ALITOR is a progressive thrash metal band from Indjija, Serbia, founded on July 11th, 2011 by Marko (bass guitar/vocals) and Stefan (drums), along with Aleksandar (guitars) and Jovan (guitars). Their intention was simple: To play old school bay area thrash metal (in honor of Forbidden, Exodus, Vio-lence, Heathen, Testament, Death). Their first gig, marking their official start as a band, was a local battle of the bands, where they took second place after only one month of practicing.
In December 2012 ALITOR released their first demo, an EP entitled “Embittered”. This demo was recorded in Citadela Sound Production studio in Belgrade during September/October 2012. It was produced by Luka Tower Matković from Quasarborn (Bombarder, Gavranovi, ex-Space Eater). “Embittered” garnered great reviews from around the world, ultimately encouraging the band to start work on their debut full length. Once again the band entered the Citadela Sound Production in October 2013 to start recording their debut album entitled “Eternal Depression” which was released on August 28th, 2014 by German label Witches Brew.
Alitor supported the release of “Eternal Depression” with dozens of shows across Serbia and Europe. Alongside Space Eater, in November of 2014 ALITOR went on the European Tour (12 shows in 7 countries). In 2015 ALITOR played several big events in Serbia, such as Exit Festival in Novi Sad and Festival Srpskog Podzemlja in Belgrade, which led the band to continue their tour across the Balkans and Serbia. In the spring of 2016, ALITOR had an opening slot for Obscura’s and Death DTA’s concert in Belgrade. This show was one of the „breakthrough “ moments on the Serbian scene for this young group of people.
In the summer of the same year, ALITOR recorded a single track entitled „Patterns of Redemption“. Once again, the band cooperated with Luka Tower Matković in his Citadela Sound Production studio. The band recorded the video for this single and released it in the May of 2017. „Patterns of Redemption“ video is directed by one of the most promising Serbian filmmakers – Nemanja Ćeranić (“Lihvar“).
ALITOR played on Arsenal Fest in Kragujevac in 2017, at the same festival day alongside legendary Anthrax.
After parting ways with longtime guitarist and songwriter Aleksandar Stevanović, ALITOR announced in the January of 2018 a new guitarist Igor Marinić (ex Prototype Unleashed). Band performed in the new lineup for the first time on March 17h 2018 at the Festival Srpskog Podzemlja IV in Novi Sad, Serbia. This lineup had a chance to perform on the Arsenal Fest, once again, but this time, on the same festival day as legendary Testament.
Alitor entered Citadela Sound Production studio at the beginning of 2019 for the recording of the band’s second album entitled “II”. At the end of 2019, the band departed ways with Igor Marinić, shortly after the release of the single “Consecration”. After that, Alitor reunited with Aleksandar Stevanović once again.
Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the band was forced to reschedule the release of the album “II”. It was finally released on November 24th 2020, through Doc Gator Records (vinyl), Ragnarok Records (CD), and Take It Or Leave It Records (Digital release). Because of the pandemic, Alitor started promoting “II” in the summer of 2021. As a part of their summer tour, Alitor performed on Exit Festival, same day as Sabaton.
In 2021, the band recorded and released “Spoznaja”, another three-song EP which was the first release in the Serbian language. Spoznaja was released on October 28th through Pottmortem Records (CD) and Take It Or Leave It (Digital) as a celebration of the band’s 10th anniversary.
After the 8 months hiatus, because of the health problems one of the members faced, Alitor played on the main stage of Exit Festival. The biggest and awarded Serbian Festival in Novi Sad.
In November 2022 Alitor started European tour in Belgrade, which lasted until the end of December. Alitor was on tour with Quasarborn, and they played 10 shows in Serbia, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Germany.