Dezerter + KMKZ
Dezerter, known in the 1980s as SS-20, made its debut in 1981 with a concert during the 10th Mokotowska Młodzieżowa Jesień Muzyczna. Despite controversial lyrics, contradictions of fate - interrupted concerts, martial law - the band kept climbing. Starting in 1982, the group officially adopted the name Dezerter, a while later they took over a professional recording studio for the first time, where they recorded their EPs. It was not until after the change of the political system in Poland that Dezerter was able to tour regularly, during which time they also released the album "Wszyscy przeciwko wszystkim." In the late 1990s, Tony left the band, causing the group to operate as a duo for several years. In 2004, after Jacek Chrzanowski joined, the album "Illegal Time Killer" was produced, as well as a concert film from the 10th Woodstock Festival.
In addition to their huge success in Poland, the band also appeared on the soundtracks of foreign films. In the 21st century, the group increased the number of concerts in the UK and the US, as well as in Germany, the Czech Republic and Finland.
KMKZ can still be described as a fresh band on the Polish music scene. The bassist is known to some from the band Agonya, the guitarist played in The Cuffs, and the drummer is a member of Orphanage Named Earth. The band is rounded out by the irreplaceable vocalist Agnieszka Karlowicz, whose powerful voice must be heard live. The group is promoting their latest album, "Straight," released on August 12, 2023. This is actually their third album, which features 14 songs with an aggressive sound. The discerning punk music lover will easily hear hints of the Polish music scene in the 90s.