Outloud was formed in 2008 featuring Firewind members Bob Katsionis (Keyboards, Guitar) and Mark Cross (Drums). However the band's history dates back to 2004 in Athens, Greece when young Tony Kash started taking guitar lessons from Bob Katsionis (Firewind, ex-Nightfall). Tony soon appeared to be a kid born to rock and was constantly coming up with some great riffs that led Bob to record those to demos, which turned out to be really good material with catchy tunes. A strong melodic voice was soon needed! Bob remembered someone he once met in New York during one of FIREWIND's US tours who seemed to be the right guy.