Михаил Юрьевич Горшенёв
|Born||7 August 1973|
|Died||19 July 2013 (aged 39)|
Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
|Genres||horror punk |
|Occupation(s)||Musician, singer, composer, voice actor|
|Associated acts||Korol i Shut|
Mikhail "The Pot" Gorsheniov (Russian: Михаил "Горшок" Горшенёв, full name given at birth – Михаил Юрьевич Горшенёв; 1973–2013) was a lead singer and composer of Russian horror punk/hard rock band Korol i Shut (The King and the Jester).
Gorsheniov formed the band in 1988 with his classmates. Soon after that, he invited his friend Andrei Kniazev (also known as The Prince) to join the band. Knyazev would become the second singer and the main lyricist. The band's music consisted of various elements of punk rock, hard rock, art rock and gothic rock. Korol i Shut went on to become a number one rock band in Russia. They were the most successful and well-known Russian punk and hard rock act of the decade (2001–2011). The band had many nominations for most every Russian music award and won almost all of them. Mikhail also worked in theater and had a lot of collaborations with other Russian rock musicians.
Mikhail was largely known for his menacing and sinister stage appearance. For a long time he had almost no upper teeth (he lost them by the age of 10). By the beginning of the 21st century he had only two fangs in his upper jaw and it made him look like a vampire or demon. Later Gorsheniov began to use dentures.
Gorsheniov had admitted to being a longtime drug addict and heroin user. His unsuccessful struggle with his addiction caused his death on 19 July 2013 of heart failure due to alcoholic cardiomyopathy, as one source attributed it to a drug relapse. According to his wishes, he was cremated in Saint Petersburg and his ashes buried in Bogoslovskoe Cemetery of the city.
Gorsheniov was married twice and had a daughter from his second marriage.
With Korol i Shut:
|Date of Release||Title||Translation|
|1996||Камнем по голове||Stone to the Head|
|1997||Король и Шут||King and Jester|
|1999||Акустический альбом||Acoustic Album|
|1999||Ели мясо мужики (live)||Men Were Eating Meat|
|2000||Герои и злодеи||Heroes and Villains|
|2001||Как в старой сказке||Like in an Old Tale|
|2002||Жаль, нет ружья!||Alas, I Have No Rifle!|
|2003||Мёртвый анархист (DVD)||Dead Anarchist|
|2004||Бунт на корабле||Riot on the Ship|
|2006||Продавец кошмаров||Trader of Nightmares|
|2007||Страшные Сказки||Scary Tales|
|2008||Тень Клоуна||The Clown's Shadow|
|2010||Театр демона||Demon's Theatre|
|2011||TODD. Акт 1. Праздник крови||TODD. Act 1. Feast of Blood|
|2012||TODD. Акт 2. На краю||TODD. Act 2. At the Edge|
2005 – I'm Alcoholic Anarchist ("Я алкоголик-анархист")