In Spring 2018, the getting-together of previous bandmates along with musicians who were looking to push the music “boundaries” of the existing metal scene in Athens, had as a result the formation of SKYBINDER. Music-wise they are artfully combining modern metal riffage with a more classical approach, they provide proficiency by fully assimilating their influences (AS I LAY DYING, Parkway Drive, Breakdown of Sanity etc) and then encapsulating the best components of the contemporary heavy sound, bringing to life a different element which was lacking from the local scene.
In the summer of 2018, they hit the studio to record their self-financed debut album. Antonis,the guitarist,oversaw the production, mixing and mastering of the album and gave precious insight, resulting in a balanced outcome, where melody and ferocity seamlessly blend to create a robust and honest sound. The album came to fill a gap in the local music scene and offered a fresh “look” in an oversaturated genre.
During the course of four years since the creation of Skybinder, the band has participated in various local shows, supported big names such as Thy Art is Murder(Athens 2018), Oceans Ate Alaska (Athens (2019), Pro-Pain(Athens 2019) and Polar (supporting Polar in Athens and Thessaloniki,2020) Hosted a release show dedicated to their first album in Athens and Volos (ending of 2019,Athens-Volos, 2020)
At the time of the 'first' and 'second' quarantine (2020-21) in Greece, the band released various singles and announced to it's community that a second album is already on the final tracks of it's production.
In April of 2022, the moment live shows were once again perimitted, Skybinder hosted and headlined a comeback show in Athens sharing the stage with some other decent and hardworking local bands. This show and join of forces was well accepted by the community and became known as the 'Sky Syndicate'.
For the future Skybinder plan to release their second self-produced album and participate in as many shows and festivals as possible and show to the world what they are made of. We are the #sky_syndicate !