Feelings and emotions of devastation inspired EKTOMORF to their new album: "All the things that came in my mind were about destroying" singer Zoltàn Farkas explains. No better statement possible, for "Destroy" will definitely wreck every listener's mind! The fifth studio record of the Hungarian foursome shows all the trademarks EKTOMORF became known for: Aggressiveness, power and speed, but also groove and a slight touch of gypsy folklore accentuating their sound. Together with producer Tue Madsen (DIE HAPPY, MNEMIC, THE HAUNTED and more) EKTOMORF created a new Thrashcore gem in the Danish Ant Farm Studios; other fellows of the genre doubtlessly will have a hard time to match with this masterpiece.
EKTOMORF was founded in 1994 by the two brothers Zoltàn (vocals, guitar) and Csaba Farkas (bass). After some time in the underground and eagerly writing song material, the band got a record deal and released its first album "Hangok" in 1996. The musical mixture of powerful Thrash Metal, Hardcore, Punk and Gypsy Folklore (resulting from the Roma roots of the Farkas brothers) soon earned EKTOMORF a lot of fans in their Hungarian homeland. With the follow-up "Ektomorf" in 1998 EKTOMORF got first international attendance and the change to present themselves to a larger audience. Jòzsef Szakàcs (drums) joined the band soon afterwards and the trio started to record "Kalyi Jag" (="black fire") which came out in 2000 and was distributed worldwide. It got very good reviews from the press that instantly draw comparisons to SEPULTURA or SOULFLY because of the shown aggressiveness and energy plus a lot of social critical lyrics. Tours and gigs at bigger festivals followed (2001 at the Summer Breeze Open Air in Abtsgmünd, for example) and EKTOMORF blew everything away with their massive and intensive live shows.
In 2002, EKTOMORF released "I Scream Up To The Sky". The album became the most successful one of the band thus far and got enthusiastic critics as well as features in popular rock magazines like "Metal Hammer" and "Rock Hard". At open air events like the Summer Breeze (again) and festivals in Italy EKTOMORF already introduced the brand new song 'I Know Them' and got acclaimed effusively.
After several problems with managers and labels EKTOMORF, finally grown to a solid quad with guitar player Tomas Schrottner, got signed to Nuclear Blast in 2003 – recording sessions for the new album "Destroy" took place during the whole November 2003.
The end result is amazing: Just test the groovy, riff-orientated speedster 'Destroy' or the pushing hardcore track 'A.E.A.'. Pure power! Sticking to their very own style, but with even more energy and erupting hate – that is EKTOMORF of the new year 2004!