Origin: Russia
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Aria  


Aria has been one of Russia's most popular metal bands for almost two decades, having formed in 1985 and still going strong in 2003 and beyond. Due to their singing entirely in Russian, they have made few appearances outside their homeland and have really never been well known away from Russia. Musically it's plain that Iron Maiden is a prime influence, almost to the point of cloning on several of the mid-period albums (except vocally, as the vocalist isn't a wailer like Bruce), though they do the style quite well. Until very recently there had been relatively few lineup changes, though several members from the early lineups broke off to form Master (coincidentally, one of the Master guitarists recently arrived here in Aria). An interesting note is that they were at one time (and may still be) sponsored by Harley Davidson, explaining the tribute EP released in 1999. They've also are associated with a video game called Rig N' Roll, recording the soundtrack to that game in 2001.

Current Members

Mikhail Zhitnyakov

vocals

Vladimir Holstinin

guitars

Sergey Popov

guitars (Master)

Vitaly Dubinin

bass

Maxim Udalov

drums

Former Members/Guests

Valery Kipelov

vocals

Artur Miheev

vocals

Andrey Bolshakov

guitars

Sergey Mavrin

guitars

Sergey Terentyev

guitars

Alik Granovsky

bass (Master)

Kiril Pokrovsky

keyboards

Alexander Lvov

drums

Igor Molchanov

drums (Master)

Alexander Manyakin

drums


Discography



Megalomania 
1985
  1. This Is Doom
  2. Torero
  3. Volunteer
  4. Tusks Of Black Rocks
  5. Megalomania
  6. Life For Free
  7. Dreams
  8. America Is Behind
  • Valery Kipelov
  • Vladimir Holstinin
  • Alik Granovsky
  • Kiril Pokrovsky
  • Alexander Lvov




Whom Are You With? 
1986
  1. Will And Reason
  2. Stand Up, Subdue Your Fear
  3. Metal Is Being Made Here
  4. Whom Are You With?
  5. Without You
  6. Memory About...
  7. Icarus
  8. Games Not For Us
  • Valery Kipelov
  • Vladimir Holstinin
  • Andrey Bolshakov
  • Alik Granovsky
  • Igor Molchanov




Hero Of Asphalt 
1987 Melodia
  1. Serving Evil Force
  2. Hero Of Asphalt
  3. Dead Zone
  4. 1100
  5. Street of Roses
  6. Ballad About Ancient Russian Warrior
  • Valery Kipelov
  • Vladimir Holstinin
  • Sergey Mavrin
  • Vitaly Dubinin
  • Maxim Udalov




Play With Fire 
1989 Melodia
  1. What Have You Done To Your Dream?
  2. Let's Rock This World
  3. Slave Of Fear
  4. Temptation
  5. Play With Fire
  6. Fight Is Going On
  7. Get it hot
  • Valery Kipelov
  • Vladimir Holstinin
  • Sergey Mavrin
  • Vitaly Dubinin
  • Alexander Manyakin




Blood For Blood 
1991 Syntez
  1. Farewell, Norfolk!
  2. Zombie
  3. Antichrist
  4. If You Don't Want - Don't Believe Me
  5. Blood For Blood
  6. Demons
  7. All that used to be
  8. Follow Me!
  • Valery Kipelov
  • Vladimir Holstinin
  • Sergey Mavrin
  • Vitaly Dubinin
  • Alexander Manyakin




Night Is Shorter Than Day 
1995 Moroz
  1. Slavery Of Illusions
  2. Paranoia
  3. Angels' Dust
  4. Go Away And Don't Return
  5. Road King
  6. Take My Heart
  7. Beast
  8. Spirit Of War
  9. Night Is Shorter Than Day
  • Valery Kipelov
  • Vladimir Holstinin
  • Sergey Terentyev
  • Vitaly Dubinin
  • Alexander Manyakin




