Greek Guitarist George “The Kid” Karafotis has joined the ESP Guitars Family.
George is currently the guitarist of UK Power Metallers POWER QUEST, Norwegian hard rockers WILD WILLY’S GANG & Greek thrashers VERMILLION DAYS. He is currently playing with the ESP Eclipse-II Black Satin Gold and the E-II Eclipse BB.
George “The Kid” quotes:
“I am very honoured and proud to join the ESP Guitars Family, that’s a dream coming true! ESP is very well known for building exceptional guitars with a killer tone and a build of pure professional quality. I am really looking forward to playing with my beautiful axes on my upcoming tours & recordings. The future looks bright, a new era begins.”
Photoshoot & Editing: Giannis Lemonidis
Art Director: Panagiotis Kountouras
Make-Up Artist: Chrysa Tsiakiri
Backstage Photoshoot + extras: Tasos Amarantidis & CineVeil Visuals
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Greek Guitarist George “The Kid” Karafotis (Power Quest, Vermillion Days, Wild Willy’s Gang) has just released a new instrumental guitar video, covering QUEEN’s legendary hit “The Show Must Go On”. A different approach on this classic masterpiece full of guitar melodies, harmonies and shredding. Filmed & edited by Giannis Lemonidis.
Watch below and enjoy:
More information at https://www.facebook.com/G.K.TheKid | https://www.youtube.com/georgethekidkarafotis
POWER QUEST are delighted to welcome guitarist George “The Kid” Karafotis into the band. Hailing from Thessaloniki, Greece, George also plays in the bands Vermillion Days (Greece) and Wild Willy’s Gang (Norway) and was previously a member of Raven Lord and Exorcism.
POWER QUEST keyboardist and founder member Steve Williams had this to say on the matter:
“It’s fantastic news to have George as part of the band. I’ve known him for a couple of years now and our drummer Rich has known him for 5 years since they played together in Raven Lord. George obviously brings a highly skilled level of guitar playing to the table but in addition to that he also brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. On top of that he’s just a bloody nice bloke haha! I look forward to hitting the road and the studio with George in the months and years to come. Welcome aboard matey”
George recently travelled to Southampton, UK to meet the band and undertake his first photo shoot as a PQ member ahead of rehearsals and live shows coming later in the year.
George commented as follows:
“I can’t even describe how happy and excited I am for this new era! It feels so amazing to be a part of this great group of smart, hard working and really talented musicians. I felt so welcome from the very first minute during the photo shoot that I wasn’t even sure if I was a new member or if we had been playing together for a few years. I could feel the chemistry already. It was like the perfect balance of espresso and milk in a good hot cappuccino, hahaha!
When I first met Rich, he introduced me to Power Quest and I must say that I got stuck with the Blood Alliance album for many months, so when Steve contacted me about the guitarist’s position some weeks ago, I felt that it was a straight “YES” before we even talked about the rest of the band’s obligations.
I am really looking forward to hitting the road and the studio with my mates and deliver some high quality power metal to all of our friends/fans for many years to come! The Quest just started for me, see you all soon \m/”
More information at: http://www.power-quest.co.uk – https://www.facebook.com/powerquestofficial
Greek Guitarist George “The Kid” Karafotis (VERMILLION DAYS) has signed an endorsement deal with VGS Guitars, and it’s Gewa -brand. More information at this location.
George “The Kid” comments:
“I am very honoured and proud to be endorsed by VGS Guitars. These are such beautiful instruments with a killer tone and a build of pure professional quality. Definitely one of the best guitars I’ve ever played.”
More information at: http://www.facebook.com/VermillionDaysOfficial and http://www.facebook.com/gewaguitars
Photo by Vivi Mera
Greek guitarist George “The Kid” Karafotis (VERMILLION DAYS) has posted online his new Guest Solo Playthrough Video, played with his new VGS white guitar, for extreme metal band REVOLTED MASSES‘ song “Discrimination”. The song is taken from their latest album, “Age Of Descent” released in 2015 via Inverse Records. Watch the video below.
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Greek Guitarist George “The Kid” Karafotis (RAVEN LORD, VERMILLION DAYS) & Warlord Custom have teamed up to create “Crusher” signature distortion pedal. A Killer distortion pedal suitable for all the metal guitar players out there with really heavy, CRUSHING distortion sound, 3 bands EQ, supreme mid tones, pinch harmonics friendly, no signal compression & the lead mode called “Beast Mode”. Check the video below:
George “The Kid” quotes: “I am very proud and happy to be endorsed by Warlord Custom, they did a Fantastic job on my signature distortion pedal. CRUSHER has everything on it, love its dryness, high mids, sound quality, tone & precision!! When I tested it live on stage, it blew my mind away, I was hitting harmonics and the whole guitar was screaming, absolutely perfect.”
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Pedal Design, Photo, Edit & Video: Dimitra Car & Warlord Custom