Obscurus Rex is a Metal band formed by bassist Panos Karabelas in 2021 in Athens, Greece.
Having diverse influences they have created a recognizable sound of their own, that -while familiar- it cannot fit easily into a specific subcategory of the genre. And this is the band's greatest asset...
Initially, and after collaborating and jamming with many musicians, the first member Karabelas recruited was Dimitris Sakkas on drums, a multi-instrumentalist and producer behind projects like Horrorgraphy, Misanthropy Apotheosis, Gospel, Ectoplasma among many others.
Soon after, the ranks of the band were reinforced with the addition of Kimonas Alex on
guitars (ex-Social Scream) and on early 2022 with Manos Xanthakis on vocals (Alphastate, ex-False Coda).
The band had to make its presence known and proceeded to the recording of their first EP “Stand Up and Be Counted”, which was released on March 2023.
After the recordings Kimonas set out to pursue his own musical adventures, experimenting with different musical genres and Constantinos Mavroyannis took on the role of Obscurus Rex’s axeman.
“Stand Up and Be Counted” was recorded at Dimons Studios in a period of not only global
turmoil, but also of personal challenges for almost all members of the band.
But there was no turning back anymore!…