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Country of origin: Athens, Greece
Founded: 1992 (under Phlebotomy)
Status: Active
Official homepage: On Thorns I Lay

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Band History - On Thorns I Lay (Online Mar. 2004)

On Thorns I Lay

ON THORNS I LAY where formed in 1992 in Athens Greece. The band’s first name was PHLEBOTOMY and it changed to ON THORNS I LAY together with the release of their first album “Sounds Of Beautiful Experience” in 1995. The founders of the band were Chris and Stefanos who left Greece in 1994 for graduate studies in Romania. Since 1992 many musicians have joined the group but the permanent line-up was formed in 2001 when the core members moved back to Greece.

 

ON THORNS I LAY are the absolute melancholic, aggressive Metal representatives that always get the full marks for their music creativity and character. Although they exist for more than a decade they successfully manage to release different but equally remarkable albums.

 

From the summer of 1995 up to now they have released the following albums:
”Sounds Of Beautiful Experience” – 1995 Holy Records

“Orama” – 1997 Holy Records

“Crystal Tears” – 1998 Holy Records

“Future Narcotic” – 2000 Holy Records

“Angeldust” – 2001 Black Lotus Records

“Egocentric” – 2003 Black Lotus Records

 

Through all these years ON THORNS I LAY had live performances together with many great musicians and Metal bands such as IN FLAMES, THE GATHERING, PRIMORDIAL, TIAMAT, DREAM THEATER, KATATONIA, AMORPHIS.


Today ON THORNS I LAY are still playing and creating with the same passion that guided them from the beginning.


Current Line-Up:
Chris – Guitars

Stefanos – Bass

Minas – Vocals & Guitars

Fotis – Drums


Previous members:
Jim – Bass (on “Sounds Of Beautiful Experience”)

Roula - Keyboards & Vocals (on “Orama”)

Elena Doroftei – Violon (on “Crystal Tears”)

Lonna Doroftei – Keyboards (on “Crystal Tears”)

Andrew Olaru – Drums (on “Crystal Tears”)

Claudia - Female Vocals (on “Future Narcotic” & “Angeldust”)

Evans – Drums (on “Future Narcotic”)

 

Discography:

Egocentric

Stefanos - Bass

Chris - Guitars

Minas - Vocals & Guitars

Fotis - Drums

Sofia Koutsaki (Guest) – Vocals

Timos Hatzioannou (Guest) - Keyboards


 "The Metal Observer" Review

2003 "Egocentric" - Black Lotus Records

Total playing time: 49:45
  1. Life Can Be
  2. Poster On A Wall
  3. Afraid To Believe
  4. Unsung Songs
  5. Lack In Resorts
  6. Gallant Nights
  7. When I’m Gone
  8. Rampant Of K-Ism
  9. Dawn Of Loss
  10. Quotation For Listening

 

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Die Hard

Stefanos – Vocals & Bass

Chris – Guitars & Keyboards

Minas - Guitars

Fotis - Drums

Claudia - Vocals

Evans (Guest) – Drums

Marcella (Guest) – Vocals

Elena (Guest) – Violin

Marius (Guest) - Vocals


2001 "Angeldust" - Back Lotus Records

Total playing time: 38:07

  1. Sick Screams
  2. A Light In Paradise
  3. Black Cold Nights
  4. Angeldust
  5. Moving Cities
  6. Deep Thoughts
  7. Independence
  8. Never Ending Hope

 

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Future Narcotic

Claudia – Female Vocals

Stefanos – Vocals & Bass

Chris – Guitars

Evans – Drums


2000 "Future Narcotic" - Holy Records

Total playing time: 47:52

  1. Infinity
  2. Future Narcotic
  3. The Thread Of Seduction
  4. Feed Her Lust
  5. Love Can Be A Wave
  6. Ethereal Blue
  7. Heaven’s Passager
  8. Desire
  9. Back To That Enigma
  10. The K-Song

 

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Crystal Tears

Elena Doroftei – Violon

Chris – Guitars

Stefanos – Bass & Vocals

Lonna Doroftei – Keyboards

Andrew Olaru – Drums


 "The Metal Observer" Review

1998 "Crystal Tears" - Holy Records

Total playing time: 44:26
  1. Crystal Tears
  2. My Angel
  3. Obsession
  4. Crystal Tears II (Loosing Her)
  5. Ophelia
  6. Eden
  7. Enigma
  8. Midnight Falling
  9. All Is Silent
  10. Feelings

 

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Orama

Stefanos – Bass & Vocals

Chris - Guitars

Fotis - Drums

Roula – Keyboards & Vocals

Thanasis Hatziagapis (Guest) – Guitars

Georgia Grammaticos (Guest) - Vocals


1997 "Orama" - Holy Records

Total playing time: 47:47

  1. Atlantis I
  2. The Song Of The Sea
  3. Oceans
  4. In Heavens Island
  5. Atlantis II
  6. Atlantis III
  7. If I Could Fly
  8. Aura
  9. The Blue Dream

 

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Sounds Of Beautiful Experience

Stefanos - Vocals

Chris - Guitars

Fotis - Drums

Jim - Bass

Angela (Guest) – Keyboards

Athanasia (Guest) - Keyboards


1995 "Sounds Of Beautiful Experience" - Holy Records

Total playing time: 48:59

  1. Voluptuous Simplicity Of The Line
  2. All Is Silent
  3. A Sparrow Dances
  4. Cleopatra
  5. A Dreamer Can Touch The Sky
  6. Rainy Days
  7. Sunrise Of A New Age
  8. On Thousand Times
  9. Taksidi Nostalgias

 



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