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|Music of Hungary|
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Hungarian metal is the metal music scene of Hungary. One of the most popular and well-known band is Attila Csihar's Tormentor. Other bands include Sear Bliss, Ektomorf, FreshFabrik, Blind Myself, The Idoru and Subscribe.
Tormentor, formed in 1985, recorded their first album entitled "Anno Domini" in 1988, which was not released until the end of communism. The album reached Norway through the tape-trading community. Following the suicide of Per Ohlin, Mayhem invited Attila Csihar from Tormentor to join the band; he was to perform the vocals on "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas". Tormentor split up in 1991.
In 1993 one of the most successful Hungarian metal bands, Ektomorf, was formed. The Zoltán Farkas-led band from Mezőkovácsháza managed to get signed by PIAS Recordings and later by major label Nuclear Blast. Initially their albums, such as "Kalyi Jag" and "I Scream Up to the Sky", were heavily influenced by Sepultura; however, they later pioneered a unique sound combining trash metal with Hungarian folk music.
In 2003 a supergroup was formed named The Idoru by ex-members of Newborn, Blind Myself, and Dawncore. They managed to release several records including their second full-length studio album Monologue which brought them success outside Hungary. They toured with the American Misfits in Europe in 2007 and with Ignite in Japan in 2008.
Notable Hungarian metal bands and artists
|Sear Bliss||The Pagan Winter||Mascot/Two Moons||1995|
|Ektomorf||Kalyi Jag||PIAS Recordings||2000|
|Ektomorf||I Scream Up to the Sky||Silverdust||2002|
|The Idoru||After the Storm||Burning Season Records||2003|
|The Idoru||Brand New Way, Brand New Situation||Burning Season Records||2004|
|Dalriada||Fergeteg||Hammer Music Hungary||2004|
|The Idoru||Hopeless Illusions||Burning Season Records||2006|
|The Idoru||Monologue||Burning Season Records||2007|
|Ektomorf||What Doesn't Kill Me...||AFM Records||2009|
|Dalriada||Arany-album||Hammer Music Hungary||2009|
|Dalriada||Ígéret||Hammer Music Hungary||2011|
|Ektomorf||The Acoustic||AFM Records||2012|
|Dalriada||Napisten Hava||Hammer Music Hungary||2012|
|Shell Beach||This Is Desolation||||Redfield Digital||2012||David Schram|