Stelios Ventas was born
in Athens, Greece in 1976. He's been playing the guitar
since the age of 14. Trying to imitate his favourite guitar
heroes, he taught himself to play his first Black Sabbath,
Metallica and Randy Rhoads riffs.
After playing in various rock bands and gigging around
Athens, he decided to learn more about music, so he started
learning music theory and improvisation. Around the same
time, he participated in various projects with professional
and experienced musicians. He continued gigging and jamming
in Athens, but always wanted to record his own music.
During 2014 - 2015 he undertook a series of courses on music
technology & recording and started laying down ideas on his
home studio. A year later, his self-recorded debut album was
almost ready, a musical voyage from european classic rock to
american pop-rock and hair metal and back, with a
characteristic "old school" vibe. The final mixing &
mastering was completed in 2016 by producer/engineer George
Aspiotis (Warlord, Nightfall, Spitfire, Mark Zonder etc).
Album: Rock 'n' love (2016)
"I just wrote the music that I would like to listen to and
really miss hearing nowadays; Pure classic rock, simple
songwriting, inspired guitar riffs and solos with a sound
that "smells" like a rock vinyl of the early '80s. Music
coming from the soul, the voice and fingers of an emotionaly
alive musician, and not a bag of tricks of a "professional"
studio producer according to the fashion. It's not just
another overcompressed new production, it's something
different. Classic and fresh at the same time; ten different
rock and love stories, straight from the heart"
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