Thrash metal with satanic themes in 80's and early 90's, later humour-nationalist metal band from Russia.
Korrozia Metalla translated from Russian as Corrosion of Metal. The band has always been the project of Sergey "The Spider" Troitsky, who has filled every lineup spot except drums at one point or another. In some form, the band had been around as early as 1982, though it was in 1984 that they officially were formed as Korrozia Metalla.
Their first show was in 1985 in a cellar. They were cut off after 4 songs when the KGB stormed in. The first vocalist, The Schizophrenic, left and was replaced by The Pussycat for the first demo, and they started gigging heavily - giving as many as four concerts per day. The authorities gave them the legal permission to play only so many shows, so they were frequently shut down. New vocalist Dima appeared in 1987 for a short while, but then he failed to show up for a gig, so guitarist Sergei "The Hog" Vysokosov took over on vocals.
Drummer "Yascher" arrived in 1987 and this led to the most famous lineup, which remained stable for 8 years: "Pauk" (bass), "Kostyl" (guitars), "Borov" (guitars, vocals), and "Yascher" (drums). The band's debut was a live album: Live at October. It was recorded in July, actually - at the October Cultural Palace. The first studio album, The Order of Satan, was recorded at a television studio, Ostankino, and then distributed by a pirate record label on cassette only, it sold 100,000 copies.
The 1995 album 1.966 showed the band taking a more nationalistic stance, with songs in support of the Russian army, celebrating the Russian fleet at Crimea, along with themes of white power and National Socialism. At this point, the revolving door lineup returned, with Vasya Kazyrov replacing Alexander "Yascher" Bondarenko on drums. Then, The Crutch left and became a Christian! Kostya Lepatov replaced him, and in 1997 the album Computer-Hitler was recorded. At that point, longtime guitarist Hog left, so Max "With Bolt" Lajko replaced him, and Spider himself took over on vocals. Lepatov also left, so Valeri Blitzkrieg and Kostya Grinyok played guitars for a while, until Ivan Timoshenko was found. Then, Korrozia put out the album "Kill Devils, Rescue Russia" in 2000 - a collection of traditional Russian songs and others of a patriotic nature. A new album of original metal came out in 2002: Pagan Gods, with Max and Spider sharing the vocal duties.
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