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Ahat during the tour in 2007
Background information
Origin Bulgaria
Genres Hard rock, Heavy metal
Years active 1986 - present
Labels Balkanton
Harbour Island Records
Website http://www.axat.net/
Members Zvezdomir Keremedchiev
Antoan Hadad
Denis Rizov
Antoni Georgiev
Yuri Kocev
Past members Bojidar Glavev
Ivailo Petrov

Ahat (also known as AXAT, Bulgarian: Ахат, [ɑˈhɑt], agate) is a rock band from Bulgaria. Their most popular song is "The black sheep".


The group was created in 1986 in Sofia by talented students from the National Academy of Music and the University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy. The group first live performance was on December 22, 1986.[1]

In 1989 Ahat released their first album Pohodut (Походът, The March. All songs from the album are absolute hits. The most famous are: "The Black Sheep", "Land Of Blindmen", "The Tree", "Fiery Souls", "The March". They also received their first music award and had a very successful tour with Shturcite. The following year, they appeared on the compilation "21st Youth Pop Song Contest" with the song "Deviz" (Девиз, Motto).

In 1994 the band released their second album Izpod ruinite (Изпод руините, Underneath the Ruins). The album is a compilation of the band's hits, a couple of songs recorded for compilations and 5 English-language songs recorded in 1991. Notable songs from this album are "Monologue" and the English version of "The Tree". After a period of inactivity, the band had a very notable return being the opening band for the first Deep Purple concert in Bulgaria in 1998. The next year, the band released their first live album Sedem godini sled (Седем години след, 7 Years Later).

On May 19, 2004 the band released their third album, Made in USA. According to the publishers the album is the biggest investment made by Bulgarian musical producer.[2]

Golden Rock Tour 2004 is the band's second live album recorded during their impressive national tour in 2004 and released in 2007. In 2009, they released a single called "Tam" (Там, There).


Current members[edit]

  • Zvezdomir Keremedchiev – vocals
  • Antoan Hadad – guitars
  • Denis Rizov – bass guitars
  • Antoni Georgiev – keyboards
  • Yuri Kocev – drums

Former members[edit]

  • Bojidar Glavev – guitar
  • Ivailo Petrov – bass guitar



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