Guitars / Vocals
Bass / B.Vocals
WALKING STONE GIANTS is a band formed in Thessaloniki, Greece on 2013 by Janis Aslanidis (guitars &vocals).
The band plays Heavy Rock/Metal while having a guitar oriented sound with hard bluesy vocals. The lyrical themes of the songs are mostly about the occult, war, revolution, as well as a variety of social matters.
WALKING STONE GIANTS played their first gig opening for Greek Stoner legends "NIGHTSTALKER" on December 2013 at the EIGHTBALL CLUB. From the time between 2013-2015 the band opened for DOKKEN (USA) , STONED JESUS (UA) , WINDHAND (USA) , SIGIRIYA (UK), promotion shows in Greek cities and a 3-gig tour in Dublin, Ireland.
The band's first release was the WALKING STONE GIANTS E.P. 2013 . On November 2014 the band got in the studio (Valve Studios Thessaloniki) to record their first album. The band is recording as a trio where Janis Aslanidis (28) Plays the Guitars and Sings, George Doulkas (25) is playing the Bass and does additional vocals and Nick Vafeidis (21) is the drummer.
On stage they have the help of a close friend, filling for rhythm guitar , Jim Tott (39) who worked/works as the guitar tech for Firewind, Gus G. band, Ozzy Osbourne and Marty Friedman.
The band's passion and dedication to energetic stage performances, created a core of fans based in Thessaloniki area extending to Athens and other cities.
On November 1st, the band released their debut album "The Sons of Gaia" with Sliptrick Records (U.S.A.). The album was recorded & mixed at Valve Studios by Stratos Karagiannidis and it was mastered by Steve Nagasaki (Las Vegas,NV).
The albums line up is Janis Aslanidis (guitars/vocals), George Doulkas (bass/vocals) and Nick Vafeidis (drums). The album features Jailcat's Kelly Blake and W.A.N.T.E.D.'s Dean Mess on the backing vocals.