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Orion’s Reign are a Symphonic Metal band, formed in 2005 in the central Greek city of Athens. With that incarnation, formed without a singer, the band explored instrumental paths and produced two promo CDs (‘Steel horizon’ and ‘The Guiding Light’) which found remarkable acceptance and gained the interest of both metal fans and the press. The group entered a competition for the Greek Heavy Metal and Metal Hammer Magazine and won a place on their CD “The Hellenic Assault” with the song “Steel Horizons”.


In 2006 a page is turned in the band’s music approach to a more neoclassic–epic–power path and Yiannis Kobatsiaris joins the band as a lead singer.     Shortly after the bands enters Fragile studios to record a 6-track EP, titled "Beyond Eternity", including some songs from the upcoming full length release and a few other among them a Christmas cover of the song “The First Noel”.


By the end of 2008 the band’s formation and the material receives extremely positive feedback as it has been sent to record labels, magazines all around the world, radio and tv stations. “The First Noel” is requested by a Greek Rock Radio station to be used as background music to its advertisement and it is also included in a Christmas compilation CD with more than 5000 copies.


The band enters Fragile studio once again to record their first full length album. The recordings are completed by 2009 and the CD is sent once again to label companies and magazines receiving flattering reviews (like the German Metal Hammer article which groups it in the most promising releases of the year, referring to the band as the power metal version of Iron Maiden and Yiannis as Dickinson’s Cousin.) By the end of 2009 beginning of 2010 Orion’s Reign come to an agreement With Rock It Up Records/ Ice Warrior Records and both parties finally sign a covenant and the collaboration begins. During January to March 2010 the band enters the studio again to record 5 brand new tracks, which are to be included in the Ice Warrior Deluxe Limited Edition Version on this release as bonus material. The Cd is entitled “Nuclear Winter” with 16 tracks and a lot of guests from bands like Firewind, T.Ziras, Fragile Vastness, W.E.B. and more!

Period of lineup changes 2011-2015

Themis Katsimichas (guitar), Kostast Porfiris (Bass guitar) and Yiannis Kobatsiris (singer) left the band. George Thanasoglou (guitars and bass guitars) enters the band. Orion’s Reign releases single songs and music videos, cooperating with musicians like PelleK, Minniva etc. The band experiments with metal covers of Christmas songs and attracts the interest of not only the metal fans, but a wider audience.


Dan Vasc joins the band as the lead voice of Orion’s Reign. The band starts working on new material for its second full length album. Meanwhile it keeps releasing singles and metal covers of Christmas songs, which tend to become a tradition as the audience keeps asking for them.


The production of the second full length album is on its way. Band members travel to Sweden to meet the crew of “Fascination Street Studios” of Jens Bogren. The album is engineered by Linus Corneliusson (mixing) and Tony Lindgren (mastering). It is entitled “Scores of War” and it includes guest appearances of Tim Ripper Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth), Bob Katsionis (Firewind), Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen), Minniva and other musicians.  

The band signs with “Pride & Joy Music” (Germany) for physical and digital album release. The band releases 3 singles (Undefeated Gaul, Together We March (ft. Tim Ripper Owens) and Nostos (ft Minniva)) prior to the full length album release. The album “Scores of War” is released in October 19th, 2018.


A Japanese version of “Scores of War” is released by a Japanese label.

The band participates in the symphonic metal compilation “Symphonic & Opera Metal Vol.6“, with the song “Freedom is not Negotiable”, along with bands like Avantasia, Kamelot, Within Temptation, Gloryhammer, Lacuna Coil, Freedom Call, Turilli/Lione Rhapsody etc.

The band releases the EP “Symphony of War” that includes symphonic versions of the songs from the full length album “Scores of War” and a cover of “Elan” (Nightwish).

The band releases a symphonic metal cover of “Christmas Canon” (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and Minniva travels all the way from Norway to Greece for participating to the filming of the music video in a neoclassical theater.


The band is working on new material


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Sound and Vision (2004) demo

The Guiding Light (2005) demo

Beyond Eternity (2007) ep

Nuclear Winter (2010)

Scores of War (2018)

Symphony of War (2019) ep

Michael, guitar

Michael has been a member of the band since the very early years. He is in charge of both rhythm & lead guitars. He is greatly influenced by medieval, baroque, classical era & guitar shredders like Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth and Steve Vai

George, guitar, bass

George is being with the band since 2012 taking over both rhythm and lead guitar parts. He also records the bass guitar parts. He is influenced by musician like Randy Rhoads, Kai Hansen, Adrian Smith and Jake E. Lee

Dan, vocals

Dan's passion for music began very early in his town Juiz de Fora in Brazil, but it was only in 2007 that he started to work seriously in his singing. He joined the Band in 2016. His wide vocal range fits perfectly with the symphonic epic sound of the band. (Dan left the band , and started a succesfull YouTube carreer.)

Kirk, keyboards

Kirk has been a member of the band since the very early years. He is in charge of all the symphonic arrangements, greatly influenced by classical music and epic soundtracks composers like Hans Zimmer and Basil Polydouris

Noel, drums

One of the founding members of the band. In charge of all the drum and percussion arrangements, greatly influenced by musicians like Nicko Mc Brain, Aquiles Priester, Dave Grohl, Jukka Nevalainen.

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