Drops Of Heart is a metal band located in Ufa, Russia. Ufa (Russian: Уфа́, Bashkirsk: Өфө – Öfö, Tatar: Уфа – Ufa, Chuvash: Ӗпхӳ – Ephü) is the capital of the Republic of Bashkortostan in Russia. It had 1,115,560 inhabitants in 2017. The band are set to release their second full-length album, Stargazers. Three years in the making, Stargazers showcases the band’s constant evolution, in both songwriting and sound. The track Modern Madness,
The legacy of 1990s and 2000s metal pioneers is intertwined with modern genre trends, energetic riffs are complemented by cinematic synths, and loyalty to the band’s hallmark sound. The sound of the band is completed by voices of famous modern metal bands – Richard Sjunnesson from Unguided on the track Frost Grip, and Bjorn Strid from Soilwork and the track Starlight.
The album Stargazers which is a tragic story of the presence of personal afflictions and disasters, affecting us all. Told in 12 epic compositions, the conceptually bleak album leaves room for a glimpse of hope and optimism.
Drops Of heart was formed during summer of 2008 by young musicians without any significant experience in this field. After a few line-up changes, the band tried to make the first serious recordings and released the debut EP Truth Of The Closed Eyes. The band continued to develop their musical skills, their appearances at the scenes in the band’s home town became more frequent.
However, frequent line-up changes negatively affected the atmosphere in the team. This had led to the disintegration of the band in 2010. But after several years of dead silence, the team’s vocalist, Denis Fakhrislamov, together with a friend and a colleague in other bands, Vadim Nizamov, gave Drop Of Hearts a new birth. With an updated and improved lineup, Drops Of Heart began working on new material and in December 2014 they released their first full album New Hope which they promoted on their own.
The next big step in band’s life was experiments with the format of single releases: from 2016 to 2017 Drops Of Heartreleased a series of maxi-singles Time And Pulse, Amanda, Faceless, Starlight. Each maxi-single was released in three versions – Russian, English and instrumental, and was accompanied by various bonuses in the form of covers or alternative versions of already published tracks. The first official videos in the history of the band were shot on 2 singles (Time And Pulse, Amanda), also vocalist of the Swedish band Soilwork Bjorn Strid took part in the recording of the Starlight.
During this period, Drops Og Heart attempted to experiment not only with the format of their new products releases, but also with the sound of releasing material: away from the traditional melodic death metal to a more atmospheric sound, which was achieved by the use of electronics and interweaving with other subgenres of metal, for example black metal (Faceless).
In 2017, the band decided to open a new chapter in their life and started writing for their new album, Stargazers. Due to various circumstances, the most important of which was the departure of one of the band composers, Igor Barshchevsky, the recording of the album was delayed until now.
Drops Of Hearts current line-up: Denis Fakhrislamov – Vocal, Vadim Nizamov – Vocal, guitar, keyboards, bass, Pavel Klimov – Guitar and Artem Gabbasov – Drums.