The Witcher: Video Game Series from Poland

The Witcher video game franchise was developed by CD Projekt Red, a studio based in Poland. The first two games, The Witcher (2007) and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (2011) met with some success, but it was only after the release of The Witcher 3 (2015) that CD Projekt Red started piling up awards […]

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Daab

Daab is a long-running Polish reggae band. Originally from Warsaw, the band formed in 1982 and still actively tours today, having reached something of a cult status in Poland. The band was originally named Daab—Muzyka serc (“music of the heart”). Daab’s original lineup consisted of Dariusz Gierszewski, Andrzej Zeńczewski, Artur Miłoszewski, and Piotr Strojnowski, who […]

Turbo

Turbo is one of Poland’s most important metal bands. The band was formed in Poznań in 1980 by Henryk Tomczak, formerly of the pioneering Polish hard rock bands Stress and Heam. Turbo’s album Satan’s Cavalry (Kawaleria Szatana, 1986) is considered something of a magnum opus of Polish heavy metal. Turbo’s intial lineup consisted of Tomczak […]

2Tm2,3

2Tm2,3 (also known as Tymoteusz) is a Polish Christian metal band. Their name refers to the Bible, verse 2 of Timothy 2:3 (“Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ”). The band is made up of members of various top Polish heavy metal and alternative rock bands, including Acid Drinkers, Flapjack, Armia, […]

Luxtorpeda

Luxtorpeda is a newly minted Polish rock band consisting of many veterans of Poland’s music scene. Hailing from Poznań, Luxtorpeda consists of Robert Drężek, Krzysztof Kmiecik, Tomasz Krzyżaniak, Przemysław Frencel, and Robert Friedrich (who was also the guitarist for Turbo, Kazik Na Żywo, Acid Drinkers, 2Tm2,3, and Arka Noego). The group has won a number of […]

Maciej Maleńczuk

Maciej Maleńczuk is a Polish singer and songwriter who has been active in a wide variety of bands in many different styles—rock, jazz, dance pop—since the 1980s. Maleńczuk grew up in Wojcieszów, Poland, where he attended a sports school and was apparently a far from stellar student. He spent more time listening to American rock […]

Lombard

Lombard is a Polish pop-rock band with a history of popularity. Over its history, the band has released 27 albums and 17 singles, altogether building a lasting history of productivity and popularity. The band’s current lineup includes Grzegorz Stróżniak (keyboards, vocals, lead), Marta Cugier (vocals), Daniel Patalas (guitar), Michał Kwapisz (bass guitar), and Mirosław Kamiński […]

Dżem

Dżem is a Polish band that plays at the border of rock and blues music. It’s considered one of the best-known and most important blues–rock bands, with a prolific history spanning more than thirty different albums. While the band currently has six members, only two of those members, brothers Adam (vocals and guitar) and Benedykt “Beno” (bass […]

Katyn / Katyń

Katyn (Katyń) is a Polish historical drama released on September 17, 2007, that depicts the Katyn Massacre of 1940. The story views the events of the massacre through the eyes of the mothers, wives, and daughters of those executed by the NKVD. At the time of the story, it was unclear to the general population of Poland […]

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