*The Shinigami’s members are presented by chronological appearance to the band
DionLead Guitar & Vocals
Shinigami’s founding member
Dion / Lead Guitar
Dion was born in Athens in 1980.
Since the very beginning he showed his love for music. Starting at the age of 7 and for five years he took piano-synth lessons but he quit when he lost interest in the instrument. He continued playing the synth at home but he was looking for another musical challenge. Classic rock bands such as Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, and Led Zeppelin planted the seed in him of wanting to learn to play the guitar.
At the age of 19 Dion bought his first electric guitar and started taking lessons, with a focus on Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Jazz and Baroque music.
Since 1999 Dion has been in many rock bands and has played many live gigs as a lead guitarist and –at times- as a special guest to help out other bands.
The year 2008 finds Dion with his friend from the army Hector founding the band Shinigami, which is the result of many years music experience.
Dion’s influences count among other bands Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, Iron Maiden, Jimmy Hendrix, and Tool.
He is a self-taught bassist, and although Hard Rock and Heavy Metal are the music genres that have thrilled him since he was a child, he loves a broader range of musical styles such as Southren Rock, Country music and Classical music.
His favourite bands include classic rock bands such as The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Uriah Heep, as well as giants of the metal scene such as Motörhead, Saxon, Manowar and Dio.
As a member of Shinigami, he is inspired by the music and success of such Greek pioneering heavy metal groups as Guardian Angel, Marauder and of course the great Inner Wish.
He first got into Hard Rock and Heavy Metal at the age of 13. He began taking classical guitar lessons at the age of 15, but quit a few months later when he bought his first electric guitar. He has been self taught ever since.
At the age of 18 he moved to England where he remained for about six years, an experience that played a crucial role in shaping his identity as a musician.
Lefteris remains a loyal fan of classic Hard Rock and Heavy Metal with Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Rush, Accept, Judas Priest, and Iron Maiden being among his favorite bands .
A self-taught drummer Costas began his musical journey from the early years of high school playing in school bands.
1988 finds Costas with the Red Hot band who played mostly coverups by Iron Maiden, Motorhead, ACDC and others. Since then Costas played with several bands, passing through various musical styles (punk rock, rock, hard rock, metal, alternative rock).
He joined Shinigami in January 2018
Musical influences from Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, ACDC, Deep Purple, Led zeppelin.