Band Details

Avenford

Genre Metal
Year formed 2012
Home Town London
Country England
About

The band was formed by Guitarist Peter Szehoffner and Guitarist/Vocalist Arpie Gamson in Hungary in the summer of 2012.
Initially they started to create music on their own as they got on well from the beginning, both having similar backgrounds, musical ideas and influences ( Masterplan, Jorn Lande, Y.J.Malmsteen and Iron Maiden etc)
A few months later they had enough material written for a full album and with the help of a lyricist (Zoltan Bako) the songs reached their final form.
Soon after Peter and Arpie moved to the UK, they got together in Arpie's flat and recorded the basic tracks for the first album. It was named after their most epic song 'Mortal Price'. The tracks were then sent to Denever studios in Hungary for final mixing, it also helped as the studio owners were also huge Maiden fans..This line up was Arpie, Peter, Pete Jean (drums) and Zoltan Meszaros (bass)

The music has mainly Hard Rock and Heavy Metal elements with some classical music influences. All of this combined with keyboard arrangements and melodies makes this music unique and different to most of the current metal bands.
The album received very positive reviews from the music press, including an amazing review in Hammerworld Hungary, which included the album as a cover mount cd and sold nearly 10,000 copies across Europe which led to the band playing the prestigious FEZEN festival (Hungary) in 2014 alongside Skid Row, Europe and Tarja Turunen among others.
After a further line up change Arpie and Peter met up with bassist Bolo Oskroba and drummer Michal, .. A few gigs in the UK followed and then Michal announced his intention to leave the band, this left a gap on the drum stool which was filled soon after by UK music scene veteran Rob Leech. 
The band have many years playing experience having played in many bands between them.
Gigs across the UK and Europe will see the band taking their music and spreading the word to wider audiences
**AVENFORD are now finishing off the tracks for their , as yet unnamed, second album which is due for release in early 2016..

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