My Favorite Concert Memory: Stavros of The Atlas Moth

Stavros Giannopoulos of The Atlas Moth, by Meg Loyal Photography

Stavros Giannopoulos of The Atlas Moth, by Meg Loyal Photography

Wow there’s a lot I kind of bring up on tour. I have about 800 of these stories I always bring up on tour!


I was talking about seeing Pantera the other day with White Zombie and Deftones. It was 1997. It was The 101 Proof (East West) tour for Pantera and Astro Creep 2000 for White Zombie. It was kind of Pantera, in my personal opinion, it was their prime! I always thought White Zombie sucked actually, but I loved them when I was young and dumb. They were always a really terrible as a live band, and Rob Zombie is like the Vince Neil of metal, he cannot sing. But Pantera for me were at the pinnacle and Deftones are still one of my favorite bands. And I remember in Chicago, Mancow came out and introduced Pantera with Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) and Kato Kalen, from the OJ shit (Editor’s note: The OJ Simpson Trial). (laughs) I remember thinking “What the fuck is this? This guy is a celebrity? What is he doing here?” And White Zombie had a big stage show with too many lights that sucked, but they had those really awesome skeletons that hung down from the top of the stage. I still have the hoodie from that tour, my Deftones hoodie, which is my favorite.”


The Atlas Moth just wrapped up a headline tour of the US. They are still supporting The Old Believer (Profound Lore) album, which released in June 2014. Although they canceled their planned European tour for this summer, they have another pending US tour for this fall, and an as yet unnamed new split EP with another band TBD.


Ghost Cult #19 is Out Now! Featuring The Atlas Moth!

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The new issue of Ghost Cult’s digital magazine is out now! Ghost Cult #19 features an in-depth interview with The Atlas Moth’s Stavros Giannopoulos. The June release of The Old Believer (Profound Lore) was a previous Album of the Month for us. Other features include Arch Enemy, Anathema, EyeHateGod, Killer Be Killed, Tombs, Whitechapel, Cradle of Filth, Prong and Lionize. We also have special features such as Metal Book Reviews, a recap of Maynard James Keenan’s (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer) Birthday Celebration, Unsigned bands, album reviews and more. As we do every issue we present concert reviews from around the world from the likes of Neurosis and Ghost B.C., as well as metal festival reviews like Maryland Deathfest, Scion A/V Rockfest and the inaugural Temples Festival. Read it on our site and download it for your smartphone or tablet.

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