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Short info

The Beginnings / Noviot Pochetok is one of the longest-running punk rock/melodic hardcore bands from North Macedonia, established in 2002, mostly known for their explosive live performances.

They were known as “Noviot Pochetok” (which translates to “The New Beginning”) until 2018, when the band officially changed the name to “The Beginnings”. 
As “Noviot Pochetok” they have released 4 albums, all in their native, Macedonian language, and played over 250 shows throughout 8 tours across Europe. As “The Beginnings” they’ve released one album in 2018, consisting the “best-of” songs, rewritten in English.

Since the local fans never actually got used to the new name, in 2021 the band decided to simply use both names – “The Beginnings / Noviot Pochetok”.

Short facts

Formed: 2002
Originally named: Morfium
First name change: 2005, name changed to “Noviot Pochetok”, meaning “The New Beginning” in Macedonian
Second name change: 2018, name changed to “The Beginnings”
Third name change: 2021, the band started using both names – “The Beginnings” and “Noviot Pochetok”. One for their domestic fans, the other for their fans across the world.

Releases (as THE BEGINNINGS):

• 2018 LP “I Am Dirt” (Sixtynine Records) [Digital]

Releases (as Noviot Pochetok):

• 2015 LP “Jas Sum Zemja” (Sixtynine Records) [Digital, 12″, CD]
• 2013 Single “Kauch Kral” (Sixtynine Records) [Digital]
• 2012 LP “Melancholic Machine” (Sixtynine Records) [Digital, CD]
• 2009 LP “Agnozija” (Enterprise Records) [Digital, CD]
• 2006 LP “Evolucijata Bi Trebalo Da Zapochne Sega…” (Sixtynine Records) [Digital, CD]

Tours (as Noviot Pochetok):

• 2018 Germany Spring Tour (Germany)
• 2016 Sorry For The Mess Tour (Serbia, Slovenia, Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Czech Republic, Slovakia)
• 2015 September/October Mini-Tour (Greece, Bulgaria)
• 2015 Filthy Summer Tour (Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, Slovakia)
• 2013 We Come From The Ass Of Europe Tour (Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Greece)
• 2012 Melancholic European Tour (Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany)
• 2012 Melancholic Balkan Tour (Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia)
• 2009 Dirty Old Exit Tour (Serbia, Croatia)

Big-scene appearances (as Noviot Pochetok):

• 2017 FFUD Fest (Slovakia)
• 2016 Skopje Street Festival (Macedonia)
• 2015 D Festival (Macedonia)
• 2012 Grr Fest (Croatia)
• 2010 Alarm (Macedonia)
• 2009 Dirty Old Festival (Croatia)
• 2009 EXIT (Serbia)

Current line-up:

• Fitz, vocals and guitar (since 2002)
• Fat Cacko, guitar and vocals (since 2005)
• Ile, drums (since 2015)
• Ace, bass (2007 – 2012; since 2018)
• Emil, guitar (since 2017)

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