Hey guys, my name is MariosK. I was born on May 3, 1988 in Patras, Greece.
I love playing drums and I am extremely excited with rock, heavy and progressive metal music.
The 2017 begun with a great tour for MariosK and Fallen Arise across Europe supporting Fates Warning's tour in January. Also, Marios is sitting exams for the grades 7 and 8 on LCM drum kit performance in February and June respectively and passed them both with distinction. He participated as well in a mini tour with Fallen Arise in Russia supporting Paradise Lost's tour in May and a mini tour in Romania in a CO-Headlining show in Rock'n'Iasi Festival with Destruction. Marios also, started a new endorsement for drumsticks with R-Stick making a custom model. In March 2018 MariosK and Fallen Arise travel to U.K for their first ever show in Hammerfest X (also participated Sepultura, Skindred among others). Also, travel to Romania for three shows included the support to Nightwish, and Malta. MariosK has just finished the new album with Fallen Arise and looking forward for the Metal Days show in Slovenia in 2019.
2008 - 2016
During the period 2008-2016 Marios is sitting exams for the drum kit performance and Theory of Music Grades at London college of Music. In late 2016 Marios was invited by Piano player of Fallen Arise Gus to join his band. Marios and Fallen Arise has participated in live shows in Bulgaria, Romania and Europe.
In 2012 he was invited by Zacharioglou Evangelia to Egland to continue the exams and join the Music University.
Since early 2014 Marios has been making drum covers. In 2015 Marios made the decision to have intensive course with his LCM teacher Konstantinos Vamvas in Greece.
2006 - 2011
In 2006 Marios was invited by guitarist of Quick Silver Marios Kanelopoulos to join the band as a drummer. They played original and cover alternative rock music.
In 2007 he was invited by the same person to join the band called 'Cold Product'.
Until 2011 Marios and Cold Product 'Pete, john and Dennis' participated in lots of live shows playing mainly original songs. They have got 2 singles
2000 - 2006
In 2000 Marios after audition joins the Music High school of Patras.
In the Music School Marios has the opportunity to have profound knowledge of music getting acquainted with other teachers. Maria Fragkaki was his piano teacher and the well known George Babarakos was his Trumpet teacher. Marios goes even further and joins the choir of the Music School as a tenor voice with the best of his kind, conductor Perikli Papadopoulo.
From 2000 until 2006 Marios has been participating in numerous of choir performances, and school competitions both as a Trumpet and a percussion player.
In 2005 Marios passes the exams for the Music Harmony degree.
1998 - 2011
As Marios' love is to be a musician, his expressed his interest to his father -who was a trumpet player- to follow his footstep. This happened in 1998.
Marios joins the orchestra and with his conductor Andreas Gianopoulos, whom Marios considered a second father, start the Trumpet lessons.
In 2002 Marios starts Percussion lessons with Konstantinos Vamvas, a specialist in percussion/drums and teacher at London college of Music.
In these 13 years of experience Marios has participated in lots of live shows and parades with an orchestra both as a Trumpet and a Percussion player.
1993 - 1999
Marios is getting first in touch with a music enviroment at the age of 5.
His first piano lessons were at Mozart conservatory with his mother and their instructor Dwra.
From 1998 to 1999 Marios was performing piano concerts for 2 and 4 hands.
There are no videos of performances but fortunately, there are some photos.