DEXTER WARD formed in 2009 from ex-BATTLEROAR members Mark Dexter (aka Marco Concoreggi) and Manolis Karazeris. The line-up was completed by Akis Pastras on guitars, John Luna Tsimas (ex-AIRGED L'AMH) on bass and Angelos Tsoukalas (ex-POWER CRUE, ex-PHANTOM LORD, BLOODSTAINED) on drums and they released a promo CD but shortly, Stelios Darakis replaced Angelos. In the next two years, the band released "Antarctic Dream" vinyl EP (2010) and "Neon Lights" CD (2011) from Iron On Iron Records, followed by live shows supporting CRIMSON GLORY and VIRGIN STEELE.

The band combines US Metal with IRON MAIDEN influences in a great traditional way and in 2012 DEXTER WARD was established among the leading Heavy Metal forces of Greece. That year, DEXTER WARD did a mini European Tour and they performed among others at Metal Magic and Swordbrothers Festival. In 2013, the band releases "Stars And Stripes" 7"EP celebrating the release with 3 in-a-row live shows at 26th, 27th, 28th April. What is important, is that at the live shows of 27th and 28th DEXTER WARD were supporting the legendary WARLORD! Meanwhile, they appeared in the "Strong As Steel - A Tribute To ANVIL" album, covering "Free As The Wind".

In April of 2015, DEXTER WARD released through No Remorse Records a split LP with BLACK SOUL HORDE, available in 300 hand numbered copies, and in April of 2016 the band released "Rendezvous With Destiny". This new highly acclaimed album was released during Keep It True Festival, were the band was performing live among FATES WARNING, HEIR APPARENT, PRAYING MANTIS and THE RODS. In the limited digipak edition of "Rendezvous With Destiny" there is a bonus track ("Robocop") featuring legendary drummer Randy "Thrasher" Foxe (ex-MANILLA ROAD, HELLWELL).

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Additional Info

  • Country: Greece
  • Line-up: Mark Dexter - Vocals / Manolis Karazeris - Guitars / Akis Pastras - Guitars / John Luna Tsimas - Bass / Angelos Tsoukalas - Drums (2009) / Stelios Darakis - Drums (2010 - present)
  • Discography: Antarctic Dream EP (2010), Neon Lights (2011), Stars And Stripes 7"EP (2013), BLACK SOUL HORDE / DEXTER WARD Split LP (2015), Rendezvous With Destiny (2016)
  • Trivia: Dexter Ward name is taken from a novel called "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward" written by the master of cosmic terror H.P.Lovecraft in 1927 but never published during the author's lifetime.
  • Similar Artists: Iron Maiden and the spirit of US Metal

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