Биография за „Бендида“

Bendida ( БЕНДИДА) is a symphonic fantasy metal band.
The band was founded by Vinnie Atanasov in 2008.
BENDIDA’ s capture the audience attention by regular concerts on local scene and in the result popularity of the band keeps growing.
The lyrics themes of the band are based on mythology, fantasy and fiction
First single of the band was released at the beginning of 2012. It was called “The Farthest Shore” and includes the songs “All Life Long” and self-titled “The Farthest Shore”.
In 2014 the band released their second single “Prince of Ice” together with official video clip.
The Video was promoted in a special gig with guest bands from Bulgaria (Aegonia) and Greece (Endsight)
At the end of 2014 BENDIDA released their second official video for the song “The Witch and the Devil”

The band currently consists of

Kremena Nikolova – vocals
Vinnie Atanasov – guitars, vocals
Joana Petrova – keyboards
Lyuben Dimitrov – Drums
Viara Grancharova – Viola da Gamba
Emil Boianov – Bass

Band informations

Kremena Nikolova
Date Of Birth:
December 09th


“National Academy of Arts”, Sofia – “Metal design”
“Sofia University- Sv. Kliment Ohridski”, masters degree -“Semiotics of art”

Musical Background:
I used to visit classical piano lessons for six years, later I was singing in the academic choir ” Sveta Paraskeva” for three years. During the last two years I was a vocalist of three rock & metal bands.

Favourite Bands:
Hypocrisy, Dismember, Death, Anathema, Amorphis, Lacuna Coil, Dream Theater, Skunk Anansie, Clawfinger, The Cranberries, Sepultura, Paradise Lost ….

Favourite Musicians:
Joe Satrianni

Steve Vai

Favourite Movies:
Big Fish, Angel-A, Labyrinth, Hogfather and many more.

Vinnie Atanasov
Date Of Birth:
September 20th

guitars, electric violin, vocals and grunts

master degree mathematics, bachelor Informatics, MCTS

Musical Background:
I started playing the guitar at the age of 10 in different local Bulgarian Bands

Favourite Bands:
Celtic Frost, Therion, Slayer, Dimmu Borgir, Nightwish, Morbid


Favourite Musicians:
Yngwie Malmsteen

Vinnie Moore

Paul Gilbert

Niccolo Paganini

Richard Wagner

Mike Patton

Favourite Albums:
Celtic Frost“To Mega Therion”



Blind Guardian“Tales from the Twilight World”

Morbid Angel“Blessed are the Sick”

Slayer“Hell Awaits”

Dimmu Borgir“Death Cult Armageddon”

Favourite Movies:
The Dark Knight, Dracula (F.F.Coppola), Van Helsing, Underworld, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Snatch, Kill Bill, Mulholland Dr., The Green Mile, Pulp Fiction, Up (2009), Children of Men, V for Vendetta

Ibanez RG – 7321 (7-string)

Jackson JS1 Dinky

Gibson Les Paul

Randall RG 75 G3 Plus

Multiwave Distortion Soundblox

Boss Me 20


Ernie Ball


Vinnie endorses:

Lyuben Dimitrov
Date Of Birth:
April 14th


Pedagogics of deviant behavior (university degree)

Musical Background:
I started playing drums at the age of 15

Favourite Bands:
Rainbow, Kansas, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Tad Morose, Pink Floyd

Favourite Musicians:
Cosy Powell

Simon Phillips

Ritchie Blackmore

Steve Vai

Jon Lord

Ronnie James Dio

David Gilmour

Drums: Mapex Pro M

Tama Iron Cobra Power Glide Doble Pedal

Cimbals: Paiste 2002: 14″ Hi-Hat Sound Edge, 20″ Ride, 20″ Medium Crash, 20″ Crash Ride,Crash China Tipe 18″,
Vintage Zildjian K Istanbul old series: 11″ Hi-Hat, 22″ Crash, 13″ Crash

Sticks: Hand made

Vyara Grancharova (Вяра Грънчарова)
Date Of Birth:
March 27th

viola da gamba

I got my musical education in the musical school – “Lyubomir Pipkov” and later graduated in the Music Academy –“Pancho Vladigerov” – “Contrabass” department. Got my specialization by Klaus Stoll in Germany

Musical Background:
I come from a musical family with a grandmother violin player and uncle contrabassist. Since I was only three years old I was very keen on playing ballet and very soon stared to sing in a choir “ Bodra Smqna” leaded by conductor Liliana Bocheva/ Baden-Baden.
I was playing with:
– Chamber Orchestra of the Music School Sofia;
– Chamber Orchestra of the National Music Academy / Sofia;
– Chamber Orchestra of Gabrovo city;
– The Symphonic Orchestra of the Bulgarian National Radio;
– The Mandolin Orchestra Sofia;
– Ethno jazz formation – “Om art Formation”;
– Ensemble of folclore music and dance – “Gotse Delchev”;
– Ensemble for classical ancient music – “Music Antique” Sofia
– Duo “ Bass Dance”

Favourite Bands:
Les Ambassadeurs, Hespèrion XXI, Kamelot

Favourite Musicians:
Johann Sebastian Bach

Georg Friedrich Händel

Arcangelo Corelli

Antonio Vivaldi

Céline Dion

Mstislav Rostropovich

Giuseppe Verdi

Gioachino Rossini

Giacomo Puccini

Herbert von Karajan

Johann Strauß

Favourite Albums:
Bach “St Matthew’s Passion”

Hector Berlioz “Symphonie fantastique”

Felix Mendelssohn “Concerto for Violin”

PGiovanni Bottesini “all works for contra bass”

Serge Koussevitzky “all works for contra bass”

Johannes Brahms “all symphonies and concertos”

Franz Schubert “The Trout”

Henry Purcell “all”

Mozart “Don Giovanni – opera”

Giuseppe Verdi “all”

Lorena McKennitt “all”

Renaissance and Baroque

Favourite Movies:
Some Like It Hot (1959),Charles Chaplin (All), The Master and Margarita, The Silence of the Lambs (1991) , Anthony Hopkins (most movies),
Sophie’s Choice, Out of Africa, The Bridges Of Madison County, Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), “Vokzal dlya dvoikh (1983)

Emil Boyanov (Емил Боянов)

Date Of Birth:
May 1th


high school special

Musical Background: I started playing bass guitar at the age of 17 ! I have joined Bendida in 2016. Also i am playing in thrash metal band Ares (Bulgaria)
Favourite Musicians / Bands: Iron Maiden, Cliff Burton, Steve Haris
Gear: Ibanez soundgear 5 strings;
BC rich widow bass 4 string

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