Dead Ideas

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Dead Ideas
Background information
Also known as D.I.
Origin Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia
Genres Hardcore punk, crossover thrash
Years active 1990
1991 – 1996
Labels Start Today Records, Silver Cross Records, B92, No Time To Be Wasted Records, Resume Tapes, Nuclearsunpunk, Humanita Nova
Associated acts Bloodbath, Crni Zub i Nova Moćna Organizacija, Del Arno Band, Eyesburn, Osmi Putnik Dva, Sunshine, Xanax
Past members Aleksandar Keserović
Darko Marković
Igor Škoro
Jelena Komnenić
Mirko Radošević
Nemanja Kojić
Ninoslav Filipović

Dead Ideas were a Serbian hardcore punk/crossover thrash band from Belgrade.


The band was formed in 1990 by bassist and vocalist Darko Marković, however, after their first live appearance, the band disbanded. The following year, on January, with the female vocalist Jelena Komnenić and guitarist Nemanja Kojić, Marković reformed the band, soon being joined by the drummer Igor Škoro. On April of the same year, the band recorded four songs at the Belgrade Focus studio, released on their debut 7" extended play Welcome To The Abyss by the indie record label Start Today Records.

During May 1992, the band recorded eight new songs at the M studio in Novi Sad,[1] but the recordings were not released due to the band not being able to find a record label. The material was eventually self-released by the band as Dead Ideas Promo Tape, on compact cassette.[2] One of the songs from the recorded material appeared on the various artists compilation Tito Nikada Više!,[3] and two appeared as bonus tracks on their debut album Where To?, again self-released by the band in 1993.

On January 1994, the band recorded the song "Wrong" in the Radio B92 studio after having a successful performance at the Palilula Culture Olympics, released on the various artists compilation Radio Utopia (B92: 1989-1994).[4] The song appeared on the reissue of the debut album Where To? by Silver Cross Records in 1994. With the exception of the track, and two tracks from the promo tape, the band recorded the material at the DA studio in Banovci, produced by the Svarog member Zoran Đuroski.[1]

During 1994, the band performed at a festival held in the Italian town Rovigo, organized to raise funds for restoring the Sarajevo city library. The band also toured Slovenia and Greece.[5] Dead Ideas recordings also appeared on several international various artists compilations, including the Croatian No Border compilation and Sretna mladost, the Greek Independent Vibrations and the Dutch Women against the war.[6]

The band also participated the recording of the movie Geto (Ghetto), starring the Električni Orgazam drummer Goran Čavajda "Čavke", about the Belgrade underground rock scene, which was premiered in 1995. During the Winter of the same year,[6] the band released the Rejection EP, available on both 12" LP and compact cassette, featuring four tracks, released by Silver Cross Records. In the meantime, the band got a new guitar player, Ninoslav Filipović "Nino", as Kojić left the band, forming Eyesburn. Soon after, the band disbanded.


Studio albums[edit]

  • Where To? (1993)

Extended plays[edit]

  • Welcome To The Abyss (1991)
  • Rejection (1995)

Other appearances[edit]

  • Tito nikada više ! (1992)
  • It's Up To You... (1994)
  • No Border compilation (1994),
  • Independent Vibrations (1994)
  • Radio Utopia (B92: 1989-1994) (1994)
  • Sretna mladost (1994)
  • Mi za mir (1995)
  • It's All So Quiet On The Eastern Front (1996)
  • Nećemo i nedamo (1997)


  • Geto (1995)


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