Slot (band)

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Slot
Группа Слот 2018
Background information
OriginMoscow, Russia
GenresNu metal[1]
Years active2002 - present
LabelsM2 (formerly M2BA), EM&NEM, Mistery of Sound
MembersDaria "Nookie" Stavrovich (Дария "Нуки" Ставрович)
Igor "Cache" Lobanov (Игорь "КЭШ" Лобанов)
Sergey "ID" Bogolyubsky (Сергей "ID" Боголюбский)
Nikita Muravyov (Никита Муравьёв)
Vasily « Ghost » Gorshkov
Past membersDenis "Dan" Khromykh (Денис "Дэн" Хромых)
Alexey "Proff" Nazarchuk (Алексей "Proff" Назарчук)
Teona "Teka" Dolnikova (Теона "Тека" Дольникова)
Uliana "IF" Elina (Ульяна "IF" Елина)
Mikhail "mikhei4" Korolev (Михаил "muxeu4" Королёв)
Mikhail "MiX" Petrov (Михаил "MiX" Петров)
Nikita "NiXoN" Simonov (Никита "NiXoN" Симонов)
Kirill "Mr Dudu/The Dude" Kachanov (Кирилл "Mr Dudu/The Dude" Качанов)
Websitehttp://www.slot.ru

Slot (Russian: Слот) is a Russian metal band. Members of the group include Daria "Nookie" Stavrovich, Igor "Cache" Lobanov, Sergey "ID" Bogolyubsky, Nikita Muravyov, and Vasiliy «Ghost» Gorshkov.

Since its inception the group has released eight studio albums, two remix albums, two mini-albums, two live DVDs, recorded 20 singles, and contributed to several soundtracks. The Slot is known for its long tours of Russia and neighboring countries which sometimes last more than a year.

Biography[edit]

"Nookie" and "Cache", at Ariafest 2016

Slot was formed by male vocalist and chief songwriter Igor Lobanov (nicknamed Cache) and Denis Khromykh (nicknamed "Dan") in 2002 in Moscow, Russia. In 2003 they released their debut album "SLOT 1", released under Mistery Of Sound recording label. Their debut video "Odni" (Одни) was in rotation on MTV and other major video stations for over six months. The album went on to sell over ten thousand copies internationally. Despite their initial success, Teona Dolnikova left the band in 2004 due to further concentrate with her solo career.

Uliana Elina (nicknamed IF), the eventual winner of 2005 RAMP Awards Best Vocal of the Year became Slot's female vocalist from 2004 to 2006. Together with Korn, Slot performed at Saint Petersburg's Ice Palace and at MSA in Moscow in 2006.

The band have been featured on numerous soundtracks for films such as "Day Watch", "Pirate", "Bumer" and " Hunting for Piranha". They have also been featured on compilations such as Nashestvie, Scang Fest, and Rock Watch.

In the summer of 2006 Slot opened their Myspace page due to constant requests from fans worldwide. In the first month the band had received over 1000 visits and over 20,000 plays on Myspace player. Slot also has a page on Facebook and a YouTube channel.

In Autumn 2006, the band released their second studio album 2 Wars (2 войны), fuelled by the nationwide hit single of the same name. The video for the song was aired on various national television stations (MTV Russia, Muz-TV, A-One, O2TV and Music Box). The album shifted over eight thousand copies in the first twelve weeks of release.

Due to the success of their second album, the band were once again nominated for the RAMP Awards in four categories. Slot received the most nominations in 2006. They won the Hit of the Year award. 2 Wars was re-recorded and re-released in 2007, featuring their new vocalist Daria Stavrovich (nicknamed Nookie).

They have played with international rock bands such as Korn, Clawfinger, and Samael. In 2007 they performed alongside Aria at the RAMP Awards. The band embarked on a fifty-date tour of the Baltic region, where more than fifty thousand fans came out to support them in spring of 2007.

In fall of 2007 they released their third album Trinity (Тринити). The music video of the first single "Dead Stars" (Мёртвые Звёзды) was released to Internet and national video stations in the fourth quarter of 2007.

On 19 September 2009, Slot released their fourth studio album, which garnered attention from non-Russian speaking countries like United Kingdom, United States, and Canada. In March 2010, Slot released their first ever English single, "Mirrors" (Зеркала). With its release and accompanying music video both in Russian and in English, the band is finding an entire new layer of fans. In April 2010, the band released its first ever English maxi-single entitled, "Mirrors." This single will include newly recorded and remastered editions of "Mirrors," "Dead Stars," and "My Angel."

In 2011, Slot released Break the Code, their debut English album. It was released on 23 August. The special edition of this album was also released in Japan.

In early 2014, Slot released the crowd funded album Шестой Sixth. On 18 April 2014, Nookie was stabbed multiple times in her neck during an autograph session with their fans on a café in St. Petersburg. She was rushed to the hospital, where the doctors said that she was "moderately grave", but her life was not in danger.[2][3][4][5]

On 28 August 2018, a collection of the best tracks 15 was released on CD for fans in Europe, America and Japan. The disc is released by Sliptrick Records under the license of M2BA label.

As special guests, Slot performed on the same stage with such Western performers as Korn, Limp Bizkit, Guano Apes, Mötley Crüe and Skillet.

Achievements[edit]

Vocalist of the group – Daria Stavrovich - is semifinalist of the popular Russian broadcast "The Voice". Her performance of the song Cranberries "Zombie" has got over 33 million views on YouTube.[6] Also Daria entered the list of "Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock" according to the most respected American magazine "Revolver".

The group plays at all major festivals. At their speech at the Nashestvie 2019 there were 30 thousand people. In addition to Russian festivals, they played at major festival in Slovakia named "Top fest".

