From: Norrköping, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
Latest System Shock News
Below is our complete System Shock news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Thundering Records has announced the signing of KARMIC LINK. KARMIC LINK is the project/bastard child of Stathis Kassios (ex-keyboard player of Sweden's SYSTEM SHOCK and Greece's NIGHTFALL) who recruited the female entity Mina G. (ex-KINETIC, The RAIN I BLEED).
Their first release, "No Light but Rather Darkness Visible," was mixed and mastered in the famous TICO TICO studios (SENTENCED, IMPALED NAZARENE, SONATA ARCTICA, etc.) in Finland. It will be released later this year. Guest musicians on the CD include Bob Katsionis (FIREWIND), who recorded and performed all rhythm and lead guitars, and Jani Liimatainen (SONATA ARCTICA), who laid down leads on one of the two instrumental songs of the album.
Swedish melodic death metallers, System Shock, issue the following update on their MySpace page:
"It’s time for us to entering the studio once again... to record our 3rd album. We have a deadline til june!"
"So stay tuned and everything... and also, STAY FUCKING METAL!"
Bob has become an official member of heavy power metallers Firewind, the band of famous guitar virtuoso Gus G. and made his debut with them in their 3rd release “Forged By Fire”, already out in Japan through Toshiba-EMI with a release date for Rest Of World settled for January 2005 through Century Media.
Bob’s debut cd “Turn of My Century” was released in Japan following the success of “Imaginary Force” (entered BURRN! Magazine’s best selling cd charts for 2 months in positions 26 and 41), featuring previously unreleased video clip of “Scary Groovie” and 5 minute keyboard and guitar jamming/shredding by Bob, as well as new, amazing cover artwork made by Havancsak Gyula who also did the artwork for the latest Annihilator cd “All For You” as well as for their forthcoming DVD release.
Imaginery‘s second cd entitled “Long Lost Pride” is out in Japan through Avalon/Marquee records. Bob is now joined by two Swedish fellows, singer Bjorn Jannsson (Tears Of Anger) and bassist Olof Sundfeldt (System Shock) while drums are performed by producer Mark Adrian. This cd includes 11 tracks of Modern Melodic Heavy/Power Metal in the vein of Symphony X, Ark and Children of Bodom. European/R.O.W released will be handled most possibly by Lion Music, Finland. Guest performances/solos by Gus G, Marcel Coenen (Sun Caged) and Michael Harris(Chastain).
Bob has just finished editing Nightfall’s first promo video (also directed by him) for the track “Swollen” out of Greek gothic-deathsters’ new cd entitled: “Lyssa: Rural Gods And Astonishing Punishments” where he has recorded keyboards and guitars as in previous release “I Am Jesus”.
Jeff Waters, guitarist and main man of the legendary annihilator, has confirmed his appearance in Bob Katsionis’ next, 3rd studio album. Also featured in this next release will be once again guitar master Marcel Coenen.
System Shock recorded a video for their song "Devil Wish," taken from the band’s debut album "Arctic Inside."
The band is also working on new material for their second album, which will become a concept album based on a science fiction story, written by 2 band members. Recordings are scheduled in the summer of 2005 in Tico Tico studio, Finland.
Drummer George Kollias (also active in Nightfall) has officially become the new drummer of Nile. As far as things look now he will still record the new System Shock album next year.
The band is planning a Scandinavian tour with some other Karmageddon Media acts.