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Christos Antoniou is one of the composers who arms the contemporary scene of modern and metal music .He origins from Greece and throughout the years he established as his trademark the explosive combination of extreme elements from both worlds, metal and modern music. His distinctive musical language reassures his title as pioneer in the Greek Metal scene and paved the way for further international career.
Christos studied composition at the London College of Music under the guidance of Martin Ellerby, Head of Composition department. Acquiring his Bachelor of Music in 1999. He continues his studies in Composition/Orchestration earning his Master’s Degree in Concert Music. Adam Gorb, Head of composition in Royal Northern College of Music is now among his tutors. In the same year, he is awarded with the Howard Goodall 1st Composition Award of London College of Music. He is also holder of Diplomas in Harmony, Counterpoint, Fugue and Composition with distinction.
The impatient musical spirit of Christos, is now more vivid than ever before and creates music for the highly acclaimed band Septicflesh. Christos is one of the founder members of Septicflesh, a band having a strong presence in discography and worldwide touring. Septicflesh managed to combine various styles of rock, such as gothic /death/black metal, with melodies and “classical” elements. The exceptional moment for Christos and his band comes with their latest album “The Great Mass”, where he exposes all his talent as a composer and orchestrator of the orchestral parts and very quickly defined Septicflesh as one of the top symphonic-metal bands all over the world. “The Great Mass” reached the charts in France, German and Finland.
Christos' unceasing passion for musical experimentation gave birth on 1998 to another band called Chaostar.The four released albums with Chaostar, flirts with experimental classical and contemporary sounds, combined with the harsh musical idioms he acquired from his past experience as one of the composers of Septicflesh.
He held for six years the position of the exclusive composer of UTV/Digi-Guys a 3D company in Ealing Studios, London. He is also the owner with Fotis Benardo (Septicflesh) of Devasoundz studio based on Athens.
His future attempts include a work on concert music in collaboration with the “Modern e -Quartet “in Athens. Moreover, Christos inspired by the ancient Greek philosophy and numerous personalities which enrolled vital roles in the development of the Athenian philosophy, he creates an experimental album with Chaostar. The album will be released on 2012 by the French label, Season of Mist.