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Destiny Potato

From: Belgrade, Serbia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Destiny Potato News

Below is our complete Destiny Potato news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Destiny Potato Splits With Label

Destiny Potato has issued the following announcement about splitting with Century Media and releasing new music video:

"Potatoes! After quiet some time we are finally back and we have some awesome news!

"We are no longer with Century Media Records, which means we are independent band once again, and once again we have this huge desire to move things forward after many changes, crisis and a really tough period behind us!

"Don't get us wrong on CM situation. Those boys and gals were great to us, and we will continue working with some people from the label who strongly believe in our story, but not with the label itself! Many thanks to all of them anyway.

"Release date will be up in few days, followed by many MANY cool stuff!! We also have to apologize to all of you for such a long wait for new music to come out, but some things are just out of our control.

"2014 is going to be a really busy year for us!!"

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Destiny Potato Posts Guitar Playthrough

Serbian act Destiny Potato is currently in the studio working on a debut album, tentatively titled "Lun," due out summer 2013 via Century Media Records. To give fans a preview of this forthcoming release, Destiny Potato mastermind David Maxim Micic has posted a guitar play-through of the new album track, "Blue Sun," which can be viewed here below.

Maxim comments: "As our final days in the studio are finally here, we thought it's about time to put some new music out. More updates, interviews, music, lessons and great news are on the way but for now you can enjoy this instrumental version of Destiny Potato's song 'Blue Sun'. Stay Awesome! Potate!"

Destiny Potato was formed in the spring of 2011 by Maxim and singer Aleksandra Djelmas, who had been writing and recording songs together since they were 16. Maxim and Djelmas attended the same high school and both of their fathers played in one of Serbia's most popular progressive rock bands, Yu Grupa. When deciding on band name, Maxim and Djelma wanted to come up with something light-hearted to fit their personalities, yet something that everyone would remember-- Destiny Potato seemed a fitting choice, and it has stuck with them ever since. The band consists of:

Aleksandra Djelmas - vocals, piano
Ana Little Fog Maglica - vocals, violin
David Maxim Micic - guitar, keyboards and production
Milan Jejina Yeqy - drums
Bojan Kvocka - bass
Dusan Vanja Andrijasevic - guitar More...

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Century Media Offering Compilation Download

Century Media Records is currently offering a free download of the "Carnival of Sounds II" compilation, which can be found at this location. The digital sampler includes tracks from:

In Flames
Devin Townsend
Stealing Axion
7 Horns 7 Eyes
Nachtmystium
Napalm Death
Paradise Lost
Fozzy
Jeff Loomis
Destiny Potato
Monuments
Vildhjarta
Borknagar
3 Inches of Blood
Iced Earth
Geoff Tate More...

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Alestorm Touring With Epica

Premiere pirate metal band and Napalm Records recording artist Alestorm will be setting sail to North American waters once again, touring the United States and Canada this month and next as direct support to Epica.

The 28-date tour begins on October 23rd in Washington, DC and concludes November 24th in Baltimore, with three headlining Alestorm shows along the way. Also joining the tour will be Insomnium, System Divide, and Destiny Potato. Dates are available below.

For some awesome nautical mayhem, check out Alestorm's video of "Death Throes of the Terrorsquid" at this location. More...

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Destiny Potato Signs With Century Media

Century Media has announced the signing of the Serbian-based band, Destiny Potato. The band comments:

"Just a few months after we officially formed the band we got an opportunity to play our first show at Euroblast 2011 where we met some boys and gals from Century Media as they came to hear/see us play. Not long after the fest we got in touch with them and after months of negotiations we are finally here and really looking forward to an amazing collaboration with all the great people in and around this label."

Officially formed in the spring of 2011, Destiny Potato mastermind David Maxim Micic and singer Aleksandra Djelmas had been writing and recording songs together since they were 16. Maxim and Djelmas attended the same high school and both their fathers played in one of Serbia's most popular progressive rock bands, Yu Grupa.

