Metro (Serbian band)
The default Metro lineup
|Genres||Hard rock, heavy metal|
|Past members||Ivan Maksimović|
Metro was formed in September 1981 in Jagodina, by brothers Ivan "Ivica" Maksimović (guitar), Petar "Pera" Maksimović (bass guitar) and Branko "Brix" Savić (vocals). The default lineup also featured Zdravo Lalić (drums) and Saša Krstić (keyboards). Metro saw larger media attention after their performances at the 1982 Festival Omladina in Subotica, on which they won the Audience's Choice Second Prize, and Belgrade Rock Festival.
In 1983, the band released their debut album, Čupave glave (Hairy Heads) through PGP-RTB. During the same year, the band performed as the opening act for Divlje Jagode on their Serbian tour, and on March 18, 1983, they performed as the opening act for British heavy metal band Saxon, on their concert in Belgrade Pionir Hall.
In May 1983, the Maksimović brothers and Lalić left the band. Savić continued to lead the new Metro lineup, until May 1985, when the band broke up.
The band reunited July in 1991, with Savić on vocals and a new lineup. In 1995, the band released their second, more heavy metal-oriented album Eksplozija (Explosion), through ITMM. The band performed on all Gitarijada festivals held from 1993 to 1997 and frequently performed at motorcycle clubs' gatherings, until 1997, when it disbanded once more.
Petar Maksimovic died on June 19, 2014. On the 8th of November 2019, Ivan Maksimović also died.