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 notorious teutonic drive; all under the veil of the much appreciated old-school feel.

Toxic vocals is the answer to the duo's hellish riffing, yet keeping the solos melodic and imaginative, while the aggressive but also groovy drum blast leaves enough space for technical bass-lines to make their statement.

Active on the underground stages since mid-2011 and hungry for more, AMKEN looks forward to unleashing its thrash metal fury.

From left to right:

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

The band entered Made In Hell Studio in February 2014 where debut EP 'Adrenaline Shot' was produced by French engineer David Prudent (Astarte, Mentally Defiled, Fadom). The cover artwork was designed by American artist Bill Hauser (Hirax, Ghoul).

May witnessed AMKEN's first official video-clip release for the song 'Zombie Pets' (watch here:, receiving encouraging feedback from the press and underground scene, with the band embarking on a Greek mini-tour (Thessaloniki, Patras, Kefallonia, Athens/ watch here: and several unique shows, opening also for German thrashers REACTORY.

Winning the first Top of the Rocks contest held by the biggest rock/metal internet radio in Greece last September, AMKEN feels ready for their biggest challenge so far: engaging the German crowds at their show with death metal giants SIX FEET UNDER in December 2014.

AMKEN was formed in September 2011 in Athens, Greece.