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Dear friends and respected fans,

Finally, today we are announcing something to which we have been actively working for more than a year, and the idea has been present for quite some time.

In the previous 10 years, we played a lot of shows everywhere across Europe – or more precisely, we had 7 tours all the way through Macedonia, Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Greece, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Italy, France, Belgium, Spain…

We’ve met a lot of great people – new friends, fans and admirers of our work… and we couldn’t be more grateful for the experience we had throughout all these years. In one moment, we thought about stopping and moving on with all our other side projects that we are all working on – musical and other private projects… but last year, after 6 months of unofficial hiatus, we found out that we owe this to ourselves. We found out that this is the next and only level that this band must reach if we want to move on further. We found out that in this way, we will be heading towards new opportunities, and we will gain even more success from what we had so far. We realized that we came to where we are, without any plan, and we really didn’t have anyone to learn from – what it meant to be a band and in what direction we should grow. With the various experiences we had – visiting many places and getting to know the kindest people – we understood how great the world is and how many venues exist only for us, the artists.

So, we realized that we still have much to conquer. From there, we started working on a new story. A more global story. We decided to go further. We have calculated all the options and we consider that we’ve made the best decision, which would mean turning a new page and reaching out for new horizons… and in the end, the result was a complete “reconstruction” of what this band/story is…

So with the dearest heart, first and foremost, we would like to announce that today, we’re changing our name. NOVIOT POCHETOK becomes THE BEGINNINGS.

Secondly, today we would also like to share with you our newest album “I Am Dirt”, which we have been working on for over a year. The album contains some of our dearest songs, rewritten and re-recorded in English language.

“I Am Dirt” is our new beginning, a new and fresh start, while we are hardly working on our new material. The album is FREE for listening, downloading, sharing and you can do whatever you want with it. In fact, we will be glad if you share it with your friends and loved ones! This is also a gift to you for our 15-years anniversary, which we celebrated last August, 2017.

The album “I Am Dirt” from today is only available digitally and you can download it FREE from the following links:

It is also available from today on all music platforms – iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Google Music, Amazon Music, Tidal as well as Bandcamp and Youtube, so if you want to directly support us, you can also buy it:
iTunes + Apple music
Google music
Amazon Music

We plan to release the album physically on a 12″ vinyl next spring, 2019, so this is a public call to all interested worldwide labels – if they want to be a part of the release – be sure to contact us at sixtyninerecords [at] If there is enough interest, we will make 500 copies.

In addition to all this, we would like to let all promoters (worldwide) know that THE BEGINNINGS are available for bookings from December 2018 to December 2019 and you can contact us at our booking agent – iskratourbooking [at]

PS – And last but not least, don’t worry, Borjan is still part of the band <3. As always, thank you very much for your support. Without you, we would never be what we are. Much love, Yours truly, THE BEGINNINGS

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