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Mechanical Poet

Mechanical Poet

Mechanical Poet


Mechanical Poet is a Russian Post-prog (new albums) and symphonic metal/progressive metal (old albums) band singing in English formed in Moscow in 2002. The band releases concept albums with original orchestral arrangments and electronic instruments. Mechanical Poet was founded in 2002 as a studio project by ex-members of Russian avantgarde act Glazemaker Lex Plotnikoff, Tom Tokmakoff and Sebastian Trifonoff. For a few years the band known as Glazemaker was working on creating a "sound" of their own Read more on Last.fm
Mechanical Poet is a Russian Post-prog (new albums) and symphonic metal/progressive metal (old albums) band singing in English formed in Moscow in 2002. The band releases concept albums with original orchestral arrangments and electronic instruments. Mechanical Poet was founded in 2002 as a studio project by ex-members of Russian avantgarde act Glazemaker Lex Plotnikoff, Tom Tokmakoff and Sebastian Trifonoff. For a few years the band known as Glazemaker was working on creating a "sound" of their own, till they evolved a sound which was a mixture between melodic metal with progressive metal riffs and symphonic metal orchestrations using electronic instruments. In 2003 Sebastian Trifonoff left the band and was soon replaced by Эпидемия's frontman Max Samosvat. With the new singer the band released its first EP, Handmade Essence. After the EP the band received several offers from various music companies, and finally signed a record deal with Italian label Aural Music In 2004 the debut album Woodland Prattlers, was released.

Though the album had sold well, the union of Plotnikoff, Tokmakoff and Samosvat split in 2005 due to artistic disagreements. In 2006 the Mechanical Poet returned with a new line-up: singer Jerry Lenin (ex-Tarakany, Lady's Man), guitar player Lex Plotnikoff, drummer Vladimir Ermakoff (also Black Obelisk) and bass player Serge Khlebnikoff. In this line-up the band made their first ever live show (Plan B Club, Moscow, 04/08/2007) and released their third album Creepy Tales For Freaky Children (with session work of Epidemia bass player Ivan Izotov). The album had simpler arrangements with a more post-prog sound. The album had bonus tracks in Russian, which was the first time the band had Russian songs.

After the release of the album, Serge Khlebnikov left Mechanical Poet. In 2007 the band released another concept album, Who Did It To Michelle Waters? A double album telling a story about a suicide of a girl and the circumstances that led her to that. The double album consisted of two parts, Music From And Inspired By The Original Sad Story and Original Score. The bass session player on the album was Daniil Zacharenkov (a member of Black Obelisk). The 2008 saw band with new vocalist, Vladimir Nasonoff, and a new concept album Eidoline: the Arrakeen Code, based on Frank Herbert's Dune Universe. This album was named the best sci-fi/fantasy music project of 2008 by Mir Fantastiki magazine. After 2009, Mechanical Poet went on a hiatus.

However, the band's former members released several albums since then. In 2010, Plotnikoff released Hattifatteners, a project based on Moomin Troll books by Tove Jahnsson. And in 2011, Plotnikoff and Lenin collaborated on Luna Damien, another post-prog project in the vein of late Mechanical Poet; with lyrics based on an original fantasy story. http://www.mechpoet.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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