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02-06 February 2017

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Bakos Attila - Aranyhajnal
Non-BM Taranis

Remember Taranis? Then you should remember the name Attila Bakos (presented in Hungary's traditional name orientation for this release). If you read any interviews with him post Kingdom's release, then you know he promised to make more music, but in a much less extreme format than Taranis.

This is that release. Imagine an entire album in the style of the melodic/non-extreme moments of Kingdom, with lyrics in Hungarian, and you get Aranyhajnal. And the artwork is, of course, just as epic as Kingdom's since it's the same artist.


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In May 2010, frontman Maurizio Iacono opened a pizzeria, together with his good friend, Saverio Donancricchia, in Chicago. The joint is called Albano's Pizzeria #2, and is said to be famous for its giant pizza puffs.

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