Career Talk: Sakis Tolis
Athanasios "Sakis" Tolis, a.k.a. Necromayhem, is best known as guitarist/vocalist for the Greek band Rotting Christ. Reading this, you would say, busy enough with this band. Yet, the opposite is true. Although Sakis is one of the founding members of Rotting Christ, together with his brother, he found the time to record solo material. During the pandemic, Sakis recorded a full album, and even released it free of admission. A bold move, for somebody who’s been playing the music game for that long and in the same band for over 35 years now. Let’s hear him out on what you need for a marathon career like he is having now.
Friday 7. April 14:00 - Room 1
Mod: Frank Godla (US)
With over 18 years of experience in the music industry, Frank Godla has paved the way of online media with his popular website Metal Injection. Wearing many hats including co-owner, host, and content director, he’s constantly innovating the way we connect with artists around the world from emerging talent to household names. He’s received many accolades with Metal Injection over the years including a win at the 2012 MTV O Music Awards in the “Beyond The Blog” category for his docu-series, On The Record. In 2013, LA Weekly named Metal Injection one of the ten best websites for heavy metal, praising its original video content, appearances of modern artists and humor articles. It has also been listed by Ditto Music as one of the twenty influential music sites that support independent and new artists.
As a touring artist himself, Godla is also the creator and organizer of the Slay AT Home festival, which began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlighting the best in underground arts as well as cover collaborations between renown artists, the free livestream runs every month in support of a new charity for each edition and has collectively earned several million views and over $200,000 in donations to date.