Armageddon (Aria album)

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Armageddon
Studio album by Aria
Released October 1, 2006
Genre Heavy metal
Length 54:52
Label CD-Maximum
Producer Aria
Aria chronology
Крещение огнём
(2003)
Армагеддон
(2006)
Феникс
(2011)

Armageddon (Russian: Армагеддон) is the tenth studio album by Aria, and the first after signing to the CD-Maximum label. It shows a bit of power metal influence, uncommon for the band.

Track #8 "Chuzhoy" reached the 1st position on the Russian radio charts.

It was the last album of the band to feature Artur Berkut on its line-up.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Posledny zakat" (Последний закат, lit. Last Sunset) Igor Lobanov Vladimir Holstinin 5:01
2. "Mecheny zlom" (Меченый злом, lit. Marked by Evil) Nina Kokoreva Sergey Popov 6:08
3. "Strazh imperii" (Страж империи, lit. Guardian of the Empire) Margarita Pushkina Vitaly Dubinin 4:43
4. "Novy krestovy pokhod" (Новый крестовый поход, lit. The New Crusade) Pushkina Vitaly Dubinin 4:53
5. "Messiya" (Мессия, lit. Messiah) Lobanov Vladimir Holstinin 4:38
6. "Krov koroley" (Кровь королей, lit. The Blood of Kings) Pushkina Vitaly Dubinin 9:00
7. "Viking" (Викинг) Pushkina, Popov Sergey Popov 5:48
8. "Chuzhoy" (Чужой, lit. Alien) Pushkina Vladimir Holstinin 5:03
9. "Svet byloy lyubvi" (Свет былой любви, lit. The Light of Bygone Love) Pushkina Vitaly Dubinin 4:18
10. "Tvoy den" (Твой день, lit. Your Day) Pushkina Artur Berkut 5:19

Lyric themes[edit]

  • "Strazh imperii" tells about Japanese kamikaze in World War II
  • "Novy krestovy pokhod" is sang from the point of Knight Templar
  • "Messiya" tells of the struggle between Christianity and Slavic Paganism
  • "Krov koroley" tells the story of the last battle of King Arthur
  • "Chuzhoy" is based on Ray Bradbury's short story "Zero Hour"
  • "Posledny zakat" deals with World War III and nuclear war

Personnel[edit]

Recorded on ARIA Records studio. Sound engineering by Dmitry Kalinin. Mastering by Andrey Subbotin and Saturday Mastering studio. Technical support by A&T Trade, Avallon, Mixart, Violet Design. Instruments by: Fender, Jackson, Ibanez, Marshall Amplifiers, DiMarzio, Korg, Shure, Dean Markley, Sabine, Tama, Zildjian, Violet Design.

Cover art by Leo Hao.

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