Athonite at Wacken 2012!
Great classical music with the vehemence of Metal!
Monumental, powerful, wild: Heavy Metal and classical music have never been much different in these aspects. Until now however, names like Bach, Mozart and Grieg only appealed to concertgoers of the quieter kind. This will change with ATHONITE, a project led by David Bonk which is bravely and radically reinterpreting classical music, turning the old master‘s works into Metal pieces, pairing electrial guitars with Bach and doublebass drums with Brahms.
It took more than two years for highly talented pianist David Bonk to rewrite and expand traditional compositions, turning them into high class headbanging material: Two guitars, bass and drums with piano and violine, alongside a huge orchestra and choir - this is the connection between the power of Heavy Metal and the greatness of classical music. Metal fans have heard this combination before, but very rarely did it sound this virtuos and energetic.
Bonk‘s first time sitting at a piano was at age three. After that he learned many other instruments, basically all he could get his hands on. Classically trained, but with both feet firmly planted in the rock world, he nowadays is producing national and international artists, including metal bands.
But rest assured: The high level of musicianship in ATHONITE does not supress the Rock‘n‘Roll spirit. Regardless of the complex riffage, not every note is written down and fixed for eternity. This will be clearly evident on stage, augmented by a huge pyro and laser show.
ATHONITE will celebrate their stage debut on Aug 3rd at this year‘s Wacken:Open:Air.
Here is a small taste of what awaits you:
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