Orgia Pravednikov

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Orgia Pravednikov
Origin Moscow, Russia
Genres Hard rock, progressive rock, art rock, progressive metal
Associated acts Manic Depression, ARTEL, Kuwalda
Website www.orgia.ru
Members
  • Sergey Kalugin
  • Alexei Burkov
  • Yuri Ruslanov
  • Artemiy Bondarenko
  • Alexander Vetkhov

Orgia Pravednikov (Russian: Оргия Праведников, translated as 'Orgy of The Righteous') is a Russian rock group formed in 1999. The peculiar sound of the band arises from the combination of acoustic (flute and acoustic guitar) and electric (drums, electric guitar and bass guitar) sessions.

History[edit]

Orgia Pravednikov was formed in early 1999 by a merge of the rock group Artel, whose style can be described as art-rock, and singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist Sergey Kalugin, who had just had his previous act Dikaya Okhota ('Wild Hunt') disbanded.

According to the members of the band, the name Orgia Pravednikov (Orgy of the Righteous) was prompted by the audience asking what the band should be called during one of concerts.[1]

Soon after the forming the band released an eponymous single, and in 2001 an album Oglaschennye, isydite!. The band, with its unusual sound combining art-rock flute and Kalugin's acoustic guitar arpeggios, on one part, and a hard electric framework on the other, started gaining popularity among the Russian rock audience.

Over the decade, 2001-2010, the band output four studio albums and as many live ones.

The start of the second decade was marked by the band airing on the major national pop-rock radio Nashe Radio. In 2013 Orgia Pravednikov made it to the shortlist of the radio's annual awards, including a song, an album and the vocalist (Kalugin) in respective nominations, though eventually the band didn't win any award[2] as determined by audience poll results, competing with the highly popular Nochniye Snaiperi et al.

Also in 2013, the band for the first time took part in the biggest Russian open-air rock-festival Nashestvie.

Members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

  • 2001 — Oglaschennie, isydite! (Russian: Оглашенные, изыдите! (Catechumen, depart!)).
  • 2005 — Dveri! Dveri! (Russian: Двери! Двери! (The doors! The doors!)).
  • 2007 — Uhodiashee solntse (Russian: Уходящее солнце (The Fading Sun)).
  • 2010 — Dlya teh, kto vidit sny (Russian: Для тех, кто видит сны (For those who dream)).
  • 2012 — Shitrock (Russian: Шитрок).[3]
  • 2016 — Dlya teh, kto vidit sny. Vol. 2 (Russian: Для тех, кто видит сны (For those who dream. Vol. 2)).

Live Albums[edit]

  • 2004 — Korablik, CD (Russian: Кораблик, translated as Shiplet)
  • 2006 — Brat' zhiv'em, DVD (Russian: Брать живьём, translated as Take Alive)
  • 2008 — Solntsestoyanie, double DVD (Russian: Солнцестояние, translated as Solstice)
  • 2010 — 10 let OP, DVD (Russian: 10 лет ОП, translated as 10 years of OP

Singles[edit]

  • 2000 — Orgia Pravednikov (Russian: Оргия Праведников, translated as Orgy of The Righteous)
  • 2003 — Poslednii Voin Mertvoi Zemli (Russian: Последний Воин Мёртвой Земли, translated as The Last Warrior of the Dead Land)
  • 2009 — Nasha Rodina - SSSR (Russian: Наша Родина - СССР, translated as Our Motherland - USSR)
  • 2013 — Russkii Extrim (Russian: Русский Экстрим, translated as Russian Extreme)

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