ArkOvLies is a progressive death metal band created by George Cherouvim (guitars-vocals-songwriter) at 2010. After a while, he came along with Alex Koumplis (guitars). As they where searching for other members so the band could have a complete sound, they decided to record one of their first songs.
In the beginning of 2011 Cherouvim and Alex met Vasilis Georgiadis (drums) and started rehearsing, while they were looking for other members to fill the gaps as bass and keyboard players. After a few months of rehearsals they played a live as a trio so they could expose their work in the underground metal scene. Then, they separated their ways with vasilis and spent some time alone in searching new members.
To their delight, Defkalion Dimos (drums), George Costantinou (bass) and Spyros Costantinou (keyboards) joined in and the band was ready to rehears. From there on, the perspectives of the band grew and they where all ready to hit the studio for their first (full band) recordings of their EP. In the meanwhile, ArkOvLies played in many live shows and musical competitions, such as Battle Of The Bands (2012-2013) and Nakas Band Festival (2012-2013) reaching the third place in both competitions, by gaining very optimistic comments and experiences. As soon as the band finished the recording, mixing, and mastering sessions, they released their first EP at 15/5/2012.
In the summer of 2012, the band thought it was time to share their music with different type of audience, thus playing in a show filled with a variety of bands, and the opportunity was given by ArkOvLies participating in Schoolwave Festival.
After their performance on the stage of Schoolwave, Defkalion, George and Spyros decided to leave the band, so once again, Cherouvim and Alex start looking for new members.
The search ended by Aggelos Malisovas (bass), Marilena Plitsi (keyboards) and Aiad Ousta (session member at drums) joining the band and started playing new gigs.
ArkOvLies are now looking for a new drummer and planing to record their first full-length album and release it in 2013-2014.
SCHOOLWAVE FESTIVAL 2012:
NAKAS BAND FESTIVAL 2012 - third place:
BATTLE OF THE BANDS 2012 - third place:
http://subexistance.com/reviews/arkovlies-arkovlies - 7,5/10
http://mundorockheavy.blogspot.gr/2013/04/ark-ov-lies-ark-ov-lies.html - 9/10
Greek Metal Hammer (July 2012) - 8/10