The release of the album Break The Code in the US was preceded by the appearance on the radio of the single of the same name "Break the Code", which in just one week hit the rotation of 55 American radio stations and took second place in the rating of Metal Radio Station Add Chart.

Band members[edit]

Current members

  • Igor "Cache" Lobanov - vocals
  • Sergey "ID" Bogolyubsky- guitar
  • Daria "Nookie" Stavrovich - vocals
  • Nikita Muravyov - bass guitar
  • Vasilij Gorshkov - drums, percussion

Former members

  • Denis "Dan" Chromyk
  • Alexsej "Proff" Nazachuk
  • Teona "Teka" Dolnikova
  • Uljana "IF" Elina
  • Mikhail "mikhei4" Korolev
  • Mikhail "MiX" Petrov
  • Nikita "NiXon" Simonov
  • Kirill "Mr. Dude" Kachanov

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Name Label
2003 SLOT1 M2BA
2006 2Wars( 2 войны) EM&NEM
2007 Trinity (Тринити) M2BA
2009 4ever M2BA
2010 The Best Of...
2011 Break The Code M2BA
2011 F5 M2BA
2013 Sixth (Шестой) M2BA
2016 Septima M2BA
2019 200 kW M2BA
2021 Survival instinct M2BA

Re-released albums[edit]

Year Name Label
2007 2Wars (with Nookie on vocals)
2010 The Best Of...
2016 2Wars (10th Anniversary Edition)
2017 Slot 15 M2BA

Remixes[edit]

Year Name Label
2008 kiSLOTa. The First Drop (киСЛОТа. Первая капля)
2010 kiSLOTa 2 (киСЛОТа 2, with Johnny Beast)

Singles[7][edit]

Year Name Label
2003 Alone (Одни)
2006 Two Wars (2 войны)
2007 Dead Stars (Мёртвые Звёзды)
2007 Trinity (Тринити)
2008 They Killed Kenny (Они убили Кенни)
2009 Alfa Romeo + Betta Joliette (Alfa-Ромео + Beta-Джульетта)
2009 My Angel (АнгелОК)
2009 A.N.I.M.E. (А. Н. И. М. Е.)
2010 Board (Доска)
2010 Mirrors (Зеркала) - first single released simultaneously in both Russian and English
2010 Lego (Лего)
2011 Kill Me Baby One More Time
2011 Twilight (Сумерки)
2013 If (Если)
2013 Knee-Deep (Поколено)
2014 Glass Of Revolution (Стёкла Революции)
2015 Attractive Force (Сила Притяжения)
2015 Kills As Wants! (Мочит как хочет!)
2015 Fear And Aggression (Страх и агрессия)
2016 Circles on the Water (Круги на воде)
2017 Old Russian Soul (Древнерусская душа, with Neuromonakh Feofan)
2018 To Mars! (На Марс!)
2018 Cuckoo (Кукушка)
2019 Moscow (Москва)

DVD[edit]

Year Name
2008 Live&Video (Concert within the limits of "Triniti-round" in TELE-club Yekaterinburg + the collection of video clips)
2017 #REDLIVE

Videography[edit]

Year Name
2003 Alone (Одни)
2006 Two Wars (2 Войны)
2007 Dead Stars (Мёртвые Звёзды)
2008 They Killed Kenny (Они убили Кенни)
2009 Angel O.K. (Ангел О.К.)
2010 The Board (Доска)
2010 Mirrors (Зеркала)
2010 Lego (Лего)
2010 Alone
2011 Kill Me Baby One More Time
2011 Twilight (Сумерки)
2012 Lonely People (Одинокие Люди)
2013 Angel Or Demon (Ангел Или Демон)
2013 If (Если)
2014 Just A Man (Просточеловек)
2014 FIGHT! (БОЙ!)
2015 Kills As Wants! (Мочит Как Хочет!)
2016 Circles on the Water (Круги На Воде)
2018 To Mars! (На Марс!)
2019 HLS (ЗОЖ)
2019 Moscow (Москва) Lyric Video

OST and compilations[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • RAMP Awards 2005 - Best Vocal of the Year (won with female vocalist Uliana "IF" Elina)
  • RAMP Awards 2006 - Hit of the Year (Won), Album of the year, Band of the year (Nominated)
  • RAMP Awards 2007 - Band of the Year (Nominated)
  • RAMP Awards 2008 - Clip of the Year (Nominated), Album of the Year (Nominated), Hit of the Year (Nominated), Soundtrack of the Year (Nominated), Band of the Year (Nominated)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slot: Nu-Metal Tales of Childhood Virtue in Danger". Far from Moscow. 30 September 2009. Retrieved 11 December 2015.
  2. ^ "The Slot Vocalist Attacked, Suffers Multiple Stab Wounds". Loudwire.
  3. ^ "The Slot Vocalist in Moderately Grave Condition Following Attack | Eddies Entertainment Blog". Archived from the original on 22 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Vocalist for the Slot Stabbed Multiple Times". 19 April 2014.
  5. ^ "Female Metal Singer Stabbed In The Neck Multiple Times ::Slot News". Antimusic.com. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  6. ^ Archived at Ghostarchive and the Wayback Machine: Дария «Нуки» Ставрович «Zombie» - Слепые прослушивания – Голос – Сезон 5. YouTube.
  7. ^ "Группа СЛОТ - Дискография". Archived from the original on 29 August 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2011., Official Discography
  8. ^ ru:Rock Alternative Music Prize#.D0.9B.D0.B0.D1.83.D1.80.D0.B5.D0.B0.D1.82.D1.8B 2005, RAMP Wiki
  9. ^ ru:Rock Alternative Music Prize#.D0.9B.D0.B0.D1.83.D1.80.D0.B5.D0.B0.D1.82.D1.8B 2006, RAMP Wiki

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