Interview: Chris Andreadakis (Hercules)

Today, we present to you an interview with Greek true metal warrior Chris Andreadakis from Hercules. Enjoy reading!

Hi Chris, how are you doing?

Chris Andreadakis: Great, thank you!

There are, for sure, some readers who don’t know Hercules yet. Tell us a bit about the history your project, please. 

I have been playing heavy metal for over two decades. So, I decided it was  time to record by myself the old gems I have been written since the late 90’s. I didn’t manage to find real Manowarriors back then, but now I’ve got a drummer and I’m searching for a bassist living in Greece. I hope to make live concerts then so that people know we’re not the common band next door.

How would you define the style of Hercules?

Raw uncompressed true metal in the face of posers. 

Which bands would you classify as your major influences?

  • Manowar
  • Manilla Road
  • Black Sabbath 

Do you generally read a lot of reviews about your music? And what was the weirdest thing you read in an article?

In the previous years, I read enough reviews about Hercules written by fans who feel true metal but also reviews written by posers who like plastic compressed metal. The weirdest thing I read is that I have made covers that are better than the originals. 

How popular is metal in Greece these days? Is there a vivid underground scene? 

Not enough and that’s a shame. People playing metal here are more popular in Germany than in Greece. Germany is the Land of True Metal. Yes, over there is a great scene.

Raw uncompressed true metal in the face of posers.

Chris about Hercules

Are there any young Greek metal bands who you would like to recommend to our readers?

  • Validor
  • Black Sword Thunder Attack
  • Darklon
  • Steel Arctus

Validor is not that new but it’s great epic metal, very close to the style of Hercules.

What’s your favourite festival? Where would you like to play with Hercules in the future?

Wacken. I’d like to play in Germany and in the USA, but also at Mount Olympus.

On our blog, we focus on metal with epic elements. How would you define the term «epic» regarding music?

A kind of music that only speaks to heroes and motivates great deeds equal to the Campaign of Alexander the Great.

2020 was a disaster, no doubt about it. But there were some great releases: What’s your favourite album released last year?

Black Sword Thunder AttackMarch of the Damned

Last question: Manilla Road or Manowar?

Manowar!

Chris, many thanks for your time. Stay safe!

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