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Slot (band)
                                     

ⓘ Slot (band)

Slot is a Russian metal band. The members of the group: Daria "Nookie" Stavrovich, Igor "Cache" Lobanov, Sergey "ID" Bogolyubsky, Nikita Muravyov, Vasiliy "Ghost" Gorshkov.

Since its inception, the group has released 8 studio albums, 2 remix albums, 2 mini-albums, 2 live DVDs, recorded 20 singles and several soundtracks. The slot is known for its long tours of Russia and neighboring countries, which sometimes last more than a year.

                                     

1. Biography

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 Slots female vocalist from 2004 to 2006. Together with Korn, Slot performed at Saint Petersburgs 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. The album shifted over eight thousand copies in the first twelve weeks of release.

Due to the massive success of their second album, the band were once again nominated for the prestigious 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.

TThey 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, highly anticipated 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 4ever, 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 that previously had not heard of the band. 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 cafe in St. Petersburg. She was rushed to the hospital, where the doctors said that she was "moderately grave", but her life wasnt in danger.

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, Motley Crue and Skillet.

                                     

2. Achievements

Vocalist of the group – Daria Stavrovich - is semifinalist of the popular Russian broadcast "The Voice". Her performance of the song Cranberries "Zombie" has got 29 million views on YouTube. 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 USA 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.

                                     

3. Band members

Current members

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

Former members

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

4. OST and compilations

  • 2014 OST "Angel or Demon"
  • 2007 OST "Shadowboxing 2: Revenge"
  • 2004 Compilation "Rock Maraphon"
  • 2011 OST "Shadowboxing 3: Last Round
  • 2008 OST "Black Hunters"
  • 2006 OST "Piranha"
  • 2008 OST "Street Racers"
  • 2014 OST "Ownership 18"
  • 2004 Compilation "SCANG FEST 3"
  • 2003 OST "Bumer"
  • 2007 OST "Half-Life: Paranoia" Half-Lifes modification
  • 2006 Compilation "Russian Alternative" 2006
  • 2005 Compilation "RAMP 2005"
  • 2003 Compilation "Nashestvie XIV"
                                     

5. Awards

  • RAMP Awards 2007 - Band of the Year Nominated
  • 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 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
                                     
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