1. When was
Anastasia formed ?
The band was formed in 1990 , by Goran
Trajkoski and Zoran Spasovski. Later on , in 1992 , Zlatko Origjanski joined
the band also.
Where does the name Anastasia come from ?
In Greek language the word Anastasia
3. Which are
the labels ?
The first Anastasia mini-album "Na Rjekah
Vavilonskih" was released for the small indipendant label DOM
from Nish (Yugoslavia) in 1990. In 1994 the Greek label "Poeta Negra"
has re-released this mini-album. The same year , for the worldwide known
and highly acclaimed label Polygram Records , they are releasing
the soundtrack of the movie "Before the Rain" , which was
also released for the label "Decca London Records". At the
end of 1996 , the macedonian label "Third Ear Music" has
released the EP "Face / Burn". The compilation of the early
unrelaesed tracks , called Melourgia , was released for the
Greek label "Libra Music". The album Nocturnal was released
for "Thirdear Music" (Macedonia and the countries of ex-Yugoslavia)
and "Libra Music" (rest of the world).
4. When was
the first Anastasia concert ?
The first Anastasia concert was
in Skopje , on 18.1.1992. Anastasia line-up in 1992 was :
Goran Trajkoski , Zoran Spasovski and Zlatko Origjanski , with guest musicians
: Senko Velinov , Pavel Rendzov and Vladimir Kaevski Kiborg.
5. Does every
Anastasia song is from the period after the formation of the band in 1990
The earliest Anastasia
songs are dating from 1987 , when after Goran Trajkoski and Zoran Spasovski
are leaving the band Mizar and are forming a project called Aporea.Also
, the song "At the restoraunt" from the soundtract of the
movie "Before the Rain" , it is released earlier in the album
of Zlatko Origjanski's band "Lola V. Stain" - Mansarda
by the name "I have a shadow at night , I don't have a body at day"
Aporea is project that was formed
by Goran Trajkoski and Zoran Spasovski in 1987. Also , Aporea
is project which gathers many people , artists afterall , with spiritual
guiding of Father Metodij Zaltanov and Father Stefan Sandzakoski. A few
fanzines have been made , and music has been created with traditional roots
and macedonian orthodox church music. In this period (1987-1990), are created
songs like: "Na Rjekah Vavilonskih" , "Samuilovite Slepci" , "Kjanija
Agjamija" etc. They've never appeared live on stage , but they've
created music for art exibitions , theatre plays etc. In 1990 they change
their name to Anastasia.
7. Lola V.
Lola V. Stain
is the band formed in 1987. The name of this band has been taken after
one of the Margaret Dirass's novel. The music orientation
of this band is ambiental music , followed with admixtures of traditional
macedonian ethno music. They've released two antology albums Ikona
and Mansarda. In first period their line-up was : Zlatko
Origjanski , Miroslav Spasov and Vinko Andonovski and in period of recording
the first album Ikona : Zlatko Origjanski , Miroslav Spasov
, Pece Atanasovski , Pavel Rendzov and Luigi Gados. Two years after this
they release the second album Mansarda. On this album the
guest musicians were : Beti Miceva , Cane Krstevski , Goran Trajkoski ,
Tanja Stankovic and Vladan Milenkovic. These two albums are released for
the Croatian label : Blind Dog Records.
8. Goran Trajkoski
Goran Trajkoski is born in Struga in 1963. In
1979 he forms maybe the first macedonian punk orriented bands : "Efektiven
Naboj" and "Filter". Later , until 1983 , he took
part in the punk band called "Saraceni". The same year he
forms the macedonian and ex-yugoslavian cult band "Padot na Vizantija".
Unfortunately this bend has short history , and no discographic releases
but the leading part in creating the macedonian and ex-yugoslavian underground
scene. In period 1986-1987 , he joins in Mizar , which is
also cult band in Macedonia and the countries of ex-Yugoslavia. In 1987
, together with Zoran Spasovski , he formes the project called Aporea.
Three years after , Aporea changes the name to Anastasia.
He is the lead singer in Anastasia , also he plays on kaval
(flute) and synthesizers.
Zlatko Orijanski is borned in Skopje in 1963.
In the mid-eighties he forms the band called Gospodinot Otiden.
Shortly after that , the band changes the name to Lola V. Stain.
In this band Zlatko cooperates with lots of musicians. In 1992, after the
split of Lola V. Stain , he joins Anastasia.
In Anastasia he plays tambura , guitar , kaval (flute)
Zoran Spasovski is born in Skopje , in
1965. He joins the band Mizar in 1986. His part in creating
the music of this band is remarkable , especially in writing songs for
the first Mizar album , released 1988 , togeteher with Gorazd
Chapovski , Goran Trajkoski and Goran Tanevski. In 1987 , togeteher with
Goran Trajkoski , he forms the project called Aporea. He
has graduated on Macedonian Music Academy , and he is the main "victim"
for using the traditional macedonian rhymes in creating the music of Anastasia.
In this band he plays drums , percussion and synthesizers.