On Thorns I Lay

Death Doom Metal - Greece

On Thorns I Lay Band

ON THORNS I LAY started as a death metal band together with other cult bands in Greece in the early 90’s such as Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh, Necromantia, Nightfall and started to spread their name in the local and global underground scene.

ON THORNS I LAY have released 9 albums so far such as “Orama”, “Crystal Tears” and “Aegean Sorrow” gaining great praise. The band have shared the stage with artists such as Dream Theater, In Flames, Anathema, Amorphis, Katatonia, Rotting Christ, Tiamat, The Gathering, Satyricon, Septic Flesh and many more. The band’s last album “Threnos” (2020) followed the path of atmospheric, yet emotional Doom Death Metal – paying tribute to the roots and representing the trademark sound of the band once again. ON THORNS I LAY continue to tell dense stories of loss and despair.

After their mini tour at the Baltic states with Rotting Christ in 2022, ON THORNS I LAY finished the recordings of their 10th album which will be released in the Fall of 2023.


  • Peter “Invoker” Miliadis : Vocals, bass
  • Chris Dragamestianos : Guitar
  • Nikolas Paraskevopoulos : Guitar
  • Antonis Ventouris : Keyboard
  • Stelios Darakis : Drums
Posted on October 12, 2023

ON THORNS I LAY deliver more of their legendary death-doom on their first album for Season of Mist. With chugging riffs, ear-shattering wails of terror and eerily melodic funeral passages, their new self-titled LP is bound to crush your spirit.

Posted on September 25, 2023

On Thorns I Lay are perennial doomsayers. For 20+ years, these Greek titans have been crafting immense tales of loss and despair. But on the new single off their upcoming album, they warn of a fast-approaching apocalypse that’s so powerful, it might be too late for us to escape.

Posted on July 26, 2023

On Thorns I Lay are Greek titans. The band came up through the underground during the early ’90s, in the wake of Nightfall, Septicflesh and Rotting Christ. But while those bands were swayed more by symphonic and black metal, these Athenians developed a taste for the gothic. Which makes sense. After all, they are named after a Shakespearean sonnet.

Posted on May 9, 2023

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of ON THORNS I LAY! The Greek Death Doom band will release their brand new album via Season of Mist in the Fall of 2023.

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