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Bob Katsionis / Bio

BOB KATSIONIS
-A Short Introduction-

Bob Katsionis was born 17th of February 1977 in Athens,Greece.
He attended keyboard lessons since the age of 8 and in 1998 got his Diploma
in Church Organ Studies and Contemporary Music,as well as finishing all
his Music Theory,Advanced Harmony,Musicology and Music History
Classes.
In the age of 14 also started playing the electric guitar and a few years later
started involving in Rock/Metal bands.

He's been a member of international career bands like NIGHTFALL and
SEPTIC FLESH until in 2004 joined forces with guitar virtuoso Gus G (now
also a member of Ozzy Osbourne band) and veteran drummer Mark Cross(ex
member of Helloween,Metallium,Kingdom Come) in Greece's top selling Metal
band, FIREWIND.

With them he toured all the world several times while also kept making his solo
instrumental albums that found record deals in top labels of this genre like
Lion Music (FIN) and Toshiba-EMI (JP).

He is also a teacher and clinician of Electric Guitar, Modern Keyboards,
Music Theory and Music Technology for over a decade while he also owns
him home studio (Sound Symmetry Studio) where numerous bands and solo
artists record their albums and demos.

Another activity of Bob is his Video Production company (Progressive Vision
Group)that has made over 45 videoclips for rock/metal/pop bands/artists
including Lauren Harris,Rotting Christ,Nightrage,Raintime and others.

In 2009 he formed a new band under the name of OUTLOUD, playing Hard Rock,
who instantly signed to legendary Frontiers Records(ITA) and shocked the
world rock press community with their debut album gaining extraordinary
reviews!

Also voted #1 Best Keyboard Player for 6 times in a row the last 6 years
from the readers of Greek Metal Hammer while he is also featured in high
positions in Japanese (BURRN! Magazine) and various instrumentalist websites.

Has given various Modern Keyboards/Guitar Improvisation Clinics in Athens
and Thessaloniki(Greece) and has performed in world's biggest Music Expo's
like Namm Show(USA) and Frankfurt Messe. (GER)and also holds a GOLD RECORD
in Sweden with Firewind's single "Wall Of Sounds" and also topped the Greek IFPI
charts at #1 for two weeks with the album "Few Against Many".

Bob's on-stage trademark is his ability to solo simultaneously in
both keyboards and guitar.

www.facebook.com/bobkatsionisofficial
www.firewind.gr
www.outloud-rock.com

OFFICIALLY ENDORSED BY:

ESP Electric Guitars
WASHBURN Acoustic Guitars
BLACKSTAR Amplifiers
ELIXIR Strings

DISCOGRAPHY:

BOB KATSIONIS: "Rest In Keys"
BOB KATSIONIS: "Noemon"
BOB KATSIONIS: "Imaginary Force"
BOB KATSIONIS: "Turn Of My Century"
OUTLOUD: “We'll Rock You To Hell And Back Again”
OUTLOUD: "Love Catastrophe"
OUTLOUD: "More Catastrophe"EP
IMAGINERY: "Oceans Divine"
IMAGINERY: "Long Lost Pride"
FIREWIND: "Few Against Many"
FIREWIND: "Days Of Defiance"
FIREWIND: “Live Premonition” DVD
FIREWIND: "The Premonition"
FIREWIND: "Allegiance"
FIREWIND: "Forged By Fire"
NIGHTFALL: "I Am Jesus"
NIGHTFALL: "Lyssa..."
CASUS BELLI: "Mirror Out Of Time"

Production Involvements:

IOANNIS ANASTASSAKIS: "Suspension Of Disbelief"
IOANNIS ANASTASSAKIS: "Orbital Attempt"
FALLEN WITHIN "The Day You Died Inside"
FALLEN WITHIN "Intoxication"
SEED OF SADNESS "Promo 2012"
VALIDOR "In Blood In Battle"
VALIDOR "Dawn Of The Avenger"
DESCENDING: "Enter Annihilation"
KARMIC LINK: "No Light But Rather Darkness Visible"
MIKE DIMARELLI'S ARTICAL: "Artical"
MINUETUM: "Haunted Spirit"
DISOLVO ANIMUS "Aleatoric Morte"
DISOLVO ANIMUS : TBA 2013

Guest Appearances:

KAMELOT "Sliverthorn"
ELDRITCH "Gaia's Legacy"
PARADOX TBA 2013
GUS DRAX "In Search Of Perfection"
SCAR OF THE SUN "A Series Of Unfortunate Concurrencies"
CHRISTIAN MUEZNER "Timewarp"
PATHFINDER: "Beyond The Space,Beyond The Time"
BATTLEROAR: "Age Of Chaos
BATTLEROAR: "Battleroar"
JADE LIZARD "Puppet Master"
FRANCESCO FARRERI: "Secrets Within"
FRANCESCO FARRERI: "Forbidden Dimension"
STARQUEEN: "Faithbringer"
GEORGE EMMANUEL: "Karma"
POWERQUEST: "Master Of Illusion"
MAGIC KINGDOM: "Metallic Tragedy"
MARCEL COENEN: "Colour Journey"
OVERLORD'S PERPETUAL: "Overlord's Perpetual"
MIKE DIMARELLI: "Fantasy"

General Info

Band Members
Bob Katsionis: Keyboards and Guitars
Artist Name
Bob Katsionis
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/bobkatsionis
Active Since
01/93
Genres
Metal / Instrumental

Contact Info

Location
Athens, GR
Manager
Sharon Richardson/Factory Music

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