AGE OF NEMESIS is a Hungarian progressive rock-metal band
that formed as NEMESIS in the summer of 1997.


The band's founding members were:

Zoltán Fábián - guitars
György Nagy - keyboards
Ákos Thorday (R.I.P.) - vocal
György Pethe - bass
Mihály Szerecsen - drum

ZoltánFábián / GyörgyPethe / Mihály Szerecsen
György Nagy / ÁkosThorday


Five musicians decided that they were going to explore their own path in the music labyrinth of the world. They focused their attention on ensuring that their music express only their own emotions and moods. They didn't want their creative process to be influenced by day-to-day trends in popular music.
They released their self-titled debut album themselves in 1998. In 1999 they signed a recording contract with GU^LA Records Ltd.
Their second album "Abraxas" was released that same year. By the time the 1999 Hungarian 'Progfest' clubtour came around, NEMESIS was already one of the headline bands.
In 1999 they signed a recording contract with GU^LA Records Ltd. Their second album "Abraxas" was released that same year. One of the interesting features of the album is that it contains a series of six related, yet individual tracks, comprising over 30 minutes in all: a concept work titled "Psychogeist", based on a psycho-thriller story.
NEMESIS was also very well received as support band at King's X's Budapest concert. By the time the 1999 Hungarian 'Progfest' club tour came around, NEMESIS was already one of the headline bands. From the autumn of 1999 to the end of 2000 they played three national tours along with other well-known Hungarian bands. Differences of opinion in personal and musical views caused the original line-up to split by mutual agreement on December 16, 2000.

The name 'NEMESIS' was retained by the band's principal songwriters: guitarist Zoltán Fábián, and keyboard player György Nagy. Lajos Gulyás, the band's manager (who firmly believed in the band and had been its devout helper since the release of their first album) helped Zoltán and György in re-forming NEMESIS. As a result of their steadfast work, on February 24, 2001, the band was reborn with three new members.
The new line-up reads as follows:

Nemesis' II.lineup (from left to right)
László Nagy, Zoltán Kiss, Csaba Berczelly,
Zoltán Fábián, György Nagy


Péter Linka
Csaba Berczelly had played for years with Zoltán Fábián and György Nagy in a band called Jericho and later in a group called Wellington. Vocalist Zoltán Kiss worked with Belfegor and later Classica. László Nagy is a truly versatile drummer who's at home in all musical fields. He's played in many types of bands from traditional-rock to folk-rock, and everything in between. NEMESIS' previous two Hungarian albums are available in many countries outside Hungary through Periferic Records. However, in April 2001, the new line-up moved into a studio to re-record English versions of the band's two previously released Hungarian albums. Australian Peter Linka translated the Hungarian lyrics into English and worked closely with the band on the English recordings. Since the band's line-up had radically changed with the new formation, both the vocals and the music were re-recorded and re-mixed for the English versions.
NEMESIS wanted to get their English recordings known and recognized outside Hungary, so they produced a Promotional CD titled "For Promotional Use Only", which they sent to over 80 record companies and music magazines world-wide.
The new line-up first performed together live, very successfully, in May 2001 at the second Hungarian 'Progfest'. During the summer, they appeared at various festivals throughout Hungary (i.e. Pepsi Island... etc.).In the meantime, the new line-up has begun its own creative process.They are preparing an instrumental album. This is being perceived as a project-band, and the album will be released under the band name GODDESS NEMESIS, in reference to the core-band.
The Promotional CD lead to a contract with the U.S. based The Laser's Edge label. Nemesis' first English album "Eden?" was released on September 3, 2002 in over 16 countries worldwide. According to the plan their second English album "Psychogeist" is due for release in March 2003.
Another result of the Promotional CD: Nemesis' "Eye of the snake" was included as the 13th track on a CD of unsigned metal bands in Rock Hard, Germany's biggest selling metal magazine. Based on that track, readers of Rock Hard chose Nemesis as the best unsigned band of 2001 from among about 26 bands in all. This recognition came with a prize of free studio time in the Woodhouse studios in Hagen, Germany. The band recorded two covers there: Queensryche's "Mission" and Rainbow's "Gates of Babylon". They were produced by Siggi Bemm, a big name in the international metal world. . In the future, Siggi and the Woodhouse crew are going to help promote Nemesis in Germany.
In December 2002, the new lineup's first album
"Terra Incognita" was released in Hungarian. This is a 67 minute concept album, based on a single story. The band has also recorded an English version of this album.
Nemesis's next project will be an instrumental album titled. They finished a 10 track demo recording with the title: "Abnormal Smile".
In the interest of finding a new label, management has put together another promo package comprising of material from the English version of Terra Incognita, the instrumental demo, and Fábi’s solo material. It's a multimedia DVD-ROM which, apart from the above mentioned material, also contain 2 video clips, photos, and some special oddities and rarities.
In October 2003, Nemesis played a successful concert as a guest of the Swedish band The Flower Kings.
On January 15, 2004, Csaba Berczelly announced that he will be leaving the band...
After the auditions, the band decided that Gábor Krecsmarik will be their new bass guitarist.
On March 7, 2004, Nemesis' third lineup came into being:


