Once Upon A Winter is Ilias Kakanis’ solo post rock project. The project started off as an idea in Xanthi, where, in 2014, the first EP was recorded. The track “Tormented Innocence” of the first EP was included in the Music for the Innocent compilation, featuring over 60 artists, the proceeds from the sale of which were donated directly to the Red Cross Gaza & Israel appeal.

In February 2017, the first full length album entitled “Selective depression in chase of the Big Bang” was released. Later that year, Ilias moved to his hometown, Thessaloniki, where he finished the recordings of the second album “.existence”.

Members: Ilias Kakanis – Guitars, Bass, Synths, Vocals, Programming