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Astarte's Tristessa (Maria Kolokouri) Battling Leukemia

In October, Greek all-female black metal band Astarte announced work was underway on an upcoming album.

Now the band has revealed that bassist/keyboardist Tristessa is currently battling leukemia. The following message was posted on the Astarte Facebook profile:

"My name is Nicolas Maiis. I am the husband of Maria Kolokouri as you all know as Tristessa. Unfortunately the fate is hard and the life even harder in our case.

"Our beloved Maria she is in critical condition fighting minute by minute for her life a form of leukemia. We, her family we our beside to her and we are trying to keep her strong. The people who know Maria they have knowledge of what a strong person she is and that she is a unique human being and always kind to everyone.

"As a mother she is always at her son's side and always she is standing strong for me to support me. Now it is the time to stand by her side with our positive energy and say a prayers to any god we may believe or not.

"Make a true wish deep down from you hearts so Maria to feel all the good energy and to take courage from your hearts and to have the hope that is needed.

"A miracle said the doctor that is needed, I don’t know from whom or what just please pray
for one… Maria is needing all the hope of our hearts, I need that, our son needs that."

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