.

I can say that we have achieved a really good sound that it has uniqueness and helps the songs to “breathe” more easily. You can hear a sample of some of the songs in the download section and as I promised, you can also hear the great performance of Gaby Koss in them.

Keep the flame alive and take care until the next update.

Best and epic regards,
Marios Christakis



We had some problems at the studio and for that reason mixing progress stopped but after a month we started the mix. You can hear a sample of the final mix of a song to take an idea from what we do here.

I just can ask you to be patient and keep your support alive. Maybe at the first weeks of February we will have a new video from the studio and as I promised a sample of Gaby Koss voice inside a song.

Take care and stay tuned.

With strong epic and heavy regards
Marios Christakis


Gaby Koss

Some great news!

This last month we finished the recordings for the album and the recordings of the guest soprano too.

Gaby Koss (ex-Haggard) has recorded her parts for the album and she had the freedom to make her arrangements for her parts and the result is really great. Her voice fits well with the epic style of the songs and the final atmosphere is fantastic and beautiful.

You can hear some samples from her performance soon here.

Gaby has recorded her parts at Hellion studios in Germany and she appears in many parts of the new album.

We hope to have her voice again in every future album!

Marios Christakis



here you can see a video and hear a sample of one of the new songs. This is the biggest of the album and it has many changes inside of it. Remember that this is a sample before the mixing progress.

Except that, you can see a video from flute recordings. A very special guest and great musician Petros Papas has played all the flute parts inside the album and the final sound of the flute inside the songs is really beautiful. We wish to have him with us and for next albums-future recordings ;)

At last, the recordings are over (if we will not find something more to put inside or to change ;) and the mixing process will start at August.

Some things have change for the best inside the band at the last two months and at the same time we will announce and a special guest at the near future. Check the site always for news.

Epic regards,
Marios Christakis



It has been three months since the last time that we put up news about the album but we have been working all this time on it.

All the instrumental recordings are done, yesterday the last guitar solos were recorded and at the end of the month we will finish all vocal parts for the last songs. The mixing process will start inside of June and it will take a lot of time together with the mastering of the songs. We want to be careful for the final result.

The orchestra parts are ready for the songs and there are a lot of sounds and they are very rich. Now the anticipation for the album is greater than ever but we have to keep cool to avoid mistakes.

The artwork for the album is ready but we will put it online when the album will be ready and not before that. Once again it is done by Dimitar Nikolov.

And some words about the lyrics: all the songs have more fantasy based lyrics like sword and sorcery themes and some others have more straight-epic lyrics about the feelings before and during battle. All the songs have something that connects them to give a united theme to the album and there is a little concept behind them but not like a concept based album. There is just a little connection behind the lyrics that when someone reads them and follows the line of the songs, he can discover the story that lies in them.

(The album is dedicated to the internal (and not only) war of each one against his personal fears, like evil enemies and their attacks against heroes and innocent people, for the will that everyone has to have to defeat the biggest fears and enemies of every substance.)

This is for now information about the lyrics. We will put news up as soon as possible about the next chapter of the album’s progress.

Check out the little video to get a little taste of one of the songs and see a little of the guitar practice for the recordings.

Stay epic,
Marios Christakis



Here is some news from the studio and the band.
BRAVERIDE has a new singer!

After the first vocal recordings and because of what the new songs demand the thought about a singer has become a permanent idea. So, after a suggestion and some rehearsals the decision was made. Alexis (Alex) Koromilas is the new singer of BRAVERIDE.

It was not an easy decision to take but the color and the strange clean sound of Alex’s voice with it’s epic touch, fits in perfectly with braveride’s music and the results are really great. Marios voice will be heard in the songs as back up vocals and in choirs.

Now 60% of the album is ready. In the next two months the recordings will be finished and the mix process will start. If all things go right the album will be ready in the summer.



Some news about the progress of the new album.

The album is 40% finished. The recordings for 6 songs are done and we have started the vocal recordings. Of course it is a long road till the end because of many things to get recorded and the final mixing process will take much time finish.

You can always write your comments in our guestbook and send an e-mail if you want.

Heavy regards,
Marios Christakis


Hi again.

Studio sessions are progressing as I have scheduled. Drums, keyboards and orchestrations are finished for five songs. Rhythm guitars, solo parts and bass are ready for two songs and at the same time we are working on the next songs. We work in a strange way and song by song because of some situations but it is the best and fastest way to finish this record and to achieve the best result.

More news in the next weeks.


It is now time to put up some news I think.

It has been a long time since the site went online and the first news of the band got onto the internet. Some problems corrupted my plans for the recording of the new album. Session members change because of the distance between us and different life responsibilities. Of course, I have a great relationship with the past members because we are really good friends with all of them and maybe they shall appear as guests in the new album.

Now I can speak about my collaboration with keyboard player Karolos Vigato. Karolos is a great musician and he honestly loves my project and he is something more than a session member now. We worked really hard on the keyboard parts and on the orchestrations as well, he put his talent in the songs and the final result is very beautiful. I have finished composing ten new songs for the new album and we are working on all the details to achieve the best result before we record the last ideas in the studio.

The studio that we work in now is in Larisa, a city in Greece (Warcry studios) and I have recorded the rhythm guitars and bass for two songs until now.

I don’t want to forget Dimitar Nikolov - www.dimitarnikolov.com, who is preparing the cover artwork with his unique drawing style.
By the way, my new custom guitar model is ready made by Cristophe Capelli - www.capelliluthier.com.

Stay in touch, the journey has begun…

Best regards
Marios Christakis


BRAVERIDE official site has open.

You can allways find a new information about the band here and on www.myspace.com/braveride page.

Also you can leave your coments or questions in the guestbook and on www.myspace.com/braveride page or you can contact the band via email form!


BRAVERIDE needs drummer!

If you are intrested send me a message here!


Braveride is Greek epic metal band personal project of Marios Christakis, who plays the guitar and vocals. So far the band has one self-released album and two cd singles and now the first recordings for the upcoming album has started. more info here...

Anyone who wants to buy the CD album "Heroic Deeds" and the CD single "Time to March" send an e-mail for farther information.