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List of Famous Bands from Greece

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List of Greece bands, listed by their level of fame. This Greece musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Greece bands are included, as well as many Greece musicians of underground status. This list of Greece musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Greece bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

Everything from Vangelis to Yanni is included on this list.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Greece?" or "What is a list of Greece bands?" then this list will answer your questions. (85 items)
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Vangelis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
New Age music, Electronic music, Classical music
Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassíou (born 29 March 1943), known professionally as Vangelis (; Greek: Βαγγέλης [vaɲˈɟelis]), is a Greek musician and composer of electronic, ...more
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Yanni is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
New Age music, Contemporary classical music, Instrumental
Yiannis Chryssomallis (Greek: Γιάννης Χρυσομάλλης, born November 14, 1954), known professionally as Yanni ( YAH-nee), is a Greek composer, keyboardist, pianist, and music producer who has ...more

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Nana Mouskouri is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Pop music, Folk music, World music
Ioanna Mouschouri (Greek: Ιωάννα Μούσχουρη [ioˈana ˈmusxuri]; born October 13, 1934), known professionally as Nana Mouskouri (Greek: Νάνα Μούσχουρη [ˈnana ˈmusxuri]), is a Greek singer. During ...more

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Firewind is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Thrash metal, Power metal, Heavy metal
Firewind is a Greek power metal band. Formed in 1998, the group is currently signed to Century Media Records and was originally a small project created by guitarist, Gus G. to showcase his demo, ...more
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Elena Paparizou is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Laïko, Pop-folk, Pop music
Elena Paparizou (Greek: Έλενα Παπαρίζου, Greek pronunciation: [ˈelena papaˈrizu], born 31 January 1982), known professionally as Helena Paparizou, is a Greek naturalized Swedish singer, ...more

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Kostas Karamitroudis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Thrash metal, Melodic death metal, Black metal
Konstantinos Karamitroudis (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Καραμητρούδης born 12 September 1980), also known as Gus G, is a heavy metal guitarist. He currently plays with his band Firewind. He has also ...more
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Anna Vissi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Laïko, Pop music, Folk music
Anna Vissi (Greek: Άννα Βίσση, pronounced [ˈana ˈvisi], locally [ˈanːa ˈviʃːi]; born 20 December 1957), also known as Anna Vishy, is a Greek-Cypriot singer, songwriter, actress, television ...more
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Sakis Rouvas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Hip hop music, Ballad, Blues-rock
Anastasios "Sakis" Rouvas (Greek: Αναστάσιος "Σάκης" Ρουβάς, pronounced [ˈsacis ruˈvas]; born 5 January 1972), known mononymously as Sakis, is a Greek recording artist; ...more

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Tolis Voskopoulos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Laïko, Film score
Apostolos (Tolis) Voskopoulos (Greek: Τόλης Βοσκόπουλος) (born 26 July 1940, Kokkinia, Piraeus) is one of the legends of modern Greek music. He also starred in many films and played in the ...more
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Rotting Christ is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Gothic metal, Black metal, Heavy metal
Rotting Christ is a Greek black metal band formed in 1987. They are noted for being one of the first black metal bands within this region, as well as a premier act within the European ...more
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Sakis Tolis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Symphonic black metal, Gothic metal, Black metal
Athanasios "Sakis" Tolis (Greek: Αθανάσιος "Σάκης" Τόλης, born 29 June 1972) is a Greek musician best known as the vocalist and guitarist of Rotting Christ. He is also known ...more
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Antique is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Laïko, Synthpop, Pop music
Antique was a Swedish-Greek singing duo consisting of Elena Paparizou and Nikos Panagiotidis originating from Sweden which combined Greek popular music and lyrics with a Nordic dance pop beat. ...more

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Nightfall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Symphonic black metal, Melodic death metal, Gothic metal
Nightfall is a Greek heavy metal band from Athens. Formed by vocalist/bassist Efthimis Karadimas in 1991, the group is currently signed to Metal Blade Records. They are widely considered the ...more
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Astarte is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Black metal, Heavy metal, Blackened death metal
Astarte was an all-female black metal band from Athens, Greece, named after the goddess Astarte.
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Bob Katsionis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Progressive metal, Power metal, Heavy metal
Babis "Bob" Katsionis (Greek: Μπάμπης Κατσιώνης; born February 17, 1977 in Athens, Greece) is the rhythm guitarist and keyboard player for the heavy metal/power metal bands Firewind, ...more
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Necromantia is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Black metal, Heavy metal
Necromantia is a Greek black metal band that was founded in 1989 in Athens, Greece.
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Ravencult is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Black metal, Heavy metal
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I Knew Them is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
No wave, Post-grunge
I Knew Them is a band that originates from Thessaloniki, Greece. However, it is a band that differentiates itself from the Greek rock movement, introducing elements from foreign rock styles such ...more
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One is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
One
ONE was a boy band that first appeared in 1999, recognized as both Greece and Cyprus's very first boy band. The band was formed by leading Cypriot-Greek composer Giorgos Theofanous and Minos EMI ...more
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Naer Mataron is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Black metal, Heavy metal
Naer Mataron is a black metal band from Greece which draws on imagery from Greek mythology. The band was formed in 1994 after splitting from Nar Mataron, and was soon signed to Black Lotus ...more
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Míkis Theodorakis... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Film score, 20th-century classical music
Michael "Mikis" Theodorakis (Greek: Μιχαήλ (Μίκης) Θεοδωράκης [ˈmicis θeoðoˈɾacis]; born 29 July 1925) is a Greek songwriter and composer who has written over 1000 songs.He scored ...more
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Katy Garbi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Laïko, Pop music, Dance music
Katerina "Katy" Garbi (Greek: Κατερίνα "Καίτη" Γαρμπή, pronounced [kateˈrina ˈketi ɡarˈbi]; born 8 June 1961) is a Greek singer active in Greece and Cyprus, with some ...more
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Nikos Karvelas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Laïko, Pop music, Rock music
Nikos Karvelas (Greek: Νίκος Καρβέλας; born 8 September 1951) is a Greek songwriter, producer, and singer. He has sold millions of records as a producer and is most recognizable for his ...more
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Elli Kokkinou is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Laïko, Pop music, Folk music
Elli Kokkinou (Greek pronunciation: [ˈeli koˈcinu]; Greek: Έλλη Κοκκίνου) (born July 24, 1970) is a Greek singer who was born in Athens, Greece. Kokkinou is among the most popular singers in ...more
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Manos Hadjidakis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from Greece
Manos Hatzidakis (also spelled Hadjidakis; Greek: Μάνος Χατζιδάκις; 23 October 1925 – 15 June 1994) was a Greek composer and theorist of Greek music. He was also one of the main proponents of ...more