HardLand was formed in 2016, April by Michalis Protopsaltis (Guitarist of Hardways, Real Thing, Deipnosofistes), Kostas Tanis (Drummer of Hardways, Real Thing, Deipnosofistes) and Stavros Papadopoulos (Guitarist, Singer, Producer of Super Vintage, Freerock Saints).
Strongly influenced by classic rock and hard rock of the 70’s and 80’s they started playing their own stuff based on Protopsaltis’ ideas/riffs with Tanis’ tempo arrangements while Papadopoulos wrote the lyrics and vox melodies for the tracks to be recorded at his studio.
After some time searching for a singer and a bass player, Angel Gouzetos (Singer of Prassein Aloga)along with bass player Kostas Taltabanis (Bass player of Prassein Aloga) joined the band and after many rehearsals they were ready to record their debut album at Freerock Recording Studio in Kavala city,Greece.
In October 2016 with Papadopoulos as a producer/sound engineer and Protopsaltis playing all the Rhythm and Lead guitars they recorded eleven original hard rocking tracks.
Finally the band signed with New Dream Record and on the thirtieth of June 2017 released their first album and the title of it was the name of the band Hardland. In December of 2017, Kostas Tanis leaves the band and Tolis Giannoulis comes and they start gigs and rehearsals for the new stuff .
The band finished the recordings of the second album with the title Reach the Sky , at the Gravity studio . Tolis and Giannis Giannoulis are on the production. New Dream Records is going to release it.
Aggelos Gouzetos Vocals –
Michalis Protopsaltis Guitar –
Kostas Taltabanis Bass / Backing Vocals –
Tolis Giannoulis Drums.