One of the best hard rock bands of the Greek scene, Soundtruck is in the spotlight, since they are going to play some very important shows in Athens, GR, the next few days. Myth of Rock, super-excited and ready to attend these shows, delves into Soundtruck’s history and discography.
by Dimitris Zacharopoulos
Formed in Athens, Greece in 2008, Soundtruck delivers a potent blend of southern hard rock that pays homage to legends such as ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers, AC/DC, Aerosmith and Blackfoot, while carving out a distinctive and unmistakable sound of their own. Since their inception, Soundtruck has been a mainstay in the Greek music scene, gracing stages both large and small across their homeland and beyond. Their electrifying performances have earned them a reputation as one of Greece’s premier aouthern rock bands, captivating audiences with their infectious energy and undeniable stage presence. Notable highlights in the band’s career include opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd at Athens’ Hellinikon baseball field in 2012, performing at the Czech Republic’s Krenovske Bigbit Festival in 2015, supporting Blues Pills in Athens in the same year, embarking on a successful mini-tour in Italy in 2018, and participating in esteemed festivals such as Suwalki Blues Festival in Poland in 2019, Southern Rock & Blues Kolin in the Czech Republic in 2022, Sinner Rock Fest 2022, and Rockwave Festival 2023 in Athens, Greece. With a steadfast commitment to their craft and a diverse range of influences, Soundtruck is a dynamic force in the world of rock music, delivering bold soundscapes and unforgettable performances that leave audiences craving more. The Greek hard rockers have made their mark with two impressive albums to date – the first album, ”Soundtruck”, was released in June 2012 and it was a self-released album. The second album, “Voodoo”, was released at 31st of July 2019, garnering rave reviews worldwide. Today the band’s line-up comprises:
Panos Vitzilaios: lead vocals, Vassilis Panagopoulos: guitars, Greg Apostolopoulos: guitars, Dimitris Lykakis: bass and George Kalaitzoglou: drums
Together, these talented musicians combine their skills and influences to create a dynamic sound that pays homage to hard rock legends while infusing their own unique style and energy. With Panos Vitzilaios leading the charge on vocals and the instrumental prowess of Vassilis Panagopoulos and Greg Apostolopoulos on guitars, along with the solid rhythm section provided by Dimitris Lykakis on bass and George Kalaitzoglou on drums, Soundtruck delivers a singular musical experience that resonates with audiences both locally and internationally.
Let’s enjoy Soundtruck this Friday, 23rd of February 2024 at the historical venue of Kyttaro. And in some days, they will be the special guests at Uli Jon Roth’s live concert in Athens, on the 2nd of March 2024, at Fuzz Club!