Alogia - Biography




Alogia is a progressive power heavy metal band from Smederevo. Brothers Miroslav (guitar) and Srdjan (guitar) Brankovic established Alogia in 2000, and with the rest of the crew - Damir Adzic (drums), Ivan Vasic (bass) and Branislav Dabic (keyboards) began the realization of their first album.

During 2001, singers Ivica Laus, Bojan Milovanovic and Nikola Mijic (the winners of the biggest Serbian singing contest 3K Dur) joined them. Member of the band becomes Nikola Mijic. The album was recorded in their studio Paradox.

Alogia's first album was released in February 2002 for publishing company One Records. The album was named Price O Vremenu (Tales Of Time). Band adds one more keyboard player - Vladimir Djedovic. Teamed like that, Alogia begins a concert tour and in a little while becomes the most popular heavy metal band in Serbia.

Alogia performed in many big concerts:

Three birthday concerts of the major rock radio Belgrade 202 on main Belgrade square before 40,000 citizens.
With bands Paul Di'Anno & Killers and Savatage.
Three biggest Serbian Guitar Festivals in Zajecar (2002, 2003, 2004)
Anniversary concert "Ostajte Ovde" of the most celebrated Serbian rock bands Riblja Corba and No Smoking Orchestra before 30,000 people.
Two Hard 'N' Heavy festivals in Belgrade - they were the headliners.

Sold out solo concert in Belgrade's famous SKC (bands like At The Gates, Napalm Death, Biohazard and Propain also played here).

In many places along SCG: Smederevo, Kovin, Kosovska Mitrovica, Cacak, Trebinje, Odzaci, Arilje, Jagodina, Sabac, Novi Sad, Pancevo, Kragujevac, Paracin, Vrnjacka Banja, Gornji Milanovac, Becej, Cuprija, Pozarevac, Aleksinac, Zrenjanin, Celarevo, Obrenovac, Senta, Krupanj.

During 2003 Ivan Vasic, Srdjan and Miroslav Brankovic join the army and the band takes a break. After the return of these members the band resumes their work.

In 2004 they began recording their second album for the Serbian market and also played numerous concerts.

In August 2004 Alogia signs first foreign contract with publishing company Locomotive Music. Contract is signed for English version of their first album that will be named Secret Spheres of Art. Album is containing two new songs: Secret Sphere and Politics of War.

In September 2004, Alogia released the second album for the Serbian market named Price O Zivotu (Tales Of Life). Key intention of band members is to lift Serbian metal music to the higher level and move it toward worlds' musical streams with this album. Publisher is One Records.

In 2005, Alogia released Secret Spheres Of Art for the foreign market. The album consisted of the english language versions of the songs from their first album. The album, however, did not see expected success. In 2006, the band released the live album Priče O Vremenu I Životu - Live At SKC. Album featured Divlje Jagode guitarist Sead Lipovača, Riblja Čorba guitarist Vidoja Božinović and drummer Vicko Milatović, Kerber vocalist Goran Šepa, and Osvajači guitarist Dragan Urošević as guests. On 6 March 2006, Alogia performed as the opening band on Apocalyptica concert in Belgrade's SKC and on 30 July 2006, alongside Kraljevski Apartman, as an opening act on Whitesnake concert on Belgrade's Tašmajdan Stadium.

In May 2010, the band released the video for the song "Za Nove Pobede" ("For New Victories"). The band also appeared on the various artists album Vreme Brutalnih Dobronamernika, which featured seventeen bands which recorded the songs on poems of Serbian poet Milan B. Popović. Alogia participated with the song "Izdaja (Ja Bih Da Odmorim Dušu)" ("Betrayal (I Would Like To Rest My Soul"), which they recorded with Slađana Milošević, who was credited on the album as Sweety.

On 4 March 2012, the band released their fourth studio album Priče O Snovima (Tales Of Dreams). The album featured two new members: Vladimir Ranisavljević (bass guitar) and Mića Kovačević (drums). The album featured guest appearances by Vukašin Brajić, on the song "Od Svega Umoran" ("Tired Of Everything"), and Osmi Putnik vocalist Dean Clea, on the song "Naša istina" ("Our Thruth"). With Priče O Snovima the band turned towards softer, melodic hard rock-oriented sound.

Alogia is currently one of the top and most famous bands in Serbia. Members of this band have played in several other bands: Psychoparadox, Hexagram, Imperija, O.K. Racunar, Draconic. The most important is Psychoparadox.