Zrec - Zertva CD
The band ?REC was founded in summer 2004 in small town of Vysocina, highlands in the south-east of the Czech Republic. The founder members were Torham (guitar), Soulburner (bass, vocals) and Sarapis (drums). Since the beginning ?REC tended to the waters of pagan metal but it was just raw form of this style at that time. Fresh wind came with joining new member Ingvarr in the middle of 2005 who played keyboards and soon he brought lot of folklore music ideas spiced by his original way of singing. In March 2006 ?REC came to studio and recorded there its first demotape called ?Nový vek pohanský? (In English: "New age of paganism"). It was the first contact with metal scene. This demo contained three songs (each one over six minutes long) and had many positive reviews in interested webzines as well as among metal fans. In next months the band made some gigs and slowly started composing new songs and upgrading the sound by several authentic folk instruments like violin, wooden flute or shepherd's pipe. Markedly the notice about ?REC was aroused as late as in December 2007 when it performed at two shows (25.10. in Brno, CZE and 27.10 in Nitra, SVK) of Perunica Fest II alongside russian bands like Arkona or Alkonost. Except new songs ?REC also presented the fifth band member ? violinist Marvin. But very soon he decided to be no longer the member because of not enough time for rehearsing. The fact is that violin brought varied arrangements to the older songs and gave the music new interesting extensions so it was necessary to find another violin player. The problem seems to be solved since slovakian violinist Petra has engaged as a guest for concerts and recordings.