Gire

Real Name:
Tamás Kátai, Balázs Hermann, Zoltán Kónya
Profile:
The first demo entitled On Dist... was recorded in September, 1996. After the release of the material based on extreme/thrash/death metal, Tamás Kátai - who also takes part in avantgarde black metal band Thy Catafalque - joined the band. In the Autumn of 1997 Gire were invited to support industrial/grind band Intense on their tour due to the great echoes from underground magazines and fanzines reflecting to Gire - On Dist.... Just before the tour (in August, 1997) Balázs Hermann joined the band as a new bass guitar player.

Meanwhile members were trying to move towards a more instinctive, expressive and special way of art, where plenty of colours would have entwined from classical music to the most experimental motifs. Not everyone in the band shared these ideas about music so first vocalist Imre Jáksó, then drummer Gábor Borbás left Gire by the June of 1998. This process made the work slower and harder as new members have not arrived, the two guitarists have taken the microphones and drum progams have been used instead of a flesh-and-blood drummer.

In 1999 Gire released their second demo called Energire including seven songs and by September, 2000 a promo CDr was done entitled Hét Madár (Seven Birds).

By time the band have turned their poems from Hungarian to English and special instruments have also been used like conga, darbuka and didgeridoo. The result is the promotional CDr Metabiosis released in the March of 2002. For the titlesong a video came out in September 2002.

On the 22nd of April, 2003 Tamás Rozsnyai (guitars/vocals), a founder member of Gire leaves the band after 8 years. No new member has arrived again, Gire appeared in the IV. Nightbreed Festival as a trio and a new three-track demo came out in September called simply V. Guest musicians also participate, namely Anita Bíró on violin and Lambert Lédeczy, singer of cultic Hungarian black metal act Ahriman (2).

By the end of this year the band appears in an underground death/black metal compilation disc of Surlity Fanzine from Thailand and in a Hungarian CD magazine Stereo Morphium as the honouring company of Aebsence, Stereochrist or Angertea.

On the 12th of March, 2004 Gire supports Soulfly at Petőfi Csarnok, Budapest. The concert is filmed and a new video is coming out in September together with the sixth material Nádak, Erek. This short demo contains the nine-minute long titlesong, a Sepultura cover and the video of Eocén Expressz. "Nádak, Erek" is the first song ever featuring female vocals by Judit Sarkadi.

By the October of 2004 the third video of Gire (Nádak, Erek) is about to launch.
In the March of 2005 supporting Katatonia in Jate Club, Szeged and a day after a gig in Budapest at MetalMania 2005 Festival together with Cradle Of Filth, Apocalyptica, Katatonia, Moonspell or The Haunted.

In the May of 2005 Balázs Hermann travels to Scotland. 'Till he's back, Péter Patkós (Gőzerő, Hitemp) plays as a session bass player. We play with him at VI. Nightbreed Festival in July. Balázs Hermann arrives back by the end of the summer and the band is about to start the recording session of their first full-length album entitled Gire, featuring former member Tamás Rozsnyai, Lambert Lédeczy (Ahriman (2)) and Ágnes Tóth (The Moon And The Nightspirit). Released in the February of 2007 as a self-financed digipack CD, it is distributed by Negative Art Prod. and Firebox Records. But before launching the album, Gire plays at the Main Stage of MetalMania 2006 Festival sharing stage with Anathema, Nevermore, Therion, Soilwork and also at A38 Ship, Budapest supporting Ektomorf. And finally they take part in compilation Firesampler #5 of Finnish label Firebox Records with bands like Jesu, Red Harvest or Watain.

Gire splits up in September, 2007 due to lack of motivation of Zoltán Kónya and the worldwide spreading of the three members. Tamás Kátai continues in Thy Catafalque while Balázs Hermann plays music in Scotland.
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Gire Discography Tracks

Albums

none Gire - Energire album art Gire Energire(CDr, Album) Not On Label (Gire Self-released) none Hungary 1999 Sell This Version
Gire - Gire album art Gire Gire (Album) Negative Art Prod., Not On Label (Gire Self-Released) Hungary 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Gire - On Dist... album art Gire On Dist...(Cass, EP) Not On Label (Gire Self-released) none Hungary 1996 Sell This Version
none Gire - Hét Madár album art Gire Hét Madár(CDr, Single, Promo) Not On Label (Gire Self-released) none Hungary 2000 Sell This Version
none Gire - Metabiosis album art Gire Metabiosis(CDr, EP, Promo) Not On Label (Gire Self-released) none Hungary 2002 Sell This Version
none Gire - V album art Gire V(CDr, EP) Not On Label (Gire Self-released) none Hungary 2003 Sell This Version
none Gire - Nádak, Erek album art Gire Nádak, Erek(CDr, EP) Not On Label (Gire Self-released) none Hungary 2004 Sell This Version

Compilations

GSP 50 Gire - Gort/Namtar/Towards Rusted Soil/Gire  album art Gort (3), Gire, Namtar (11), Towards Rusted Soil Gort (3), Gire, Namtar (11), Towards Rusted Soil - Gort/Namtar/Towards Rusted Soil/Gire (CD, Comp, Ltd, Num) GS Productions GSP 50 Russia 2014 Sell This Version

Videos (10) Edit