Band

orgrey

Bio

Orion’s Reign were formed in 2005 in the central Greek city of Athens. The band experiments in blending classical and symphonic elements, with choirs and heavy/power metal sounds. In 2005 two promo CDs are released (‘Steel horizon’ and ‘The Guiding Light’) which found remarkable acceptance and gained the interest of both metal fans and the press. The group entered a competition for the Greek Heavy Metal and Metal Hammer Magazine and won a place on their upcoming CD “The Hellenic Assault” with the song “Steel Horizons”.

In 2006 a page is turned in the band’s music approach to a more neoclassic–epic–power path and Yiannis joins the band as a lead singer. Shortly after the bands enters Fragile studios to record a 6-track EP, titled Beyond Eternity, including some songs from the upcoming full length release and a few other among them a Christmas cover of the song “The First Noel”.

By the end of 2008 the band’s formation and the material receives extremely positive feedback as it has been sent to record labels, magazines all around the world, radio and tv stations. “The First Noel” is requested by a Greek Rock Radio station to be used as background music to its advertisement and it is also included in a Christmas compilation CD which cuts more than 5000 copies.

The band enters the studio once again to record their first full length album. The recordings are completed by 2009 and CD is sent once again to label companies and magazines receiving flattering reviews. By the end of 2009 beginning of 2010 Orion’s Reign come to an agreement With Rock It Up Records/ Ice Warrior Records and both parties finally sign a covenant and the collaboration begins. During January to March 2010 the band enters the studio again to record 5 brand new tracks, which are to be included in the Ice Warrior Deluxe Limited Edition Version on this release as bonus material. The Cd is entitled “Nuclear Winter” with 16 tracks and a lot of guests from band like Firewind, T.Ziras, Fragile Vastness, W.E.B. and more!

After the departure of Themis Kostas and Yiannis from the band, the Line-up welcomed George on the guitars and the band starts to work with multiple singers, releasing songs as singles in Digital form. In 2016 Dan becomes the lead voice of Orion's reign. The band will sign with Pride & Joy Music on May 2018 and in the meanwhile The second full length album is being recorded, engineered and mixed by Linus Corneliusson and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in January - February 2018. the Second Album is entitled "Scores of War" including guest appearances such as Tim Ripper Owens(Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Bob Katsionis(Firewind), Mark Boals(Malmsteen) and others.The record is extremely diversified and contains much to explore, from Symphonic Speed Metal to catchy (Hard) Rock sounds, as well as operatic refrains filigreing rich emotionality.

Members

Dan

Dan

Vocals

Dan's passion for music began very early in his town Juiz de Fora in Brazil, but it was only in 2007 that he started to work seriously in his singing. He joined the Band in 2016. His wide vocal range fits perfectly with the symphonic epic sound of the band.

Dan

Vocals

Michael

Michael

Guitars

Michael has been a member of the band since the very early years. He is in charge of both rhythm & lead guitars. He is greatly influenced by medieval, baroque, classical era & guitar shredders like Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth, Steve Vai

Michael

Guitars

George

George

Guitars

George is being with the band since 2012 taking over both rhythm and lead guitar parts. He also records the bass guitar parts. He is influenced by musician like Randy Rhoads, Kai Hansen, Adrian Smith, Jake E. Lee

George

Guitars

Kirk

Kirk

Keys

Kirk has been a member of the band since the very early years. He is in charge of all the symphonic arrangements, greatly influenced by classical music and epic soundtracks composers like Hans Zimmer and Basil Polydouris

Kirk

Keys

Noel

Noel

Drums

One of the founding members of the band. In change of all the drum and percussion arrangements, greatly influenced by musicians like Nicko Mc Brain, Aquiles Priester, Dave Grohl, Jukka Nevalainen.

Noel

Drums