Τα 4 Επίπεδα Της Ύπαρξης

Τα 4 Επίπεδα Της Ύπαρξης

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Greek psychedelic/hard rock group, active in the '70s. (name translates to: "The 4 Levels Of Existence").
They originally released only one self-titled album in 1976 on an underground label called "Venus". It was reissued in 1995 (Wipe Out! Records), in 2002 (Ίκαρος), and in 2009 (Anazitisi Records).
In 2009, Jay-Z used a sample from the band's "Κάποια μέρα στην Αθήνα" ("Someday in Athens") on his song "Run This Town" (featuring Rihanna & Kanye West). The song won 2 Grammy awards in 2010 (best song & best rap song) and Athanasios Alatas, who was the original composer, awarded as a co-writer.

Former member: Νίκος Δούναβης (Nikos Dounavis) - Guitar (1974-75).
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March 30, 2012
THE 4 LEVELS OF EXISTENCE (TA 4 ΕΠΙΠΕΔΑ ΤΗΣ ΥΠΑΡΞΗΣ) were formed in 1974, just under the political change in Greece.

Athanasios ALATAS (rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar) and Christos VLAHAKIS (drums, percussion), formally two members of Frog's Eye (a local rock band in Agios Fanouris), moved to Sepolia with Marios YAMALAKIS (bass, voices) and Nick DOUNAVIS (lead guitar) and made a decision to play their original rock different from other pop bands in Greece. At the big concert for Cyprus they could make a great success and later won third place in the big musical competition by EIRT TV.

In the following year, as a new lead guitarist, Nick GRAPSAS took the place of the previous Nick and THE 4 LEVELS OF EXISTENCE came to perfection. They created new psychedelic sounds with their sensitivity and dynamism, and lyrics all in Greek.

1976 became the greatest (and simultaneously the saddest) year for them - THE 4 LEVELS OF EXISTENCE could sign a Greek record label Venus and surprisingly they could complete the eponymous album for only ten hours. They gave their one and only concert shortly after the release of this album, and became a legend anytime soon.

Their album was reissued as a vinyl LP by Wipe Out! in 1996, as a CD by Lion (US) in 2005, and as downloadable material on CDBaby by EIKONAXOS in 2009

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