Septem Voices are a Russian band formed in Ufa, in 2006. The unusual combination of female vocals, vivid rhythm section opposed to violin and keyboards lead melody lines has created the sound which is recognized by music lovers all over the country and worldwide. On-stage performances of the band make the unique sound stick in memory once and for all.
Since they started out in 2006, Septem Voices have many times performed and taken prizes at various famous festivals and song contests of regional, All-Russian and international importance in more than 30 cities as venues.
In the year of foundation the band started recording their debut LP Dlia Tebia (rus. Для Тебя, eng. For You). 14 musicians took part in it, including 5 session violinists, 2 violists and a cellist. Rich schedule of performances and a varied list of songs brought the result and in 2008 Septem Voices got signed to CD Maximum, a major Russian record label. Fusion of rock, gothic, folk, metal and neoclassicism - this is how the style was described by professionals receiving critical acclaim after the release of Dlia Tebia in 2009.
In 2011, the band signed to Irond and released their second full-length album called Koldovstvo (rus. Колдовство, eng. Sorcery). At the same time, the first music video for Skazki Krasok (rus. Сказки Красок, eng. Tales of Colours) was made.
Following the experimental trend, Septem Voices experienced either sounding more extreme and heavier, or using more acoustic instruments; this resulted in two new tracks: Istoriya Smerti (rus. История Смерти, eng. Story of Death) in 2012 and Dve Dorogi (rus. Две Дороги, eng. Two Roads) in 2013. These years are notable for improving the level of mixing and mastering, the band started working at European sound houses with Tom Mayer (Master of Servant). After EP Bez Vesny (rus. Без Весны, eng. Without Spring) was released in 2014, Septem Voices were signed to their new label, Fono.
In July, 2015, the band started recording their third full-length album with Yevgeniya Radchenko as a new singer. Basically recording took part at "Dobroliot" sound house, St. Petersburg. After a couple of months musicians came back to St. Petersburg where two new videos were filmed. At the moment the band have finished working on their latest album called Sut (rus. Суть, eng. The Essence) and are preparing to produce the videos.
Yevgeniya Radchenko - vocals
Ivan Lysenkov - drums, music, lyrics, arrangements
Elmira Valeyeva - keyboards
Grigor Mkrtchian - guitars
Grigoriy Kornilayev - bass
2009 - Dlia Tebia (rus. Для Тебя, eng. For You) - LP, CD Maximum records
2011 - Koldovstvo (rus. Колдовство, eng. Sorcery) - LP, Irond records
2011 - Skazki Krasok (rus. Сказки Красок, eng. Tales of Colours) - SP
2012 - Istoriya Smerti (rus. История Смерти, eng. Story of Death) - SP
2013 - Dve Dorogi (rus. Две Дороги, eng. Two Roads) - SP
2014 - Bez Vesny (rus. Без Весны, eng. Without Spring) - EP, Fono records
2017 - Sut (rus. Суть, eng. The Essence) - LP