Chris Tsangarides

born on 17/8/1956

died on 7/1/2018

Chris Tsangarides

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Christopher Andrew "Chris" Tsangarides is a Greek Cypriot-British Grammy-nominated record producer, sound engineer, and mixer. He is best known for his work with many heavy metal bands, including Judas Priest, Anvil, Gary Moore, Thin Lizzy, Helloween, Angra and Yngwie Malmsteen. Tsangarides has worked with many pop and alternative artists as well, including Depeche Mode, Tom Jones, and Concrete Blonde.


Tsangarides began engineering in 1975 at Morgan Studios (later Battery Studios) in London, where he assisted on Judas Priest's album Sad Wings of Destiny. Their further collaboration on Painkiller earned them a Grammy nomination in 1991.

In 1991 he produced Ian Gillan's Toolbox album, considered to be one of the finest records in the singer's discography.

1999 saw a collaboration for Tsangarides as a performer and writer with Shin Hae-Chul in the techno/metal act Monocrom. They made one album and did an arena tour in Shin's native Korea.

In 2006, Tsangarides opened his own recording facility, Ecology Room Studios in Kent, England.[1]

In June 2007, Tsangarides entered the studio with the UK band LunarMile.[2] LunarMile's members include Toni-Marie Iommi (daughter of Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi) and Alex Hill (son of Judas Priest's Ian Hill)

Since 2006, Tsangarides has worked on albums with: Anvil, Mountain, Savage Messiah, Spit Like This, Crowning Glory, Kings Call, Glyder, Ethan Brosh, Solenoid, The Delfins, Anthem, Biomechanical, Matt Mays & El Torpedo, Bitches Sin, The Haze, Dave Cousins, King Lizard, Cirkus, Breaker, The Strawbs, HEX, Blanco Diablo, Stray and Briar Rose.

Tsangarides is featured in Sacha Gervasi's documentary film Anvil! The Story of Anvil, released in 2009.[3]

Tsangarides spoke about his career on an episode of The Rock Show LIVE!, available on edition #60 of the show's podcast, released on Sunday 6 September 2009 at The Rock Show website.

In February 2012 Tsangarides announced details of a new record label Dark Lord Records formed with The Strawbs frontman Dave Cousins. The first release on the new label was "Normalityville Horror" by Spit Like This on 21st May.

Tsangarides occasionally plays guitar and performs live with the band Exmore / More 2012.[4]

Bands worked with

  • Angra
  • Anthem
  • Anvil
  • Barón Rojo
  • Biomechanical
  • Black Sabbath
  • Blanco Diablo
  • Blind Tiger
  • Briar Rose
  • Chemicals Of Democracy
  • Comsat Angels
  • Concrete Blonde
  • Darkology
  • Dave Cousins
  • Depeche Mode
  • King Diamond
  • Bruce Dickinson
  • Exmore / More 2012
  • Exodus
  • Fear of God
  • Ian Gillan
  • Girl
  • Glyder
  • Helloween
  • HEX
  • Japan
  • Tom Jones
  • Judas Priest
  • Killing Joke
  • King Lizard
  • Loudness
  • Yngwie Malmsteen
  • Mama's Boys
  • Matt Mays and El Torpedo
  • Mimas
  • Gary Moore
  • Mountain
  • Nick Miller / My Memories 2012
  • New Model Army
  • Overkill
  • The Prime Movers
  • Rock Goddess
  • Savage Messiah
  • Sinner
  • Shin Hae Chul
  • Slave Raider
  • Spit Like This
  • Steeleye Span
  • Stella Maris
  • Strawbs
  • The Sisters Of Mercy
  • The Tragically Hip
  • Thin Lizzy
  • Tigertailz
  • T.N.T.
  • Tokyo Blade
  • Tygers Of Pan Tang
  • Wretched Soul
  • Y&T
  • Stonebringer

See also

  • List of record producers


  3. Movie Review: Sweetness and humor lighten load of 'Anvil', Sacramento Bee, May 1, 2009. URL accessed on 2 May 2009.
  4. 'More 2012' gig review, 26 May 2012

External links

  • Chris Tsangarides interview on Rockpages
  • Audio Authority Management
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