"I officially met Alex in a music class," says Maxim. "We knew our father's played together so we first started talking about that, then we realized we both loved pop music and would get together after school and write lots of piano based tunes with dreams of one day having a number one song on the pop charts."

Following high school, Maxim attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music. It was there a friend introduced him to some heavier sounds, namely the UK based tech metal band, Sikth.

"From there I just started discovering so much more metal music. I decided to do a solo album inspired by these bands as well as Serbian and other Eastern European music (Maxim has self released 2 solo albums thus far, the Bilo series, volumes 1.0 and 2.0) though some of the heavier sounds also started to be incorporated into the music Alex and I were working on."

Maxim and Djelmas worked with a few other people during this time and began uploading songs and clips online. When deciding on band name, they wanted to come up with something light-hearted to fit their personalities, yet something that everyone would remember. Destiny Potato was chosen. "I really have no idea what it means or where it actually came from," comments Maxim. More...

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Destiny Potato Drops Off Epica Tour

Destiny Potato had previously announced the band would be hitting the road with Epica and Insomnium for a North American tour. The group has now issued the following statement about dropping off the tour:

"We have some bad and some good news ladies!! We are canceling October USA/Canada tour with headliner Epica. We realized that it doesn't fit our LP releasing plans and schedule atm so we had to do do it. It's a bummer, but it's probably better this way.

"Apologies to the bands... and of course fans who wanted to see us this fall and already bought the tickets, but...

"We already have a lot of touring planed for 2013 which will be announced sometime soon, we have a few songs coming out in this period and than the LP when we prepare the ground for it, which will be KICK FUKIN' ASS! Much love."

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Insomnium Announces North American Shows

Insomnium, which recently posted a music video online for "Regain the Fire," will join forces with Epica, Alestorm, System Divide and Destiny Potato to tour North America this fall. The currently announced dates are as follows:

10/23/12 Howard Theater – Washington, D.C.
10/25/12 Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
10/26/12 Irving Plaza – New York, NY
10/27/12 Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/29/12 Imperial – Quebec City, QC - CANADA
10/30/12 Metropolis – Montreal, QC - CANADA
10/31/12 Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
11/02/12 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
11/03/12 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
11/04/12 Mojoe’s – Joliet, IL
11/05/12 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
11/07/12 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
11/08/12 Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
11/10/12 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, B.C. – CANADA
11/11/12 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
11/12/12 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
11/14/12 Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/15/12 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
11/16/12 House of Blues – Hollywood, CA
11/17/12 Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
11/19/12 Trees – Dallas, TX
11/20/12 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
11/21/12 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
11/23/12 Headliners – Louisville, KY
11/24/12 Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

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Euroblast Festival Teaser Clip Posted

A teaser trailer has been posted online for Germany's upcoming Euroblast Festival, which takes place on October 21st and 22nd. The clip can be viewed below, and more details on the festival are available here.

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Just For Fun

Djent Is Going Pop?

Metalsucks.net has posted a brief article online titled "Djent is Now Pop," which features a track from the female-fronted band Destiny Potato (available in the player below). The article laments a perceived change in djent, the latest in a long line of new heavy metal sub-genres, towards pop-metal.

Destiny Potato - Demo Preview by David Maxim Micic

You can check out a segment from the article below. What are your thoughts on the djent sub-genre, and does this sort of sound represent a shift towards pop?

This was not supposed to happen. Djent was not supposed to be the next annoying pop-metal trend.

When what would later be termed “djent” started brewing in the message boards frequented by guitar / home-recording nerds in 2002-2003, the genre had so much promise. Players who were passionate about their craft creating songs en masse for everyone to hear; good musicianship; the Meshuggah-revival guitar chug sound that was, at the time, novel; ambient atmospherics; interesting song structures and orchestration. Sure, the elements that caused djent to catch on like wildfire later on — namely catchy guitar hooks — were there in the genre’s infancy… but not to the degree they’re being mined, exploited and endlessly imitated now.

This was not supposed to happen. It was nice knowing you while you were still fun, djent. I bid thee farewell.

Read the full article at Metal Sucks.

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