|Origin||Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia|
|Genres||Hard rock, Heavy metal,|
|1977 -- 1986, 1998 -- 2001, 2010 -- present|
|Labels||Jugoton, Sarajevo Disk, PGP, ZKP, Diskoton, Nimfa Sound|
|Kodeksi, Indexi, Divlje Jagode, Bijelo Dugme|
Vatreni Poljubac (trans. "Fiery Kiss") is a Bosnian and Yugoslav hard rock / heavy metal band, formed in 1977 by composer, lyricist, vocalist and guitarist Mili? Vuka?inovi?. The band is widely considered to be regional pioneers of the heavy metal genre and one of the most important rock bands of Sarajevo and former Yugoslavia pop-rock scene. In almost 40 years since its founding, the band has released 9 studio albums, the latest being 2011 reunion release Kad svira rock 'n' roll, two singles and several compilation albums.
Vatreni Poljubac were formed in 1977 in Sarajevo by a former Kodeksi, Indexi and Bijelo Dugme member Mili? Vuka?inovi? (guitar and vocals). The other two members of the original line-up were former Divlje Jagode member ?ef?et Hod?a (bass) and Indexi member Perica Stojanovi? (drums). They released their first single in 1978 for Jugoton with songs "Doktor za rock and roll" and "Tvoje usne su bile moj najdra?i dar". First single album received immediate critical acclaim and popularized Vatreni Poljubac and their song "Doktor za rock n' roll" in former Yugoslavia. The first album named "Oh, ?to te volim joj" was recorded 1978 in London and Sarajevo for Sarajevo disk, and produced by Richard Whally. Album featured a number of songs inspired by the pioneering sound that was coming out of England at the time epitomized by acts like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.
Vatreni Poljubac original line-up recorded its last studio album "100% Rock and Roll" in 1986 with former Bijelo Dugme member Mladen Voji?i? Tifa, one of the most popular singers at the time in Yugoslavia. All songs written and composed by Mili? Vuka?inovi?. Album has achieved great reviews and became very popular throughout the country, after which Vuka?inovi? disbanded the band and devoted himself to his solo career as folk-rock singer.