In this extended line-up they appeared among other Russian premier instrumental-rock groups at the InProg Fest 2005. Later that year, shortening their name to INFRONT the band recorded their full-length debut album “Wordless” which was highly acclaimed overseas. Soon after, tU left the band and was replaced by a new bass-player who by tradition took initials aM. The band is famous for their most concentrated and serious approach to each performance which results in though rare but always memorable conceptual programs. The booking of INFRONT can be accomplished by contacting RAIG, or the band directly through their MySpace homepage BIO: “…music is a mutual vibration…the question is only if there is or there is no response…” Pat Mastelotto The history is written every day - that's no secret.
Any moment in life may either become fatal or triumphal. You may forget about that fact but reckon with it you have to. We look back and reassess the past from today's point of view. What has been done - has been done.
In the future we will try to be a little better than yesterday and not postpone until tomorrow what can be done today :) So what was there to begin with: The starting point was an apparently chance meeting of two musicians one summer day in 1999. In the course of the rapidly growing friendship it turned out that their musical aspirations had surprisingly much in common. Thus it was decided to unite the creative endeavors in order to embody the musical ideas. Each one was full of the inexpressible longing for the Harmony beyond the traditional rock or jazz boundaries. The like-minded co-players were quick to be found.
They seemed to have been waiting patiently for their time to join. They had always been around somewhere, nurturing their creative plans and responded immediately realizing the time had come to play the music they always wanted. Soon the band was complete and the members remained the same until 2005. Namely: four musicians - Garry Uporoff (a.k.a. kA), Dmitry Chernishev (a.k.a.
DC), Tumur Pirogov (a.k.a. tU) and kS - two guitars, bass and drums. Instrumental quartet. All had followed different paths to eventually come into the music - through heavy metal and jazz, experimental electro and art-rock, music schools and self-teaching.
All had a record of several disbanded music projects which had failed to give complete creative satisfaction. The group sought to express themselves through instrumental music - only. The few vocal attempts that were made all proved unsuccessful. Initially the group was named INVISIBLE FRONT (for conspiracy, so to say ;) But in the course of creative development the name was reduced to a more capacious and self-sufficient one - INFRONT.
Originally progressive-rock-oriented, the band soon accumulated a considerable amount of musical ideas a lot of which never came into fruition through the lack of time and had to be put on the shelf. Aiming at complex expressive means the musicians found themselves spending increasingly more time and effort on arrangements. But later they came to realize that the complexity should not become the goal (which is often characteristic of progressive rock music these days and is becoming stereotypical) replacing the delight of non-verbal communication. The quest of trade-mark" sound and original expression went on.
In 2005, when recording of the album Wordless was underway the band got another like-minded collaborator, the flutist and key-board player Oleg Anurin (a.k.a oA) who’s contribution notably enriched the sound of the tracks. Oleg joined INFRONT onstage at the Moscow progressive festival InProg 2005. In the summer 2006 our musical ways parted. The debut full-length album Wordless was released in the autumn of 2005 at the independent label R.A.I.G.
to be officially presented in a Moscow club Vermel on December 7/05 and critically acclaimed over the world soon after:) American listeners seemed to be especially keen on the project and expressed their approval with some fine reviews. A highly respected American progressive label Cuneiform Records took Wordless for distribution in US and Canada while in the motherland our music hasn't roused much interest so far ;) There was a change in the band's line-up too which came right after the album presentation. Our now ex-bassist, Tumur Pirogov (a.k.a. tU) left us to keep seeking his own route of musical development.
He said good-bye wishing us good luck in our future endevours and remaining on friendly terms. Timur was replaced by a talented and energetic musician Alexander Mescheryakov (a.k.a. aM) who immediately hit it off with the rest of the group. What we have in the here and now: INFRONT is a band full of creative plans, seeking perfection of expression.
At the moment we are working on the material for the new album, planned for 2007. Let's think of it as the very beginning of the journey. Everything changes; we remember about it and try to make it change for the better :) Paraphrasing the famous saying - it is impossible to reach perfection but it is necessary to aspire it. ---- There is also a german Hardcore Band from Berlin named Infront. After a time they renamed there formation to the name Anticops.
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