Avar: With the sound of the West and the melody of the East….

Avar - Lonesome Road

The band Avar is the sound of the West, the melody of the East, the beat of the past and the tone of the present to give guidance for the future.

Avar released their new single and music video Lonesome Road. Earlier in March, the band came out with an outstanding single and video Uzun İnce Bir Yoldayım, and now it’s time to enjoy the English version of the song, too! This is a cover song and was originally written by Âşık Veysel, a highly regarded poet of the Turkish folk literature, who was blind in most of his life. Hungarian folk music often contains Eastern melodies and since the band liked the original song very much, they decided to make a cover out of it. It’s about your own life, your way, your destiny from the beginning till the end with all uncertainties and difficulties. The track Lonesome Road,

«The video was shot in Opusztaszer National Heritage Park, which is an open air museum of the Hungarian history, therefore it has countless mesmerizing features that we thought would fit perfectly with the video. And sure enough it did. The video was shot by our good friends Mihaszna film who are well-known in the industry for making amazing videos. Actually, our bassist is one of the members of the Mihaszna team so it was an easy choice to work with them, just like we have done with all our videos so far».

The band was founded by Andras Fábri and his brother Bence Fábri in 2019, with the goal to make a band that joins musical elements of the East with current Western influence in the metal environment. Eventually, the perfect band members joined the team and Avar awakened.

2019 was also the year when they started working on the first songs and finally recorded their first EP.

«It is important to us to be able to create something lasting, to encourage all listeners to act, commit, believe and overcome difficulties during hard times. Since Hungary is a nation in Europe, but also has its roots in Asia, our mission is that the East and West meet and experience each other through our music and discover each other’s hidden secrets, treasures and endless opportunities»

«We go beyond categorizing ourselves in a specific genre, since our music covers a whole wide spectrum. As you can hear, not only hard guitar riffs or screams, but also various types of instruments (mostly East European and Asian) take part in our music. We feel that these ancient tones, melodies and beats are embedded in all of our genes and our aim is to release the genie from the bottle to make our everyday life more tolerable or eventually change it to a festive day».

Our motto sums it up well:

«We are the sound of the West and the melody of the East. The beat of the past and the tone of the present to give us guidance for the future», the band says.

Avar are:

András Fábri (Jingis) – guitars

Bence Fábri – tapan

Gergő Lele – lead vocals

Julián Gordán – guitars, vocals

László Péntek – drums

Péter Lerch – bass


About Ulf Backstrøm (7231 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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