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Psychedelic Rock from Greece

Naxatras

Naxatras is a hard psychedelic rock band from Greece. They play a warm psychedelia full of fat grooves, dreamy melodies, heavy riffs and trippy guitar solos all with the vintage touch of the 70's.

They have been playing and developing their sound since 2012. In 2015, they recorded their first full-length album at Magnetic Fidelity with Jesus I. Agnew as their sound engineer. Only analog equipment was used in the recording/mixing/mastering stages of the album.  All the songs in the record were performed entirely live during just one day. "Naxatras", which was released in 2015, became one of the best selling releases of the genre and has received wide critical acclaim. In 2016, they released their second full-length album "II" as well as an EP. 

In 2017, they released the single "All the Stars Collide Into a Single Ray" and recorded their third full-length album, using similar fully analog and live techniques. Their third album "III" was released in 2018, followed by a corresponding live album from their sold-out concert in Athens, which took place at the iconic venue Gagarin 205.

For their fourth endeavor, Naxatras recruited multi-instrumentalist Pantelis Kargas for the keyboards and synthesizers. The artwork is a creation of longtime collaborator and friend, Chris RW, who's artistic vision accompanied all of their albums. "IV" was on the 25th of February, 2022.

The band has developed a reputation for high-energy live performances, combining elements of psychedelic/progressive rock, stoner, funk, jazz, electronic and eastern music with a trippy video wall to accomplish full stimulation of the senses. They have gone on numerous tours and performed in most European countries, including distinguished festivals such as Desertfest, Ozora and Dunajam and a tour in Australia.

Tour dates

Date Place Country Venue Title Link
08.08.24 Frankfurt am Main DE ZOOM Frankfurt GmbH
09.08.24 Oberzent DE Finkenbach-Festival
10.08.24 Hombergshausen DE Kultur Gut
28.09.24 Lohr am Main DE Praise The Fuzz II
28.09.24 Lohr am Main DE Praise The Fuzz II
02.10.24 Donostia ES Dabadaba
03.10.24 Madrid ES Nazca
04.10.24 Barcelona ES Sala Upload Barcelona
06.10.24 Pratteln CH Up In Smoke Festival

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