The actual lineup from left to right:
György Nagy, ZoltánFábián, László Nagy, Zoltán Kiss, Gábor Krecsmarik
Apart from rehearsals with Gábor, the spring-summer of 2004 saw the band playing many concerts. Nemesis performed at Progfeszt in Pécs after Devon Graves, before Judas Priest at the Summer Rocks Festival, and also before Queensryche. Meanwhile, recording of the instrumental project has begun.
'The Goddess Nemesis Project', is the band's instrumental project of 2004. Recording of the album should be complete by the eng of Autumn. Many guest artist will perform on the album:
Ildikó Györei - Violin
Keiko Kumagai (ARS NOVA) - Keyboards
Chris Brooks (Mark Boals Band) - Guitar
János Péter (Firkin') - Flute
Sándor Szabó - Acoustic Guitar
István Alapi (Jeff Porcaro Band, Edda) - Guitar
Zsolt Nagy (Special Guest, Varga János Band) - Keyboards
Szabolcs Mátyás (Hot Shot) - Guitar

Nemesis got to know Lajos Gulyás who previously managed a heavy metal band called Falanx, when thye were working on their 1st album in the studio. Lajos and the members of Nemesis soon decided to join forces in an effort to make the name NEMESIS better known.The release and distribution of their first Hungarian album "Nemesis" (1998) was organized by Lajos. The local media soon took notice of the band and Nemesis became increasingly well known and recognized throughout their native Hungary. Two national tours brought about the recognition of both the music profession and the public alike. In the summer of 1999, Nemesis recorded their second Hungarian album "Abraxas", which was released and distributed in Hungary by Lajos Gulyás' own label, Gu^La Records. The profession and the public applauded the new album, which the band played to their growing following on a new concert tour. The recognition gained as a result of their concerts raised Nemesis to one of Hungary's headliner progressive metal bands. On December 16, 2000, changes in the band's line-up temporarily halted Nemesis' momentum.However, on February 24, 2001, the band took off again and set themselves far bolder aims than ever before: they decided to work on developing their international connections in an endeavor to become better known. In April that year, they re-recorded the music of their first two albums, and the new singer sung the vocals in English. Seven of these tracks were compiled onto a Promotional CD which the band and its management used to find an international label and distributor.

The members of Nemesis and their manager Lajos Gulyás singed a long term contract of co-operation. GU^LA Records Ltd. became the official publisher of all Nemesis' music, and in March 2001, Zoltán Fábián took over as head of the company. The Promotional CD lead to the signing of a license agreement with the U.S. based Sensory label in March 2002. Nemesis' first English album "Eden?" was released in September 2002 in over 16 countries worldwide. Nemesis’ second English album "Psychogeist" has not been released to date...

