David Maxim Micic & Project Bilo (SRB)
David debut EP, “BILO 1.0” was released in May 2011. Featuring some well known names in music from Serbia such as Vasil Hadzimanov, Sasa Lokner, Aleksandra Djelmash, Aleksandra Radosavljevic, Vladimir Lalic and a young guitar prodigy Jakub Zytecki from Poland. “BILO 1.0” was really well received from both professional musicians and fans of progressive music. David was soon approached by the organizers of the Euroblast Festival to perform music from his debut release. He’s mentioned in couple of interviews that he has offered Destiny Potato to the organizers instead. What he didn’t tell them was that he actually didn’t have the band at the time. He spent couple of months building the band from the scratch and writing songs with his friend Aleksandra Djelmash (vocalist in Destiny Potato) and have successfully opened the Euroblast Festival in 2011, followed by a contract from Century Media, one the world’s biggest record labels for Rock and Metal.
In 2012, following a pretty successful debut, David has released his second EP “BILO 2.0”. That same year, David played his debut live show at UK Tech Fest in United Kingdom featuring Mike Malyan (Monuments) on drums, Jakub Zytecki (Disperse), Adam Swan (Monuments). That same year David did arrangements, produced, mixed and mastered Nikola Cuturilo’s album “Tu i Sad” (“Here and Now”) played multiple instruments and have done arrangements in collaboration with Nikola Cuturilo for Vukasin Savic’s album “Crni Bas” (“Schwarzbarsche” in German or “Black Bass” in English), a well known and one of the most notable opera singers from Cologne, Germany.
His third release “BILO 3.0” was released in November 2013. It included some of the biggest names in progressive rock such as Jeff Loomis (Nevermore, solo) and Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry) and was #1 selling release on BandCamp for a full week, receiving international acclaim in the progressive and guitar scenes. When asked to share his thoughts on David’s music in an interview, Ola Englund (Feared) said “It’s amazing, and that’s just one guy from Serbia… just the production and all his songwriting, it’s all just perfect.” With the success of “BILO 3.0”, David was approached by a number of companies for endorsement deals. Some of the companies include Fractal Audio, Jim Dunlop Guitar Products, MXR Pedals, EMG Pickups, Wood Guerilla Guitars, Steinberg, Positive Grid, etc.