The Black Capes
The Black Capes
Genre Gothic Rock
City Athens
Country Greece
Since 2016


“The Black Capes” are a new goth-dark rock band in the vain of Type o Negative,69 Eyes,Sisters of Mercy created in 2016.

The idea of a gothic rock band with new elements and a modern twist was born in the mind of Alex S Wamp (frontman for the sludge metal act “Potergeist”) after noticing the goth fans complaining that no new bands appear in the goth genre.

Having shared the stage with great artists of the rock and metal scene like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Monster Magnet, Pro Pain, The Haunted, The Shrine, Kylesa, Paradise Lost, Black Label Society, Corrosion of Conformity etc. and having released 4 albums with “Potergeist” it seemed like an intriguing challenge to start something new in another genre.

First to join was “Inactive Messiah” axeman Thanos Jan who is no stranger to the dark rock having toured Europe with his band many times along with “Vader”,”Rotting Christ”,”Septic Flesh” and many more and have worked with the likes of Mikko Karmila and Mika Jussila “Finvox Studios”,JP Leppaluoto “Charon/ex-Poisonblack”, Emppu Vuorinen “Nightwish”,The Symphonic Orchestra of Bratislava,Prague Filmharmonic Orchestra on his bands albums.

Along came Guitar virtuoso Irene Ketikidi graduate of London ICMP that was selected to perform her original tune “Rambler” at Steve Vai s masterclass at London Olympia and was lead guitarist at Londons West End play “Julius Ceasar” directed by the award-winning Phyllida Lloyd(Mamma Mia,The Iron lady)that later on moved to New York after a 4 month sell out season.Irene has performed at some of the biggest UK venues and Europe’s festival stages with various artists from pop (Red N Pink, Cherry Lee Mewis), country (Colm Kirwan, 2X Emmy winner Victoria Shaw, Heidi Feek), hip hop (AKS, JTheex), melodic metal (Gravil) and is a featured artist in the biggest trade shows (Namm, Frankfurt Messe) alongside companies like Orange Amplifiers, Rotosound Strings, Klotz Cables, Xotic & AudioTubeWorks Effects, Gruv Gear Accessories and XVive Audio.

Human Base s performing featured artist Christ Rusty joined on the bass and Christos Grekas found his spot behind the drumset.

With the band full The Black Capes recorded their first Album “All these Monsters” co produced, mixed and mastered by Pete Rutcho (Parkway drive,Falling in reverse, Deez Nuts, the Ghost inside, Revocation etc.) with the cover art done by Seth Siro Anton (Paradise Lost, Moonspell, Soilwork, Arch Enemy, Dagoba etc.) that is set for a worldwide release June via “Dark Tunes music group”.