Origin: Athens, Greece  
Genres: Thrash Metal
Page online: February 26, 2020
Last update/review: February 26, 2020


Memorain is a Greek thrash band led by guitarist Ilias Papadakis and, judging from the everchanging lineups, pretty much exists as a solo project. One might think he's simply hard to work with, but given that several well-known names have participated here over the years, it's more likely the case that he just gathers folks from around the world to record with him when he feels the urge, and there's nothing wrong with that. On 2018's Nous Of Time, the style has been tempered down to a workmanlike groove/thrash sound, somewhere between a true retro thrash style and the more aggressive modern thrash of the new millennium. Capably done if not earthshattering.

Current Members

Vagelis Kolios


Ilias Padadakis


Costas Papadopolous


Babis Kapageridis


Steven Barsam


Former Members/Guests

Chris Valagao

vocals (Mechanism, West Of Hell, Zimmers Hole)

Andreas Boutos


Alex Doutsis


James Murphy (guest)

guitars (guest for Agent Steel, ex-Cancer, ex-Death, ex-Disincarnate, ex-Konkhra, ex-Obituary, ex-Testament)

Ralph Santolla

guitars (ex-Deicide, ex-Iced Earth, ex-Obituary) RIP: June 6, 2018, heart attack, age 51

Jason Mercury


Kostas Bagiatis


Steve DiGiorgio

bass (Act Of Denial, ex-Artension, ex-Autopsy, ex-Control Denied, Charred Walls Of The Damned, ex-Death, ex-Dragonlord, ex-Ephel Duath, Futures End, guest for Iced Earth, guest for Megadeth, ex-Painmuseum, ex-Quo Vadis, ex-Sadus, ex-Scariot, ex-Soen, Testament, guest for Vintersorg)

Dimitris Anestis


Aris Nikoleris


Panos Andrikopoulos


Nick Menza

drums (ex-Megadeth, ex-Rhoads) RIP: May 21, 2016, heart attack, age 51

Gene Hoglan

drums (Dark Angel, Daemon, ex-Death, Dethklok, ex-Fear Factory, Mechanism, ex-Old Man's Child, ex-Phantasm, ex-Strapping Young Lad, ex-Testament, ex-Tenet, ex-Devin Townsend, guest for Viking, Zimmers Hole)

Tolis Mistiloglou


Nick Yngve



Digital Crimes  
2002 NMC
  1. Digital Crimes
  2. Until You Die
  3. Bones
  4. Alone
  5. Turned on You
  6. Extend of Life
  7. Burning Justice
  8. Last War/Final Day
  9. Silence
  10. Visions of Darkness
  • Ilias Padadakis
  • Alex Doutsis
  • Kostas Bagiatis
  • Panos Andrikopoulos

White Line  
2003 NMC
  1. The Real World
  2. Buried in Lies
  3. Condemn Me to Obscurity
  4. Inside My Mind
  5. White Line
  6. Silent Cry
  7. High Treason
  8. My Choice
  • Ilias Padadakis
  • James Murphy
  • Kostas Bagiatis
  • Panos Andrikopoulos

Reduced To Ashes  
2006 EMI
  1. The Land of Pain
  2. The Evil Within
  3. Blinded by the Lights
  4. Charge
  5. See / Hate
  6. Reduced to Ashes
  7. TV War
  8. Facing My Demons
  9. Inside My Sicknnes
  10. Against My Fate
  11. Nothing Is Left
  12. The Lights into the Night
  • Ilias Padadakis
  • Alex Doutsis
  • Kostas Bagiatis
  • Nick Menza

2012 Maple Metal
  1. Nations on Fire
  2. Where Hate Lies
  3. The Break
  4. Circle
  5. Misery
  6. Rules of Engagement
  7. Death Shop
  8. Destiny Found
  9. A New Era
  10. Power Out
  11. Scratching the Surface
  12. Methods of the Past
  • Chris Valagao
  • Ilias Padadakis
  • Ralph Santolla
  • Steve DiGiorgio
  • Gene Hoglan

2013 independent
  1. The Real World
  2. Until You Die
  3. Inside My Mind
  4. Burning Justice
  5. Condemn Me To Obscurity
  6. Digital Crimes
  7. Silence
  8. Buried In Lies

Seven Sacrifices  
2013 Total Metal
  1. A Stitch in Time
  2. Worlds Apart
  3. Course Correction
  4. Trust and Blood
  5. False Positive
  6. The Hour of Death
  7. Seven Sacrifices
  8. Blind Spot
  9. Snow Falls
  10. Bad Wolf
  11. We All Fall Down
  • Andreas Boutos
  • Ilias Padadakis
  • Jason Mercury
  • Dimitris Anestis
  • Tolis Mistiloglou

Zero Hour  
2014 Fono
  1. The Time Has Come
  2. Nothing to Hide
  3. Stand Alone
  4. Lethargy
  5. The Last Man
  6. Divided
  7. Secret Sacrifice
  8. Zero Hour
  9. The Other Side of Me
  10. Where Blood Feeds the Earth
  11. Maze of Madness
  • Vagelis Kolios
  • Ilias Padadakis
  • Jason Mercury
  • Aris Nikoleris
  • Nick Yngve

Duality Of Man  
2016 Rock Of Angels
  1. Demon's Hunt
  2. Guardian Knight
  3. The Giant
  4. Last of Light
  5. Inside My Eyes
  6. The End of Hope
  7. Lost in Vain
  8. The Crescent
  9. Broken Dreams
  10. Since I Remember
  11. The Final Message
  • Vagelis Kolios
  • Ilias Padadakis
  • Jason Mercury
  • Aris Nikoleris
  • Steven Barsam

Nous Of Time  
2018 EMP
  1. Vultures
  2. Ashes of Faith
  3. Nous of Time
  4. Prisoner of Fate
  5. Last Hope
  6. Veil of Lies
  7. Feeding Your Fears
  8. Human
  9. Foundation of Discord
  10. This Means War
  11. Taking Control
  • Vagelis Kolios
  • Ilias Padadakis
  • Jason Mercury
  • Babis Kapageridis
  • Steven Barsam

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