GAD. is a Greek independent alternative rock band with electronic and melodic features. It was formed in 2005 and gained wide recognition with the radio hit "The End of the Road" (2008) which was followed by the hits "Waves" (2010) and "Big Brown Eyes" (2013). All their songs are in English, with influences from Joy Division, Interpol, She Wants Revenge, Stereo Nova and Röyksopp. The name of the band stands for generalized anxiety disorder, with a member stating: "...it's about an illness that more or less had tormented some members of the band...".
In 2005, Iraklis Anastasiadis, who was an accountant, and Kostas Antoniadis, who was a topographer, decided to compose a track for the "Greek Electro Vol. 2" compilation. Their friendship and mutual respect for each other's work, led to the birth of the band. While they were recording their debut album, Antonis Antoniadis, who was a doctor, Athan Hilaki and Spyros Papakotsis joined the group and started to perform in various stages and festivals.
"In Greece to be a professional musician presupposes many retreats and concessions on both artistic and moral level, that we are not disposed to do."
In 2007, their debut album "System May Fall" was released by Shift Records and Mike Semertzoglou joined the band to complete the puzzle. The album instantly became a success and the single "The End Of The Road", was one of the biggest radio hits of 2008 and 2009. Many shows went on including the CocaCola Soundwave Contest. From thousand of bands all around Greece, GAD won the 4th place with the song "The End Of The Road". For the album, GAD worked with - Dioni (from Astyplaz): Don't Forget To Live Before You Die - Apostolina Mai (from Ammos): Leslie - Debora E.C. Zeier (vocals & e-chello): Noone Knows Your Name - Daphne Gerogianni: No Songs For Her - Nomik (from Sleepin' Pillow): Safe. The album was released in 5000 copies and was sold out in the first 3 months. A re-release of the album was planned but never happened. That same year GAD opened the stage for Chicane, Nouvelle Vague and Raining Pleasure. In January 2008, GAD shoot the first video of the album "The End Of The Road". In 2009 GAD performed at the Rockwave Festival along with The Killers, Duffy, Dinosaur Jr. That year Athan Hilakis left the band.
In May 2010, GAD. released their second album "The Perfect Crime", adding a darker and more vibrant feel to their music, and also with the participation of K.Bhta. The band gained massive airplay with their single "Waves" and started to enjoy sold out gigs, as they undoubtedly became the most popular indie Greek Band.
During the past few years they have opened for bands like Chicane, Nouvelle Vague and Puressence and they have participated in Rock Wave Festival 2012 and in River Party 2012. At the beginning of 2013, GAD. released their third album named "End In Tears".
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