The Band

Half Past Dark

Chelson keyboard player

Chelson - composer, keyboard and piano player

Totally autodidact Chelson composes music since his childhood. Joined his first band at the age of 15 and become a professionnal musician at the age of 25. He played in several cover music bands and also composed scores for video games, radio and tv jingles etc. He plays the keyboard, the piano and sings as well. He is composing for every type of instruments and has a very personal and unclassable musical universe travelling from classical music to death metal! "If it would be possible I would like to be a mix of William Sheller, Tori Amos, Deep Purple and Tchaikowsky." 

 

Detti singer

Detti Bakos - singer

Music and singing is not just a way of expressing herself, it is something vital. Since her teenager years she has always listened to monumental, symphonic metal music, which made her start singing. She writes lyrics, vocal parts and sometimes basics of the songs. Detti believes that music is boundless and her audience can feel the same boundless energy and vitality that she feels when singing.

Influences: Within Temptation, Evanescence, Epica, Lacuna Coil, Pain etc.

 

Csaba guitarist

Csaba Hangódi -guitarist

He plays the guitar since the age of 16, and has been in a number of bands (mostly playing cover songs in tribute bands). Apart from his affection with music, he likes video games, watching series, and reading/learning about numerous things, far too much to list.

Influences: Helloween, Gamma Ray, Angra, Killswitch Engage, Bullet For My Valentine, Marty Frideman etc.

 

 

Monika cello player

Mónika Andrási - cellist

She loves music since her childhood years and started playing the cello at the age of 8. She loved it so much that she chose to be a professional: She graduated at the famous Liszt Academy of Music of Budapest. Now she plays in several symphonic orchestrast, takes part in theater plays, choirs and recording of foreign movies soundtrack. Mónika also played with celebrities like Plácido Domingo.

 

Eori Veronika chellist

Veronika Eőri – additional cellist

She started to play the cello at the age of 6 because of the encouragement of her teacher. Altought it seemed to be a duty at that time, it tourned out to be one of the best decisions in her life. In the begining she played mainly classical music, but lately she discovered the amazing world of popular music. Since she joined Half Past Dark it became determinative. She gains inspiration from the virtuosity of her favorite bands.

Influences: Apocalyptica, 2cellos

 

Krajczar Tibor drummer

Tibor Krajczár – drummer

He started to play the drums at the age of 17 but it has become an essential part of his life in the latest 3-4 years. He was always inspired by the acknowledged bands, but nowadays he prefers the more complex math metal music.

Influences: Metallica, Children of Bodom, Ensiferum (mid-2000s), Lamb of God, Meshuggah, Dream Theater, Mastodon
His favorite drummer is Thomas Lang.

 


Ex-members

 

Thor drummer

Zoltán "Thor" Piskulic – drummer