About me

Learn more about the music I make, and the whole story so far. There are many chapters that are covered and many more to come!

Biography

Stefan Petanovski is a guitarist, artist, composer, and producer based in Skopje, Macedonia. His style as an artist can be explained as a mixture of different genres while still maintaining the modern progressive rock and metal sound. Stefan was introduced to the guitar at the age of 7. Influenced by progressive rock music and virtuosic guitar players, he adhered to a strict dedicated practice routine based on the exercises of the top players, which later became the foundation of his playing style and technique, resulting in him playing gigs all over the country at the age of 12.

In 2019, Stefan released his first solo album, “Architect of Reality” and that marked the beginning of his solo career. His second solo album, called “Eros” was released in 2021. The second album includes guests such as Eric Gillette (The Neal Morse Band, Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress) and John Waugh (The 1975, Plini). In 2022, Stefan released the documentary “The Making of Eros” that captures the creation process of his second solo album “Eros”, the premiere of the documentary took place at Kino Frosina MKC.

The Light Photo Session

Stefan is also part of the band Station: Innermost, with whom they released the EP “Exposure” in 2019 and had Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) on keyboards. In 2020, Station: Innermost released two singles, “The Light” and “Four and a Half Minutes Away” followed by “My Only One”, released in 2021. The band has performed multiple promotional gigs and concerts in the country and in the region. In 2022, they performed as an opening band for Deep Purple in Skopje.

Over the years, he’s been a part of many projects and bands, including Spectrum (with whom they’ve released the album “Hiraeth”), Damir Puh’s solo project and Chromatic Point, with whom he co-wrote and performed on two songs on the album “За Металцките Работи”.  Stefan is constantly present in the media, with frequent appearances on TV and radio shows, as well as online magazines and portals.

Aside from the artistic side, he’s also been a guitar teacher at “Music School Enterprise” since 2018. Stefan is active in the world of mixing and production. He produced and mixed his two solo albums as well as projects for different artists, TV shows and commercials.

He collaborated with JST (Joey Sturgis Tones) and recorded, composed, produced, mixed, and mastered two songs, demonstrating part of their plugin collection. He co-wrote, produced, mixed, and mastered the song “Haya” by Ana Petanovska, which charted in the Top-10 hits on multiple radio stations across the country.

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Over the years, he’s been a part of many projects and bands including Spectrum (with whom they’ve released the album “Hiraeth”), Damir Puh’s solo project band and most recently he’s been a part of Chromatic Point’s album called “За Металцките Работи”.

Despite all these projects, his main band remains Station: Innermost with whom they’ve released the EP “Exposure” in 2019 where they had Derek Sherininan (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) as a guest as well as the follow up singles “The Light” and “Four and a Half Minutes Away”. Yet they continue to work on new material that will be released in the future.

In 2019, Stefan released his first solo album “Architect of Reality” and that marked the beginning of his solo career. His second album as a solo artist called “Eros” was released on the 10th of March, 2021.

He collaborated with JST (Joey Sturgis Tones) and recorded, composed, produced, mixed, and mastered two songs, demonstrating part of their plugin collection. He co-wrote, produced, mixed, and mastered the song “Haya” by Ana Petanovska, which charted in the Top-10 hits on multiple radio stations across the country.

Station: innermost

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Station: Innermost is a progressive-rock band formed in 2018 in Skopje. In 2019 they released their debut EP  – “Exposure”, a conceptual release packing 27 minutes of music based around 5 characters, with each song focusing on different psychological states that challenge people in today’s world. The band consists of: Natasha Miha (vocals), Damir Puh (guitar), Stefan Petanovski (guitar), Darko Fotinovski (bass), Dejan Apostolovski (drums).

In the period between 2020 and 2021, Station: Innermost released a few singles – “The Light”, “Four And a Half Minutes Away” and “My Only One”. Currently, they are working on a new bulk of music set to be released in the near future. “Exposure” features Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol, Planet X, etc) as a guest keyboardist on two songs and Adi Imeri as a guest vocalist.

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Station: innermost

SEE THE STORY BEHIND THE BAND

Station: Innermost is a progressive-rock band formed in 2018 in Skopje. In 2019 they released their debut EP  – “Exposure”, a conceptual release packing 27 minutes of music based around 5 characters, with each song focusing on different psychological states that challenge people in today’s world. The band consists of: Natasha Miha (vocals), Damir Puh (guitar), Stefan Petanovski (guitar), Darko Fotinovski (bass), Dejan Apostolovski (drums).

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In the period between 2020 and 2021, Station: Innermost released a few singles – “The Light”, “Four And a Half Minutes Away” and “My Only One”. Currently, they are working on a new bulk of music set to be released in the near future. “Exposure” features Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol, Planet X, etc) as a guest keyboardist on two songs and Adi Imeri as a guest vocalist.

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Spectrum

Progressive romantic-core

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Spectrum was a band from Skopje, Macedonia formed in early 2016.  The music is a blend of a more aggressive sound, characteristic of metal genres in general, on the one hand, and a softer, more melodic and atmospheric sound on the other – this describes in a nutshell the unique, out-of-the-ordinary modern music.  During their short existence, they became a refreshment to the Macedonian metal scene with a wave of live performances and exclusively personally composed music. The debut album “Hiraeth” was realeased on 20th April 2018. The members of Spectrum are: Filip Mirchevski (drums), Stefan Petanovski (guitar), Stefan Mitev (guitar), Aleksandar Jarcevski (bass guitar).

Over the years they have performed and participated in numerous events & festivals and they have played along many popular names in the industry.

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Spectrum

Progressive romantic-core

Spectrum was a band from Skopje, Macedonia formed in early 2016.  The music is a blend of a more aggressive sound, characteristic of metal genres in general, on the one hand, and a softer, more melodic and atmospheric sound on the other – this describes in a nutshell the unique, out-of-the-ordinary modern music.  During their short existence, they became a refreshment to the Macedonian metal scene with a wave of live performances and exclusively personally composed music. The debut album “Hiraeth” was realeased on 20th April 2018.

Over the years they have performed and participated in numerous events & festivals and they have played along many popular names in the industry.