Edda Művek is a highly successful Hungarian rock band formed in 1973 initially under the name "Griff". Undergoing a brief name change to Edda, the band finally settled for Edda Művek shortly thereafter. The name "Edda" was inspired by the Prose Edda of Norse Mythology while the word, "Művek", is a symbolic reference to the band originally starting its career in the industrial city of Miskolc, also dubbed as the "Steel City". According to frontman, Attila Pataky, "Művek" has also come to represent the band's "labor intensive" work ethic and prolific approach to songwriting, recording and touring.
Edda's catchy, melodic rock tunes and touching power ballads initially focused on social and emotional life of youth, love, anxiety and alienation. Themes later transitioned to issues dealing with sexuality, spirituality, cultural heritage, national identity, and in general, uncertainties and predicaments of contemporary Hungarian society amidst shifting political, social and economic landscapes. The band performs more than one hundred shows annually throughout Hungary and surrounding Hungarian communities in neighbouring countries.
Description provided by Wikipedia under Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY-SA 4.0