For more than a decade i have been recording and touring around the world with my band Crystal Tears and also as a session Rock guitar player for several music acts. I am a heavy metal guitar player, but i also work in any style of music from classical music to chill out tunes and from soft rock to extreme metal projects.
Been an active Rock guitar player for more than a decade, I have recorded several albums with Crystal Tears, toured in Europe and Asia, and also performed shows in Europe with metallers Mystic Prophecy. In 2017 and 2019 I performed shows with Alice Cooper's guitar player Ryan Roxie (who also recorded as a guest musician to our latest album), and toured as a special guest with GusG. (ex-Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind) on the final leg of ''Brand New Revolution'' Tour 15'. Recently with Frank Pané, guitarist of German Hard Rock pioneers ''Bonfire'', we released the guitar single "The Void". Moreover I took part in many different music projects as a session guitarist for studio guitarwork and live performance.
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7 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Kostas Sotos
Working with kostas is an absolutely joy! He always managed to make my ideas reality and add his own unique style to the song, and he can play all sorts of styles aswell
Kostas is the man! He is an intuitive and talented player who will do your song right. He really knocked it out of the park on my project with some killer solo work, and he provided numerous versions to choose from for mixing options. A true pro. Highly recommended!
Sounds great, works fast, easy to communicate!
Heat can I say working with kostas is a pleasure and this is my third time. He’s very precise in what he does and leaves no stone unturned. Great communication and deliver exactly the vision I had. My main guy to go to when it comes to fast elegant and professional guitar playing.
Working with Kostas was once again a pure pleasure.
I had I kind of complex song where I rhisnthis didn’t have any idea of what type of sound or style I wanted in the parts that was missing, but he nailed it and did a fast and fantastic job. Kostas is one of the best in my opinion here on sb, very easy to work with and will bring something special to your song.
An absolute pleasure to work with Kostas.
He understood and also agreed upon what I was looking for. During the process he sent me samples on what he was working on and I was stunned about the great communication we had. Very quick and professional and also added som extra parts if I wanted to use it. Got three files so I could choose different sounds, very high quality both in recording and in playing. Will definitely work with Kostas again
Excellent musician, clear and direct! Happy to have worked with him, I recommend it to anyone who needs heavy and roaring guitars. Fantastic sound and perfect in drop C tuning.
Interview with Kostas Sotos
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That they always get what they expect !
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being a musician, you never feel like working!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How they imagine their music!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Feel free to express all your thoughts and your vision about your music! Thats the ultimate way for a musician to understand the needs of another person's musical vision!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 5 guitars!!!!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Starting from small cover bands, continued to bigger things, that allowed me to tour around the globe and create albums and discography
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Versatile, but heavy in every case!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Damn there are so many!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Patience Patience Patience and try to treat music like art and self expression, not like competition or race
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Any music containing electric guitar
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: the ability to transform any idea into music regardless of how complex or unique it might be
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: i always try to deliver the clients vision to the song. If needed i always enjoy adding my personal touch to the music in terms of melody , feel and musical approach
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: always depends on the clients needs
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: all the classic pro setup, jackson and ibanez guitars, line 6 cables , various guitar mulrieffects , all the latest daws for professional recordings
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: many different artists from queen to metallica, and from classic metal like judas priest or megadeth up to modern and extreme music like dimmu borgir, in flames and djent music
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: i mostly record guitars for independent artists, who want a rock or heavy guitar sound to their music, i compose for any rockstyle from soft rock to extreme metal, compose hooklines and vocal melodies for songs!