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So…right before the end of the year, the members of the Rockin’ Dead  would like to share with you their “best of” lists… you might find interesting stuff and you’ll get to know us a bit better…

Anna

Favorite Movies for 2016

  1. The Nice Guys – very funny and Gosling is always a win
  2. The Neon Demon – creepy, vain and strange
  3. The Witch – Female sexual freedom seen then and today as witchery
  4. Triple 9 – humanity over money, tricky plot
  5. Where to Invade Next– very eye-opening regarding the issues that plague American (and in turn, Greek) society

 

Favorite Albums for 2016

  1.  The Rockin’ Dead – Here Comes the Darkness, no explanation needed
  2. The WeekndStarboy, there are no words for how much I love this album
  3. DeftonesGore, it doesn’t matter what they do, they have my heart
  4. KatatoniaThe Fall Of Hearts, the kings of the north did it AGAIN
  5. PoemSkein Syndrome, the entire album kicks ass

Favorite Books we read this year

  1. A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini, truly beautiful story about women uniting against oppression
  2. Life After YouLucie Brownlee, touching yet funny biography of a widow
  3. The Light Between OceansL. Stedman, perfect blend of love, betrayal, and how forgiveness is the ultimate gift

Best Concert we attended this year

Universe 217/Mother of Millions – mind-blowing/numbing experience

Most notable moments of 2016

The moment our album came out!!! We had our first live show!!!

Disappointment(s) of 2016

Everything. Racism, sexism, rape going unpunished if you’re white and rich, ongoing war in Syria, ongoing apartheid in Palestine and other outdated issues that have existed (sadly) since my birth. Oh, and the 100+ celebrity deaths.

What we would like / wish for next year

May next year bring fame and recognition to the awesome and worthy Greek Rock-Metal scene and may all bands that deserve it succeed in their dreams and aspirations. Among them, naturally, The Rockin’ Dead as well!

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Costas

Favorite Movies for 2016

  1. Anthropoid – A Suspense World War II historical thriller telling the story of the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich by exiled Czechoslovak soldiers on 27 May 1942
  2. The Hateful 8 – Come on…the 30th of December 2015 counts as a 2016 film…Tarantino at its best, I thought I was reading a twisted and darker version of an Agatha Christie book.
  3. The Purge: Election Year – Not as good as the previous ones but still the concept is frightingly disturbing
  4. Batman VS Superman: Dawn Of Justice – My superhero fix! Ben Afleck is by far the best Batman ever…and Gal Gadot is simply astonishing as always!!!
  5. Bridget Jone’s Baby – Yep, that’s right, I said it, I meant it and I’m here to represent it…can’t take it back now!

Favorite Albums for 2016

  1. The Pretty Reckless – Who You Selling For, A great album, though it’s not what we expected from Taylor, but then again that’s the thing about her, she’s totally unpredictable…and sexy too, and has a great a voice…
  2. Sixx AM – Prayers For The Damned Vol 1, The project that became a band…hmmmm. I have a soft spot for them but the truth is it’s also an excellent album.
  3. Suede – Nightthoughts, The return of the beautiful ones. Darker and more mature, but it still sounds like a classical “going up” era Suede album.
  4. Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker, Great album from a Great Poet and Story teller, who has been a great influence to me and shaped my lyrics writing style
  5. Robbie Williams – The Heavy Entertainment Show, Another comeback for an iconic performer and pop rock star! Bad boy Robbie is back to entertain us!

 

Favorite Books we read this year

I’m really fond of the Greek Fantasy Scene…So here are the titles in Greek Language

  • «Η Εκδίκηση του Ιάσονα Λεμονιάτη» by George Mesolongitis. An astonishing zombie Horror novel set in the City of Piraeus.
  • «Ψυχοπλάνης Φαινόμενα» A Dark Fantasy Anthology based on the LCDLVI mythology created by George Belaouris that recounts different cases and encounters of Psychdeceivers.

Best Concert we attended this year

Sober Fest 1 @ Ilion + venue

Great Show with very good sound, featuring awesome Greek bands – Potergeist, Sober On Tuxedos, Rusty Bonez and Deathcrop Valley

Most notable moments of 2016

The Release of our Album “Here Comes The Darkness” and our first Live Show…a milestone in my life, need I say more…? Oh yes, I almost forgot, the GNR reunion of course.

Disappointment(s) of 2016

Everything wrong that is happening around us, over which we have absolutely no control and zero power to do something about it… What’s troubling is that this list is getting longer day by day…

What we would like / wish for next year

Money, fame, insane stardom and worldwide recognition, non-stop partying, lots of awards, even a Grammy maybe and a phone call from Axl Rose asking The Rockin’ Dead to tour the world with GNR for the release of their new album…

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Panos

Favorite Movies for 2016

  1. The Beatles – Eight Days A Week: The Touring years, The best documentary film about the Beatles and maybe one fof the bests there’s ever been about a band or artist
  2. House Of Cards, A political drama series starring my favourtie Kevin Spacey.

Favorite Albums

  1. The Rolling Stones – Blue & lonesome, They still got the blues…
  2. David Bowie – Black Star, David died leaving behind him a heavy legacy and a final album that shines bright like a star…
  3. Metallica – Hardwired to Self Destruct, At last!!!

Favorite Books we read this year for 2016

  1. ‘Life’- Keith Richards biography
  2. It seems excessive…but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen  – Slash Biogrpahy

Best Concert we attended this year

Joe Bonamassa: Live at the Greek Theatre

I wasn’t there… I watched it on DVD… but still its the best Live I’ve seen thi!!!s year

Most notable moments of 2016

The Release of “Here Comes The Darkness”

Disappointment(s) of 2016

War in Syria / relocation of populations and refugee crisis

What we would like / wish for next year

Peace all over the world!

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Theo

Favorite Movies for 2016

  1. 10 Cloverfield Lane
  2. Hardcore Henry
  3. Deadpool
  4. Green Room
  5. Hail, Caesar

Favorite Albums for 2016

  1. La Femme – Mystere
  2. Grimes – Art Angels

Favorite Books we read this year

  1. Journey to the End of Night – Celine
  2. Ubik – Philipp Dick
  3. Horns – Joe Hill
  4. The Plague – Albert Camus
  5. Imajica – Clive Barker

Best Concert we attended this year

Kenny Freq. – Live at Santan Café

Most notable moments of 2016

My Wedding

Disappointment(s) of 2016

Rise of Extreme Right in Europe / Refugees in the Mediterranean

What we would like / wish for next year

I wish our everyday challenges will make us wiser & more united (although I highly doubt it)

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Petros

Favorite Movies for 2016

  1. Deadpool
  2. Independence Day
  3. Suicide Squad
  4. Warcraft
  5. Criminal

Favorite Albums for 2016

  1. Myrath – Legacy
  2. Tremonti – Dust
  3. Katatonia – The fall of hearts
  4. Evergrey – The storm within

Favorite Books we read this year

50 great things that changed the world – Ian Crofton

Best Concert we attended this year

Concert of POEM @ Ilion +

Most notable moments of 2016

The Birth of my nephew

Disappointment(s) of 2016

The political situation worldwide

What we would like / wish for next year

I Hope things change to good for everyone

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