May 24 – GEORGE TSALIKIS – RETURN TO POWER (Pure Steel Records / Soulfood) – Review by Stefan

For fans of the US Metal gem this name will certainly not go unnoticed, George Tsalikis played in such bands as Gothic Knights, Zandelle, Overlorde, Circle Of 4, Porphyra,… where he took (or still taking) care of the vocal service. He has a voice like clockwork but has many more hidden talents at hand. In 2016 George released a first solo album “Sacrifice”, divided into 10 chapters where he himself was in charge of lead vocals, bass, piano, guitars and keyboards. The good man called on a number of guest musicians to complete the album, the most interesting to me was drummer Mike Paradine (Arctic Flame). To make a long story short, “Sacrifice” could please me very well…. from an artist of his caliber, I expected nothing less !

We are now five years removed from there and the time has come to uncover the second chapter in George’s solo career. With pride and appreciation for US Metal I present “Return To Power”, filled with 10 interesting songs spread over a 57 minute playing time. With the exception of the drums, he once again in charge delivering the lead vocals and all other instruments, the man behind the drum kit is none other than Joe ‘Jofu’ Cordillo (Zandelle). READ MORE…