Vladimir Holstinin

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Vladimir Holstinin
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Vladimir Holstinin performing for Aria
Background information
Birth name Vladimir Petrovich Holstinin
Born (1958-05-12) May 12, 1958 (age 56)
Lyubertsy, Russian SFSR
Occupations Composer, guitarist
Associated acts Aria, Alpha, Volshebnie Sumerki, Poyushchie Serdtsa

Vladimir Petrovich Holstinin (Russian: Влади́мир Петро́вич Холстинин) is a Russian guitarist. He is one of the founding members of heavy metal band Aria.[1]

Vladimir was born May 12, 1958, in Lyubertsy, Russian SFSR. He graduated Moscow Power Engineering Institute, where he met Vitaly Dubinin. The two institute mates became friends and formed a band Volshebnie Sumerki (Magic Twilight). The band played mostly cover versions of foreign bands songs, such as Deep Purple and Rainbow. Arthur Berkut was band's vocalist, and Magic Twilight is often considered to be a prototype to Aria.

After Twilight's diband, Holstinin, together with bassist Alik Granovsky, joined rock band Alpha. Their participation was short-lived, and in 1984 they went to VIA Poyushchie Serdtsa (Singing Hearts) led by producer Victor Vekshtein. Joined by vocalist Valery Kipelov, they formed a heavy metal band Aria, officially registered as a "side project" to Singing Hearts. Aria soon developed to be much more popular than original Singing Hearts that played a common kind of Soviet pop-rock music. After the breakup of original lineup, Holstinin and Kipelov kept the side of Vekshtein, who owned the band's name. Vladimir invited his friend and former band mate Vitaly Dubinin to replace Granovsky on bass.

Currently, Holstinin remains the only founding member in actual lineup of Aria. Along with Dubinin, he is one of main composers of the band. Recently he produced some young metal bands; his most notable collaboration was the best-selling Elven Manuscript concept album by Epidemia.

Equipment[edit]

Several Fender Stratocaster and a couple Telecasters

Several Jackson, including some RRV.

Some Gibson Les Paul

Several Dean, including DIME Signature models.

Several Hamer guitars.

Hembry, Martin, Taylor, Jay Turser.

MARSHALL JVM 410

MARSHALL TSL 100

DIEZEL Herbert

MARSHALL 1960A cabinet 4х12

MARSHALL 1936 cabinet 2х12

BOSS MIDI Controller

MXR Phase 90

MXR CAE Wah

OVERDRIVE Энвера Чомаева (Envera Chomaeva)

TORTUGA Martini Chorus

ISP Decimator Noise Reduction pedal

SEYMOUR DUNCAN Deja Vu Tap Delay

JIM DUNLOP Talkbox

KORG Pitch Black Tuner

T-REX FuelTank Classic

SHURE SM-57 Microphone

DEAN MARKLEY Strings

EVIDENCE AUDIO Cable

References[edit]

  1. ^ (15 November 2010). «Ария» готовится отметить 25-летие, Shoowbiz.ru (in Russian) (article about 25th anniversary of band)

Literature[edit]

  • Маргарита Пушкина, Дилан Трой, Виктор Троегубов — «Легенда о Динозавре» (1999)

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