Metal

Metal entered the USSR in the early 1980s. It developed and spread rapidly as perestroika and, later, the fall of the USSR loosened censorship. Eurasian metal bands make common use of folk styles and themes. In many Slavic countries, metal is also often associated in local paganism and patriotism.

Languages: Search for metal music performed in Russian, Polish, or Tatar.

Alqanat

Alqanat is a Tatar rock and metal band from Kazan, the capital of Tatarstan, Russia. Their albums and website boast that they play “authentic Tatar rock music” (Tатарча рок); their uniqueness stems from their combining of their Tatar identity with very un-traditional music. While their music does have some folk elements, and they sing only […]

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