AWS is a Hungarian metal and post-hardcore band formed in 2006 by Bence Brucker, Dániel Kökényes, Örs Siklósi, and Áron Veress, later joined by Marcell Vaga. The band’s name is often humorously explained as an acronym for a random phrase. In the initial period the formation worked as a real high school band. The 2006 the band was linked to a school-farewell concert. This was their first public appearance. Soon after, a recording of their song “Alone” was made, but it was only released among friends. Their first major recording was a two song EP with the songs “Afterparty” and “It’s My Word”. Their raw material was published on Myspace.
At the end of 2008, they were invited to perform at Budapestrocknroll. After the concert they joined the band Superbutt at two other places. These were the band’s first ever country club concerts. In early 2009, they set off for their first Transylvanian tour. In june of that year, they played their first self-organized mini-festival in Budakeszi. In mid-December, they will begin recording drums of their then-untitled first album at the Bakery studio in Érd, with Attila Horváth, the sound engineer known as the Subscribe guitarist. At the end of the year, they were invited to the BZF Talent Final on the A38 as an invited guest. In April 2011, after many years of work, the band’s first album, “Fata Morgana” was released. They won the MTV Brand: New Award for their album. Soon after the release of the album, which contained English and Hungarian songs, AWS decided to go for Hungarian Lyrics. A four-song EP called “Világposztolás” was released, with videos made for all four songs. The band made a tour with the group Road. In September 2012, the band reached another milestone with their first concert in London with the bands Depresszió, Rómeó Vérzik and Sold for Evil. In 2013 Marcell Vaga left the band and was replaced by Gergő Varga. With this line up, their second album “Égésföld” was released in 2014. A year later, they performed in London again, opening for the band Alvin és a Mókusok. Varga then decided to leave the band. They continued playing without a bassist for some time. They continued playing at concerts and released a new single “Te is félsz”. In September 2016, “Kint a vízből” the band’s third album, was released. In October, they launch a highly successful joint tour with Leander Kills. At the beginning of 2017, the band’s new bassist, Soma Schiszler, joined the band. In November, they gave four concerts in front of the Tank Trap.
In 2018, the band took part in A Dal, the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. As they won A Dal, they were able to represent Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Viszlát nyár”. Two weeks later, they are giving their first solo concert on the Budapest Park stage. With the upcoming festival season and the hype surrounding the media, the band was thrilled to finish their new album. This album, “Fekete Részem”, was released in octorber 2018. Another EP, “My beautiful black part”, came out in 2019.