The band is formed far back in 1997 as a side-project of the members of NECROGENESIS and some other bands from Kostroma, Russia. After some time the band changes its initial name (HAPPY END) to IMPRESS. In summer of 1998 the musicians play their first show at “ZHeleznaya logika” (Iron logic) festival with MORTIFER, NECROGENESIS and EXTINCTION, and prepare to record their first demo titled “Manyak”(Maniac). However, some creative differences result in disbanding of the first line-up in the end of 1998, in the middle of demo recording process. All musicians return to their primary bands. The band is reborn on May 1,1999 to play nu metal and hardcore with English lyrics. IMPRESS plays numerous shows in Kostroma, Ivanovo, Yaroslavl – from different festivals and bike-shows to the City Day (2001) together with other rock bands. The same year the band releases its first Russian-language album titled “Krajnie Mery” (Extremities). In 2004 “People Vlip” (People in Ttrouble) EP is released. After the release IMPRESS takes a break followed by disbanding in the end of 2007. Another rebirth of the band begins in early 2011. Active rehearsals start fromSeptember of the same year. In 2015 IMPRESS records another EP titled “Probuzhdenie” (Awakening) with the following line-up: Alexander Udovichenko – vocals, Ivan Mikheev – guitar/backing vocals, Denis Babenkov – bass and Ruslan Efendiev – drums. The new concert program is mastered at different festivals in Ivanovo, Kostroma and Yaroslavl. In 2016 Evgeny Fedorov (drums) joins the band. The following year Denis Babenkov (bass) quits the band. He is replaced by Aleksey Ivanov. This line-up records “Vyzhivayu” (Surviving, full-length album) and “Klochiya Sudby” (Shreds of Destiny, EP) characterized by tougher and heavier sound along with more sullen and depressive lyrics. In spring of 2018 IMPRESS records “Dva Puti” (Two Ways) – the album based on the style of their two previous releases. Ivan Mikheev and Alexander Udovichenko are the veterans of the band – they have been playing in IMPRESS for 20 years. The new members of the band have brought new energy and fresh musical ideas with them. Today the band plays melodic groove metal with hardcore and angry metal elements.
- Alexander Udovichenko – vocals;
- Ivan Mikheev – guitar/backing vocals;
- Aleksey Ivanov - bass;
- Evgenij Fyodorov - drums.
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