Evan K is a greek/german composer and guitarist, born in 1994 in Hamburg. He is guitarist at the German melodic industrial/death metal band Cypecore and is also working as a solo artist and session musician in a wide range of music genres, from pop to rock and metal. Evan started playing E-Guitar at the age of 11, inspired by famous hard rock bands like Scorpions, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Whitesnake etc. Five years later he completed the E-Guitar & Jazz Harmony program of Berklee College Of Music through authorized local conservatories, in Athens-Greece.
During his school times he played with a few local bands and released 3 EPs in total with them. In 2013 he released as a solo artist, his first instrumental single and video clip "Skies Of Shred", directed by the keyboard & guitar player of the band Firewind, Bob Katsionis. At the age of 19, he left his German Literature studies in Athens-Greece in order to study E-Guitar & Popular Music at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg, University of Popular Music and Music Business in Mannheim, Germany. He was one out of the four guitarists chosen every year to study there.
In 2015 Evan joined the industrial/death metal band Cypecore and enters live-shows and big European Metal Festivals like “With Full Force” etc. In January 2016 the band released its third studio album “Identity”, which was the first album with Evan in the line-up. In July 2016, Evan released his first studio solo album "Blue Lightning", where Fabio Lione (Rhapsody, Angra, Vision Divine) and Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Serious Black, Outloud) appear as special guests. The album was released in Europe via FC Metal Recordings and in Japan via King Records.
Evan is endorsed by ESP Guitars, ENGL Amplification, Two Notes Engineering and HESU Cables. He enjoys testing and experimenting with new music gear and is also demonstrating products in his personal- as well in ENGL TV- channels in YouTube. Evan has already met and played with a lot of musicians and tried out different music genres, but is mainly dedicated to metal. He has an excellent performance, both in studio works as well as in live gigs and is a guarantee for success. He is also offering guitar lessons, in physical as well via Skype.
||EVAN - BLUE LIGHTNING // CD 2016 // ORDER NOW
01. Rising // instrumental
02. Into theLlight // instrumental
03. Skies Of Shred // instrumental
04. Picking The Stars // instrumental
05. Orchestra Of Withered Clouds // instrumental
06. Blue Lightning // instrumental
07. Edge Of The Sky // vocals by Fabio Lione
08. One Last Time // vocals by Fabio Lione
09. Everything Is Coming Up Roses (Black Cover) // vocals by Markus Johansson
10. Far Beyond The Sun *
11. Edge Of The Sky (Demo-Instr.) *
* Japan bonus track
All music and lyrics written by Evan K, except * by Colin Vearncomble
Produced and recorded by Evan K at Epsilon Studio in Mannheim, Germany
All keyboards arranged and produced by Bob Katsionis at Sound Symmetry Studio in Athens, Greece
Mixed and Mastered by R. D. Liapakis and Christian Schmid in Kempten, Germany
Logo concept, design, album artwork and layout by Gustavo Sazes
Photos by Swen Heim Livepics.
||CYPECORE - IDENTITY // CD 2016
02. Saint Of Zion
03. Where The World Makes Sense
04. My Confession
05. Hollow Peace
08. A New Dawn
09. The Abyss
10. The Void
12. Bonus Track: The Hills Have Eyes