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Background information
Origin Warsaw, Poland
Genres Progressive metal
Experimental metal
Years active 1994–1998
Labels Polygram
Metal Mind Productions
Associated acts Neuma
Website [1]
Members Bogdan Kondracki
Robert Sadowski
Wojciech Szymański
Maciej Miechowicz

Kobong was a Polish progressive metal band active in Warsaw in 1994-1998[1]


The band was formed in Warsaw in 1994. Having recorded two studio albums, a self-titled debut album in 1995 and "Chmury nie było" in 1997, one of their songs was placed on the Polish soundtrack for the movie "Trainspotting". Kobong also performed during the premiere of Trainspotting in Poland (Kraków, Legnica, Warszawa, Poznań, Sopot). After the breakdown of Kobong, the musicians took up other musical projects, playing in bands such as Nyia and Samo. Bogdan Kondracki, the band's vocalist, is currently recognized as a musical producer, producing albums for artists like Monika Brodka and Ania Dąbrowska. In 2001, three original Kobong members (without Sadowski) formed the band Neuma. On 26 January 2005, Robert Sadowski unexpectedly died from a heart attack.[2]

Musical style[edit]

Kobong's music was impulsive and original played with a highly experimental approach. The band was described as the precursor of "hard playing" in Poland, and stated that their music was influenced by bands such as Meshuggah. But, in fact, Kobong recorded their debut album before Meshuggah released their second album, that defined Meshuggah's style.


Band members[edit]

  • Bogdan Kondracki - vocals, bass
  • Robert Sadowski - guitar
  • Wojciech Szymański - drums
  • Maciej Miechowicz - guitar


  1. ^ http://www.darkplanet.pl/Kobong-1682.html
  2. ^ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kobong/246845882683?sk=info