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Eyesburn
Eyesburn
was a Serbian band which combined hardcore punk and crossover thrash with reggae music.

Contents

1 History

1.1 1994 - 2007 1.2 2000s 1.3 2011 - 2016

2 Discography

2.1 Studio albums 2.2 Live albums 2.3 Other appearances

3 References 4 External links

History[edit] 1994 - 2007[edit] The band was formed in 1994, and the original line-up featured former Dead Ideas
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
Belgrade
club KST. During this period Eyesburn
Eyesburn
mostly played in Belgrade
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 Matić. 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 Haustor
Haustor
song "Šejn".[1] Soon after, Eyesburn
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. 2000s[edit]

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
Eyesburn
performed at the EXIT festival in Novi Sad. In late 2001, the band released the CD Gabau!, featuring eight songs, two of which, "No Free Time" and "Foolin' I & I" were recorded live in Belgrade
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
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 Soulfly
Soulfly
album Prophecy and play on the 2004 Prophecy Europe Tour. Kojić also appeared on the Soulfly
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
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
PGP-RTS
record label in Serbia
Serbia
and Austria. After the album release, the band went on hiatus, and Kojić pursued a solo career.[2] 2011 - 2016[edit] 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).[3] 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.[4] On September 15, 2012, Eyesburn
Eyesburn
performed on Warrior's Dance festival, organized by British group The Prodigy
The Prodigy
and Exit festival, on Novi Sad's Petrovaradin fortress.[5] In July 2013, the band released their seventh studio album, Reality Check.[6] The album, preceded by singles "Sudden Fall"[7] and "Hold This Way",[8] was produced by Miloš Mihajlović[9] and mastered by Jens Bogren.[10] In December 2015, Eyesburn
Eyesburn
released a new single called "Dream is Over".[11] In July 2016, Kojić announced that the band ended their activity.[12] Discography[edit]

Eyesburn
Eyesburn
performing live at Exit festival
Exit festival
in 2006

Studio albums[edit]

Dog Life (1998) Fool Control (2000) Gabau! (2001) Cool Fire (with Ank Steadyspear; 2002) Solid (2003) How Much for Freedom? (2005) Reality Check (2013)

Live albums[edit]

Freedomized (1995)

Other appearances[edit]

"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 'Munje!'; 2001)

References[edit]

^ Korak napred 2 koraka nazad
Korak napred 2 koraka nazad
at Discogs ^ "COYOTE HORNSMAN - Coyote Meets Terrortone Sound Production /". Popboks.com. Retrieved 2011-04-15.  ^ " Eyesburn
Eyesburn
ponovo na okupu!". Balkanrock.com. Archived from the original on 2011-04-18. Retrieved 2011-04-15.  ^ "Finale Jelen Top 10 turneje - Beograd", balkanrock.com Archived 2011-06-10 at the Wayback Machine. ^ "Prodigy spektakl pred 20.000 ljudi", b9.net ^ " Eyesburn
Eyesburn
koncertom 6. jula promoviše novi album, blic.rs ^ "Pogledajte novi spot Eyesburna", balkanrock.com Archived 2012-08-15 at the Wayback Machine. ^ " Eyesburn
Eyesburn
imaju novi spot: 'Hold this way'", balkanrock.com Archived 2012-12-30 at the Wayback Machine. ^ " Eyesburn
Eyesburn
- Reality Check", balkanrock.com ^ "Koncertna promocija novog Eyesburn
Eyesburn
albuma na Zvezdari", balkanrock.com Archived 2013-06-10 at the Wayback Machine. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHaIozTzAJI ^ " Eyesburn
Eyesburn
prestali sa radom", balkanrock.com

EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006, Janjatović Petar; ISBN 978-86-905317-1-4

External links[edit]

Official website Eyesburn
Eyesburn
at Myspace Eyesburn
Eyesburn
at Facebook Eyesburn
Eyesburn
at Discogs Eyesburn
Eyesburn
at YouTube Eyesburn
Eyesburn
at Rateyourmusic Eyesburn
Eyesburn
at Last.fm Eyesburn
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at B92.fm

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