STRAY GODS release their new official video for their second single 'Black Horses'

  Van Muylem    13 maart 2022

The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album “Storm The Walls” that will be released on March 18, 2022 via ROAR! Rock of Angels Records!

Stray Gods comment on the video: "In this video, we faced a big challenge: while the song is talking about a forthcoming encounter of two armies interrupted by the sudden galloping of some riders on a kind of "evil" Black Horses, we wanted to do something different from the typical "epic" videoclips. So, we decided to go for a REAL battle of "Crossbows & Catapults"! This game was a huge success in the early 80s, particularly in our country, Greece, where it still has its enthusiasts and collectors spending insane amounts of money for a boxed version of the game! We had tons of fun, while also striking some deeply nostalgic strings of ours and hopefully of our fans. The rest of the video was filmed in Bob's very own Sound Symmetry Studio in Athens, GR."

Digital single of “Black Horses” is now available across all digital and streaming platforms!

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"Storm The Walls" will be released on March 18, 2022 as digipak CD, limited Aquamarin Blue 180g Vinyl (300 copies worldwide) and digital streaming and download format.

Filmed by Alex Haritakis
Directed & Edited by Bob Katsionis for Progressive Vision Group

Artur Almeida: Vocals
Bob Katsionis: Guitars/Keyboards
Gus Macricostas: Bass
Thanos Pappas*: Drums
*appears courtesy of Napalm Records

Stray Gods is the brainchild of the highly acclaimed Greek Heavy Metal musician and producer Bob Katsionis, known for his work with bands like Firewind, Outloud, Serious Black, solo albums, guest songwriter for Kamelot, and his participation in numerous acts both in his country’s metal scene and worldwide.

There would be no one to present this project better than Bob itself, so in his own words: “It all happened completely by accident: in order to make a test song for a newly purchased bass, I started jamming on an Iron Maiden’esque bass line. Six days later, I had written a whole album’s worth of material! […] back in May 2021, there were no talks of a new IM album yet, so it felt like I was filling a gap. I didn’t try to make a cheap IM mimicking album, instead, I started writing music the way that those British Gods of Metal taught me since 1988 when I first encountered their music. Then I had to find the right musicians to do the job. Dan Baune of Monument -except for playing a couple of great solos on the album- introduced me to singer Artur Almeida that I already knew from his work with Attik Demons. Then, Gus Macricostas on bass was a very obvious choice for me from the days we played together back in 2002, same goes for Scar Of The Sun and Outloud bandmate, Thanos Pappas, who also drums for Urizen, the only Greek Bruce Dickinson Tribute Band! Having all these guys also playing for other bands of ROAR Records, it also looked like a sign that this album would be released by them. I’m really happy for this collaboration and can’t wait to jam these songs live with these great guys!”

All Music written by Bob Katsionis
Lyrics by Bob Katsionis & Vangelis Tsintziras
Produced, recorded & mixed by Bob Katsionis at Sound Symmetry Studio, GR
Mastered by Nasos Nomikos at VU Productions, GR
Cover artwork by Uwe Jarling
Layout, booklet design & Band Logo by PVG
Guest Musicians: Dan Baune (Guitar Solos)


The Seventh Day
Black Horses
Alive For A Night
Silver Moon
Naked In The Fire
Love In The Dark
The World Is A Stage
Storm The Walls