Bi-2 is a Russian rock band. The founders of the group are Shura Bi-2 and Leva Bi-2. The group was founded in the city of Bobruisk (Belarus) in 1988, but resumed activity only after moving to Russia in 1999. Bi-2 is one of the most successful groups in Russia.
First, the team received the name “Brothers in Arms”, later “Coast of Truth” and only after some time the group was renamed “Bi-2”. The guys toured with concerts in Belarus, visited the Mogilev Rock Festival.
In the early 90s, the guys moved to Israel, later to Australia, where they are engaged in creative activities as authors and composers, as well as performing as part of the Chiron team. Continue reading
Progressive Metal is the most intelligent metal genre, a direct descendant of Art Rock. “Progressors” went even further in terms of “inaudibility”, which entailed the commercial failure of the style. Still, not everyone can adequately perceive 20-30-minute songs with a complex rhythmic pattern, constant tempo changes, deep conceptual verses, crazy vocal passages and long guitar and keyboard solos! The first group that tried to combine all this with heavy riffs was the Rush Canadians, but their music is more suitable for the definition of “heavy art rock” than Progressive Metal. The real “progressive” appeared in the early 80s through the efforts of such bands as Mercyful Fate, Fates Warning and Watchtower (this group along with Mekong Delta played techno-thrash, even more technical and sophisticated music). Continue reading