Trooper (Romanian band)

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Trooper
Origin Târgovişte, Romania
Genres Heavy metal
Years active 1995–present
Labels HMM
Website trooper.ro
Members Alin "Coiotu'" Dincă
Aurelian "Balaurul" Dincă
Cristian Oftez
Laurenţiu Popa
Ionut Covalciuc
Ionut Radulescu

Trooper is a Romanian heavy metal music band. It was formed on 25 October 1995, by brothers Alin and Aurelian Dincă and Ionuţ Rădulescu being influenced by bands like Iron Maiden or Judas Priest The band used to be called Megarock, then White Wolf. Once with the arrival of Ionuţ "Negative" Fleancu the band was renamed to Trooper. Poll conducted by the specialized Heavy Metal Magazine in 2001 placed Trooper first in the category Best young band.[1] The group appeared on MTV, MCM, Atomic, TVR1, TVR2, B1 TV, Antena 1, Romania International, Prima TV, Pro TV.[1] Throughout their career, Trooper have shared their stage with bands such as Iron Maiden, Manowar, Sepultura, Kreator and Evergrey.

Discography[edit]

  • 2001 - Trooper (demo)
  • 2002 - Trooper I (full-length)
  • 2004 - EP (EP)
  • 2005 - Desant (full-length)
  • 2006 - Gloria (tribute to Iris)
  • 2006 - Electric (full-length)
  • 2007 - 12 Ani - Amintiri (boxset)
  • 2008 - Rock'N'Roll Pozitiv (full-length)
  • 2009 - Vlad Ţepeş - Poemele Valahiei (full-length)
  • 2010 - 15 (live album)
  • 2011 - Voodoo (full-length)
  • 2013 - Atmosfera (full-length)
  • 2016 - În ziua a opta (full-length)
  • 2018 - Stefan cel Mare - Poemele Moldovei (full length)

Current line-up[edit]

  • Alin "Coiot" Dincă - Lead vocals (1995–present)
  • Aurelian "Balaur" Dincă - Lead/rhythm guitar, backing vocals (1995–present)
  • Cristian Oftez - Lead/rhythm guitar (2014-present)
  • Laurenţiu Popa - Lead/rhythm guitar (2001–present)
  • Ionuţ "Oscar" Rădulescu - Bass guitar, backing vocals (1995–present)
  • Ionuţ "John" Covalciuc - Drums (1999–present)

Past members[edit]

  • Radu "Schija" Pites - Lead/rhythm guitar
  • Ionuţ "Negative" Fleancu - Drums

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Trooper în emisiunea Rock & Metal pe Party TV" (in Romanian). Let'sRock.ro. Retrieved 4 July 2010. 

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