Insane

Insane

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Insane is a hungarian metal band with a lot of pure energy they combine metallic riffs, melodic vocals with violent live shows. The band had more than 350 concerts in 21 countries. Within 6 years 6 music video and 3 LPs were made . The name Insane is relevant for the whole idea what they stand for.

Biography

1998-1999:
Insane was founded in 1998 by Gábor Érsek and Oszkár Knapp. We gave our first concerts in 1999, but then the songs were mostly standard coversongs and just a few of our own. In the same year we recorded a 4 song-demo.

2000:
We supported headliner Freshfabrik on their Hungarian tour in 2000. The same year we completed our first tour playing 10 locations. The single called Speech of Dead song, which was recorded at Denevér studio was featured in Shock Magazin’s collection album and it was played several times on the country-wide radio station EST FM.

2001:
In 2001 we embarged on a longer tour, and we made at bigger festivals like PEPSI Island. At that time we played only song of our ownmaking and the concept of the debut album started materials.
In this year we appeared often at rockclubs in Budapest and we get a chance to introduce ourself before that famous bands like Destiny or Running Like Thives.

2002:
We became country wild reputation. In January 2002 we published the firs LP (Searching for Thoughts), what low budget determined its sounding, but it was created positive feedback from the public.
The LP’s premiere tour performed before the first Hungarian rockband (Tankcsapda) and other famous bands (Action, Superbutt, Freshfabrik) brought the breakthrough, and we were invited not just to bigger festivals but music and other television channels too. The low budget clip (Play) was made in July became a determining Insane-hit. This year we won the second place in hundreds of volunteers at a talent spotter by Warner Music Hungary and VIVA TV.

2003:
After we recorded our debut album, during our serial concerts Insane matured and started to write songs for the second LP. Several times we were invited by more famous bands and we had more own invitation. In this year we could make concerts abroad too.
The same year we made at all of the biggest festivals (Sziget Festival etc.) and we became the most intensive live performers in Hungary. At the end of this year we started record our second LP.

2004:
We recorded our LP called XXI. Century Poison, which generated honourable mention on the part of the profession and the public as well. The reason was that the music and the sounding was a great leap forward as compared to our firs LP. After several member-change Insane flared to a two-guitarist band. This set-up modified the live performance of the earlier recorded songs and stage-setting became more colourful. In this year we towered above our success: we could play all over Europe (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Serbia and Slovakia). This tour was called: Get Poisoned Now!
We made 3 clip for this LP (Poor Silence, Blood of the Machine, Voyeur) and several songs was featured in more collection albums. Thanks to our member-freshening we get going to write a new EP called ICBad half year later than we recorded our second LP. This EP was not for sale, it was downloadable from our official website (www.insanemusic.hu). The positive welcome of the EP we kept on the new way and went to studio to record our third CD. This year Insane was nominated for “Best modern rockband of Hungary” by Viva Television.
After the success of ICBad our concerts – own and festival made - became very popular. We could play before more famous band like D. R. I, Deep Insight etc.

2005:
The third record King of Fools was recorded in the beginning of March 2005 after two month long intent studiowork. Because of we shoved off our former style and created our new sounding, the new LP attracted more public to the band’s fans. After the record a longest tour (Tour of Fools) was started, Insane has ever had: all the year long. First part of it is going to 25-30 stages Hungarian tour, what follow the summer festivals (performs together NAPALM DEATH, PRO-PAIN, DIECAST, EKTOMORF etc.)
And the first music video from King of Fools (Scare the crows) was born. VIVA and other TV-stations played this one several times.
In october, 2005, half year after the release, we had an album release show at Kultiplex, and it was absolutely sold out.
After the release show, thanks to our abroad promoter, the album was released in Western-Europe, and we god really positive reactions from the scene,and the fans too. After the european release, we made a 3-week european tour, where insane got planty more fans, and new connections, and played with well-known bands, like Dark Day Dungeon. During this tour we reached the following countries:
Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Switzerland, Slovakia. We’ve got really positive reactions at all the gigs, and we’ve got lots of reinvitations too.
We appeared on lots of compilations throughout the year, but the most important maybe, was getting into Slamzine magazine, where our song called „the run” was released in 30,000 pieces, in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.
2006.
In 2006, .Insane summarized the mos

Lyrics

The Run

Written By: Knapp Oszkar

You know what you have to do: run!

chorus:
You're going step by step until the end of the line!

Before you get lost
in the view of the course
all your muscles tighten.
All you've got is the force.
Extasy releases
as you stare into the sun.
You take one deep breath.
You know what you have to do: run!

chorus:
You're going step by step until the end of the line!

Air screams in and out.
Your lungs burn like hell,
but your persistence doesn't flag,
and your brain is still hitting the bell.
When you forgot to count
it was the forty-first round
Suddenly came the moment
when you fell - to the ground

wristed
and fallen
erased
and broken
as you lie on the floor and the earth is what you're choking
you're shaking
you're crying
you're screaming
and you're choking
As you lie on the floor like the glass what was broken

Set it on me

Written By: Knapp Oszkar

set it on me - set it on me - set it

Go set it!

Right now I feel like I can tear down the walls of morality,
so release the monster and let him get me! Let him get me!

I will fight
with teeth and nails
to overstep the mark,
to kill the beast!

This is the way to believe in what you're a fiend of!
Are you brave enough to fight for it? Well I am, so

set it on me! Set it on me! Set it!

Chorus:
I've got the eyes,
I've got the nerves,
I've got the knuckle to hit back
when I'm cornered.

Are you brave enough to fight for it? Well I am, so set it!

Set it on me! Set it on me! Set it!

Chorus:
I've got the eyes,
I've got the nerves,
I've got the knuckle to hit back
when I'm cornered.

Cornered - cornered - this - is - the way to believe - this - is - the way to believe
The way to believe - this - is - the way to believe - cornered - cornered!!!

Scare the crows

Written By: Knapp Oszkar

You spread your wings.
To scare the crows.
You're so white.
Your power grows.

Once you had feelings,
once you were sad.
Crying blood asleep
vomit acid awake.
Your delusions made you go too far.
Your visions trapped you in.
Walking bare feet on the concrete.
Ants and worms are following...

chorus:
You spread your wings
to scare the crows.
You're so white,
your power grows.
You spread your wings
but there's no air.
You made the choice,
now scare the crows.

You keep silence in your hands.
You sweat fear.
You wipe your blood in me
to try keeping sober
The walls of your castle are cracking.
The echo of your sigh reached you again.
Drag yourself along the concrete.
Angels and Gods are following...

chorus:
You spread your wings
to scare the crows.
You're so white,
your power grows.
You spread your wings
but there's no air.
You made the choice,
now scare the crows.

You made the choice - so out of my way!

Discography

2006: Egyetlen A Sorban (Hungarian language EP)
2005: King Of Fools
2004: ICBad EP
2003: XXI. Century Poison
2002: Searching For Thoughts
2000: Unhappy DEMO
1999: Got Nothing To Do?! DEMO
+ collection albums (BPRNR Comp., Metal Hammer stb.)

Set List

The Run
Army of Cheaters
Last Lucky Day
IC Bad
Set it on Me
Voyeur
Eat your Brain
Love it or leave it
Restart(from the coming new album)