Made In Russia  LIVE
1996 Moroz
  1. Slavery Of Illusions
  2. Paranoia
  3. Let's Rock This World
  4. Road King
  5. Angel's Dust
  6. Go away And Don't return
  7. Antichrist
  8. Take My Heart
  9. Follow Me
  10. Night Is Shorter Than Day
  11. Farewell Norfolk!
  12. Volunteer
  13. Spirit Of war
  14. Torero
  15. Fight Is Going On
  16. All, What Have Been
  17. Hero Of Asphalt
  18. Rose Street
  19. Kick Some Ass
  • Valery Kipelov
  • Vladimir Holstinin
  • Sergey Terentyev
  • Vitaly Dubinin
  • Alexander Manyakin




Russian Rock Legends  COMPILATION
1997 Moroz
  1. Volunteer
  2. Torero
  3. Will And Reason
  4. Give Me A Hand
  5. Hero Of Asphalt
  6. Rose Street
  7. Fight Is Goin On
  8. Play With Fire
  9. Farewell Norfolk!
  10. Antichrist
  11. Blood For Blood
  12. Take My Heart
  13. Road King




Generator Of Evil 
1998 Moroz
  1. Dirt
  2. Deserter
  3. Torture With Silence
  4. Run For The Sun
  5. Deseption
  6. Hermit
  7. Sunset
  8. Diabolic Heart
  9. Closed Circle
  • Valery Kipelov
  • Vladimir Holstinin
  • Sergey Terentyev
  • Vitaly Dubinin
  • Alexander Manyakin




(EP) Tribute To Harley-Davidson 
1999
  1. Return of the Warlord
  2. Going To The Run
  3. Hero Of Asphalt '99
  4. Going To The Run (Karaoke Version)
  • Valery Kipelov
  • Vladimir Holstinin
  • Sergey Terentyev
  • Vitaly Dubinin
  • Alexander Manyakin




Best Songs  COMPILATION
1999 Moroz
  1. What Have You Done To Your Dream?
  2. Hero Of Asphalt
  3. Let's Rock This World
  4. Will And Reason
  5. Tusks Of Black Rocks
  6. Rose Street
  7. Ballad About Ancient Russian Warrior
  8. This Is Doom
  9. Stand Up, Vanquish Fear
  10. Play With Fire
  11. Farewell, Norfolk!
  12. Dirt
  13. Take My Heart
  14. Hermit
  15. Blood For Blood
  16. Spirit Of War
  17. Angel Dust
  18. Deserter
  19. Deception
  20. Night Is Shorter Than Day




2000 And One Night  LIVE
2000 Moroz
  1. Rose Street
  2. Lost Paradise
  3. Without You
  4. Dirt
  5. All, What Have Been
  6. Take My Heart
  7. Go Away And Don't Return
  8. Who Are You
  9. Torture With Silence
  10. Temptation
  11. Dreams
  12. Sunset
  • Valery Kipelov
  • Vladimir Holstinin
  • Sergey Terentyev
  • Vitaly Dubinin
  • Alexander Manyakin




Grand Collection  COMPILATION
2000 Moroz
  1. Hero Of Asphalt
  2. Rose Street
  3. Ballad Of Ancient Russian Warrior
  4. 1100
  5. Will & Reason
  6. What Have You Done To Your Dream?
  7. Serving Evil Force
  8. The Hermit
  9. Farewell, Norfolk!
  10. Dead Zone
  11. Take My Heart
  12. Dirt
  13. Night Is Shorter Than Day




Rig N' Roll 
2001 Moroz
  1. Chimera
  2. Stand Up & Subdue Your Fear
  3. Volunteer
  4. Dirt
  5. Without You
  6. This Is Rock
  7. Devil's Heat
  8. Torero
  9. Dreams
  10. Will & Reason
  11. Follow Me
  12. Heaven
  • Vladimir Holstinin
  • Sergey Terentyev
  • Vitaly Dubinin
  • Alexander Manyakin




Chimera 
2001 Moroz
  1. Chimera
  2. Heaven Will Find You
  3. I'm not mad
  4. Vampire
  5. Burning Arrow
  6. Calm
  7. Way to Nowhere
  8. The Raven
  9. Splinter of Ice
  10. They'll Give You a Sign
  • Valery Kipelov
  • Vladimir Holstinin
  • Sergey Terentyev
  • Vitaly Dubinin
  • Alexander Manyakin




