Naxatras is a hard psychedelic rock band from Greece, formed by John Vagenas, John Delias and Kostas Harizanis. They play a warm psychedelia full of fat grooves, dreamy melodies, heavy riffs and trippy guitar solos all with the vintage touch of the 70's.
They have been developing their music since 2012, and finally recorded their first full-length album at Magnetic Fidelity, Jesus I. Agnew being their sound engineer and consultant, who contributed his in-depth knowledge of analog recording and the independent music industry. Only analog equipment was used in the recording/mixing/mastering stages of the album. Their debut album "Naxatras LP", which was released in 2015, became one of the best selling releases of their genre internationally and is already considered a classic. In 2016 they released their second full length album titled "II" as well as an EP, once more recorded fully analog and performed live.
Their third album, released in 2018, won the "Best Audiophile Recording" Award in the "Analogue" category, both in its triple LP edition on vinyl and its double reel edition on 1/4" tape, at the Rocky Mountain International Hi-Fi Press Awards, in Denver, Colorado, on September 8.
The band has gained a reputation for high-energy live performances combining elements of psychedelic/progressive rock, stoner, funk, jazz and oriental music with a psychedelic video wall to accomplish full stimulation of the senses.
In summer 2015 they went on their first tour playing 5 countries in the Balkans. Since then, they have been touring all over Europe and the Balkans, Australia, as well as the Middle East.