The Trigger is a female fronted five-piece metal band from Belgrade, Serbia. Band is active on the regional music scene for the last decade releasing albums and performing live. Their music influences range from classic metal to gothic rock, played and produced in a modern mainstream metal way. Music critics described The Trigger’s sound as exciting and intelligent rock, molded in heavy metal.
The Trigger has grown as a band in post-civil war Serbia, in the Balkanized surrounding of ex-Yugoslav states. Their experience of growing up and living in a crumbling society and the will to rise above the circumstances engraved themselves into their music: energetic, melodic sound with very dark lyrical content. Challenged, but at the same time, motivated by unfriendly environment that hasn’t got much love for heavy sound, band has proved to be a hard working unit. They endured against all odds, and have been very active on the regional music scene throughout last decade.
Up to now, The Trigger has released three full length albums in Serbian and supported them with a large number of live shows. Their music videos were in regular rotation on regional TV channels, including MTV Adria. Critics have lauded The Trigger for the songwriting, but also for Milena Brankovic’s unique vocals. Dusan Svilokos’s guitar chops are universally recognized, and he got endorsements by Gary Kramer Guitars and Scala Guitars. The band has received a number of awards for their work: “Discovery of the Year” at the TV Metropolis music awards (Belgrade, 2008), regional music award “Indexi” in the best metal album category (Sarajevo, 2009), Radio 202 “Best Breakthrough Band”.
While having a loyal regional following, the band has felt the need to represent its music to a wider audience for the long time. That’s why, in the last few years, they have put the emphasis on recording songs for their first album in English. New music keeps dark lyrical themes and heavy guitar edge of their previous work, while letting band experiment with the music. The band keeps focus on catchy riffs and memorable melodies, in four-minute modern heavy rock pieces like “What Have We Become”, as well as in the nine-minute grooving behemoth “Abyss”.
The Trigger is currently inducing tinnitus live, while secretly plotting new sonic attacks on music fans all over the world.