Arhangel (Macedonian: Архангел meaning Archangel) is an alternative rock band from the Republic of Macedonia formed in 1987. The frontman is Risto Vrtev who has also been part of such rock bands as Mizar and Inola X. The original line-up is: Panta Dzambazoski, Risto Vrtev, Dragan Ginovski, Petar Jankov. Arhangel has released five albums (four studio and one live) which have been met with both critical and commercial success. The band's sound is both muscular and melodic at the same time, echoing post-punk icons such as the English The Smiths and the Serbian Ekaterina Velika, while the band's lyrical inspirations focus is on the country's political and cultural changes during the 1990s. The band is also associated with the art movement Makedonska Streljba (Macedonian Barrage) during the 1980s and the 1990s.