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Eye for an Eye is a Polish
Poland
Poland , officially the Republic of Poland , is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north...

 hardcore
Hardcore punk
Hardcore punk is an underground music genre that originated in the late 1970s, following the mainstream success of punk rock. Hardcore is generally faster, thicker, and heavier than earlier punk rock. The origin of the term "hardcore punk" is uncertain. The Vancouver-based band D.O.A...

 punk rock
Punk rock
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 band founded in 1997 in Bielsko-Biała
Bielsko-Biała
-Economy and Industry:Nowadays Bielsko-Biała is one of the best-developed parts of Poland. It was ranked 2nd best city for business in that country by Forbes. About 5% of people are unemployed . Bielsko-Biała is famous for its textile, machine-building, and especially automotive industry...

. EFAE, as it is also known, plays an old school style of punk, more along the veins of The Exploited
The Exploited
The Exploited are a Scottish punk band from the second wave of UK punk, formed in 1979. Originally a street punk band, they transformed into a faster hardcore punk band with a heavy political influence. From about 1987 on they changed into a crossover thrash band...

 or even, some say, Agnostic Front
Agnostic Front
Agnostic Front is an American hardcore band. The band began playing hardcore similar to their contemporaries, and were thrust to the forefront of the burgeoning New York hardcore scene in the mid-1980s with their widely regarded 1984 classic Victim in Pain before evolving to incorporate thrash...

. The punk stylings of EFAE has been compared to fellow countrymen Post Regiment, perhaps mostly due to the common factor of a female vocalist. However, EFAE's Anna Koziel's vocal style is remarkably different from the nowadays disbanded Post Regiment's Dominika "Nika" Domczyk's style. EFAE has been touring relatively extensively in a musical climate that is not at the moment very receptive for retro trends.

Members

  • Anka - vocals
    Singing
    Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of both tonality and rhythm. One who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music known as songs that can be sung either with or without accompaniment by musical instruments...

    , lyrics
  • Tomek - guitar
    Guitar
    The guitar is a plucked string instrument, usually played with fingers or a pick. The guitar consists of a body with a rigid neck to which the strings, generally six in number, are attached. Guitars are traditionally constructed of various woods and strung with animal gut or, more recently, with...

    , vocals
    Singing
    Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of both tonality and rhythm. One who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music known as songs that can be sung either with or without accompaniment by musical instruments...

  • Bartek - guitar
    Guitar
    The guitar is a plucked string instrument, usually played with fingers or a pick. The guitar consists of a body with a rigid neck to which the strings, generally six in number, are attached. Guitars are traditionally constructed of various woods and strung with animal gut or, more recently, with...

    , vocals
    Singing
    Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of both tonality and rhythm. One who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music known as songs that can be sung either with or without accompaniment by musical instruments...

  • Damian - bass guitar
    Bass guitar
    The bass guitar is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb , or by using a pick....

    , vocals
    Singing
    Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of both tonality and rhythm. One who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music known as songs that can be sung either with or without accompaniment by musical instruments...

  • Rafał - drums
    Drum kit
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The singer, Anna Koziel, is at times mixed up with Polish jazz vocalist living in the Netherlands Anka Koziel for several reasons; both are female front singers, but mainly due to Anna's nickname; Anka.

Discography

  • Fabryka Drwin
    Fabryka Drwin
    First album of Polish hardcore punk rock band Eye for an Eye-Track listing:#"Labirynt"#"Konstrukcja prawa"#"Uciekać"#"Niech opowiedzą"#"Wspomnienia"#"Wiemy"#"Na pewno"#"Betonowy świat"#"S.I.K."#"Outro"-Personnel:*Anka - Vocals*Tomek - Guitar, Vocals...

    (2000)
  • Dystans
    Dystans
    Second album of Polish hardcore punk rock band Eye for an Eye-Track listing:#"Otwórz drzwi" – 1:13#"Warriors" – 2:08#"Krzyczymy" – 1:39#"Klatka" – 2:06#"Konflikt" – 1:53#"W tłumie" – 1:53#"Śmiech" – 1:37#"Dżuma" – 1:43#"Why not?" – 2:15#"Dojrzałość" – 1:16...

    (2004)
  • To co nas łączy (Split CD with The Hunkies
    The Hunkies
    The Hunkies are a Polish hardcore band founded in 2003. Some of the members are also playing in The Analogs band.- Members :*Paweł Czekała - bass guitar*Paweł Boguszewski - drums*Piotr Skotnicki - guitar...

    2005)
  • GRA (2007)
  • CISZA (2008)

History


Eye For An Eye Was founded in 1997 in Bielsko-Biała
Bielsko-Biała
-Economy and Industry:Nowadays Bielsko-Biała is one of the best-developed parts of Poland. It was ranked 2nd best city for business in that country by Forbes. About 5% of people are unemployed . Bielsko-Biała is famous for its textile, machine-building, and especially automotive industry...

, a city in southern Poland. They are not to be confused with the Boston band of the same name, who predated them by roughly ten years.

The band released their first album, Fabryka Drwin, in 2000. Between 2000 and 2004 the band played over 100 concerts in Europe
Europe
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, mainly in Poland
Poland
Poland , officially the Republic of Poland , is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north...

, Italy
Italy
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, Austria
Austria
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, the Czech Republic
Czech Republic
The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe. The country is bordered by Poland to the northeast, Slovakia to the east, Austria to the south, and Germany to the west and northwest....

 and Slovakia
Slovakia
The Slovak Republic is a landlocked state in Central Europe. It has a population of over five million and an area of about . Slovakia is bordered by the Czech Republic and Austria to the west, Poland to the north, Ukraine to the east and Hungary to the south...

. In 2004 Eye For An Eye released their second album, Dystans. In 2005 the band released a split CD with The Hunkies
The Hunkies
The Hunkies are a Polish hardcore band founded in 2003. Some of the members are also playing in The Analogs band.- Members :*Paweł Czekała - bass guitar*Paweł Boguszewski - drums*Piotr Skotnicki - guitar...

.

In 2007 the band released the full length album GRA. In addition, in December 2007 the band released the album as a colored vinyl release.

The latest release is the album Cisza, released in 2008. No upcoming releases have been scheduled so far.