The frontman of the legendary Hungarian
band OMEGA celebrates his 70th birthday
on 17th May 2013.
After he had been a member of several student
bands since 1959, János Kóbor and the
keyboarder László Benkö founded OMEGA
1962 in Budapest. With his m multifarious
vocal style, his expressive rendition and
powerful presence on stage he significantly
shaped the character of the band.
It was mainly due to him that Omega soon
became an internationally renowned headliner,
who contributed to several chapters
of the history of rock music, who sold 50
million records and CDs world-wide and
became the most successful band in Eastern
In connection with the 50th birthday of the
group last year, János Kóbor effectively implemented
his idea to record a studio album
of the most successful songs from the seventieth
and eighties with a classical orchestra.
In October 2010 the album “OMEGARhapsody”
was released, produced by
János Kóbor. Meanwhile it is available in 26
Just in time before the start of the jubilee
tour 2012 – which included three concerts
in Germany – they additionally released the
OMEGA-Symphony, a 30-minute orchestral
work of the band’s greatest hits. The live performances
of the OMEGA-Symphony and
the OMEGA-Rhapsody thrilled the audiences
of their jubilee concerts in 2012.
In appreciation of their 50th anniversary,
the band was honored with the most
prestigious national award of Hungary – the
Kossuth-Prize – in the Hungarian Parliament
on 15th March 2013.
Starting in June 2013 the band will again be
on tour with a symphony orchestra performing
“OMEGA-Symphony & Rhapsody”.
According to the MTV Europe Music Awards 2012 Alloise became the “Best Ukrainian Act” winner.
Former front woman of famous electronic band “Gorchitza”, young Ukrainian singer Alloise won the regional nomination “Best Ukrainian Act” for MTV EMA 2012. After that she will compete with other singers and bands in Europe for the award “Best European Act”. Voting will take place on EMA.
“In the morning I received a call from MTV Ukraine and been reported that I’m the winner in the category “Best Ukrainian Act”. I am truly impressed. It’s incredible for me. I thank the MTV channel because it gave me a chance to compete for the award of EMA. I also want to thank everyone, who voted for me.”- commented Alloise.
Let us remind that Alloise is one of the most promising Ukrainian performers. Singer in her work combines Eastern motifs with blues and charms the audience with deep and meaningful lyric.
The MTV EMA 2012 ceremony will take place on November 11 in Frankfurt (Germany).
’’The Edge of Reason’’ – short TEOR – is a post-hardcore band from the city of
Regensburg in Germany founded in 2012. The band was formed by guitarist Brian,
bassist Dani and vocalist Ro.
With influences from hardcore, metalcore and bands like Bullet For My Valentine,
Falling in Reverese or Escape The Fate, TEOR take special care that the music remains
Through the skillful interplay between driving and powerful parts with strategically
placed breakdowns and carrying, moody passages, The Edge Of Reason creating an
This is reinforced by the versatile screams and growls of singer Ro, flooded with clear
melodic vocal variations.
With their catchy melodic hooklines, TEOR press its distinctive stamp on that genre.
In-depth lyrics emphasize the claim to convey feelings and emotions, which manifests
itself in acoustic and soft tones every now and then.
The passion and energy of TEOR is also palpable on stage and makes their live shows
to rousing experiences.
At July 07th 2012 ’’The Edge of Reason’’ published their first EP ’’How Can I Drop This
TEOR are already working on her first album, scheduled for release 2013th.