Calm  COMPILATION
2002 Moroz
  1. Calm
  2. The Time Has Come
  3. Heaven Will Find You
  4. Angel's Dust '94
  5. Freedom
  6. Hero Of Asphalt '99
  7. Lost Paradise
  8. You'd Better Believe Me
  9. Careless Angel
  10. Machine Of Death
  11. Give Me A Hand




Steel 
2002 Moroz
  1. Steel
  2. The Time Has Come
  3. Heaven Will Find You
  4. Angel's Dust '94
  5. Freedom
  6. Hero Of Asphalt '99
  7. Lost Paradise
  8. You'd Better Believe Me
  9. Careless Angel
  10. Machine Of Death
  • Valery Kipelov
  • Vladimir Holstinin
  • Sergey Terentyev
  • Vitaly Dubinin
  • Alexander Manyakin




Searching For A New Victim  LIVE
2003
  1. Intro
  2. Chimera
  3. Heaven Will Find You
  4. Slave Of Fear
  5. Burning Arrow
  6. Vampire
  7. Eremite
  8. Hero of Asphalt
  9. Calm
  10. Run For The Sun
  11. Sunset
  12. Easy Angel
  13. Night is Shorter Than Day
  14. Deceit
  15. Splinter of Ice
  16. Torero
  17. Angels' Dust
  18. Follow Me!
  19. Ballad About Ancient Russian Warrior
  20. Stand Up, Subdue Your Fear
  21. Street of Roses
  22. Metal Is Being Made Here
  23. Will And Reason
  • Valery Kipelov
  • Vladimir Holstinin
  • Sergey Terentyev
  • Vitaly Dubinin
  • Alexander Manyakin




Christening By Fire 
2003
  1. Patriot
  2. Christening By Fire
  3. Patriot
  4. Hangman
  5. Your New World
  6. There Highly
  7. Flag Of Truce
  8. Ball At Prince Of Darkness
  • Artur Miheev
  • Vladimir Holstinin
  • Sergey Popov
  • Vitaly Dubinin
  • Maxim Udalov




Careless Angel  COMPILATION
2004
  1. There Highly (live version)
  2. Without You
  3. Calm
  4. Dreams
  5. Closed Circle
  6. Angel's Dust
  7. Take My Heart
  8. Torture With Silence
  9. Vampire
  10. Splinter Of Ice
  11. Let's Rock This World (live version)
  12. All That Used To Be
  13. Run For The Sun
  14. Careless Angel




Live Fire  LIVE
2004
  1. Patriot
  2. Battle
  3. Let's Rock This World
  4. Coliseum
  5. Deceit
  6. Christening by Fire
  7. Ball At Prince Of Darknes
  8. Antichrist
  9. Blood For Blood
  10. Angel's Dust
  11. Hangman
  12. Fight Is Going On
  13. There Highly
  14. Calm
  15. Hero Of Asphalt
  16. Splinter Of Ice
  17. Ballad About Ancient Russian Warrior
  18. Heaven Will Find You
  19. Street Of Roses
  • Artur Miheev
  • Vladimir Holstinin
  • Sergey Popov
  • Vitaly Dubinin
  • Maxim Udalov




Armageddon 
2006 CD-Maximum
  1. Last Sunset
  2. Mark By Evil
  3. Guard to Empires
  4. New Crusade March
  5. Messiah
  6. Blood Of The Kings
  7. Viking
  8. Alien
  9. Light Of Ended Love
  10. Your Day
  • Artur Miheev
  • Vladimir Holstinin
  • Sergey Popov
  • Vitaly Dubinin
  • Maxim Udalov

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Pliaska Ada  LIVE
2007 CD-Maximum




Pliaska Ada 
2007 CD-Maximum




Geroy Asfalta 20 Let 
2008 CD-Maximum




Geroy Asfalta 20 Let  LIVE
2008 CD-Maximum




All The Clips 
2008 CD-Maximum




Phoenix 
2011
  • Mikhail Zhitnyakov
  • Vladimir Holstinin
  • Sergey Popov
  • Vitaly Dubinin
  • Maxim Udalov




Live In Studio 
2012
  • Mikhail Zhitnyakov
  • Vladimir Holstinin
  • Sergey Popov
  • Vitaly Dubinin
  • Maxim Udalov


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