The CROSSWIND story began sometime in the mid/late 90's, when a group of teenagers got together with the dream of forming a band that would encompass all those elements of Heavy Metal that they loved. Through very difficult times they managed to forge their first Demo CD "Dark Omens", which proved to also be the band's first period swan song. For a multitude of reasons, it was impossible for the band to continue.
Fast-forwarding to around 2005 the founding members Kyriakos and Vasilis M. started the band again. Their sole purpose, once again, to create and play music without any compromises. Blending the finest ingredients of what makes Metal so great: Speed, Power, Melody and Substance. CROSSWIND's sound can be described as the fusion of NWOBHM's melody, German Power Metal's speed and technique and American Heavy Metal's epic sound. This amalgam of influences rooted in fine Metal tradition as well as the addition of allegorical lyrics and an orchestral perception towards arrangements underpin CROSSWIND's new beginning.
The outcome of this new start was CROSSWIND's second official Demo EP "Beyond", which came out in 2008. This EP marking CROSSWIND's rebirth was hailed through the underground as soon as it was released, with rave reviews in fanzines, magazines and metal websites.
In 2009, CROSSWIND returned with a second offering of their brand of metal with the DemoEP called “Opposing Forces”. 3 more dynamite tracks and a cover of Queensryche’s “Walk in the Shadows” were included this time. Once again, the underground worldwide was taken by storm. Rave reviews, interviews in electronic and print media helped the band reach more fans around the world.
The success of the band’s 2 EPs in underground circles worldwide led to a deal with U.S based Stormspell Records in 2010. Through Stormspell recs, both EPs were combined in a one-CD version that included revamped artwork and extensive booklets.
In the summer of 2010, the band was invited by Magic Circle Music to participate with one track in the Tribute album to Ronnie James Dio called “Magic”, along with bands like MANOWAR, JACK STARR and HOLYHELL.
Following that, CROSSWIND were invited to open Magic Circle Festival IV @ METALCAMP in Slovenia. There, CROSSWIND had the honor and opportunity to share the stage with legends like VIRGIN STEELE, KAMELOT, ARCH ENEMY and MANOWAR.
Since then, CROSSWIND have been on a rampage of shows in their homeland playing with the cream of the crop of the local heavy metal scene.
Currently, the band is hard at work on their full-length album. Still furiously powerful and fast but much richer and refined. Maniacal riffing meets intertwined guitar harmonies that bind with multi-layered, multi-octave vocals, backed by a fine-tuned rhythm section's onslaught.