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WISHMASTER was formed by two guitarists
- Max Fedoseev and Andrey Polevoy in the beginning of 1999. Vocalist Eugeny
Antonov joined the band in October of the same year. In the beginning the
style of the band was power-speed metal, but gradually it transformed in
melodic-death metal, influenced by different genres of melodic-metal.
In the end of 1999 the band started to compose
their own songs, intending to record a demo. The rehearsals became quite
regular and much more "musical" than "beerfull".
On 8th July 2000 WISHMASTER
entered Max's homestudio, now called "Knots Of Silence", to record the
first demo. The demo consisted of 3 fresh songs:
Of Lost Souls
Also it included a bounustrack
song "Wishmaster", which was taken from one of the early live shows performed
at home for friends.
The bass and drums parts
were programmed on computer.
The demo was released on 9th
September 2000 and was given a name "Gift". (Besides the english meaning
this word is translated from Swedish as "poison").Over
150 copies of the record were spreaded among Moscow's metal fans. The demo
was positively estimated by many of the listeners and was marked 8 out
of 10 at MUSICA fanzine.
Then it was the time to start
concert activities so the band started to search for the live drummer and
bassist. After playing with several pretenders the band chose Dmitry Tishin
as bassguitar player (ex-Sains Everlasting Rest, Doppelganger) and Andrey
Malinovsky as a drummer (ex-Saints Everlasting Rest, ex-Last Serenade,
Doppelganger). It was November of 2000.
After having several months
of live rehearsals the band played their first concert in U-Tu club. The
performance was good and the crowd liked the band. In
May 2001 Dmitry leaves the band. The reason for this was having not enough
time to work with his project Doppelganger. The vacancy of the bass player
was taken buy Alexander Kolayda (ex-Last Serenade, ex-Nordream) in June,
but not for long. In September Dmitry decides to return to WISHMASTER and
the band welcomes him back.
At the moment the band has almost
finished the material for a new record and plans to start the recording
session somewhere in December 2001. Also the band participates the concerts
in Moscow's clubs.