"Wild Souls are a fresh suggestion with memorable songs, a right attitude, cheerful mood and flawless playing"
- Metal Hammer & Heavy Metal -
Founded back in July 2010, by the guitarist Kostis Tsiligiris, Wild Souls formed their basic member line-up a year later with George Nikolaou as a leading vocalist and followed by Dimitris Mazarakis on the keyboards. With Tasos Karapapazoglou (Bass) and Nikos Tsiligoudis (Drums) they recorded and released their first single entitled “Brokenheart”, in September 2011. The success of the song was followed by several gigs around the country, while the band was tirelessly working towards the completion of their first full-length album.
Their passion for the ‘80s hard rock scene and their music performance was proved before a live audience as they supported onstage in October 2012 the band Steam Roller, founded and led by guitarist Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio, Burning Rain). This gig led to a great collaboration between Doug Aldrich and Wild Souls, as the first flew to the city of Kavala, Greece, in order to compose and record the guitar solo for one of the band’s songs, entitled “On the Road”. Their first album was named after this song, and it was released in 2013 from Final Touch Records (distributed in stores by Cobalt). Metal Hammer &Heavy Metal magazine recommended it as “the band is a fresh suggestion with memorable songs, a right attitude, cheerful mood and flawless playing” (Dec. 2013).
On March 2014 Wild Souls began working on their second studio album with even more inspiration, while gigging around the country sharpening their craft. Unfortunately during the recordings the band’s keyboarder Dimitris Mazarakis decided to retire from the band and Wild Souls had a minor setback. This did not last for long however, as Wild Souls continued with an even stronger will and passion to compose and record their next album. Months later, on December 2015 the band welcomed a new member. Nikos Karagiannis, a talented guitarist, found his place amongst the band and with his addition Wild Souls were now stronger than ever. With their new member, the band shot their first Video Clip for a new song that will be included in the second studio album. Soon after, and by the mark of the new year, the recordings where finally complete and the band’s second studio album emerged with very promising songs and masterful compositions.
On May 2016 Wild Souls singed with Lions Pride Music for the release of their second album that is sure to leave a mark !