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Mumiy Troll


Ilya Lagutenko(Vo/G),Eguene "Sdwin" Zividionny(B),Oleg Pungin(D),Yuri Tsaler(G/K/S)


The band that was to be called "Mumiy Troll" was formed in 1985 in Vladivostok (Russian Far-East). Winning over countries and people began for the band with the release of the album "Morskaya" ("Nautica", 1997). The first to fall for their charm was Russia from Kaliningrad to Nakhodka, next to be conquered were Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. A few years later "Mumiy Troll" was received with the warmest welcome in Great Britain, Germany, Greenland, Israel, Israel, Denmark, Sweden, South Africa, China and Japan. Contemporary Russian music is divided into what was before and what came after "Mumiy Troll". With their first albums "Mumiy Troll"started a trend for guitar music and all Russian popular music turned to guitars following the early works of the band. "Mumiy Troll"s later work softened the traditional Russian sharp divide between pop and rock music. The frontman and creator of the band, Ilia Lagutenko, defined this new style as "rockapops". Once again "Mumiy Troll" became the leader of an entire new musical trend. "Mumiy Troll" changed not only the music but also the clothes, hairstyles and behaviour of Russian young people. Ilia became the person who brought fashion trends into the everyday life of young Russians. The fringe à la Lagutenko, soft "meowing" intonations, the smile people attributed a special meaning to – these features of one man were adopted by an entire generation. "Mumiy Troll" is a welcome guest at all rock and pop festivals of Russia and ex-Soviet republics. In 2001 the rock band "Mumiy Troll" went the "Eurovision" pop music contest. The confused event organizers were offered a compromise: to define MT style as medium-rock. The songs and music of "Mumiy Troll" are present in Russian film soundtracks, including the second part of "Nochnoy Dozor", where Ilia Lagutenko played the role of a vampire hairdresser. "Mumiy Troll" band support the activities of PSI organization fighting AIDS and WWF activities for the protection of animals. Ilia Lagutenko is a patron of the "Amur" fund for the protection of Amur tigers and leopards. Ilia Lagutenko's talent, irreproachable taste and constant working to create something new allow him to be at the origin of contemporary cultural development trends in the country. It also allows the "Mumiy Troll" band to be one of the most interesting features of the musical and social life of modern-day Russia. "Mumiy Troll" new album "AMBA" will release in the summer 2007.

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