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A rock’n roll 4-piece madness from Plovdiv!
Biography
“…I will never understand why the name “GABANA” responds so correctly to the undefined style of the band. Even on our first rehearsal, we felt an emotional peak in the center of the triangle we formed, although we couldn’t play a single note…”

Viktor Stambolov – vocals/guitar

The story

Gabana is a band from Plovdiv founded on the 6th of February 2000 – the day the first rehearsal took place. The musicians make songs of their own since the very beginning. Gabana’s music is a complex mixture of its members’ different preferences but its basic structure is very simple – pure rock’n’roll.

Members

Viktor Stambolov – vocals/guitar
Angel Dyulgerov – guitar
Stoyko Milev – bass
Nikola “Nixon” Dzhokov – drums/vocals

* In the middle of 2012 the outstanding Angel Dyulgerov (guitar) and Stoyko Milev (bass) enter Gabana, replacing original bass player and co-founder – Walrus (Ivan Dinev). With this new line-up the band is now in recording sessions for their second LP due to come out late 2012 or early 2013.

The concerts

Gabana is a LIVE band which tours extensively. There are few major clubs in Bulgaria which Gabana missed – in major cities and smaller ones. The total of the band’s shows exceeds 500 for the past 12 years.

International shows include several appearances in Serbia - clubs in Belgrade - “Atom”, “Living room SKC”, Nis - “Feedback”, Bor - “G-spot”, Pirot - “Tvrdjava” etc.

Gabana was a headliner at the “Plana demo fest” Serbia 2009-2010, “Great Dyonisus” festival 2007, “Plovdiv rock” – 2000 – 2005, and took part at the following: “Spirit of Bourgas” ’08; “Tangra Mega Rock Live 2 ’06; “Seattle Night 6” ’06; “Berckstock” ‘05(opening for The Exploited); “Brumfest” ’01.

The album

In 2003 “Harbor Island Records” produced the compilation “Metal X-mas”’03 that includes Gabana’s first single – “Lickety-split”, sold in 5ooo copies. April, 2006 Gabana produced a single on their own – “A Fuckend” which broke into Bulgarian rock charts and became one of the listeners’ favorite songs. The debut album “DO NOT COVER” celebrated great success in the media space, being nominated for best rock/alternative on the MM TV music awards – 15.05.2006. Its premiere took place at music club “Petnoto” in Plovdiv on the 27th of October 2006 and sold out almost completely the same night. It is a 3-cd-box set one of which contains 13 studio recorded tracks, and the other 2 reveal to the audience the ability of the band to play live acoustic versions of their own songs as well as some covers of never dying rock classics.

Media attention

“Z-rock”, “Tangra Mega rock” and other Bulgarian radio stations have broadcasted a great deal of interviews with the members of the band, that have also been special guests to TV live shows, such as “Fracture” – MM TV, “Vanity” – TV Eurocom, one on the national BG TV (BNT) and one on TV Europe that have shown live performances of Gabana. “Maritza”, “Trud”, “24 Hours” and other newspapers have published articles about Gabana for their single and album premieres and some of the more significant live shows and achievements.

Music of Gabana was broadcasted on Radio Beograd 202 - the national media for music in Serbia. Publications for Gabana appeared in Pirot newspapers.

* In 2011 national rock radio Z-ROCK nominated Gabana as one of the most inluential bands in Bulgaria, amongst 77 other well known and beloved acts! The band was voted 44th by the listeners of the media.

* In the middle of 2012 the outstanding Angel Dyulgerov (guitar) and Stoyko Milev (bass) enter Gabana, replacing original bass player and co-founder – Walrus (Ivan Dinev). With this new line-up the band is now in recording sessions for their second LP due to come out late 2012 or early 2013.

Commentaries:

“Pulen Kreten” is the new anthem for a whole new generation!” – Vasil Varbanov – radio and TV host
“The super successful Gabana song – “A Fuckend” – the Z-rock’s “Garage” host.
“The song “A Fuckend” and “Lickety-split” are a total and unarguable hit!”
Band Interests
Music, Women, Jack
Artists We Also Like
Nirvana, Metallica, Korn, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath

Edited by The_manager on 28 May 2012, 20:26

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