Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.
Obduktion is a Greek death metal band from Athens, originally founded in 1995 by George ”Obduktor” Bitzos. They started developing their own sound which, through several demo releases and live performances, can be found in the band’s debut album “Encounter in a dream”, released in 2002 by NMC music. Obduktor decides to focus on being the main guitarist and composer so the band is officially looking for a new singer. It was the year 2004 when talented vocalist Takis “V.O.T.” Ntakoulias, former member of local band Darkness It Shall Be, and Obduktion joined forces. After many lineup changes, the band recorded their second full-length album “II”, released in 2008. In nowadays and through audience’s appreciation, they are a so called “Cult Hellenic death metal” band. After the band having established a unique music identity based in aggressive riffs, technical solos and brutal attitude and with a strong line-up, they composed brand new death metal songs and released their third full-length album titled “Pain Chronicles” in 2011.
Their latest release is a brand new ep "Mors Janua Vitae" out on the 15th of October. The long and devoted path of the group until now, but also the insatiable wish of its members for music, guaranties the continuing of this attempt and the desirable recognition from its audience.
At this moment the group's members are:
Takis V.O.T: Vocals
How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?
Obduktion plays old school death metal mainly influenced by Bolt Thrower, Asphyx, Entombed but you can also find influences by Obituary, Deicide even Amon Amarth.
Why should a metalhead buy your demos/albums?
Cause metal is exactly what Obduktion is about and this is what we have been doing for almost 20 years. Fast parts, violent riffs, extreme tunes and brutal attitude. Banging our heads and play music for metalheads!!!
What have you released so far and how were your releases received by the public/media?
Obduktion's releases so far are:
• "First blood and the darkness inside" 1996 demo
• "Near death experience" 1998 demo
• "Silence" 1999 demo
• "Break the silence" 2000 promo
• "Day of massacre" 2001 promo
• "Encounter in a dream" 2002 full-length cd
• "The lost angel of our soul" 2004 7" EP
• "11 Years Obduktion" Special Promo Edition 2007
• "Cover In Blood" 2008 E.P.
• "II" 2008 full-length cd
• "Pain Chronicles" 2011 full length cd
• "Mors Janua Vitae" 2014 EP
The feedback from the press was always very good reviews and critiques and that kind of recognition encourages us to keep pushing limits higher and continue developing as a band.
Do you play live as well? How's your live activity so far?
Of course we enjoy playing gigs. Through the years, Obduktion gained experience by doing many gigs and supporting bands like Asphyx, Absu, Belphegor, Kaamos, Enthroned, Arkhon Infaustus, Deviser, Handful of Hate and many more.
What should labels/zines/promoters know about your band? Why should they be interested in it?
Obduktion is been trying many years to support the metal scene by recording albums with powerful productions, doing gigs, rehearsing, with high standards and endless passion.
We think that these are the reasons for anyone in metal music to be interested in.
What plans do you have for the near future as a band?
To keep doing what kept us alive for two decades, as mentioned above, and of course to record more albums.
Where can we listen to your band and where can we buy your stuff?
You can find us and listen to our music at:
And support us and the metal scene by buying our music at:
Google play: play.google.com/store/music/album/Obduktion_Mors_Janua_Vitae?id=B2wlzxuq3ivcotpgg4zwndn4fa4
KEEP THE METAL SPIRIT ALIVE & HAIL TO THE MOST ANCIENT ONE!!!