A Belgian rock band. It was formed in 1999 by singer and guitarist Koen Buyse.
The band made it in 2000 to the finals of HUMO's Rock Rally rock contest, with the name Zornik Breknov. There, the band was spotted by Parlophone Belgium and MTC Management. This led to the recording of their first EP, Love Affair. It stayed in Belgium's leading alternative charts at Studio Brussel, for more than 10 weeks since March 2001. The second EP, It's so unreal, remained in the alternative charts for more than 20 weeks, reaching number 3.
Zornik played in 2001 at important summer festivals: Eurorock, Marktrock and Pukkelpop. They gave a business presentation at A2A and also appeared at Eurosonic. In October 2001 they were awarded the TMF Award for Most Promising Band of the year.
Their CD-single Hey Girl was released early December and became the number one in the alternative charts for six weeks. Their debut album The Place Where You Will Find Us was released in February 2002. This album rocketed to the #1 spot in the Belgian charts, where it stayed for 2 weeks.
The single You Move Me (released June 2002) also hit the no. 2 spot in the alternative charts after just two weeks. Zornik played all major festivals in Belgium (Rock Werchter, Marktrock, Dour, Lokerse Feesten), as well as almost 20 shows in Holland, both clubs and festivals (Lowlands), festivals in Germany (Bizarre, Hurricane and Southside) and Austria, clubs in Norway, Denmark and Sweden (with Muse) and the UK. In October 2002, they were awarded the TMF Award for Best Rock Group.
In the summer of 2003 Zornik went in the studio for the recordings of the second album, One-Armed Bandit (2004). This album was a lot more experimental than the first one.
In 2005 Zornik went acoustic for a theatre tour, creating the album "Alien Sweetheart". The theatre tour: "All Strings Attached", was their first full acoustic live performance and was a huge success, with more then 25 sold out shows!
In the spring of 2007, the band once again started recording a new rock album. They went to Malta again, and in the beginning of April the new album, Crosses was released. Again the album reached gold status.
In December 2008 they released a best of album "4 Million Minutes Of Zornik", after which they took a break.
During this period Zornik won 13 TMF awards, 1 Mia award and sold 1 platinum and 4 gold records.
In 2010 Zornik released the semi-acoustic album 'Less>More' and played an extensive theatre tour in Belgium.