Ultimate Sin is a Ozzy's cover band from Greece.The members of band are experienced musicians and really Ozzy's fans.Guitarist and friend Michael Kontogiorgis (Wolfcry) says everything about the band and love for Ozzy in this interview,Let hear what has to say:
ML : Tell us a short bios of the band.
MK : The project created in March 2013 and are idea of Michael Kontogiorgis (guitar,Wolfcry) and George Triantafillou (drums, ex Lava).The love for Ozzy,Randy Rhoads,Jake E. Lee and Zakk Wylde from one side and our madness for Black Sabbath from other side are the base for the creation of the band.In continue came to band George Michas (vocals,Fire Vanadium),Harris Geroulakis (bass,Emmono Grizo) and Nick Michalas(keyboard,Telos Epochis).The band works unstopable on material from Ozzy's discography and some chosen songs from Black Sabbath and are count 2 lives.The first live in No Remorse Festival II in Kytaro club,the second in Revenge Of Rock rock club and the third on Noremorse Festival III again on Kytaro.
ML : The name of the band refer in the Ozzy's most underated and one of his best album the Ultimate Sin.Why choose this name?
MK : Exactly because refer to one of the best and underated albums of Ozzy,is one of my favorite album.When i search to find a name to give to the band,my first thought is Blizzard of Ozzy.I looked on internet and i saw that all Ozzy's songs had been tribute bands outside of Greece and especially in USA.Ofcourse exist the Mr.Crowley from Brazil and other bands from Italy and Australia but i don't remember the band's name.I saw that Blizzard of Ozzy is a band from USA.The organization of the band haven't nothing less from the other no cover metal bands. Exist many videos to see.The thought about this name aborted and i had two options to chase the Rοck N' Roll Rebel and Ultimate Sin.
ML : I believe that is difficult to create a cover band and to play guitar parts of metal's legend guitarists like Rhoads,Lee and Wylde?How do you think to play the songs of these legends on stage?
MK : Look for a cover band's creation must be "sick" with this band and i am sick with Ozzy Osbourne band and as guitarist i have unbelievable love to the 3 Ozzy's guitarist,who did dispute they rate? Is magic that i feel from when i begun to play allway i have in program Rhandy excersises with many difficulties in this time on guitar tabs.The ear works without stop!The only guitar tab which released in time was in a Heavy Metal magazine release nad was the Crazy Train song and i melted it! Today i'm living a teenager dream to play Rhoads,Lee and as a big child to play big Zakk!
ML : How is the response of people in lives?
MK : Our target is to do a live one time each 30-40 days in Athens and outside of her.The people's response are positive,if you think the underated case of tribute bands in Greece compared to the other countries,yes is positive.
ML : Are you have planed to record your covers?
MK : Exist 2 songs recorded.You can hear this songs on our official facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/TheUltimateSin.Athens and here
https://myspace.com/the.ultimate.sin.athens , http://www.jumpingfish.gr/The-Ultimate-Sin , http://www.reverbnation.com/theultimatesinathens .
Also we planing to recording other 2 songs.
ML : Something to add?
ML : Guys not underate the cover bands.Exist many bands in Greece which are deserve.Outside of Greece did unbelievable festivals with many people who really like!
ML : A message to Music Legacy readers?
MK : KEEP ON ROCKING!!!
In this point i want to thanks Michael for this great interview.We wish to him and his band the best!