Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Рок-Синдром - s/t EP [1987]

Artist: Рок-Синдром
Title: Рок-Синдром '87
Genre: Heavy Metal
Country: USSR
Release date: 1987

Track List:
  1. Рок-синдром
  2. Чёрная мгла
  3. Война
Now here's probably the first metal band from my city. Рок-Синдром / Rock Syndrome were formed in 1986 (the same year I was born) as a 5-pice band, and on 30th October the same year they took part in the 1st official rock festival in the city (where they were the heaviest band). During 1987 they undergone several lineup changes before finally splitting up. Here's a photo of the original 5 members:

In 1998, Sergey Gorbunov (the original vocalist and guitarist) decided to reform the band. Nowadays they reside in Moscow and consist mainly of Sergey Gorbunov (vocals, guitars) and Alena Poltavskaya (fretless bass guitar), as well as some additional live members:

As for this demo EP, I must admit it's only of historical interest nowadays, although the quality of recording isn't that horrible (yet it's still bad, especially when it comes to vocals, but it's understandable given the circumstances). Collectors of rare Motorhead-like metal from the 1980s should pay attention.

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