Aria are pretty cool. I heard a couple of songs from them. I prefer Arkona, tho (Sila Slavnih is a bloody great song).
My contribution: Bosnian (or at the time Yugoslavian) band Divlje Jagode (the name literary means "Wild strawberries"...) and the song "Motori" ("Motorcycles"). Video quality is crap, but you can hear the song at least...
I'm starting with the most famous Russian metal-band, that's why sometimes we call them "Russian Iron Maiden". But the true name of them is Aria. It was formed in 1985 in Moscow. Since it was formed it had many staff changings therefore only one person stayed there from the time the band started to play - guitarist and leader Vladimir Holstinin. As Aria started Valeriy Kipelov was the vocalist (one of the best Russian voices in metal ever) but in 2002 he left the band and started his solo-project. Arthur Berkut changed him and now Aria produced 2 albums with new frontman: Baptism by the Flame (2003) and Armageddon (2006). 90% of Aria's music was written by Vladimir Holstinin and Vitaliy Dubinin (bass-guitarist joined to band in 1987) and also 90% of their lyrics was written by their friend - rock-poetess Margarita Pushkina. Now Aria has 10 studio albums, several concert DVDs and of course many fans in Russia and all around the world)))
Oficial web-site (In Russian): www.aria.ru
MySpace (In English): www.myspace.com/arians/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHel6Mgm10U&feature=related - Shard of Ice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnzsV0bYBpg&feature=related - Lost Paradise (with Symphonic orchestra)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DldI22ObPo - Coliseum(new vocalist Arthur Berkut)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7gDZlMkKZs - It's High There (new vocalist Arthur Berkut)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRVv23ygrs4 - Angelic Dust (with Symphonic orchestra) 2002
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XasvlMQRMIo - Blood of the Kings (new vocalist Arthur Berkut) 2006
So hope you'll like it.
You also could put some info about bands from you countries and ask each other about tem ;) Edited at: Friday, February 20, 2009 3:39:29 PM Edited at: Friday, February 20, 2009 3:40:43 PM Edited at: Friday, February 20, 2009 3:42:29 PM Edited at: Friday, February 20, 2009 3:43:51 PM Edited at: Friday, February 20, 2009 3:46:07 PM