BAND MUSICIANS

Anton
Slobodskoy, 1987
Music is with me as long as I remember myself.

Before the music school I often sat down at the piano in
grandma's apartment to extract sound.

I would love to wish myself studying at the music school named after
Pink Floyd for example, but in our city there was only one that named after Tchaikovsky ))
Anton
Slobodskoy, 1987
Music is with me as long as I remember myself


Before the music school I often sat down at the piano in grandma's apartment to extract sound. Thereby I most probably provoked the fact that they sent me to study in music school. 3 years of chorus and 5 years of keys.

I would love to wish myself studying at the music school named after Led zeppelin for example, but in our city there was only one that named after Tchaikovsky ))

In the 2000's a turning point accured and the range of my favourite preformers greatly expanded with the appearance of the $100 stereo system, it was a gift of friends of our family from Sweden. As a 13 years old boy I started singing with everyone group that sounded from the speakers, with Lusiano, Chizh and Hetfield.

I used to be the vocalist and guitarist in a student pop rock band named MPOS and the vocalist of prog rock band named AWAKE, hello, Mr. Humbucker! )

I don't have a favorite style, I just love the good music. Because I still listen to a lot of different things.

I'll name a few performers who impressed me: Ludwig Van Beethoven, Little Richard, Ray Charles Robinson, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, AC / DC, The Beatles, Guns N 'Roses, Black Label Society, Horn of Asgard, Animals As Leaders, Adrenalin mob, Rage Against The Machine, Dream Theater, Caste, Friday, Expedition sunrise.

I was invited to HOA by Vladimir (Valde), to this incandescent metal.

See you soon!
Vladimir (Valde)
Sochi, 1984
Playing guitar for 12 years


Everything began perhaps vith the cassete which my classmates copied for me. On the A side there was Slayer, on the B side there... kind of.. Nirvana. Evidently I liked the side A most. Later of course there came enjoying Metallica music and acquaintance vith hard and heavy russian bands: Aria, August, Cruise and Master.

Joined HOA one of the first.
Vladimir (Valde)
Sochi, 1984
Playing guitar for 12 years


Everything began perhaps vith the cassete which my classmates copied for me. On the A side there was Slayer, on the B side there... kind of.. Nirvana. Evidently I liked the side A most. Later of course there came enjoying Metallica music and acquaintance vith hard and heavy russian bands: Aria, August, Cruise and Master.

Joined HOA one of the first.
Vladimir (Valde)
Sochi, 1984
Playing guitar for 12 years


Everything began perhaps vith the cassete which my classmates had copied for me. On the A side there was Slayer, on the B side there... kind of.. Nirvana. Evidently I liked the A side most. Later of course there came enjoying Metallica music and acquaintance vith hard and heavy russian bands: Aria, August, Cruise and Master.

No matter how many experiments he had, Valde still came to hard sound.
Children Of Bodom, At Vance, Blind Guardian, Pantera, Zakk Wylde, Dream Theater, Immortal, Hannes Grossman, Nile, Amon Amarth... Russian bands, perhaps, Aria, Aspid, Zmey Gorynych, Master, Clinica. Guitarists - Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, Guthrie Govan... This list can be continued and it is permanently growing.

Horn Of Asgard has the special place. "I really love what we do beacuse it's our sense of music" (Valde).

Valde dreamed of having own guitar since 14, but the dream seemed to be unrealizable because the family budget could not allow such a luxury. He had to get old soviet "exhibits"(Aelita, Tonica, etc.). Yes, this is far from the top of guitar construcion, but they led Vald to the guitar world and he loves them with his peculiar love (in spite of many say this love is a collection of junk). Some of the staff he still owns. At the present time there are some rare custom made instruments in Valde's collection.
Joined HOA one of the first.

The main revelation in life... "It is not worth to discover totally everything".
Helgi Himmelen
Sochi, 1982
Family acoustic guitar put the beginning of familiarity with the fretboard.

Grew up on Deep Purple, W.A.S.P., up to certain of their albums, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest - the reference of metal in the department of weights and measures with the crowning of their works - the Painkiller album.

I played for many years just for myself.

In a serious way, the situation was transformed by Vladimir (Valde) Tronov with the phrase:"I want to play cruel true metal with you and bring this darkness to the masses!" And sick shit rushed as it is.
Helgi Himmelen
Was born in a soviet city Sochi of the Krasnodar region in 1982.
Then Brezhnev died.


