DESTINY POTATO signs to Century Media Records; posts new track, "Dark Side of You"
DESTINY POTATO signs
to Century Media Records; posts new track, "Dark Side of You"
Century Media is happy to
announce the signing of the Serbian-based band, DESTINY POTATO.
"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." -- DESTINY POTATO
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
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
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,"
When the organizers of the
annual Euroblast Festival reached out to Maxim about playing the 2011
edition of the fest, they originally wanted him to perform solo, but he
convinced them to add DESTINY POTATO instead. What he didn't tell them was
there was no actual band. When the organizers agreed to add them, Maxim and
Djelmas assembled one, featuring a popular Serbian singer Ana Maglica as a
second vocalist and drummer Milan Yeqy, and performed their first ever show
in front of a sold out crowd. In attendance were representatives of Century
Media Records, who spoke to the band and later signed them to a worldwide
"I guess not
much has changed with Alex and I over the years," says
Maxim. "We are
still best friends and I guess would still love to have a song on top of
the charts, maybe not the pop charts, though. Do they have a metal/pop
chart? If so, that would be our great. I want to hear that famous American
DJ say 'you've just heard DESTINY POTATO, now onto our long distance
The band is currently
wrapping up the recording of their debut album, to be released via Century
Media in early 2013, but have posted the following rough mix of the track,
"Dark Side of You" here: