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Kiev-based FireLake band was formed in 1997 by Oleg Yavorsky (guitar), Alexey Akulshyn (guitar) and Andrey Salnikov (drums). Under the influence of the extremely popular at the time “Swedish wave”, the first musical compositions of FireLake were created with a slant to classic melodic death metal. The debut performance of the band took place in spring of 1998 in the Kiev metal bar “Grave”, followed by more gigs in the city. Shortly afterward bass guitarist/vocalist Roman aka Thorn joined the band.

In search of its own style and sound, the band tries combining Slavic folk melody elements with aggressive death metal riffs. In 1999 FireLake takes part in several Ukrainian events, including “At Voland’s” and The Great Commandment, performing with such bands as Disclaimer, Te Deum, Unerase, Reflection, Camera Obscura, Egoism and more, only to firmly settle itself on the metal scene.

The Media started talking about FireLake - “Ukraine Young” newspaper publishes an interview, and band members answer listener’s questions live on air of the Radio Rocks Ukraine. In 2000 for personal reasons Alexey Akulshyn left the band, soon replaced by Ruslan Drozd (guitar). The band polished the material accumulated and prepared for the first album recording - The Temptation Journey.

In 2005 the album of 10 tracks (best out of collected in the period of 2001-2005) was mixed and ready for release. Due to various reasons the actual release of the album happens as late as early 2007.


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  • RodrigoDMadruga

    I said come in, dont stand there....

    5 Mar 11:48pm Reply
  • wangyu199x

    hail stalker!

    11 Jan 10:29am Reply
  • Mike_910711

    "Растворяя осколки грёз" (Live to Forget) очень нравится песня.

    2 Nov 2014 Reply
  • fluschy

    let's raise our drinks to this song, to the zone.

    29 Jul 2014 Reply
  • LariusMaximus

    Эх... ну чтож. Ж.Д.А.Л.К.Е.Р 2 так и не вышел, а уже 2014 год.

    23 Feb 2014 Reply
  • HansGunshee

    Dirge For The Planet - такая ДУША. Надо будет ТЧ таки перепройти, освежить воспоминания.

    26 May 2013 Reply
  • eN4ez

    Hoetzendorf, Ж.Д.А.Л.К.Е.Р. 2 :D)

    7 Jul 2012 Reply

    а Жизнь на экране повторяет нет, но реальность ранит хуже всяких бед.

    6 Jun 2012 Reply
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    19 May 2012 Reply
  • Hoetzendorf

    И да, побыстрее бы Ж.Д.А.Л.К.Е.Р. 2 вышел, чето йа заждалсо!!!!!!

    3 May 2012 Reply
  • Hoetzendorf

    Не знал что Олег Яворский участник группы..

    3 May 2012 Reply
  • adrian1265

    Stalker rules (so does this band )

    1 Apr 2012 Reply

    No rules, no laws супер!

    13 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Hamputinchik

    eN4ez, согласна с вами!)

    28 Sep 2011 Reply
  • FOXXX1992

    Неплохая Группа

    30 Aug 2011 Reply
  • eN4ez

    Dirge For The Planet - прям печаль :(, в глазах первый Сталкер :) божественная песня.

    15 Aug 2011 Reply
  • EdGaUse

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. ♥

    15 Aug 2011 Reply
  • peterb9

    Such is life in The Zone...

    8 Jul 2011 Reply
  • HxClpmaskmanHxC

    Live to forget have a feeling when you leave the Zone after a succesful mission.

    5 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Hoetzendorf

    Впервые услышал их в S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl, это был трек Dirge For The Planet . Прекрасная музыка и замечательная игра. Ждем второго сталкера!

    21 May 2011 Reply
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