What happens when four crazy fellows join forces in the heart of the Greek metal scene? Blood-pumping, fast-paced bay area thrash combined with that notorius teutonic drive; all under the veil of their debut release, "Adrenaline Shot" EP (30.11.2014). 

Winners of the first TOP OF THE ROCKS contest, AMKEN is spreading the mayhem of their breathtaking performances with numerous live shows around Greece and abroad, including support slots with SIX FEET UNDER (US), SKELETONWITCH (US), SKULL FIST (CA), REACTORY (DE) and BIO-CANCER (GR) among others. Their biggest festival feature was Schoolwave Festival 2015 supporting PLANET OF ZEUS (GR) in front of a 1000+ crowd.

In anticipation of their full-length album the quartet is currently working vigorously for a late 2015 / early 2016 release, at the same time celebrating recognition through their feature on METAL HAMMER's CD compilation "Lessons in Violence – The New Greek Thrash Metal Breed" (issue #365) and the re-release of their debut EP as a split via Mexican label EBM Records (20.05.2015).

AMKEN was formed in September 2011 in Athens, Greece. 

From left to right:

Giannis - Guitars, Sokratis - Drums, Vanias - Vocals / Guitars,  Vasilis - Bass

AMKEN latest photoshoot:


30.04.16 ES - Manileu, La Grange Rock Club
29.04.16 ES - Palencia, Nave Atmosphera Zero
28.04.16 ES - Madrid, Sala Moondance
22.04.16 GR - Athens, Deutsche Schule Athen
09.04.16 GR - Larissa, Larissa Sports Center
01.04.16 GR - Athens, NTUA

17.10.15 GR - Athens, Kookoo Live Music Bar
04.10.15 IT - Milan, Blue Rose Saloon
03.10.15 IT - Vicenza, Bocciodromo
02.10.15 IT - Florence, Circus Club
19.06.15 CY - Nicosia, Enallax Live w/ SKULL FIST (CA), BIO-CANCER (GR)
14.06.15 GR - Athens, An Club w/ SKULL FIST (CA), ELM STREET (AU)
08.05.15 GR - Thessaloniki, Mavri Trypa w/ SKELETONWITCH (USA), RAKETKANON (BE)
05.04.15 GR - Athens, An Club w/ BIO-CANCER (GR)
31.01.15 GR - Patras, Memphis Rock Bar

28.12.14 GR - Athens, An Club
18.12.14 DE - Ingolstadt, Eventhalle Westpark w/ SIX FEET UNDER (USA)
12.10.14 GR - Athens, An Club
27.07.14 GR - Athens, Rainbow Metal Bar
20.07.14 GR - Athens, Τώρα K44
11.07.14 GR - Patras, Memphis Rock Bar
10.07.14 GR - Athens, Bat City Club
04.07.14 GR - Kefallonia, 9ο ΑΝΕΞΑΡΤΗΤΟ Open Air Festival
28.06.14 GR - Athens, An Club
22.06.14 GR - Athens, Ghost House
14.06.14 GR - Athens, An Club
25.05.14 GR - Athens, Τώρα K44
21.05.14 GR - Thessaloniki, Eightball Club w/ REACTORY (DE)
15.04.14 GR - Athens, Ghost House
14.04.14 GR - Athens, Seven Sins

14.04.13 GR - Athens, Seven Sins

07.09.12 GR - Athens, An Club
24.06.12 GR - Kefallonia, 7ο ΑΝΕΞΑΡΤΗΤΟ Open Air Festival
27.05.12 GR - Athens, Architecture Rock Cafe
13.05.12 GR - Athens, Jasmin Rock Club
08.04.12 GR - Athens, Jasmin Rock Club
25.02.12 GR - Athens, Camelot Rock Bar
05.02.12 GR - Athens, Rock 'n' Art Music Stage