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Armia
Armia
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Background information
Origin Poland
Genres Punk rock, hardcore punk, Christian punk, progressive punk
1984 (1984) - present
Labels Pronit, Wifon, SPV Poland, S.P. Records, Ars Mundi, Pomaton EMI, Metal Mind Productions, Isound Labels
Website www.armia.art.pl
Members Tomasz Budzy?ski
Jakub Bartoszewski
Daniel Karpi?ski
Pawe? Piotrowski
Rafa? Giec

Armia (English: Army) is Polish punk rock and hardcore punk music band founded in 1985 by Tomasz Budzy?ski, S?awomir Go?aszewski and Robert Brylewski. Armia is famous for its use of horn, which was unusual of punk rock bands in late 1980s and 1990s. With poetic (often inspired by philosophy and literature) lyrics, written by Budzy?ski, and evolving, creative music Armia has gained popularity and respect over the years, and its concerts now attract numerous fans of rock music.

Armia's lyrics and cover art has frequently alluded to philosophy, literature and religion. The cover of the LP Legenda (A Legend) features Don Quijote and some lyrics were inspired by gnosticism. The title of the LP Czas i Byt (Being and Time) comes from Martin Heidegger's work Being and Time. Other sources of inspiration include the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, The Bible, The Divine Comedy and Samuel Beckett (Triodante), Tove Jansson's The Moomins, films like Werner Herzog's Aguirre, the Wrath of God or Marek Piwowski's Rejs.[1]

Although the basis of Armia's sound has always been punk rock, the band's changing musicians have brought with them numerous other styles and material: hardcore, heavy metal, keyboard riffs, sampling, and complex, quasi-orchestral arrangements. Therefore, each of the band's albums sounds different from the rest.[2]

Band members

Tomasz Budzy?ski

Current

  • Tomasz "Tom Bombadil, Budzy" Budzy?ski - vocals, guitars (1984-present)
  • Jakub Bartoszewski - horn, keyboards (2002-present)
  • Rafa? "Frantz" Giec - guitars
  • Amadeusz "Amade" Ka?mierczak - drums (2013-present)
  • Dariusz Budkiewicz - bass (2014- present)

Former

  • S?awomir "Merlin" Go?aszewski - clarinet (1984-1987)
  • Tomasz "?wirek" ?mijewski - bass guitar (1984-1988)
  • Aleksander "Alik" Dziki - bass guitar (1985-1989)
  • Krzysztof "Banan" Banasik - horn (1987-2009)
  • Dariusz "Maleo" Malejonek - bass guitar (1990-1993)
  • Krzysztof "Dr Kmieta" Kmiecik - bass guitar (1998-2011)
  • Janusz "Grzmot" Ro?t - drums (1984-1986)
  • Piotr "Stopa" ?y?elewicz - drums (1985, 1989-1998, 2011)
  • Beata Polak - drums (1998-2002)
  • Tomasz "Gogo, Szulc" Ko?uchowski - drums (1986-1989)
  • Maciej "?lepy" G?uchowski - drums (2003-2006)
  • Tomasz "Krzy?yk" Krzy?aniak - drums (2006-2011)
  • Robert "Afa, Bryl, Robin Goldrocker" Brylewski - guitars (1984-1993)
  • Pawe? "Pablo" Piotrowski - bass guitar (1993-1998, 2011-2014)
  • Micha? Grymuza - guitars (1994-1995)
  • Darek "Popkorn" Popowicz - guitars (1995-2005)
  • Pawe? Klimczak - guitars (1999-2010)
  • Daniel "Karpiu" Karpi?ski - drums (2011-2012)

Discography

Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
POL
[3][4][5][6]
Armia
  • Released: June 13, 1988[7]
  • Label: Pronit
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
--
Legenda
  • Released: May 6, 1991[8]
  • Label: Wifon
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
--
Czas i byt
  • Released: November 13, 1993[8]
  • Label: SPV Poland
  • Formats: CD, CS
--
Triodante
  • Released: November 15, 1994
  • Label: S.P. Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
--
Duch
  • Released: November 24, 1997[9]
  • Label: Ars Mundi
  • Formats: CD, CS
--
Droga
  • Released: September 13, 1999[10]
  • Label: Ars Mundi
  • Formats: CD, CS
--
Poca?unek mongolskiego ksi?cia
  • Released: October 27, 2003[11]
  • Label: Pomaton EMI
  • Formats: CD, digital download[12]
21
Ultima Thule
  • Released: January 31, 2005[13]
  • Label: Metal Mind Productions
  • Formats: CD
5
Der Prozess
  • Released: January 28, 2009[14]
  • Label: Isound Labels
  • Formats: CD
15
Freak
  • Released: November 30, 2009[15]
  • Label: Isound Labels
  • Formats: CD
--
Podró? na Wschód
  • Released: November 27, 2012[16]
  • Label: Isound Labels
  • Formats: CD
--
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Live albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions
POL
[3]
Exodus
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Izabelin Studio
  • Formats: CD
--
Soul Side Story
  • Released: October 5, 2000
  • Label: Ars Mundi
  • Formats: CD
--
Przystanek Woodstock 2004
  • Released: June 11, 2007
  • Label: Z?oty Melon
  • Formats: CD
50
Armia 25-lecie Zespo?u
XVI Przystanek Woodstock 2010
  • Released: December 9, 2010
  • Label: Z?oty Melon
  • Formats: CD
--
Koncerty w Trójce vol. 02 - Armia
  • Released: April 8, 2013
  • Label: Polskie Radio
  • Formats: CD
--
"--" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Video albums

Title Video details
Koncert na XX-lecie
  • Released: January 16, 2006
  • Label: Metal Mind Productions
  • Formats: DVD
Przystanek Woodstock 2004
  • Released: June 11, 2007
  • Label: Z?oty Melon
  • Formats: DVD

References

  1. ^ "Armia's myspace profile". 2009-12-23. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "cgm.pl - Tomasz Budzy?ski - malarz, poeta, muzyk - cz 1 - a video interview". 2011-05-28. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b "Oficjalna lista sprzeda?y :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzeda?y :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzeda?y :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzeda?y :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". olis.onyx.pl. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Armia - Armia - Muzyka - WP.PL". muzyka.wp.pl. Retrieved .
  8. ^ a b "Czas i byt - Armia - Muzyka - WP.PL". muzyka.wp.pl. Retrieved .
  9. ^ "Duch - Armia - Muzyka - WP.PL". muzyka.wp.pl. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Droga - Armia - Muzyka - WP.PL". muzyka.wp.pl. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Armia - Poca?unek mongolskiego ksi?cia - Muzyka w Interia.pl". muzyka.interia.pl. Archived from the original on 2014-09-17. Retrieved .
  12. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Armia - Ultima Thule - Muzyka w Interia.pl". muzyka.interia.pl. Archived from the original on 2013-05-03. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Armia - Der Prozess - Muzyka w Interia.pl". muzyka.interia.pl. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Armia - Freak - Muzyka w Interia.pl". muzyka.interia.pl. Archived from the original on 2009-12-07. Retrieved .
  16. ^ "Armia - Podró? na Wschód - Muzyka w Interia.pl". muzyka.interia.pl. Archived from the original on 2013-04-03. Retrieved .

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