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RUSSIAN FEDERATION, Perm

Date Formed 1992

Categories: Death Metal

Biography

Perm based Death Metal band founded in 1992, debuting with 1993's 'Death Of A Bite' demo. The 1997 GRENOUER line-up comprised Andrew "The Indian" Merzlyakov on vocals, guitarist Alexander Shatov, bassist Viatcheslav Koltchin-bass and Sergei Lyalin on drums. The band issued a cassette only album 'Border Of Misty Times' on the Metal Agen imprint. The 'Gravehead' album arrived in 1999 followed by 'The Odour O' Folly' in 2001, the latter boasting a Blac-Death cover version of the A-HA Pop hit 'Take On Me'.

During 2001 GRENOUER was sporting a line up incorporating Merzlyakov, Koltchin, Lyalin and guitarists Denis Davidoff and Alexander Sokolov. The band would also operate a parallel industrial side endeavour billed as COD. GRENOUER signed to the CD Maximum label for the 2003 offering 'Presence Of War'. Recorded at Navahohut Studios in Moscow it was mastered at the world famous Finnvox Studios in Finland. That year also saw the inclusion of their rendition of 'I Me Mine' to a GODFLESH tribute album published by French label Nihilistic Holocaust.GRENOUR suffered a setback in September 2005 when the band lost all their instruments and equipment in a fire at their rehearsal complex, apparently caused by an "unqualified welder". Sessions for recording of a fifth album, to have taken place at Astia Studios in Finland, were postponed.

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