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Vladimir Holstinin performing for Aria
|Birth name||Vladimir Petrovich Holstinin|
May 12, 1958 |
Lyubertsy, Russian SFSR
|Associated acts||Aria, Alpha, Volshebnie Sumerki, Poyushchie Serdtsa|
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.
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
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
- (15 November 2010). «Ария» готовится отметить 25-летие, Shoowbiz.ru (in Russian) (article about 25th anniversary of band)
- Маргарита Пушкина, Дилан Трой, Виктор Троегубов — «Легенда о Динозавре» (1999)
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