"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2004
From: Athens, Greece
Last Known Status: Active


NEED's journey in the metal world started in 2004 when the first line-up of the band around guitarist Ravaya recorded their first promo cd entitled "avoidinme". After several band member changes, the line-up took its current form in the beginning of 2006. Soon after NEED recorded their first full length album entitled "The Wisdom Machine" and inked a deal with Burning Star Records. The album was released worldwide in November 2006 and got enthusiastic reviews from magazines and websites all around the world. Songs from the album were included in several compilation cd's from magazines and festivals. Following the release of their debut album, NEED played numerous gigs all around Greece and also did a small European tour with their labelmates ZENITH(Denmark). They also shared the stage for some gigs with CANDLEMASS, JON OLIVA'S PAIN,THRESHOLD and DEADSOUL TRIBE among others. In the summer of 2007 NEED started their collaboration with the German management and booking company Redlion Music. The band spent the most part of 2008 working on their second album entitled “Siamese God”. The album was recorded and mixed at Soundflakes studio in Athens,Greece and was mastered at West West Side Music studio in New York, U.S.A. by Alan Douches. “Siamese God” will be released in December 2009 in collaboration with Rock Hard magazine and Venerate Industries.


Latest Need News

Below is our complete Need 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.

Need Writing New Album

Greek outfit Need is working on an upcoming release to follow the "Orvam: A Song For Home" album. Need comments:

"Hi everybody! We know it's been quiet around here lately but the truth is that for the last few months we have been busting our asses off in the studio nearly everyday, writing songs for our new album.

"So far things are shaping up really nicely, we got TONS of stuff to work on and we couldn't be more excited by the way things are moving forward. Spread the word and thank you for your love and support!" More...

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ProgPower USA XV: Day 1 (Friday)

There really was no better way of preparing for the official days of 2014’s ProgPower USA festival than to have gone “Full Circle” with Pagan’s Mind, DGM, and Draekon the night before, on September 11th in Atlanta, GA. For the 12th of September, if you weren’t waking up late and shmammered from the after-party the night before, you were soon to be treated to a variety of international bands: From Greece, the proggy show-stealing Need, performing their latest album, “Orvam: A Song For Home.” From Germany, the power chant-fest that is Orden Ogan. From Norway, young prog super-champs Leprous. From Sweden, the humble prog-titans of Seventh Wonder were to perform their “Mercy Falls” album. Finally (and again from the Scandinavian countries!) from Finland, the prestigious major-key-masters of Stratovarius were to perform their 1997 album, “Visions.”

With doors opening at 1:30 in the warm Atlanta afternoon, crowds and pizza (courtesy of nearby restaurant DaVinci’s) flowed in steadily to Center Stage, combining with drinks, merchandise, band members, and a few awesome wheelchair-bound metalheads with passion for the music for a very warm “Welcome to ProgPower!” feeling. Truly, ProgPower is a festival like none other in the US - full of friendly faces, excitement, and a sense of brotherhood. Further, the first band of the day (Need), personified this enthusiasm and attitude perfectly as they took the stage at 2PM. They would have the crowd in their pocket within three songs. More...

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Thought Chamber Pulls Out Of ProgPower USA

Glenn Harveston, promoter for ProgPower USA, has announced that San Francisco's Thought Chamber has been forced to pull out of this year's festival to be held from September 10-13th, 2014 in Atlanta Georgia.

The following announcement was made by vocalist Ted Leonard: "Ted Leonard here….We regret to announce that, due to my scheduling conflicts, Thought Chamber will not be able to participate in ProgPower USA 2014. I feel terrible about this, but have had unforeseen commitments arise that unfortunately cannot be changed. We are truly honored to have been invited to perform at ProgPower USA. Glenn Harveston has built one of the best progressive metal festivals in the world, and we hope that Glenn will forgive our unforeseen cancellation and allow us to return in the future. This was totally unexpected, and evidence that I've completely overloaded my plate. I would like to personally and publicly apologize to Glenn Harveston, my band mates, and to any ProgPower USA fans that may have purchased tickets solely to see Thought Chamber."

Harveston has named the replacement act as Greek progressive metal band Need. The band released the latest album "Orvam - A Song for Home" in January. As a preview, check out the track "Mother Madness" from the album here: More...

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Need Posts "Lifeknot" Rehearsal Clip

Need has released a rehearsal video, which can be viewed below, and the band also comments:

"To keep up with the holiday spirit, here's another little treat for you all...this is 'Lifeknot,' the opening track of 'Orvam: A Song For Home,' performed live at the studio."

The "Orvam: A Song For Home" album is due out January 14th, 2014 via Trailblazer Records.

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Need Posts "Mother Madness" Lyric Clip

Need has released a lyric video for "Mother Madness," which comes off the "Orvam: A Song For Home" album, due out January 14th, 2014 via Trailblazer Records. Check it out below, and Trailblazer Records also comments on signing the band:

"We're so fucking proud to announce to you all that we just signed a record contract with Greek progressive metal heroes Need for the release of their new, highly anticipated album 'Orvam: A Song for Home.' More info on the upcoming release will follow soon!"

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Need Posts "Inbetween" Music Video

Greek metallers Need have released a new video for the song "Inbetween," which is taken from their second album "Siamese God." The album was re-released from German SAOL Music in September. The "Inbetween" video was directed by Need's guitarist Ravaya an d features Greek actresses Maria Skoula and Alkistis Poulopoulou. Check out the clip below.

"Inbetween" is the second video off "Siamese God" after the video for the song "War/ning," which can be viewed here.

Need is currently in Devasound with Fotis Benardo (SEPTICFLESH) working on a third album. More details will be announced as they are made available.

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Neverland Announces European Tour Dates

Neverland has announced European tour dates with Jon Oliva's Pain and Need. Their complete tour schedule is as follows:

06.03.2010 - 312 Arena, Ankara - TURKEY - Destruction, festival
10.03.2010 - Metu Arch Hall, Ankara - TURKEY - Festival, headliner
27.03.2010 - Dungeon, Izmir - TURKEY - festival
13.04.2010 - ITU Maslak, Istanbul - TURKEY - festival, headliner
10.06.2010 - Colorado, Rhodes - GREECE

with Jon Oliva's Pain and Need:

01.10.2010 - Prog Mt. Night - Gunzendorf - GERMANY
02.10.2010 - Turock - Essen - GERMANY
05.10.2010 - New Ballroom - Hamburg - GERMANY
06.10.2010 - Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg - GERMANY
08.10.2010 - Wekstatt - Köln - GERMANY
09.10.2010 - Kaminwerk - Memmingen - GERMANY
10.10.2010 - Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg - GERMANY
12.10.2010 - Grillen - Colmar - FRANCE
13.10.2010 - Z7 - Pratteln - SWITZERLAND
16.10.2010 - Biebob - Vosselar - BELGIUM

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Need Posts New Music Video For "War/ning" Online

The Greek metal band Need has released their first music video from the new album, "Siamese God," which came out in December last year. Check out the video for "War/ning" below.

The entire album of "Siamese God" is currently streaming in full on the MySpace player here. The tracklisting of the album is as follows:

1. Rainy Pieces Of Hell
2. Soon
3. Lie Before You Sleep
4. Flesh Machines
5. Siamese God
6. Inbetween
7. War/ning
8. C.M.R.
9. The Lesson

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