Dalriada (band)

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Dalriada
Dalriada live @ Ragnarök-Festival 2011 III.jpg
Dalriada at the 2011 Ragnarök Festival
Background information
Origin Hungary
Genres Folk Metal
Years active 1998–present
Labels AFM Records
Website www.dalriada.hu
Members Laura Binder
András Ficzek
István Molnár
Mátyás Németh-Szabó
Ádám Monostori
Gergely Szabó
Ádám Csete

Dalriada is a folk metal band from Sopron, Hungary that was formed in 1998 as Echo of Dalriada, but shortened their name to Dalriada in late 2006. Their third studio album Kikelet and all subsequent albums were successful in the top ten of the official Mahasz music charts. Their Arany-album won the 2009 HangSúly Hungarian Metal Awards out of 70 contestants.[1] In 2012, the band toured through Europe with Arkona and Darkest Era.[2]

Album titles[edit]

The titles of their albums are supposed to be ancient Hungarian names of months (which are not used today). In fact they originate from the folk-history work "Arvisurák" by Hungarian writer Zoltán Paál and are not based on any scientific evidence. Specifically, "Fergeteg" is, according to Paál, the ancient name of January, "Jégbontó" is February, "Kikelet" is March, "Szelek" is April, "Ígéret" is May, "Napisten" is June, "Áldás" is July, "Új Kenyér" is August, "Őszelő" is September, "Magvető" is October, "Enyészet" is November, and "Álom" is December. Arany-Album and Forrás are exceptions, the former contains the poems of János Arany, a Hungarian poet from the 19th century, and the latter - which is an acoustic album - translates as "Source", or "Spring".

The band attempted to compete in Eurovision, but since their music contains traditional folk tunes, they couldn't qualify to enter.[3]

Discography[edit]

Year Album Name Album Type Label Hungarian Top 40 Album Charts
2003 A walesi bárdok demo Self-released
2004 Fergeteg studio Hammer Music / Nail Records 29[4]
2006 Jégbontó studio Hammer Music / Nail Records 13[5]
2007 Kikelet studio Hammer Music / Nail Records 4[6]
2008 Szelek studio Hammer Music / Nail Records 2[7]
2009 Arany-album studio Hammer Music / Nail Records 4[8]
2011 Ígéret studio AFM Records 6[9]
2012 Napisten Hava studio Hammer Music / Nail Records 3[10]
2015 Mesék, Álmok, Regék compilation Hammer Music / Nail Records 11[11]
2015 Áldás studio Hammer Music / Nail Records 2[12]
2016 Forrás compilation Hammer Music / Nail Records 11[13]
2018 Nyárutó studio Hammer Music / Nail Records 1[14]

Music videos[edit]

Title Year
Téli Ének 2006
A Nap és Szél Háza 2008
Hazatérés 2008
Hajdútánc 2011
A Dudás 2012
Áldás 2016
Búsirató 2017

Members[edit]

Current line-up

  • Laura Binder – vocals (2001–present)
  • András Ficzek – vocals (1998–present), guitars (2000–present)
  • Mátyás Németh-Szabó – guitar (2006–present)
  • Gergely Szabó "Szög" - keyboards, backing vocals (2014–present)
  • Ádám Csete – bagpipe, flutes, backing vocals (2012–present)
  • István Molnár – bass (2008–present)
  • Ádám Monostori - drums (2018–present)[15]

Session musicians

  • Attila Fajkusz – violin, tambourine, backing vocals (2007, 2009–present)
  • Ernő Szőke – doublebass (2009–present)
  • Gergely Szőke – viola, lute, acoustic guitars (2009–present)

Former and past members

  • Péter Hende – guitars (1998 – 2001†)
  • Marcell Fispán – guitars (1998–2005)
  • Tadeusz Rieckmann - drums (2001-2018)
  • György Varga – bass, harsh vocals (2002–2008)
  • Gergely Nagy – keyboards (2003–2006)
  • András Kurz – keyboards (2006–2009)
  • Barnabás Ungár – keyboards, backing vocals, harsh vocals (2009–2014)

Timeline

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dalriada készítette az év metal lemezét". Kultúra.hu (in Hungarian). Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources. 10 March 2010. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-08-08. 
  2. ^ "Hírek" [News]. Dalriada official website (in Hungarian). 26 September 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Dalriada Interview @ Metal Female Voices Fest 2013". 
  4. ^ lightmedia.hu. "Top 40 album-, DVD- és válogatáslemez-lista - Hivatalos magyar slágerlisták". zene.slagerlistak.hu. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  5. ^ lightmedia.hu. "Top 40 album-, DVD- és válogatáslemez-lista - Hivatalos magyar slágerlisták". zene.slagerlistak.hu. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Top 40 album-, DVD- és válogatáslemez-lista 2007.03.12.-2007.03.18". Slágerlisták (in Hungarian). Mahasz. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  7. ^ "Top 40 album-, DVD- és válogatáslemez-lista 2008.04.14.-2008.04.20". Slágerlisták (in Hungarian). Mahasz. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Top 40 album-, DVD- és válogatáslemez-lista 2009.09.28.-2009.10.04". Slágerlisták (in Hungarian). Mahasz. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Top 40 album-, DVD- és válogatáslemez-lista 2011.02.14.-2011.02.20". Slágerlisták (in Hungarian). Mahasz. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Top 40 album-, DVD- és válogatáslemez-lista 2012.10.01.-2012.10.07". Slágerlisták (in Hungarian). Mahasz. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  11. ^ lightmedia.hu. "Top 40 album-, DVD- és válogatáslemez-lista - Hivatalos magyar slágerlisták". zene.slagerlistak.hu. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  12. ^ lightmedia.hu. "Top 40 album-, DVD- és válogatáslemez-lista - Hivatalos magyar slágerlisták". zene.slagerlistak.hu. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  13. ^ "Top 40 album-, DVD- és válogatáslemez-lista 2016.05.16.-2016.05.22". Slágerlistak (in Hungarian). Mahasz. Retrieved 19 February 2018. 
  14. ^ "Top 40 album-, DVD- és válogatáslemez-lista 2018.01.19.-2018.01.25". Slágerlistak (in Hungarian). Mahasz. Retrieved 19 February 2018. 
  15. ^ "Népszerű magyar zenekarban folytatja a megye legbrutálisabb dobosa | KEMMA". KEMMA (in Hungarian). Retrieved 2018-01-21. 

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