Presentation on theme: "Back when music represented an escape from reality gray, five students founded a band at the House of Culture of Students in Bucharest. In 1978 Michael."— Presentation transcript:
Back when music represented an escape from reality gray, five students founded a band at the House of Culture of Students in Bucharest. In 1978 Michael Pocorschi, Eugen Sonia, Boris Petrof, Cristian Radulescu Lesciuc and Stefan were musicians who were the first "core " of the Holocaust community. Shortly thereafter, in 1979, was co-opted two new members : Edi Petrosel (drums ) and Tino Storm (keyboards ), they remained until the band's last.
In that year, the group won first success, a major prize in the Festival Club A. lineup changes continued, and after his studies he moved to Pitesti band for a short period of time. In 1983, three of the founders ( Michael Pocorschi Edi Petrosel and Tino Storm ) with two musicians from Craiova ( Gabriel Cotabita and Nicky Themistocles ) released their debut album entitled " Holocaust 1". 1986 opens the way to a real career. There are new members, leading to the formula: Edi Petrosel, Tino Storm, Dan Bittman, Ion Olteanu and Marti Smith.
In this component is printed next album, " Holocaust 2", released in 1987. They then replaced by Iulian Popescu Tuesday Vrabete and things will remain unchanged in the coming years. Tournaments across the country are increasingly known band. Parts modern melodious and lively performances Holocaust is one of the most popular rock bands in Romania. This explains the fact that the album " Holocaust 3" sold over 200 000 copies in 1988, becoming perhaps the most successful of the 80 in the country.
The band managed to come out a few times and abroad, but only in socialist countries (Bulgaria, USSR, German Democratic Republic, Poland, North Korea ) and formal occasions only. The most important asset remains tournaments in the country, and, of course, summers in Costinesti. Continue working in the studio and maxi - single " Holocaust 4 " appears in the Fall of 1989. December 1989 gives the band the opportunity to get out there. Guitarist Ion Olteanu leaving the country and is replaced by Florin Ochescu. In April 1990 Holocaust appears Printemps de Bourges festival in France, and in July of the same year go to England for the first professional recordings and contacts with real music industry. Between 1991 and 1993 Holocaust play in Holland. " Money Talks ", one of the most important albums of the band was released in 1992, following that 's true message to be understood later. Guitarist Florin Ochescu is replaced in '93 by Romeo Dediu, which then remains in the band. The band begin again the work of Romania and successful performances across the country. By working with Captain Records, an album that contains English versions of songs released in Italy Holocaust.
Album " Stay in my lap," released in 1995, marks a change in style from hard rock to a more modern sound. And in 1996, there is one album that fans can easily get to the soul : " 69 % Unplugged " - a collection of songs performed live with acoustic instruments. November 1998 brings the album " Supersonic ", whose single " I gave you a ring " is one of the biggest successes of the band. Without lifting your foot off the accelerator, the five members out on the market in December 1999 album " Somewhere," which contains song that gives title track and nine other older songs, rearranged. The next album, " Holographic " ( considered to be the most successful of all the band's albums ) released in November 2000. In the first two weeks it has sold 100 000 copies and all tour tickets were sold a week before each concert. " Simply," released in 2003, followed by a successful national tour, record sales rise again to over 250 000 units. Album out in circulation five songs that are hits and manages to stay three years in the public eye, something unusual in a very dynamic market. 2006 was a year of working for the album " Mystery ", which was released in October 2006. After 12 albums of conception, after almost 30 years of existence, things are just getting started...