Interview Oh.’s “Metallia” on Metalzone Radio with Kostas Kyriakakis
by on November 18, 2018 in Interviews Metallia Radio
Metalzone Interview - Oh. - Olivia Hadjiioannou

On November 15, 2018, I headed out to the Metalzone Radio studio Irakleion in Athens, Greece to speak with Kostas “PureViL” Kyriakakis the founder and chief editor of the Greek heavy metal website Metalzone and producer of Metalzone radio and show “This is Heavy Metal”.

We talked in depth about “Metallia” as well as discussing the state of the music industry, music production and distribution. Kostas spoke in depth about metal music and the metal community.

Kostas is a veteran of classic metal radio and it was very refreshing to find how broad-minded and “progressive’ is his point of view. He is one of the few of the metal genre who embrace new music and it was an honour that he felt Metallia worthy of his listeners. It is radio hosts like Kosta that bring new sounds to the world’s ears.

Interview on Metalzone

Metalzone and Metalzone radio have since 1999 helped many metal bands in Athens and Greece and have made a great contribution to the Greek Metal community.

Please visit Metalzone and listen to the “This is Heavy Metal” show which broadcasts on Tuesday and Friday from 22:00 – 01:00 on Metalzone Radio. has been online since May 2001. The Metalzone radio show has been ON AIR since 1998, and broadcasts music from the Heavy Metal scene with special features, presentations of new releases, tributes to bands, contests, reviews, open discussions and more. In 2006 they were voted by the readers of the Greek edition of Metal Hammer magazine as the best metal radio show in Greece. The shows are also broadcasted through Metalzone Internet Radio and Mixcloud

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Kostas “PureViL” Kyriakakis is the Founder and Chief Editor of METALZONE and producer of Metalzone radio. The idea for METALZONE originated in the summer of 1999. His show “This is Heavy Metal” broadcasts on Tuesday and Friday from 22:00 – 01:00 on Metalzone Radio. His show plays hard music and Heavy Metal, forgotten bands from the 80’s as well as opening the horizons to listeners who want to learn more bands rather than just listening to this genre.

Olivia Hadjiioannou, Ολίβια Χατζηιωάννου, Oh., Press photos, Official Photos, Music, News, Greece, metal, RockMulti-instrumentalist and director Olivia Hadjiioannou as the artist Oh. has been honored for her ingenuity, innovation and creativity in music and video with multiple international awards. She made her debut as Oh. on the international music scene with the award-winning music video, "Trials" in 2013 – cited as one of the 50 top events to mark Greece during the economic crisis. With the advances of immersive video, she released her single "Love of Avalanches", mentioned in Huffington Post as one of first 360-degree immersive VR videos released by a Greek artist on YouTube in 2016.

The music video "Red Lion" is presently a winner and official selection in 12 film festivals worldwide. Winner of Best Music Video award in the inaugural French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) in Cannes, France. Winner Best Music Video at the Cosmocinema Film Festival in London. Winner of the Best Music Video Short in The Psychedelic and Transpersonal Film and Music Festival that took place on May 25, 2019 at The Producer’s Club in New York City. Winner Best Experimental Mixed Media Short Film at the Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival in Southwestern Crete in Greece. Read more in her Bio and EPK

The EP “Metallia” has received over 32 reviews from 13 countries worldwide, is in top 10 progressive rock and metal charts and listed as one of the best albums of the year for 2018 on Metal Nation Radio.

CD Metallia - Oh. aka Olivia Hadjiioannou

“Metallia” by Oh. is an epical prog-metal composition in six parts. A multi-layered sonic piece of ravishing solo electric guitars, time-bending tempo shifts, grooving bass lines and deranged drums.

This instrumental progressive metal album will reveal its intricacies and hidden depths over time. It will extract from your mind pure visions, to mend your mental pictures, preen presumptions and to elicit an element of the unexpected…. because that is what will transmute your subliminal mind map into a remarkable blueprint which will lead you from wherever you are now, to wherever you want to be.

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Weird and Wonderful World of Oh.

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