Eyesburn was a Serbian band which combined hardcore punk and crossover
thrash with reggae music.
1.1 1994 - 2007
1.3 2011 - 2016
2.1 Studio albums
2.2 Live albums
2.3 Other appearances
4 External links
1994 - 2007
The band was formed in 1994, and the original line-up featured former
Dead Ideas guitarist Nemanja "Kojot" Kojić (guitar, backing vocals),
who simultaneously worked as trombonist in
Del Arno Band
Del Arno Band and bass
guitarist in Sunshine, Nenad Živić (vocals), former Bloodbath member
Aleksandar "Alek" Petrović (drums), former URGH! member Vladimir
"Laza" Lazić (bass guitar) and Aleksandar "Gile" Radulović. The
name, Eyesburn, was chosen as a comment on the Serbian TV programs
which "burned the eyes".
The band's first release, the album Freedomized, was recorded live at
Belgrade club KST. During this period
Eyesburn mostly played in
Belgrade clubs, occasionally elsewhere in Serbia. The band also
started working on their first studio album, Dog Life. However, the
band's vocalist Živić left the band just several weeks before the
band started recording in the studio, and Kojić took over the lead
vocalist position. The album featured the songs written in English
language and a cover of Bob Marley & The Wailers song "Exodus",
which featured guest appearance by
Del Arno Band
Del Arno Band vocalist Jovan
At the same time, Kojić started playing trombone as well, and the
band started musical exploration of other genres, such as reggae, dub
and drum & bass. On the various artists compilation Korak napred 2
koraka nazad, the band appeared with a cover version of
"Šejn". Soon after,
Eyesburn recorded their second album Fool
Control, featuring a new guitarist, Ninoslav "Nino" Filipović. The
album was produced by Saša Janković. The songs "No Free Time",
"Foolin' I & I", "Warning Dub", and others, presented the album as
a form of modern rock, metal and breakbeat reggae fusion.
Nemanja Kojić "Kojot" performing with Eyesburn
In 2001, "Fool Control" and the track "Rizlu imaš, ličnu kartu
nemaš" appeared on the soundtrack for the film
Munje! in which the
band appeared as a club band. As a result of their growing popularity,
they received an invitation for the pre-election tours "IT’S TIME"
and "USE IT (your brain)". The band started performing in former
Yugoslav republics and became one of the most active bands in Serbia.
During 2001, and 2002,
Eyesburn performed at the EXIT festival in Novi
In late 2001, the band released the CD Gabau!, featuring eight songs,
two of which, "No Free Time" and "Foolin' I & I" were recorded
Belgrade on June 22, 2001. As guests on the album appeared
Disciplin A Kitschme
Disciplin A Kitschme drummer Will Parker, percussionist Leša, and
Kanda, Kodža i Nebojša
Kanda, Kodža i Nebojša vocalist Oliver Nektarijević. iN 2002, with
the Jamaican dub poet Ank Steadyspear, the band recorded the album
Cool Fire -
Eyesburn meets Ank Steadyspear. The album was recorded
separately, as Ank Steadyspear sent the already recorded vocal
sections over the Internet, and the band recorded the music to the
recordings. The band appeared live with Ank Steadyspear as an opening
act for Lee Scratch Perry.
In 2003, the band released the album Solid, produced by Saša
Janković, which was more hardcore punk-oriented than the previous
release. The band's growing popularity lead to an invitation from Max
Cavalera to record together the song "Moses" on the
Prophecy and play on the 2004 Prophecy Europe Tour. Kojić also
appeared on the
Soulfly album Dark Ages, on the song "Innerspirit".
In March 2005, the line-up changed, when Lazić and Filipović left
the band, and the new album was recorded by the lineup which included
Kojić, Dalibor Vučić (bass, clarinet), Aleksandar Petrović,
Vukašin Marković (trombone), Dušan Petrović (baritone saxophone).
How Much for Freedom?, recorded in the
Novi Sad M Studio and Zemun
Cameleon Studio and produced by Boban Mulunović, featured the cover
version of Bob Marley & The Wailers song "So Much Trouble In The
World". The album was released under the
PGP-RTS record label in
Serbia and Austria. After the album release, the band went on hiatus,
and Kojić pursued a solo career.
2011 - 2016
In the spring of 2011, the band reunited in the lineup: Aleksandar
Petrović "Alek" (drums), Vladimir Lazić "Laza" (bass), Nemanja
Kojić "Kojot" (vocals, trombon), Dušan Petrović (saxophone),
Aleksandar Nikić "Lale" (guitar), Zoran Đuroski "Đura" (guitar) and
Vukašin Marković (trombon, backing vocals). The reunited Eyesburn
had their first performance on June 17, 2011, at Belgrade's SKC, on a
concert which was a part of the Jelen Top 10 Tour. On September 15,
Eyesburn performed on Warrior's Dance festival, organized by
The Prodigy and Exit festival, on Novi Sad's
In July 2013, the band released their seventh studio album, Reality
Check. The album, preceded by singles "Sudden Fall" and "Hold
This Way", was produced by Miloš Mihajlović and mastered by
Jens Bogren. In December 2015,
Eyesburn released a new single
called "Dream is Over".
In July 2016, Kojić announced that the band ended their activity.
Eyesburn performing live at
Exit festival in 2006
Dog Life (1998)
Fool Control (2000)
Cool Fire (with Ank Steadyspear; 2002)
How Much for Freedom? (2005)
Reality Check (2013)
"Silence Of The Twilight" (Witness Of The 1st Discussion; 1995)
"Šejn" (Korak napred 2 koraka nazad; 1999)
"Rizlu imaš, ličnu kartu nemaš" / "Fool Control" (Muzika iz filma
Korak napred 2 koraka nazad
Korak napred 2 koraka nazad at Discogs
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