Silked & Stained is a Melodic Hard Rock band from Athens, Greece formed in late 2013.
Their first single "Much Love" was featured at Pure Rock 7 compilation by Atlantis Records and has gained a lot of attention, receiving good airplay and staying at the top 20 chart of Atlantis Fm 105,2 almost for 2 months. "Much Love" was also selected to be featured in a Compilation CD along with an interview at "Fireworks" magazine in the UK.
During that time Silked & Stained have played many gigs at many venues in Athens receiving great feedback from audiences and media too, creating their fanbase.
2014 -2015 were busy years as the band won the 3rd place award at Warfield Competition organized by Metal Hammer Magazine Greece and Remedy live Club and played live shows along big names such as Miljenko Matijevic (Steelheart), Wild Rose, Hell in The Club, Outloud, George Gakis and many others as opening acts, receiving very good reviews in the process and increasing its stature.
2016 found them at CFN recording studio recording their debut album with Dion Christodoulatos (Sorrowful Angels, Foray Between Ocean) as a producer, mixing and
In 2017 Silked & Stained signed with Lions Pride Music (Denmark) for the worldwide release of their debut album "Love On The Road" which was released on 18 December 2017.
Debut album received great reviews from all over the world, most notable from Burrn Magazine Japan(79/100), Metal Hammer Greece (7/10), RockHard.gr (7/10), Metal – Integral
France(17/20), BeRock Radio (10/10), and made it at number 20 in the best melodic rock/metal/aor albums list of 2017 at Rateyourmusic. “SILKED AND STAINED surprised me in many ways with their debut CD: killer songs, stupendous musicianship (everything is really good, believe me) and a sound with impressive production. Honestly, it doesn't look like a debut album, everything is truly polished with a crisp output. "Love On The Road" is classic Melodic Hard Rock, and very, very well done.” (Roxx2Metal). "This piece of work shouldn't be missed out on from your collection, and it's a good way for you to end your musical purchases of 2017 in a good way. Don't miss out on it!" (George Snaki Karatzas , BeRock Radio).
Later on April 2018 debut's lead singer Bill Tsaklidis left the band due to personal reasons and Silked & Stained soon announced Haris Mos as the new singer releasing a new music video for “Bombshell” to promote the new frontman.
“Love On The Road” became sold out within the first 6 months of its release via announcement from Lions Pride Music on June 2018.
2019 found the band creating new music as they entered CFN studio once more and began recordings for the new album and it was finished in the summer of 2019. “Goes Up To Eleven” as the album is titled "is going to be more Hard Rock, Edge-y, Faster and Louder as the band stated". Mixed at CFN studios by Dion Christodoulatos and Mastered at VU
Mastering Sound Studio by Nasos Nomikos, the whole team raised the level of production and the result is amazing.
The band performed at the Wolfest Rock Festival Bulgaria along with Cradle of Filth, Pretty Maids, Axxis, Scarlet Aura and many other acts on August 2019 redeeming the success of their debut album and presented some songs from the new album such as “Woman You’re The Devil”.
“Goes Up To Eleven” is going to be released on October 31 st 2019 via Lions Pride Music.
If you're going to a Silked & Stained show, you will witness an energetic, loud, sweaty & skull crushing Hard Rock spectacle performed by four young men having the best time of their lives.