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Master

Master is one of a handful of first-generation Russian metal bands, formed in 1987 after several members of another well-known Russian band (Aria) had a falling out with that band's manager. At their peak they were one of the countries most popular metal bands, with their first two albums selling more than three million copies combined. The lineups have changed often over the years, with bassist Alik Granovsky the sole remaining member from the early days. Stylistically, the early albums such as Master and Talk Of The Devil focused on inventive 80's speed/thrash, with a vocalist that sounded uncannily like Klaus Meine of the Scorpions, that is if Klaus Meine sang in Russian for a speed metal band. By the time of 2001's Labyrinth the style was slightly less thrash-based, though still fast-paced, enjoyable metal. They are still active and as of summer 2009 are working on new material.

Current Members

Lex

vocals

Leonid Fomin

guitars

Andrey Smirnov

guitars (U.D.O.)

Alik Granovsky

bass (ex-Aria)

Oleg Khovrin

drums

Former Members/Guests

Mikhail Seryshev

vocals

Andrei Bolshakov

guitars

Sergey Popov

guitars (Aria)

Vyacheslav Sidorov

guitars

Aleksei Strike

guitars

Kirill Pokrovsky

keyboards

Igor Molchanov

drums (ex-Aria)

Anatoly Shenderov

drums

Oleg Milovanov

drums

Alexander Karpukhin

drums



Discography



Master  
1987 Melodiya
  1. Master
  2. Beregis'
  3. Ruki Proch
  4. Schit i mech
  5. Esche raz noch
  6. Volya I Razum
  7. Vstan' Strah Preodoley
  8. Hrani Menya
  9. Kto Kogo?
  • Mikhail Seryshev
  • Andrei Bolshakov
  • Sergey Popov
  • Alik Granovsky
  • Kirill Pokrovsky
  • Igor Molchanov



S Petl'oy Na Sheye  
1988 Melodiya
  1. Ne Hotim!
  2. Palachi
  3. My Ne Raby?
  4. Kogda Ya Umru...
  5. Bozhe Hrani Nashu Zlost'
  6. Naplevat'
  7. Amsterdam (bass solo)
  8. Iuda
  9. Voyna
  10. Sem' Krugov Ada
  11. S Petl'oy Na Sheye
  • Mikhail Seryshev
  • Andrei Bolshakov
  • Sergey Popov
  • Alik Granovsky
  • Kirill Pokrovsky
  • Igor Molchanov



Talk Of The Devil  
1991 Moroz
  1. Intro Golgotha
  2. Talk Of The Devil
  3. Danger
  4. Fallen Angel
  5. Live To Die
  6. Tsar
  7. Heroes
  8. Romance
  9. I Hate Your Sex
  10. Paranoid
  • Mikhail Seryshev
  • Andrei Bolshakov
  • Sergey Popov
  • Alik Granovsky



Maniac Party  
1994 APEX/Polygram
  1. Beastie Generation
  2. Maniac Party
  3. Lock Them In Graves
  4. Burning In Hell
  5. Screams Of Pain
  6. Time X
  7. The Are Just Like Us
  8. Punk Guys
  9. Go
  • Mikhail Seryshev
  • Vyacheslav Sidorov
  • Alik Granovsky
  • Anatoly Shenderov



Live  LIVE
1995 Bekar
  1. Intro
  2. Beastie Generation
  3. Tsar
  4. Danger
  5. Live To Die
  6. Lock Them In The Graves
  7. Screams Of Pain
  8. Punk Guys
  9. Palachi
  10. Master
  11. Volya I Razum
  12. Smoke On The Water
  13. Zdes' Kuyut Metall
  • Mikhail Seryshev
  • Sergey Popov
  • Alik Granovsky
  • Anatoly Shenderov



Pesni Mertvyh  
1996 Flam
  1. Pesni Myortvyh
  2. Dikiye Gusi
  3. Dayte Svet
  4. Pepel Na Vetru
  5. Nadoyelo
  6. Tolko Ty Sam
  7. Ya Ne Hochu Voyny
  8. Tattoo
  9. Noch
  10. Korabl' Durakov
  • Mikhail Seryshev
  • Sergey Popov
  • Alik Granovsky
  • Anatoly Shenderov



Live II  
1997
  1. Pesni Myortvyh
  2. Korabl' Durakov
  3. Nadoyelo
  4. Ya Ne Hochu Voyny
  5. Pepel Na Vetru
  6. Tattoo
  7. Danger
  8. Lock Them In Graves
  9. Ne Hotim!
  10. Esche raz noch
  11. Master
  12. Zdes' Kuyut Metall
  13. Volya I Razum
  14. Bass Solo
  • Mikhail Seryshev
  • Sergey Popov
  • Alik Granovsky
  • Anatoly Shenderov



Labyrinth  
2001 CD-Land
  1. Mesta Hvatit Vsem
  2. Labyrinth
  3. Visokosnyj Vek
  4. Kresty
  5. Son
  6. Kometa 2000
  7. Metaldoctor
  8. Ohotniki Za Schastyem
  9. Nikto Ne Zabyt, Nichto Ne Zabyto
  10. Taran
  • Lex
  • Leonid Fomin
  • Alik Granovsky
  • Oleg Milovanov



Classics 1987-2002  
2001
  • Lex
  • Aleksei Strike
  • Alik Granovsky
  • Oleg Milovanov



33 Lives  
2004
  • Lex
  • Aleksei Strike
  • Alik Granovsky
  • Alexander Karpukhin



Acustica  
2005 CD-Maximum
  • Lex
  • Aleksei Strike
  • Alik Granovsky
  • Alexander Karpukhin



Po Tu Storonu Sna  
2006 CD-Maximum
  • Lex
  • Aleksei Strike
  • Alik Granovsky
  • Alexander Karpukhin



XX Years  VIDEO
2008 CD-Maximum



VIII  
2010 CD-Maximum
  • Lex
  • Leonid Fomin
  • Andrey Smirnov
  • Alik Granovsky
  • Oleg Khovrin




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