Well Turkish metal history begins with Devil and Whisky after 80’s. Before it was very difficult to import musical instruments and equipments in Turkey! In 86 Whisky’s Babaanne album (only MC from piccatura) was the introduction and the lyrics were in Turkish. It was good old heavy metal. It sold well but couldn’t convince the producers that metal should be sung in Turkish!
At that time there were many amateur bands in Ankara, Istanbul, Bursa & Izmir… Pentagram was founded In Bursa. And their Slayer influenced album was the first metal album in English and sold unexpectedly. It proved that there were metal heads in Turkey… They did great gigs and became Metallica of Turkey… And lots of metal bands found courage to make albums! Second album Trail Blazer was more thrashy like Megadeth’s Rust in peace era. The drum was programmed so it sounds a bit Industrial, but the songs were great. Secret missile the opening track is the first clip of Pentagram. And another great song Noone wins the fight has one of the greatest guitar solo and the second part of it is our well known mehter anthem's melody (Ottoman army band).
And with the third one everyone in Turkey hailed them: Anatolia. Great production with a mighty chorus, usage of some Turkish traditional instruments like Ney. But still the heavy thrashy sound of Pentagram. And with this album the group found the great lead vocal for sure! The other albums are all great and highly recommended for thrash and metal fans.
Pentagram (1990) MC
Trail Blazer (1992) MC, CD?
Anatolia (1997) CD
Popçular Dışarı (1998) LIVE CD
Unspoken (2000) CD
Bir (2002) CD
1987 (2008) LIVE DVD, CD
Skull was another band from Ankara. In the university all the members were in medical school and their name became Dr.Skull:) With punk influences they created good stuff in NWOBHM style and reminds me Angel Witch. First album includes great songs like Gate of Brandenburg and wory zover (war is over of course). But it sounds poor! They did two more albums. Third was sung in Turkish, all were in cassettes (MC), but all are recommended. Still waiting for a cd…
1990 Wory Zover (English)
1992 Rools 4 Fools (English)
1994 Hershey Yolunda!? (Turkish)
Well I’ll write the other important albums and bands…
Objektif - "Hayal ve Yaşam" HM (Turkish) (MC)
Mavi Sakal - "Kan Kokusu" HM & Thrash (Turkish) CD good album!
Mavi Sakal - "Iki yol EP" Symphonic metal CD
Karapaks - s/t Turkish influences and darbooka HM (Turkish) CD
Mavi Sakal - "Yeniden" Blues influences old songs are performed heavily but Poppy (Turkish) CD
Nekropsi – "Mi Kubbesi" (Prog rock metal) Great instrumental album CD
Yuhu – "Hazerin Sahilinde" (Band imported from Azerbayjan) Azeri language (MC) Sound is poor
Hayko Cepkin - "Tanisma Bitti" (2007) Alternative pop metal with synth, sometimes brutal vocal, CD
Disenchant - Prog metal
Dreamtone - Prog metal: great band played in front of Dream Theater
Knight Errant power metal with violin but poor English vocals
Almora - symphonic, gotik Metal
Sebnem Ferah - Pop metal (Turkish)
Pilli Bebek – Uyandırmadan HRock great album in Turkish CD
I’m ready for your questions…
Not: I hope the place is right for the topik
Note2: Sorry for my English