Orfeas Tzortzopoulos (GR)
Paiste Artist Since May 2010
14" 2002 Sound Edge Hi-Hat
18" Alpha Metal Crash
10" Alpha Metal Splash
19" Alpha Rock Crash
18" Alpha Rock Crash
22" 2002 Heavy Ride
18" Alpha Rock China
Orfeas is a founding member and the drummer of the highly rising thrash metal band, Suicidal Angels.
Formed around the beginning of the 00's, Suicidal Angels roamed the underground by touring on their own expenses with bands such as Massacre, Onslaught, Rotting Christ and have shared the stage with living legends like Tankard, Anvil, Extreme Noise Terror, Napalm Death, Kreator, Celtic Frost, Behemoth and Nile.
Soon after recording their second full length album at the Music Factory & Prophecy studios in Germany, Suicidal Angels entered the 2009 Rock The Nation contest and came out winners, rising above 1200 bands from all around the world, earning a contract with Nuclear Blast Records and Rock The Nation.
The following months, found Suicidal Angels touring with Kataklysm, Belphegor, Darkest Hour and Overkill, while on May of 2010 the band headlines a tour around Europe with Enforcer, Cauldron and Steelwing supporting them.
During summer of 2010, the band performs in major music festivals such as Wacken, Summerbreeze, Party San, Metal Fest and Metal Camp just to name a few.
Orfeas drumstyle is distinctively old-school, refusing to conform to the new age of easier-to-drum metal. He stays true to his self by drumming away 16th notes on the ride or hi-hat while beating relentlessly on his snare.
Influenced by great masters of the genre, Orfeas is the machine that drives the band forward in great speeds and is indeed a true thrash metal drummer filled with the passion that this music deserves.