Family acoustic guitar and "A Grasshopper Sat In The Grass" song melody put the beginning of familiarity with the fretboard. Then "What Is The Guitar Cryin About" and a simple rock'n'roll riff. Later there took place attempts to wake snakes with the same acoustic guitar with removable pickup connected to "Arktur" Hi Fi amplifier via DIN connector.

Grew up on Deep Purple, W.A.S.P., up to certain of their albums, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest - the reference of metal in the department of weights and measures with the crowning of their works - the Painkiller album. Since childhood the stage seemed like a special unusual place, something between the surface of Mars and a temple of rock music.

The directed movement to playing skills began in February 1999 when one day I decided that in my life I want to grow precicely in this direction. Inspite of the fact that later I had to professionally do lot of other things besides music.

I got to the point where I started being called to join sorts of groups and projects of groups, but did not join them. They were not that I wanted. Well, not that... There was a bribe episode when a person presented me a ticket to Aria band concert in the Festival concert hall to play in his band. I went to Aria concert but did not go to the group. Ha.

In the early 2000s was involved in the "Purple Heart" cover band with Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Rainbow, Black Sabbath things. In one of the Summer seasons, local bikers from "Strollers" brought the Aria group right after their concert at the "Green Theater" to the "Purple Heart" concert at the "Triangle" club. On the treats there were dishes on the table and a kilowatt of oldschool rock in the air.
In 2003 occasionally played in "Naildriver" rock band. That was soulfully.

Didn't stop practicing even when hands were torn by eczema, fingers were bloody and hardly bent over. Now someone has a guitar sprinkled with Helgi's blood in the struggle for guitar existence.
Was noted in the local newspaper with the article "The Six String Samurai".

Not inclined to seppuku.

Then for many years had been playing just for myself. Just to keep guitar alive inside of me and keep fit in playing till some day. Didn't take part anywhere, being music recluse because did not find relative metal souls.

In a serious way, the situation was transformed by Vladimir (Valde) Tronov with the phrase:"I want to play cruel true metal with you and bring this darkness to the masses!" And sick shit rushed as it is.
The main revelation in life... Might have not discovered yet.
Nikita
Ulianovsk, 1986
Everything began at my 14 when I heard Metallica's One


How did I get to HOA? I had been playing with Valde for a couple of months in another group, after that he offered me to play with him and Helgi and see how it goes on. And that was a beginning...
Nikita
Ulianovsk, 1986
Everything began at my 14 when I heard Metallica's One


How did I get to HOA? I had been playing with Valde for a couple of months in another group, after that he offered me to play with him and Helgi and see how it goes on. And that was a beginning...
Nikita
Ulianovsk, 1986
Everything began at my 14 when I heard Metallica's One.


After that I bought an acoustic guitar and decided to become a metalhead. But for this good purpose I had to go a long and hard way of becoming.

Two years later I begged my first electric guitar from my grandfather. It Was 1986 Lead Star model, and there started sleepless nights full of insane riffs and swearing neighbours. Used to play in a couple of bands but more and more I realised that I want something more sledgehammer, with less strings. When heard the "Master" band songs and masterly playing of Alik Granovskiy I began to undestand that bass guitar is my instrument.

I listen to the same unaltered Slayer, Metallica, Kreator, Amon Amarth, etc. From domestic - Master, Cherniy Obelisk, E.S.T., Cruise.. well.. dependind on the mood.

How did I get to HOA? I had been playing with Valde for a couple of months in another group, after that he offered me to play with him and Helgi and see how it goes on. And that was a beginning...
The main revelation in life: the plate after the buckwheat must be washed immediately.
Shika
Sochi, 1988
Started playing in 2005.

Used to play emty paint cans and a plastic rubbish bin with two spade hanldes.

Was inspired to practice by Rammstein and Rob Zombie.

Began playing with HOA after their guitarist contacted me.
Shika
Sochi, 1988
Began playing in 2005.

Used to play emty paint cans and a plastic rubbish bin with two spade hanldes.


Was inspired to practice by Rammstein and Rob Zombie.

Has been playing for 14 years. Played on the same stage with Eskimo Callboy, Face Emotions, Change Of Loyalty, Helya, Amatory, Evo, Molecule.

Music preferences: most of all I love J-Rock. The second place takes the core music. And also all forms of metal.

Besides music I love anime, japanese and russian cultures and everything connected with it. Fond of comics.

Began playing with HOA after their guitarist contacted me.

What is a good drummer for me: to play exactly without a metronome and play what you like.
What can I advice to beginning drummers: don't play drums, drum machines are gonna conquer everything soon.