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Metro (Serbian band)

Metro (Serbian Cyrillic: Метро) was a Serbian and former Yugoslav hard rock band from Jagodina.

Metro
Metro-Prva postava 1982.jpg
The default Metro lineup
Background information
OriginJagodina, Serbia
GenresHard rock, heavy metal
Years active1981–1985
1994–1997
LabelsPGP-RTB, ITMM
Past membersIvan Maksimović
Petar Maksimović
Saša Krstić
Zdravko Lalić
Branko Savić
Branislav Kaštevarac
Predrag Sazdanović
Nenad Jovanović
Saša Vučićević
Goran Ratković
Đorđe Ilić
Pit Kordus

Band historyEdit

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,[1] and Belgrade Rock Festival.

In 1983, the band released their debut album, Čupave glave (Hairy Heads) through PGP-RTB.[2] 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.[3]

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.

1991-1997Edit

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.[4] 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.

2010 activitiesEdit

In early 2010, Branko Savić, Ivan Maksimović and Petar Maksimović recorded the song "Ona je kao zver" ("She's Like a Best"), which remained officially unreleased, but can be heard on YouTube.[5]

Petar Maksimovic died on June 19, 2014. On the 8th of November 2019, Ivan Maksimović also died.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • Čupave glave (1983)
  • Eksplozija (1995)

SinglesEdit

  • "Ona je kao zver" (2010)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ "Metro (19) - Čupave Glave". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  3. ^ ""Saxon live in Belgrade 1983: Saxon rasurio jugu"". Jugosvirke.wordpress.com. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Metro (19) - Eksplozija". Discogs.com. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  5. ^ "METRO - Ona je kao zver". YouTube.

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