Mizar is a Macedonian rock band from Skopje. They achieved a status of a cult band, especially in Macedonia and across the Western Balkans.
The group is notable for its first self-titled album, as it was the first popular music in Western Balkans record in Macedonian language. The album was a major success and it is listed among the top ten rock albums ever released in Western Balkans.
Mizar was formed in 1981 in the then Socialist Republic of Macedonia. Because of the band's avant-garde sound and image, its Christian leanings and support for Macedonian self-determination, they were viewed with certain degree of suspicion by the former authorities. Still, the group received great media attention including numerous appearances on the national television.
Mizar may refer to:
- Mizar and Alcor
- The Mizar system, for writing mathematical definitions and proofs
- The AVE Mizar, a flying car
, two ships in the United States Navy
Mizar (band), a rock band from Macedonia
- Mizar (album), their 1988 debut album
- Mizar (mountain), mentioned in the Bible, specifically Psalm 42
- Mizar, the main antagonist in the Jet Force Gemini video game
- Mizar, character in the book The Sandman: Endless Nights
In 1997, it was re-released as Svedozhba, on CD and cassette with bonus live and demo tracks. The versions of the album tracks on Svedozhba are taken from vinyl. Goran Tanevski was the only Mizar member involved with the project.
In 2003, this album and Svjat Dreams were remastered and rereleased, containing live and demo tracks.
Mizar, also spelled Misar (Hebrew: מצער), is a small mountain or hill near the more spectacular Mount Hermon. It is mentioned in Psalm 42, along with the peaks of Hermon, as being in the Land of the River Jordan, presumably meaning near its source.
In the Septuagint and Vulgate versions, Mizar is translated as a common noun, "the small mountain" (i.e. ορους μικρου, monte modico) . George Leo Haydock in his commentary on Psalm 41(42) associates it with the Temple Mount, which was physically unimpressive despite its spiritual import.