What happens when four crazy fellows join forces in the heart of the Greek metal scene? Blood-pumping, fast-paced bay area thrash combined with that notorius teutonic drive; all under the veil of their debut release, "Adrenaline Shot" EP (30.11.2014).

Winners of the first TOP OF THE ROCKS contest, AMKEN is spreading the mayhem of their breathtaking performances with numerous live shows around Greece and abroad, including support slots with SKELETONWITCH (US), REACTORY (DE), BIO-CANCER (GR) and SIX FEET UNDER (US) in Germany.

In anticipation of their full-length album the quartet is currently working vigorously for a late 2015 / early 2016 release, at the same time celebrating recognition through their feature on METAL HAMMER's CD compilation "Lessons in Violence – The New Greek Thrash Metal Breed" (issue #365).

AMKEN was formed in September 2011 in Athens, Greece.

From left to right:

Vanias - Vocals / Guitars,  Vasilis - Bass, Sokratis - Drums, Giannis - Guitars

AMKEN latest photoshoot:


19.06.15 CY - Nicosia, Enallax Live w/ SKULL FIST (CA) BIO-CANCER (GR)
14.06.15 GR - Athens, An Club w/ SKULL FIST (CA), ELM STREET (AU)
08.05.15 GR - Thessaloniki, Mavri Trypa Live w/ SKELETONWITCH (US), RAKETKANON (BE)
05.04.15 GR - Athens, An Club w/ BIO-CANCER (GR)
31.01.15 GR - Patras, Memphis Rock Bar

28.12.14 GR - Athens, An Club

18.12.14 DE - Ingolstadt, Eventhalle Westpark w/ SIX FEET UNDER (US)
12.10.14 GR - Athens, An Club
21.09.14 GR - Athens, TOP OF THE ROCKS FINALS
27.07.14 GR - Athens, Rainbow Metal Bar
20.07.14 GR - Athens, Τώρα K44
11.07.14 GR - Patras, Memphis Rock Bar
10.07.14 GR - Athens, Bat City Club
04.07.14 GR - Kefallonia, 9ο ΑΝΕΞΑΡΤΗΤΟ Open Air Festival
28.06.14 GR - Athens, An Club
22.06.14 GR - Athens, Ghost House
14.06.14 GR - Athens, An Club
25.05.14 GR - Athens, Τώρα K44
21.05.14 GR - Thessaloniki, Eightball Club w/ REACTORY (DE)
15.04.14 GR - Athens, Ghost House
14.04.14 GR - Athens, Seven Sins

14.04.13 GR - Athens, Seven Sins

07.09.12 GR - Athens, An Club
24.06.12 GR - Kefallonia, 7ο ΑΝΕΞΑΡΤΗΤΟ Open Air Festival
27.05.12 GR - Athens, Architecture Rock Cafe
13.05.12 GR - Athens, Jasmin Rock Club
08.04.12 GR - Athens, Jasmin Rock Club
25.02.12 GR - Athens, Camelot Rock Bar
05.02.12 GR - Athens, Rock 'n' Art Music Stage