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Pedal to the metal with AWS in first rehearsal

02 May 2018 at 14:10 CEST
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Hungarian metal band AWS makes full use of the lights and stage in Lisbon, as lead singer Örs rocks around the Altice Arena in his bare feet.

AWS describe themselves as a modern metal band with attitude. They founded the band in 2006 in Budapest, and have toured extensively through Hungary over the past twelve years. The band likes to express a wide range of emotions ranging from anger to exalted joy, and wants to bring good music, thoughts and real emotion to the ears, hearts and minds of their audience. The band wrote their Eurovision entry, Viszlát Nyár, themselves.

READ MORE: AWS' participant profile.

Viszlát Nyár was written by Örs Siklósi and composed by Bence Brucker, Dániel Kökényes, Áron Veress and Soma Schiszler.

The five piece band go all out with raging guitars and dazzling lights at the Altice Arena. While lead singer Örs Siklósi passionately sings while running around the stage barefoot, his fellow band members Bence Brucker, Dániel Kökényes, Áron Veress and Soma Schiszler jam heavily on their instruments. As Örs moves freely over the left bridge on to the outer ring of the stage, guitar player Bence moves forward and starts crowdsurfing - guitar in hand. A true metal band in optima forma.

"All people are equal and all the music styles are equal too"

After their rehearsal, we caught up with AWS in the Delegation Bubble: "We arrived to Lisbon yesterday and we think the stage is amazing, it is even better than we imagined, so we’re having a great time.” 

Metal is a genre that is not often played at the Eurovision Song Contest, but AWS assure us that they feel right at home in Lisbon: "The slogan of Eurovision is all aboard, which to us means that all people are equal and all the music styles are equal too."

Hungary will perform 13th in the second Semi-Final on Thursday 10th May.

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