ECHO OF DALRIADA BIOGRAPHY
The band has changed their name to Dalriada in 2007.ECHO OF DALRIADA GENRES
The band was founded in 1998 in Sopron (Hungary), but the final line-up and the active period started in february 2003. The bandname was chosen this time too.
Their style is epic-folk-metal with other musical elements (Hungarian folk music, renessaince music). The line-up is: Laura Binder (vocals, flute), Andr√°s Ficzek (vocals, guitars), M√°ty√°s N√©meth Szab√≥ (guitar), Andr√°s Kurz (keyboards), Tadeusz Rieckmann (drums), Gy√∂rgy Varga (bass).
After some concerts in the region, in december 2003 the band recorded its first demo "Walesi B√°rdok" (The Bards of Wales), which is a cover of the famous ballad by J√°nos Arany.
The success of this material is shown by the positive reviews and the concert invitations. In the following year (2004) the band had concerts in cities as Tatab√°nya, Ag√°rd, R√∂jt√∂kmuzsaj, Sopronk√∂vesd, Szombathely and multiple times in Sopron and Budapest, at the Volt-festival and in the Pet√Ķfi Csarnok. They played with bands like Moby Dick, Ossian, Pokolg√©p, Lord, Beatrice. The "Bards Of Wales" is also played in regional radios and Internet radios.
Diaksziget.com voted them the band of the month in august 2004. One song is on the compilation of the Usound record company. In November 2004. the band released its first album called "Fergeteg" (~Storm in English), which was produced by the Hammer Music Production company.
In december a hungarian TV channel DUNA TV broadcasted an interview with the band.
In February 2006. they released their second album: J√©gbont√≥ (~Ice Destroyer in English).
In the winter times of 2006 the band recorded a new album and they released it in March 2007. The album is named Kikelet (Springtime).
This biography was taken from The official homepage of Echo of Dalriada, with only style corrections. http://www.dalriada.hu/
Epic Folk Metal with Folk/Renaissance Music Influences
ECHO OF DALRIADA LYRICAL THEMES
Folk songs, Hungarian poems
ECHO OF DALRIADA ORIGIN
Hungary (Sopron), formed in 1998
ECHO OF DALRIADA CURRENT RECORD LABEL
ECHO OF DALRIADA STATUS
ECHO OF DALRIADA CURRENT LINE-UP
Binder Laura: female vocals, violin, flute
Ficzek Andras: male vocals, guitar
Németh Szabó Mátyás: guitar (ex-Amadea)
Kurz András: synth
Varga Gyorgy: bass
Rieckmann Tadeusz: drums
ECHO OF DALRIADA PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Fispan Marcell: guitar
Nagy Gergely: synth