Anglo-Saxon Booking Agency and Rocknrolla Iasi present HARMASAR, one of the wildest and most-beloved pagan folk metal bands in Eastern Europe.
HARMASAR hail from Chisinau, Republica Moldova and were formed in 2013. They have toured Romania, Bulgaria and Republica Moldova on many occasions, including festival appearances at “Rock’n’Iasi Outdoors 2016”, “Maris Fest 2016” rock’n’bike fest in Targu-Mures, “Folk & Metal Fest III” in Bucharest and “Rock’n’Haret” in Chisinau.
They play a furiously energetic brand of pagan folk metal, influenced by Korpiklaani, Finntroll, Eluveitie, Amon Amarth, Arkona and Bucovina. Like all the best folk metal bands, they also draw inspiration from the history, myths, legends and folk culture of their own country.
HARMASAR have evolved their own unique sound and look characterised by the deranged stage presence of their lead singer, Max Miller, the lilting panpipes of their talented flautist, Pavel Ungureanu and their adoption of Moldavian shepherds’ costumes.
Their explosively riotous live shows are rapturously received by the same audience that loves such Romanian legends of folk metal as Bucovina, GOD and Dirty Shirt and new stars, E-an-na.
HARMASAR have a set of original songs with historical inspiration, such as “Vaslui 1475”, “Natiunea” and “Daoi”, but they also play frantic thrash versions of folk standards such as “Ciuleandra” and “Basmaluta” and occasionally a cover version of Phoenix’s hit, “Andrei Popa” or Bucovina’s “Mestecanis”.
At the end of 2016, HARMASAR launched their debut album, “Din Pamant” on CD and MP3, winning second place in the prestigious Metalhead Awards poll for “Best Romanian Metal Album”.
In March, HARMASAR return to Romania, their second home, to launch “Din Pamant” with a series of concerts which promise to be their biggest and wildest yet.
Admission: 15 lei on the door on the night.
Str. Grigore Ghica Voda 14, Iasi