MEMORAIN was formed in early 1999 by Ilias Papadakis. After a few line-up changes in 2001 the band recorded their first MCD titled “Until You Die”. Drawing influence mainly from the American Heavy/Thrash scene, the Memorain guys contributed a song for the “Voices Of Death, Part 5” compilation album and a few months later they paid tribute to one of their favorite bands, Megadeth, recording a cover version of the song “Disconnect” for the album “Droogie – A Megadeth Tribute”.
In August 2002 the band signed a two-record deal with local label NMC Music and their first album “Digital Crimes” was released a couple of months later.
In 2003 Memorain released their second album “White Line”, featuring the legendary guitarist James Murphy (Testament, Obituary, Death, etc). The band also contributed songs to numerous compilation albums.
In September 2003 the band composed the music theme for Greece’s premier Metal TV show, “TV War”, a TV show supported by the Greek Metal Hammer Magazine.
In September 2005 Memorain signed an exclusive contract with EMI Music Greece and two months later the band started recording their new album “Reduced To Ashes” with Nick Menza on drums and Jeff Waters as a special guest. Recorded partially in Los Angeles, California. “Reduced To Ashes” was released by EMI Music in 17th, April 2006.
Memorain with a new line up, that was including some of the most respected musicians in the Metal scene, like Gene Hoglan, Steve DiGiorgio and Ralph Santolla, and with guest apperances from David Ellefson, Tim “Ripper” Owens and Jeff Waters, in early 2012 recorded 12 new tracks for the album “Evolution”, that was released by Maple Metal Records, in the Summer of 2012. With this album the band delivers old school Thrash Metal with a modern touch.
Nowadays the band with a new line-up recorded 11 new tracks for the upcoming album “Seven Sacrifices”. The band sign deal with Ukrainian label Metal Scrap Records. Album “Seven Sacrifices” released October, 4, 2013 on Total Metal Records, a division of Metal Scrap Records.
Ilias Papadakis – Guitars
Jason Mercury – Guitars
Andreas Boutos – Vocals
Dimitris Anestis – Bass
Tolis Mistiloglou – Drums
“Demo 1999” Demo CD; 1999; self released
“Until You Die” MCD; 2001; self released
“Digital Crimes” CD; 2002; NMC Music
“White Line” CD; 2003; NMC Music
“Reduced To Ashes” CD; 2006; EMI Music
“Evolution” CD; 2012; Maple Metal Records
“Seven Sacrificies” CD & Digital; 2013; Total Metal Records
“Digital Lines” Free Digital Release; 2013; self released; distributed by Metal Scrap Records