Ektomorf is a Hungarian thrash metal band from Mezőkovácsháza. Openly inspired by Sepultura and Soulfly, Ektomorf nevertheless found its place in the metal scene and is widely known and appreciated in Hungary; it is starting to be greatly appreciated by the German public, notably thanks to a tour and some notable participations at Wacken Open Air in 2004 and 2006.
The two brothers Zoltán (guitarist / singer) and Csaba Farkas (bassist), alongside drummer Csaba Ternova, formed the group in 1994. The same year, they are joined by Mihály Janó (guitar). In 1995, they recorded and published their first demo titled Romok alatt. In 1996, they went to the LMS studios to record and release a first album called Hangok, which included songs such as Voices, Shalom, Nekem ne mondd meg, Romok alatt and Engedélyezett gyilkosság. Janó leaves the group soon after.
Their second album, entitled Ektomorf, in 1998, the sequel to their first opus. The success of the album is based on the song Nem engedem, played most often by the group in concert. Meanwhile, Janó returns to the group, and Ternován leaves for personal reasons, and is replaced by József Szakács.
The band's third album, Kalyi Jag in 2000, after the final departure of Mihály Janó. After recording the album, Janó is replaced by Kovács László. On the album, the members take elements of gypsy music, musically and lyrically speaking, the best example being the song Sunto del mulo. The album is negatively received by the public, but very well received by the specialized press, which immediately compares the musical style of the group to Sepultura and Soulfly.