Arakain is a czech metal band. Their first album "Thrash the trash" was released in 1990. Their actually last album "Labyrint" was released in 2006. Their musical style can be classified as heavy or thrash metal.ARAKAIN GENRES
Originally, the band was founded in 1982 in Prague, but the band could not release their records due to censorship of communist regime in Czechoslovakia. That's why their first album "Thrash the trash" wasn't released until 1990. Song from "communists era" were released later, concretely on doubleCD "A15 (vol. 1 & 2)" in 1997 and "Archeology" in 2002. As a guest on this record appears Czech pop star Lucie BĂlĂˇ, who cooperated with Arakain in the 80's.
Great influence for music style of the band had their former leadsinger and textwriter AleĹˇ Brichta (left band in 2002).
Regarding band's line-up - there's a stable trio Jirka Urban and Mirek Mach on guitars together with ZdenÄ›k Kub on bass. Frontman and drumer's position has come through lots of changes in past few years.
As mentioned before, former (and original) frontman AleĹˇ Brichta left the band in 2002 and was replaced by till that day almost unknown Petr KolĂˇĹ™, who recorded 2 albums with the band (Metalmorfoza 2003 and Warning! 2004). But in 2005 was Petr KolĂˇĹ™ tempted by being a musical star, so he left the band (right after releasing the record Warning! and in the beggining of a tour) and was replaced by younger and more tallented (and more likable) singer Honza TouĹľimskĂ˝.
Together with KolĂˇĹ™ also longtime drummer Marek Ĺ˝eĹľulka was forced to leave the band beacause of money - he had to decide between not so profitable metal band (Arakain), or teenage pop-band (Divokej Bill). During the 2005 Warning tour were drums played by Roman Lomtadze, but it was only a temporary replacement, Roman if fully engaged in folk band ÄŚechomor. For the next record - Labyrint - was found new drummer LukĂˇĹˇ Doxa DoksanskĂ˝.
Czech Republic (Prague (Praha)), formed in 1982
ARAKAIN CURRENT RECORD LABEL
ARAKAIN CURRENT LINE-UP
Honza Toužimský - vocals
Jiøí Urban - guitars
Mirek Mach - guitars (ex-Törr, Alarm)
Zdenìk Kub - bass (Železná Nedìle)
Lukáš ``Doxa`` Doksanský - drums (ex-Vitacit, Merlin (Cze))
ARAKAIN PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Aleš Brichta (Grizzly, ABBand)
Petr Koláø - vocals (ex-Sarah)
Ruda Rožïalovský (ex-Orient, Abax)
Miloò Šterner (ex-Moriorr, ex-Atomic (Cze))
Marek Podskalský (ex-Autogen, Merlin (Cze))
Dan Krob (Zeus, ex-Ferat, Kreyson)
Mirek Nedvìd (Gaz 69, ex-Orient, Moriorr)
Karel Jenèík (Assesor, ex-Orient)
Bob Vondrovic (ex-Kreyson)
Štìpán Smetáèek (ex-Øetìz, Vitacit,Miloš Dodo Doležal)
Marek Žežulka - drums (Øetìz)
Roman Lomtadze - drums (on tour in spring 2005 (ex-Miloš Dodo Doležal))