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Destination Lisbon (#31): Meet AWS from Hungary

16 April 2018 at 13:30 CEST
AWS represents Hungary at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest Nikolett Kaszner
In the 31st part of 'Destination Lisbon', our feature counting down to the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, we get to know AWS who will represent Hungary with the song 'Viszlát Nyár'.

In February, the metal band AWS won A Dal, Hungary's national selection for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. The winner was decided by a combination of jury and public votes. Read more.. caught up with AWS right after their victory for a first reaction: 

AWS was formed in Budapest in 2006 by Bence Brucker, Dániel Kökényes, Örs Siklósi and Áron Veress when they were just teenagers. Soma Schiszler joined the band later.  

With twelve years of intense touring in Hungary and abroad, three LPs, numerous music videos and excellent feedback from both professionals and fans under their belt, they grew to be one of the most sought-after live bands of the Hungarian metal scene.

The music of AWS is characterised by diverse, powerful performances as well sudden changes, which utilize metal, psychedelic rock, alternative and post-rock styles and is a tool for expressing a wide range of emotions ranging from extreme anger to exalted joy. That is why AWS have started writing lyrics in Hungarian early on, as they think to be able to convey their thoughts much more eloquently this way.   

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AWS will represent Hungary in the second Semi-Final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon on the 10th of May.   

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