Superb symphonic/power/metal rock band and we mean superb. As you know I’m a huge fan of this kind of music and often play it on my shows, now I have to say this Within Temptation have always been my best loved symphonic band etc. but these guys may have just changed my mind. Vocally supreme, Lyrically superb and the music is out of this world.
Season of Ghosts is a groundbreaking music project, dedicated to the love for the unseen, and film soundtracks. Conceived by Greek singer-songwriter, Sophia Aslanidou, the project came to life in October of 2013 and the highly anticipated debut concept album, “The Human Paradox”, is set to be released within 2014.
Season of Ghosts combine extreme rock and metal sounds, harsh electronics and powerful, compelling vocals, through the eerie spectrum of a Sci-Fi, horror movie. Sophia is in charge of composition, lyrics and co-production and handles both melodic and distorted vocals in a unique, storytelling atmosphere, that is bound to captivate audiences around the globe.
Sophia, who was born in Caracas, Venezuela and grew up in Thessaloniki, Greece, put herself on the music map as the singer of BLOOD STAIN CHILD (Japan). In just a short time, she managed to become one of the most acknowledged female vocalists within the Japanese metal industry, known not only for her work with BLOOD STAIN CHILD, but also for a number of esteemed collaborations.
In 2010, Sophia moved to Japan to start her music career, bringing her international perspective and know-how to BLOOD STAIN CHILD and together they recorded the band’s 5th studio album, Epsilon, which still is their best seller to date. They toured extensively in Japan, America and Europe until Sophia’s departure for professional and personal reasons.
While still in the band, Sophia was involved in the “Imaginary Flying Machines” project, with bands such as Disarmonia Mundi, Destrage, Rise To Fall, among others and sang in the now famous “Princess Ghibli” albums, featuring innovative, metal covers of Studio Ghibli anime soundtracks. She has also collaborated with popular Japanese artists, such as MEJIBRAY and AYABIE.
A lifelong education and self-growth enthusiast, Sophia is a Law School graduate, with a Master’s degree in translation, she is fluent in Greek, English, Japanese, speaks German and French and studying new languages on the side. She is also well known in the foreign J-culture community, for her pioneering activities in Greece and Japan, as band manager, promoter, event organiser and VJ. True lover of revolutionary Japanese fashion, Sophia often collaborates with famous, elegant fashion brands, such as Baby, the stars shine bright and Atelier Pierrot. Sophia currently lives between Europe and Asia.