Annihilator Cannon: The Forgotten Rock Band of the 90s…
Annihilator Cannon is a rock band forgotten by many, which was founded in 1991. The young team managed to quickly acquire fans and gain quite wide popularity! "Pushka" released 4 albums and actively performed at various rock festivals in the Urals ...
In 2003, the group lost two members at once: its leader and bassist ... Andrei "Bred" Matveev died of alcohol intoxication, and Dmitry Zakharov died in a car accident.
Luckily for the fans, the Annihilator Gun hasn't stopped its activities. The group continues to perform to this day, however, already in an updated line-up.
Advertising of the 90s
Today there are two teams! Uh... Uh... Two teams. Poho Torro Morongo - well, that's Spanish - and Annihilator Cannon - well, that's Russian, but still cool!
The history of the band...
The Annihilator Cannon was formed in 1991. Early line-up: Andrey Matveev (vocals), Evgeny Napalkov (guitar), Igor Burdukov (bass), Tagir (drums).
In this line-up, the group existed for a year and a half, but first things first.
The music of "Guns" was focused on the classics of rock and blues. The members drew inspiration from such illustrious bands as the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin…
It is worth noting that from the very beginning of its existence, the group acquired a scandalous reputation. In many ways - because of the alcohol dependence of its participants themselves.
Soon Igor Burdukov and Tagir leave the group. Both decided to devote themselves to jazz (today Burdukov teaches jazz improvisation at the School of Arts).
Return with a new line-up
Again, "Cannon" gathered only in the summer of 1993. Tagir was replaced by Oscar Valeev. Today he is, one might say, the head of the group.
After the departure of Igor Burdukov, the group was without a permanent bass player for a long time.
With the advent of Damir Khafizov, the second vocalist, the group's style underwent serious changes ... And, unfortunately, not for the better. The dancer and showman turned almost every performance of a rock band into a carnival ... Often the concerts of "Guns" ended in a riot, because of which the group was suspended not only from performances, but also from rehearsals in their native Ufa. Fortunately, this did not prevent the team from successfully performing in Sterlitamak and Uchaly! However, the reputation has been damaged...
Formation of the "Golden Composition"
After a long break, in the summer of 1994, the group released an album called "White fever". In the autumn of the same year, one of the best guitarists of the city Sattarov Rustem (Akay) joins the team. Finally, "Cannon" acquires a permanent bassist Dmitry Zakharov!
This composition of the Annihilator Cannon is considered to be gold.
For several years, “Pushka” managed to perform at several Fritonika festivals, and even won one of them! In 1996, the group celebrated its 5th anniversary.
Annihilator Cannon today...
In the 90s, the band members plunged into politics, participated in all kinds of actions ...
True... the leader of "Pushka" is expelled from graduate school for his political and moral views, Khafizov is expelled from work... But most of all, Valeev, who was expelled to the North, was unlucky.
In the spring of 2003, the leader of the group dies from alcohol intoxication. The same year claimed the life of bassist Dmitry Zakharov, who died in a car accident ...
Despite this, the Annihilator Cannon continued its activities. And today the group periodically gives concerts, which certainly inspires their fans!