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Biography : Radigost

Radigost is a band from Russia (Moscow).
It is rather hard to determine our music style. In our music we use elements from different styles, such as Black, Doom and Death metal. We can't relate our music to any definite style, so you can do it by yourself.

Radigost was founded in autumn 1994 by guitarist Rimmon and bass player Alastor. We played slow doom-metal then, so this music seems very uninteresting and simple now because of our low instruments-playing skills during that time.
Vocals were performed by Alvis who was taken soon after the band's creation. First band name was "Infernus" but soon it had been changed to "Istanus" because of the other band with the same name.
In 1995 keyboardist & vocalist Svar was taken instead of Alvis. With such line-up, in april 1995, the first demo-tape called "The Way" was recorded.
It contained 5 tracks and represented more interesting and rich music.
After that, due to difficulties with drummer, we decided to change our roles in the band, so Alastor became drummer and Svar became bass player & vocalist.
In august 1995 single-song "Spirit of the Past" (old version) was recorded. New guitarist Valafar was taken in winter 1996. Few months later Alastor left the band and we took new drummer Pit Lord on his place.
After that our band renamed to "Radigost" and began to record new stuff. Second demo "Nocturne" was recorded in february 1997 and received good responses from Metal Agen records.
In this connection we decided to record new album and to release it with the help of Metal Agen. The album "Nocturne" appeared in march 1999 in MC-format.
Our music in "Nocturne" has become more fast and complicated and the band style has approached to black/doom metal.
In september 1999 female-keyboardist Amoneth was invited and in december 1999 Pit Lord left the band.

2000 -2001: We successfully started our live activities by taking part in several Moscow concerts.
Gniffuts from the Moscow black-metal band "Embrace of Night" agreed to help us
and to play drums in Radigost.
Also the new album is being prepared to be released in 2001.
Now Radigost have a manager Nybras, who is involved in all business activities of the band.

Source : http://www.radigost.com./main.php?page=history&eng=1