Things didn’t move forward with The Laser's Edge label, because they didn’t release Nemesis’ “Psychogeist” album. Management broke off the contract and started a new promotional campaign. NEMESIS made a promotional DVD-ROM, which contained all information about the band, tracks from the unreleased albums, videos and many more tidbits. This time, Lajos Gulyas sent this material to management companies and labels as well. However, nothing worthwhile happened. Hence management decided to make a promotion package and continue the promotion work. Apart from the DVD-ROM, this package contained a four track compilation promo CD from the instrumental album called “The Play is the Thing…” and another 12 song compilation CD, with tracks from the unreleased albums, and 2 cover songs as well. This was the “Synopsis” compilation CD. Printed versions of the the band's biography and discography were also enclosed. Of course, management created websites for both compilation CD’s which could be visited by those persons only who were interested. Management entered into relations with VENETOWEST, an American promotion agency. 50 promotion packs were delivered to MIDEM in France through this agency. At MIDEM, VENETOWEST forwarded these packages to the labels who work bands with similar genre like Nemesis’.
Results of this promotion were 5 concrete contract proposals. In August of 2005, after judicial debates with the Hungarian copyright agency the band’s name was changed to
AGE OF NEMESIS. After this, management signed a license contract with the American MAGNA CARTA label for the unreleased English albums.

Psychogeist was released on the 10th of January, 2006 by Magna Carta. The album contains the songs of the Abraxas album in english. This piece had good reputation by the media. We had no success at organizing any gig outside of Hungary unfortunately...

According to the contract, English version of Terra Incognita was released on the 11th of January, 2007. This album was well received as well. Everything was alright but we couldn't manage any gig outside of HUN...and we didn't had much gigs in our country either...

In 2007, GU ^ LA Prog Fest was held in Budapest. The band played a gig and shared the stage with other bands as: STATION X, Everwood (Neverwood at that time) and DEAD- END.

In 2007, exactly on 23th of November, the band "celebrated" their 10th anniversary birthday concert. Former band members also performed...Only a few went to see that gig...unfortunately.

After the mixing of the instrumental album, the band decided to try to remix the album, which is actually still not ready, so it is still unreleased... Fabi tries to put the songs together, and if the album will still have interest from the pulisher's side, perhaps it will be also released...

Because the TGNP album was not ready, in 2008 Magna Carta made the three Hungarian-language (remastered) albums available for download in mp3 format.

In t his year (2008) was held the last Age Of Nemesis gig as well. There were desperate attempts to appearances on various festivals, but the responses were negative, citing the fact that this genre does not need by anyone. Thus, in the absence of motivation, recognition, etc.. the operation of the band was reduced to zero. Some members of AON invested more energy into their other band formations. The 'often promised' new album was not made...Lajos has left the band and GU^LA Records disappeared. Then it was SILENCE...


...and then an announcement from 2009:

..."We are pleased to announce the formation of the
Scenes From '99 - Dream Theater Tribute Band.
We decided to play DT's whole Metropolis PT II. at our first gig...that won't be easy at all but we want to make it out. Rehearsals are still going...

Members of the band are:
Zoltan Kiss - vocals,
Zoltan Fabian- Guitars,
Gyorgy Nagy- keys,
Gyorgy Tolmacsov - bass,
and Gabor Krecsmarik - drums.
Yes, Gabor will play the drums ... (among others) ... :)

The concert's date (wich will be held in Crazy Mama Music Pub) is: 27. 11. 2009 . The continuation of this project will only depend on the success of the production.

We celebrate this excellent album with this gig- so who can do or feel like to do, join us.

Sincerely, Scenes From '99 ... "

Relative to the abilities the gig had success, so they played more gigs. They performed five times since then and they had good number of audience as well. On their second gig they played three songs from Age Of Nemesis, too.



After a band meeting, this annuncement was published in:

"We would like to tell everyone that
Age of Nemesis will continue to operate in a new line-up.
With our full respect, we thanked Laci's (Laszlo Nagy, drummer) great work, and from now on, our new line-up is the same as the previously presented Scenes From '99 project.

Zoltan Kiss - Vocals
Zoltan Fabian - guitar,
Gyorgy Nagy- keyboards,
Gyorgy Tolmacsov- Bass
Gabor Krecsmarik- drums.

We'd like to change many wrong things- we would like play more gigs, and we want to show more info on the web as well. We stared to write the next Age of Nemesis album with renewed power. Writing sessions will be finished until the spring of 2012. On our renewd website we will share the latest news about our works, and among others, unpublished photos of the band's life. "

IV. line-up of AGE OF NEMESIS from left to right :
Zoltan Kiss, Gabor Krecsmarik, Zoltan Fabian, Gyorgy Nagy, Gyorgy Tolmacsov