Kara
NAME:
Alessandro Karabelas

PLACE AND DATE OF BIRTH:
Athens, Greece 17 June 1987

ACTUALLY LIVING IN:
Parma, Italy

WHEN AND HOW DID YOU START PLAYING YOUR INSTRUMENT:
I’ve started to play bass at the age of 19 (LATE!!!!) and i’m a self taught musician. I have chosen bass guitar because i think it’s one of the most underrated instruments, it represents my personality, and, as a big fan of Steve Harris, i decided to follow his steps.

GEAR:
Spector Euro 6 LX Basses (ENDORSER), Ampeg Amplification, Dbx Compressor, EBS Compressor, Tech 21 Sansamp, D’Addario Strings.
No picks, only the power of my fingers!

HISTORY AS MUSICIAN:
I have been FROM THE DEPTH’s bass player (founder member) for 6 years and thanks to my band I had the chance to share the stage with some of the bands that I follow and I appreciate since a was a kid:
Sonata Arctica, Iced Earth, Hypocrisy, Annhilator, Rhapsody Of Fire, Dark Tranquillity, Lordi, Labyrinth, Kamelot, Moonspell, Michael Algelo Batio, Jorn Lande, Sons Of Season, Dgm and others.

During the year 2012, to promote our first album “Back To Life”,
we have supported Rhapsody Of Fire in some gigs of their European tour: Pamplona, Madrid, Barcelona (Spain) and Bordeaux (France). It was the biggest and the coolest experience of my whole life.

I also had the chance to take part to the last edition of Metalcamp (2012) and to the first edition of Metaldays in 2013, on the main stage, the same day of Icead Earth, Hypocrisys, Annihilator and Subway To Sally.
In the same year i’ve played at the “Headbangers weekend” in Istanbul (Turkey) with Dark Tranquility and Sonata Arctica. Playing in festivals it’s always cool, you have the chance to meet new friends and to play in front of many people with different nationality and musical taste. It’s a great chance to spread your music and the name of your band.  In the fall of 2014 i have been choosen by Spellblast as session member for their european tour supporting Circle II Circle (sharing the stage with Zack Stevens was such a honor…) and we played in Italy, Austria and Germany.

ALL TIME FAVOURITE MUSICIANS:
Steve Harris, Jari Kainulainen, Felipe Andreoli, Jason Newsted, Vortex, Alex Webster, Martin Furangen, Markus Grosskopf and Orion.

ALL TIME FAVOURITE PIECES OF MUSIC:
A Question Of Heaven -Iced Earth- , Legacy In A Rhyme -Pyramaze-

YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE GENRE:
Porn, pawg and redheads categories! I’m just kidding! I really love cinema and I usually like those boring films full of meanings.

ALL TIME FAVOURITE MOVIES:
Braveheart, Shawshank Redemption, Rocky Saga, In The Mouth Of Madness, 300, 300 Rise Of An Empire, Big Trouble In Little China

HOBBIES:
Running, reading, thinking, travels and motorcycling

YOUR ARTISTIC DREAM:
Being remembered as a true musician and friend

YOUR LIFE’S DREAM:
Being forever young and full of hair! ahahahahahah! i’m not gonna tell you, that’s a secret!