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Ektomorf

Ektomorf

Ektomorf


Ektomorf was founded in ’94, by vocalist/guitarist Zoli Farkas, in Hungary, Mezőkovácsháza. The band has taken a long road to its way to succeed: after releasing 3 records and touring around in Hungary for many years, Ektomorf took the chance to go international, bringing their heavy grooves and harsh lyrics for all the people around the globe. The mix of thrash/groove metal/metalcore and traditional gipsy music got recognized by many, and success Read more on Last.fm
Ektomorf was founded in ’94, by vocalist/guitarist Zoli Farkas, in Hungary, Mezőkovácsháza. The band has taken a long road to its way to succeed: after releasing 3 records and touring around in Hungary for many years, Ektomorf took the chance to go international, bringing their heavy grooves and harsh lyrics for all the people around the globe. The mix of thrash/groove metal/metalcore and traditional gipsy music got recognized by many, and success was provided by their legendary energetic and destructive stage performances – wich made Ektomorf not only the most famous hungarian metal-act, but also one of the leading artist in their genre. Signed by Nuclear Blast, producing their hit albums like ’Destroy’, ’Instinct’ and ’Outcast’ it was proven that Ektomorf can’t go wrong with their powerful, groovy style, and kept on walking the same line while adding more melodies and traditional accoustic elements, proving their critics that there’s a next level to elevate to.

After changing record label and getting signed by AFM Records the band released their 2010 recording ’Redemption’, wich was another relentless manifestation of the monster what’s being feeded by anger, hate and social criticism, with a touch of human soul. As part of their passion project, and searching for something unusual, they've produced one of the most interresting record, wich showed a rarely known side of the band – ’The Accoustic’ presented a suprise for the fans of groove metal by being an experimental album consisting covers, new and old songs written and re-recorded „unplugged”. This step has helped the quartett to reach out to their non-traditional fanbase - with a couple of exclusive accoustic shows and radio performances the Ektomorf was again in the spotlight. Taken from that album, the video of ’To Smoulder’ took a rise being played daily in mainstream media. Later that year Ektomorf released their new album, wich follows the traditional way for the band – but still some new elements reaching surface on it. ’Black Flag’ offers 50 minutes of massive grooves, unforgetable melodies, and new, even more sophisticated sound – courtesy of Tue Madsen, Ektomorf’s long time producer and friend, who travelled to Hungary in a sake for recording yet another masterpiece in the band’s home studio.

2013 is going to be the year of Ektomorf’s rising on worldwide level. During the years the band lead by charismatic singer and main songwriter Zoli, Ektomorf is touring regularry as headliners across Europe, packing clubs and providing killer moshpits, but also made many appearances on the old continent’s finest festivalgrounds, being a regular act on Wacken Open Air, With Full Force, Sziget Festival, Rock am Ring/Rock in Park – just to name few of the biggests. After the success of their latest release and the following european headliner tour the band decided to conquer the new world, spreading their music in the United States of America. The new year’s first show was held on international waters, on the prestigous 70000 TONS OF METAL cruise-ship, where Ektomorf has been proven its legitimacy to be called as Hungary’s top international band.

Being amongst the chosen few to entertain the world’s most heaviest cruise-ship with its 2500 raging metal-fan was not just a great welcome party for the guys, but also nod from rockers and people in the music industry worldwide. And this is only the beginning! In February the new video for the title track “Black Flag” was premiered exclusively on iMusic TV; then 2013 kickstarted with The European Epidemic Tour, where Ektomorf collaborated with american stars, Ill Niňo to spread the virus of mindblowing grooves across the bigger venues in Europe. This line-up made most of the venues sold out, prooving that this combo of bands is one of the most coveted in the old continent – due both bands are high-profile live acts. The blast will continue summer, as the hungarian guys will headline mostly german, hungarian, dutch and austrian festivals, releasing brutal forces from stage during their 100 minute live show – leaving noone in doubts about the quartett’s musically and emotionally supreme performance.

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