The Band


Atropas is a metal band from Zurich, Switzerland, formed in 2011. Having written songs together for a couple of years, Mahmoud Kattan and Philipp Tudor were looking for a bassist and drummer to fill in the remaining gaps: With Kevin Steiger and Gabriel Moser, the band was finally complete and good to go. Having decided to persue other endeavours, drummer Gabriel Moser decided to leave the band, of course on good terms. A close friend of Mahmoud’s, Sandro Chiaramonte, was invited to join the band. After a single week spent in the rehearsal spot, they played their first show in this new line up.

The band has been playing show after show ever since, sharing the stage with bands such as Nile, Skindred, Dreamshade, Mycelia, In Love Your Mother and many more.

2013 marked the time to record the first album, Azrael, finally released on 21. September 2013.

Heavily influenced by bands like Machine Head, Lamb Of God, Trivium, August Burns Red, Avenged Sevenfold, As I Lay Dying, Periphery and many more, Atropas combine everything into their own distinctive sound.



NameMahmoud Kattan
Instrument: Vocals & Guitar
Influences: Metallica, Machine Head, Trivium, Lamb of God,
Avenged Sevenfold, Slipknot,
Pantera, Bullet For My Valentine, Slayer..
actually, I’ll just stop here, there’s just too many to mention.
Five Favourite Metal Records: Tough one, in no particular order:
Metallica – Master of Puppets, Trivium – Shogun,
Machine Head – The Blackening, Avenged Sevenfold – City Of Evil.
And last but not least I’ll go with Lamb of God’s Wrath.
If you could put together a band, who would be in it?
Drums – Matt Greiner, Guitars – Jeff Loomis and John Petrucci,

Bass – Paolo Gregoletto, Vocals – M. Shadows.
Just one song by these guys would be insane.
  NameDave Colombo
Instrument: Guitar
Influences: Five Favourite Metal Records: if you could put together a band, who would be in it? 
Name: Kevin Steiger
Instrument: Bass & Backing Vocals
Influences: Metallica, Pantera, Down, System Of A Down,
Alice In Chains, Slayer, Machine Head,
Lamb Of God, Trivium, Kyuss, Queens Of The Stone Age,
Kvelertak, Iron Maiden

Five Favourite Metal Records
Pantera – Vulgar Display Of Power, Metallica – Master Of Puppets,
Machine Head – The Blackening, System Of A Down – Toxicity.
Fifth Record would be Nola by Down.

if you could put together a band, who would be in it?

Wes Borland and Dimebag on guitars, on drums either
Chris Adler or Dave McClain, on bass, probably Flea?
Phil Anselmo and Eminem on backing vocals!
Name: Sandro Chiaramonte
Instrument: Drums & Percussion
Influences: Matt Greiner (August Burns Red), Joey Jordison (Slipknot),
Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Ben Gordon (Parkway Drive),
Dave Lombardo (Slayer), Matt Halpern (Periphery)

Five Favourite Metal Records:
August Burns Red – Constellations,
Slipknot – All Hope Is Gone, For Today – Immortal,
System Of A Down – Mezmerize, Parkway Drive – Deep Blue

if you could put together a band, who would be in it?
Matt Greiner on drums, Jeff Hanneman and
Mahmoud Kattan on guitars, Jia O’Connor on bass,
Bruce Dickinson and Frank Palmeri on vocals