Band page created in 2006.
There are multiple artists with the name Father.
1) The band was born in the city of Rijeka in March, 2000. The members are: Mihael Prosen (singer), Davor Tomic - Pinky (guitar), Marko Juric (drums), Fraņo Jardas (bass guitar) and Dario Pazanin - Borut (guitar). With their prior work, the members of Father influenced the music making process in various Croatian bands.
Laddio Bolocko from New York had a great influence on the forming of Father. Having experienced the music expression and the concert performance of the aforementioned band, the members of Easyman decided it was time to take a new direction, and to create fresh material which won't urge the listeners to automatically force it into any of the moulds of world music. As for other musical role models, there are a few bands that left a deep mark in the creativity of each member of Father (Faith No More, Tool, Deftones, Pantera, Alice In Chains, Machine Head...), but it is just by moving away from the norms and boundaries that were set by each of these bands, that Father wants to pop up from the sea of copycats and various attempts of imitating popular bands, and to show music they produce in a more original and distinctive way. Today, after years and years of 'entombment' in a shelter where they practice, the five members of this band are proud owners of a great debut record "Inspirita", hoping they won't be 'passed over in silence' because of its (as it is often regarded in Croatia) 'too vehement' expression.
Along with over 100 shows all over Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Hercegovina (Zagreb, Rijeka, Split, Dubrovnik, Pula, Ljubljana, Mostar, Sarajevo...), Father's big success is winning the qualifications for ROCK OTOCEC 2003 where they competed with 182 bands. This festival is known to have been the place where big bands such as Henry Rollins, NoMeansNo, Asian Dub Foundation, Dog Eat Dog and H-Blockx performed. That year Father played on the main stage just before the mighty Apocalyptica. Later on Father also had a privillage to open s special Croatian concert from metal legends Anthrax, and the band almost won the world wide competition in which the award was a place on the USA Lollapalooza Festival. The band ended at 16th place in a race with over 600 bands from all over the world. This past summer the boys played the huge MTV festival in Zagreb, opening for the likes of The Hives and other huge international bands.
In Croatia they thrived with the performance in the final of the musical competition 'INKUBATOR', a project organized by the record company 'Aquarius records', exclusive representative for 'Universal' in Croatia. The award was album recording and publishing. With this show in club Aquarius in Zagreb (one of the most popular clubs in Croatia), they were included in the gang of twelve best Croatian demo bands.
In the spring of 2005. the band signed a record deal with Dallas Records ( EMI / Virgin /V2 / Mute exclusive licence partner in Croatia) and Mars Music Publishing in Croatia, with big hopes from all sides that this product has got a bright future outside of their home country. Critics are already raving about debut album "Inspirita", and first single and video for the track "Machina" were on heavy rotation on national radio and TV charts. MTV Adria played the video constantly and the band was featured on the channels edition of Headbangers Ball show! The brand new video for "Cynosure" is about to start airing on all music channels in the region. International press so far includes features in British Metal Hammer, on the mighty Blabbermouth web site, and some great reviews in European metal magazines.
The biggest show in Father career has happened past November in their home town of Rijeka, where around 1.100 fans showed up at club Tocka to enjoy the gig and celebrate the release of the debut record "Inspirita". They also sold out the legendary Zagreb club Kset when 350 people packed the club ! The tour of ex Yugoslavian territory is going strong, with Bosnian, Slovenian and Croatian dates rollin out week after week. Possible European festivals are planned for this summer.
The author of the visual identity behind the Father web site and the CD is Mirko Zorz, the biggest Father fan in the world. Until today they had more than 150000 hits on their web site.
3) A depressive black metal band from Allentown, Pennsylvania called Father. Their influences include Lyrinx, Austere, Envy, and Burzum.
3) A goregrind band from Indonesia.
4) An ambo musician from San Francisco with a cassette out on Root Strata.
Live @ Fenton on Friday, 20th October 2006