They kept on playing and putting out records even during the war in Bosnia. In 2004 he made his first solo album ...od trnja i žaoka (...by thorns and stings), a kind of soundtrack for his novel Na Krvi Ćuprija (Bridge over Blood), which talks about Bosnia during and right after the war. The CD and novel were both issued by the legendary underground pioneer Zdenko Franjić. Thanks to Damir Avdić’s intense performances, word quickly spread about this unusual (anti-)singer-songwriter. Diplomatz alias Damir Avdić is everything in one: singer, poet, guitarist, band, actor, writer, thinker. Everything he does, he does from the heart.
He comes from the tough underground scene of Tuzla, where he has collaborated with bands like rock'n'rollers No Rules, dub/reggae outfit Defence, and hip-hop rhyme fighter Frenkie. He is currently signed to the Moonlee Records. His second album Mrtvi su mrtvi! (The Dead Are Dead!), recorded for Moonlee Records, appeared in March 2008. The new album is more direct than its predecessor and just as raw as his live performances. "You can't break the system from outside, by explosion.
You have to do it from within, by implosion – and that can bring you down, too," says hardcore Diplomatz, ending his challenge with a question: "Are you ready?" Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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