On Thorns I Lay started as a death metal band, under the name of Paralysis in the early 90’s in Greece. Together with other cult bands such as Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh, Necromantia, Nightfall started to spread their name in the local and global underground scene.
In 1993 they changed their name to Phlebotomy and released the EP “Dawn Of Grief”. Next year they recorded the “Voluptuous” demo which draw attention of Holy Records (Fr).
In 1994, the band changed their name to “On Thorns I Lay” and released their first album which was closer to death/doom style. Through the years the band evolved their music to gothic metal.
They have released 7 albums and have played in Greece and in Europe together with great bands such as Dream Theater, In Flames, Anathema, Amorphis, Katatonia, Tiamat, The Gathering, Satyricon, Septicflesh and many more.
The band after a hiatus of 14 years has just returned with their 8th full-length album “Aegean Sorrow” released by Alone recs / the Stone Circle Spain and The Vinyl Division recorded at Devasoundz Studios (Rotting Christ, Septicflesh), mixed and mastered by Legend Dan Swanö at Unisound.
Their current music style is pure atmospheric doom death metal, back to the roots!
Aegean Sorrow received great ratings such as the following:
Angry Metal guy: 3.5/5.0
Metal Storm: 8.4/10
Metal Archives: 8.5/10
Metal Hammer GR: 9/10
On Thorns I Lay made their first Headline show in Athens [03.11.2018] with great success (nearly sold out). The band has also played live together with Satyricon and Septicflesh, Eric Clayton and the Nine, Saturnus and Nightrage.
On February 2020, On Thorns I Lay released their ninth studio album “Threnos” by Lifeforce Records recorded at Devasoundz Studios (Rotting Christ, Septicflesh), mixed and mastered by Legend Dan Swanö at Unisound and at the same year played together with Katatonia in Athens.
Stefanos | Vocals
Chris | Guitars
Antony | Keyboards
Akis | Guitars
Jim | Bass