Hunter was established in 1985 when a group of friends, who shared a fascination for thrash metal music and heavy metal music. The band, fronted by the charismatic Paweł "Drak" Grzegorczyk, released eight studio albums, with their debut record hitting the charts in 1995.
Perfecting their unique sound, the band settled on self-described soul metal - the music of the soul. Hunter combines brutal assault of thrash and heavy metal sounds with elements of reggae and respectful nod to classical music. The musicians focus on poignant, socially-involved lyrics, serving as moral and ethical commenters of essential issues in Poland. The artists concentrate on matters connected with animal abuse, war, and other divisive topics. Raw, emotional lyrics which are paired with powerful music make for an artistic force that has to be reckoned with.
Hunter has helped shape not only the landscape of Polish metal music but also helped create The Most Beautiful Festival in the World. Hunter performed at the second edition of the festival in Szczecin-Dąbie in 1996. The band has been voted as the best act of the Most Beautiful Festival twice, securing headliner slots at the Main Stage of the event. The band showcased its musical prowess in 2013, when Hunter, alongside prominent guests tackled an ambitions project - dubbed Project Metal by the organizers of the festival, the initiative aimed to show the history of metal music. Hunter delivered their own, unique take on metal anthems.
This year, the band will take the stage at the festival studio in Warsaw, and their show, just like other gigs and meeting with AFA guests will be broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube.