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from Thessaloniki, Greece have released
their new album
‘Void Moments Of Inertia’

Once Upon A Winter – Post Rock band from Thessaloniki, GR – announced the release of their 4th album Void Moments of Inertia.
“Loneliness is the suffering of our time. Even if we’re surrounded by others, we can feel very alone.”
Once Upon A Winter with ‘Void Moments Of Inertia’, have managed to balance heavy and melodic sounds, giving space to the senses and leading us from the absolute calmness to the absolute intensity.
An album with pure Post-Rock aesthetics, that displays in every way the gloriousness and the beauty of the genre.
Emotion and melody that make the listener see the world through a different light and get lost in its magic.
Loud guitars, high tempo drums and heavy bass on one hand – unexpected, heart-warming and beautifully performed saxophone solos, sweet violins and enchanting piano compositions on the other, all harmonized as one.
Blackgaze that manages to elevate the songs to dreamy and peaceful, give them a romantic aspect – in a silent way – and right after, to crush them in whirlpools of intensity and dynamism.
‘Void Moments of Inertia’ is an album full of contrasts.

Greek Once Upon A Winter
(Instrumental Post-Rock):
New Song & Album announcement

to watch the video-clip ‘Elegant Demise’, please click play…

Once Upon A Winter are:
Ilias Kakanis – guitars, vocals, synths
Angelos Athanasiadis – guitars
Fotis Sitaras – bass
Nick Taras – piano, saxophone
Konstantinos Alex Noulas – drums

Once Upon A Winter, Post-Rock metalers from Greece (Thessaloniki), have just announced the release of their 4th album!
The first track they decided to share, is called ‘Elegant Demise’ and is accompanied by an amazing video!
‘Elegant Demise’ is the first single of their album and the first paragraph of the bands’ new story.
It was premiered on the 25th of February accompanied by an emotional official video.
The band stays faithful to their classic post rock sound with ambient atmospheres and soulful melodies, to gothic, doom, and black metal eruptions with aggressive guitars while still keeping the melodic lines as the main focus.
The lack of lyrics to their songs, give the listeners the possibility to create their own images and stories!
The songs’ video is dealing and raising awareness to the issue of Alzheimer’s disease and the need to never give up on people.
People affected by the disease are often left alone in their supposingly empty thoughts, however the thoughts are there, just probably not in a way that is understood by the ‘healthy’ social norms.
There are a lot of instances that art helps express these thoughts, and that is the idea that the video wants to present.
Music compositions by the band, mixing and mastering by Ilias Kakanis, drums recorded at Mix Studio (Thessaloniki), all other instruments recorded at Ilias’ & Angelos’ personal studios.
Promo photos and Video by George Triantafyllou, Artwork by Phren Reworks.
Once Upon A Winter have raised the bar with an artistic brilliance, as ‘Elegant Demise’ is a track of true love, touching the souls in the purest way possible.
Once Upon A Winter started out as a solo Post-Rock/Blackgaze project from Thessaloniki, Greece, created by Ilias Kakanis.
In 2017, the debut album ‘Selective depression in chase of the Big Bang’ was released, gathering significant attention with over 150.000 views on the Youtube channel Worldhaspostrock.
In 2018, Once Upon A Winter transformed into a full band.
From 2018 to 2019, the band released two more albums, both on digital and physical formats, while signed with the Finnish label Snow Wave Records.
Since then, the band performed as a support act for God is An Astronaut in their hometown, Thessaloniki, as well as in other Greek cities.
In November of 2019, the band completed their first European tour performing shows in Germany, Switzerland, and Italy.
In May 2019, the band’s music was part of the theatrical play ‘Unborn Land’, receiving a cultural award from the UNESCO Club of Piraeus and Islands and also, in February 2021 they performed with MOYSA youth orchestra in Thessaloniki Concert Hall, in an event organized by the Northern Greece Musicians Union, broadcasted in national television.
The fourth album of the band, ‘Void Moments of Inertia’, was already composed just before the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, eventually slowing down the recordings and pushing back the release date.
The band took advantage of this forced time-off, experimenting with different orchestrations to achieve the desired results, providing a fresh perspective on the composed material.
‘Void Moments of Inertia’ is due to be released on the 18th of March, 2022, while the band is already trying to organize a potential Greek tour.

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