Armageddon (Aria album)

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Armageddon
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Studio album by Aria
Released October 1, 2006
Genre Heavy metal
Length 54:52
Label CD-Maximum
Producer Aria
Aria chronology
Крещение огнём
(2003)
Armageddon
(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.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Posledny zakat" (Последний закат, lit. Last Sunset)Igor LobanovVladimir Holstinin5:01
2."Mecheny zlom" (Меченый злом, lit. Marked by Evil)Nina KokorevaSergey Popov6:08
3."Strazh imperii" (Страж империи, lit. Guardian of the Empire)Margarita PushkinaVitaly Dubinin4:43
4."Novy krestovy pokhod" (Новый крестовый поход, lit. The New Crusade)PushkinaVitaly Dubinin4:53
5."Messiya" (Мессия, lit. Messiah)LobanovVladimir Holstinin4:38
6."Krov koroley" (Кровь королей, lit. The Blood of Kings)PushkinaVitaly Dubinin9:00
7."Viking" (Викинг)Pushkina, PopovSergey Popov5:48
8."Chuzhoy" (Чужой, lit. Alien)PushkinaVladimir Holstinin5:03
9."Svet byloy lyubvi" (Свет былой любви, lit. The Light of Bygone Love)PushkinaVitaly Dubinin4:18
10."Tvoy den" (Твой день, lit. Your Day)PushkinaArtur Berkut5:19

Lyric themes[edit]

  • "Strazh imperii" tells about Japanese kamikaze in World War II
  • "Novy krestovy pokhod" is sung 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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