Archaic are a thrash metal band from Hungary, influenced by bands such as Testament, Slayer, Kreator and The Haunted. The band has a clear aim to carry on the flag of the classic thrash genre with a modern 21st century sound, diverse tempos, catchy melodies impregnated with a relentless energy on stage in order to give the best live experience for any metal fan attending our gigs.
Archaic have two full-length studio albums and hundreds of gigs in their long history. After the release of their first album Time Has Come to Envy the Dead (2005 Vic Records) and an intensive 5-year period of gigs and tours, including a support tour with Testament, the band was forced to stop for many years because of various personal reasons and line-up changes, until they reunited again with a new line-up and came back with a brand new release called How Much Blood Would You Shed To Stay Alive?’ in December 2017.
With help of the label Nail Records, the album was an attachment of the Hungarian Hammerworld magazine thus reaching a wide audience in the country and became immediately popular and received positive reviews and feedback in all the major metal magazines.
The album cover made by artist Peter Sallai (Annihilator, Sabaton, Hammerfall) and studio production done by Attila Vörös (ex- Nevermore, Satyricon) were voted as Hungary’s best in 2017 by the Hungarian metal press.
The band went on to release new videos, playing as many gigs as possible, both in Hungary and in Europe. One of the most important stage in their life took place in 2019 when they managed to play in Wacken as part of the international Wacken Metal Battle competition representing Hungary and they made it to the 2nd place in the finals, making them the first band from their country reaching such a prominent position.
Later on in 2020 they continued the recordings of their upcoming album but unfortunate line-up changes, the covid pandemic and other factors set new obstacles in the way. The most significant change happened at the position of the lead vocalist, as after Tamás Jósa left the band, the guitarist, Erdélyi Péter stepped into his place, and it took a while to rearrange and re-record the vocal tracks for the new songs.
The new album named as The Endgame Protocol”was finally finished by the end of 2021, and it is scheduled to release on the 1st of March 2022 via the label H-music.
Erdélyi Péter – vocal, guitar
Püski László – guitar
Szabó Csaba Zoltán – drums
István Horváth – bass