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Grenouer is a metal rock band from St. Petersburg in Russia comprising  Andrey Ind (vocals), Alexander Motor (guitar), Igor Buzzy (guitar), Danny (drums) and Daemon (bass). I always struggle with my geographic placement on Russia as I have them in the Asian section, which is sort of right as most of the landmass lies in Asia, but most of […]

Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot a collective of women indie agit-rockers from Moscow in Russia bear the wrath of Putin, the Russian Orthodox Church and all the State can throw at them. On the 20th July 2012, finally after months of delay Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina  and Yekaterina Samutsevich faced a court, only for it to be held back another […]


Sistra  are from Khabarovsk in Russia, - Arseniy Sysoletin, Roman Murashov, Roman Lopatkov and Mikhail Gnesin generate an interesting blend of experimental rock. It takes a moment or two to understand Sistra, but the time is worth the effort.  An unbelievable vocal needs a second, then third glance, as octaves far higher than are reasonable are hit with comfort. The band have explored a […]