Voted “Best Band of the Millennium” and “Russia’s most dangerous band” by Russian music fans, Mumiy Troll is without question the most significant musical entity Russia has produced since Perestroika or at least, since Punk TV in With Guitars humble opinion.
Frontman Ilya Lagutenko is a true superstar in his homeland. This multi language speaking icon sells out shows all over the world. After 10 award winning albums, 50+ videos and multiple awards, this is the band’s first album in English. Their forthcoming album, Vladivostok (also released in early September), was made in Hollywood and produced by Lagutenko himself in collaboration with Mike Clink (Guns N’ Roses, Megadeth), Joe Chiccarelli (My Morning Jacket, The Shins) and Brit Greg Brimson (Bush, Eminem). This provocative, hard-hitting collection is Mumiy Troll’s ninth studio album, following 2009’s Comrade Ambassador.
Vladivostok, represents the next step in Mumiy Troll’s cultural experiment. Lagutenko describes the new album as “a magical trip through the vibes and emotions of my countrymen, a virtual Trans-Siberian trek, like a Russian guide taking a Western backpacker across the vastness of Russia—but in reverse.”
“I wanted to travel all my life—I wanted to be a sailor just to see the world,” Lagutenko says. “And now I realize it’s much better to see the world by playing your songs for people. Having been a professional interpreter for so many years, I understand you can’t really speak one language to the entire world; you have to find a way to learn from each other. We’re on a mission, and every show we do proves to us that the mission is going well.
UK Live dates to be announced shortly, meanwhile see below