Goran Trajkoski

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Goran Trajkoski
Birth nameGoran Trajkoski
Born (1963-11-21) 21 November 1963 (age 54)
Veles, Republic of Macedonia
OriginStruga, Republic of Macedonia
GenresPunk, post-punk, dark wave, gothic rock, electronic, ethnic
Occupation(s)Vocalist, musician, songwriter
Years active1979–present
Associated actsAfektiven naboj
Padot na Vizantija

Goran Trajkoski (Macedonian: Горан Трајкоски) (born 21 November 1963) is an eminent Macedonian musician. He rose to international prominence as a frontman of the group Anastasija which was featured on the soundtrack album for the Academy Award nominated movie Before the Rain directed by Milčo Mančevski. He started his musical career as a member of the punk rock band Afektiven naboj from Struga. After moving to Skopje he joined the punk band Saraceni led by Vladimir Petrovski Karter. Later he was a vocalist of the influential 1980s group Padot na Vizantija. He played bass guitar in the Macedonian cult band Mizar from 1986 until 1987. After the reunion of Mizar in the 2000s, Goran Trajkovski became its new frontman. He is also involved in solo projects, for instance as an author of electronic music under the pseudonym Gotra (Готра) as well as a composer for film soundtracks and theatre music.


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