formed in: 1986
style: heavy metal
TEATR TENEY is an important Russian heavy metal band of experienced and highly motivated musicians. They are not afraid to experiment with mixing the elements of different styles on the solid heavy metal base to create their own well recognizable easy-listening and up-to-date sound. They are well known as participants of many big rock and bikers’ festivals such as Naschestvie, Emmaus, Krylya, Slava Rossii besides their high touring and club shows activities. They supported a few shows of world famous rock metal stars such as DIO and KROKUS.
There are not so many bands in the history of rock music, which were able to come to the top positions after many years of disappointments, musical difficulties, line-up changes. One of such fairytale examples is the band from Moscow TEATR TENEY. Formed in 1986, they reached the success in 2004. Actually, Russia at that period of time was going through many shocking changes and almost no band had an opportunity to devote itself to music 100 per cent. But the band didn’t give up, returning to the activities, changing its line-up and experimenting with the style. And their moment came. On the wave of returning of the interest of the audience in Russia to heavy music, the band started to play on stage of many festivals and bike-shows including the biggest Russian rock festival at that moment Nashestvie-2005, and supported a few shows of world famous rock metal stars such as DIO and KROKUS. Surely, TEATR TENEY also gave many club shows in Moscow and its region. Finally, the band chose its proper style – hard and melodic music in the best traditions of Russian heavy metal.
The debut self-titled full-length album recorded in 2004 presented the stuff on the crossroad of BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN traditions and gave the band an opportunity to sign its first label deal. In 2006 the next studio concept album “Zver’” was highly appreciated by both the mass-media and the heavy metal fans in Russia. The band made its sound more complicated by adding of some progressive and thrash elements. After some more line-up changes, TEATR TENEY started its new experiments mixing some death and alternative elements with heavy metal base, the style of the band in general became a bit more sophisticated, the whole sound became more modern, more powerful and higher quality. The musicians released the single “Tvoya Ten’” and were invited to play at the very important rock festival Krylya-2007. The repertoire choice policy of this event was really strict regarding selection of heavy metal bands, but TEATR TENEY successfully met with the requirements. Also the band participated in Emmaus and Slava Rossii festivals and was a heardliner of a big international bike show in Odessa (Ukraine).
The next year the third studio album “Capoeira” (2008) saw the light of day. The musicians were attracted by the idea of the famous Brazilian martial art and philosophy. This record followed the line of the single combining traditional heavy metal base with the elements of more brutal styles with some parts of scriming and growling vocals and heavy broken riff lines. This same year the re-mastered edition of the debut album was released. In 2009 the band presented its official video clip “Asmodei” and it continues to play live actively.