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Unpredictable Hungarians Ektomorf first come to Russia

March 1 2006
13:59

While their European counterparts are turning to traditional areas of metal, Ektomorf experimenting with their own style and create a unique cocktail of trash metal, hardcore, punk and gypsy folklore.

Only in the last two years played a powerful Ektomorf tours with Pro-Pain, Fear Factory, Kreator, Dark Tranquillity and Hatesphere, and participated in festivals With Full Force, Wacken, Rock am Ring, Rock im Park. In late January launched a European tour group in which Ektomorf first appearance in Russia.

Hungarian team Ektomorf founded the Brothers and Zoltán Csaba Farkas. Debut album Hangok (1996), which combines hardcore, metal and gypsy tunes, brought the band fame in his homeland. Next, eponymous album Ektomorf (1998) accompanied the extraordinary success in Europe. Soon the band added drummer József Szakács, and the trio recorded a magnificent Kalyi Jag (black flame), the world which was released in 2000.

The record received excellent reviews in the press, could not resist comparisons with Sepultura and Soulfly because of aggressive, unrestrained riffs and lyrics socio-critical content. This was followed by extensive touring and great performances at major festivals, Sziget, Summer Rocks, Summer Breeze Open Air.

In 2002, released Ektomorf I Scream Up To The Sky. The album became one of the most successful teams and has received rave reviews from critics and excellent performance in the popular music press, including Metal Hammer, Rock Hard and many others.

In 2003, shortly after a Ektomorf guitarist Tamás Schrottner, the band signed a record deal with Nuclear Blast and in November began recording a new album Destroy (2004). In work on the disc producer involved Tew Madsen (Tue Madsen), who has worked with groups of Mnemic, The Haunted, Disbelief and Illdisposed.

The last album Instinct - is a crushing blow to anger, he is much more powerful and warlike predecessor, this uncompromising soundtrack of the revolution, skillfully combining the power and hatred. Nevertheless Ektomorf remained true to his style, but began to sound even more vigorously and aggressively. The plate also spelled Tew Madsen. Among the aggressive, straight songs unexpectedly instrumental Land Of Pain. Ethnic melodies and fine tunes permeate the entire album, making it very emotional.

January 6, 2006 via Nuclear Blast Records released a long-awaited concert DVD Ektomorf Live and Raw ... You Get What You Give. Recorded on the disc Ektomorf performance at the festival Summer Breeze 2005, as well as all the videos of the group. As a bonus, the DVD included an audio CD with an updated version of the album Kalyi Jag.

Group members:

• Zoltán Farkas - vocals, guitar
• Csaba Farkas - bass
• József Szakács - drums
• Tamás Schrottner - Guitar

Discography:

• Hangok (1996)
• Ektomorf (1998)
• Kalyi Jag (2000)
• I Scream Up To The Sky (2002)
• Destroy (2004)
• Instinct (2005)

p align = "justify"> Ektomorf musicians will perform March 18 in Moscow (the club of "Point") and March 19 in St. Petersburg ("Port" club).

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Photos taken from the official website of the group - http://ektomorf.com .

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