AFGELAST – Eight Lives Down
Eight Lives Down are coming to make some noise in Leiden!
Eight Lives Down are a 4-piece extreme metal band, founded by Greek-Kiwi vocalist and lyricist Aliki Katriou (Aliki Katriou – Vocals). Originally formed in 2016 with British guitarist James Scott, bassist Marcin Orczyk from Poland, and Brazilian drummer Rodrigo Moraes Cruz, they released their first EP entitled “May Cause Death” in the same year. In 2017, Scott left the band and French guitarist Paul Allain joined in his place.
The band has its roots in groove and thrash metal but constantly branches out stylistically incorporating influences from prog-, death-, and black metal, as well as various other musical genres such as punk, blues, and traditional folk music. The vocals range from low growls and high screams to clean and even operatic phrases. All of this creates a truly unique sound – unmistakably heavy and angry, yet refreshingly different and unpredictable. Eight Lives Down, particularly Aliki Katriou, are known for their energetic live performances.
2019 saw Eight Lives Down playing shows in and around London, as well as in Germany and the Netherlands, reaching the semi-finals of Metal2TheMasses London, as well as the finals of the Female Metal Event – FemME battles.
The band is currently preparing for an even more active year in 2020, with many more international gigs (Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain…) and the much anticipated release of their debut album in the first quarter.