vocals, synths, producer, manager, guitars
Nikita is producer, keyboardist, singer, rhythm guitarist and music manager. He is the main motive force of the band. Besides Hammerforce Nikita collaborates with Kate Sergeeva, Martin Steene, StarBreeze, Beorn. Also he worked with Forget My Silence, Vintergata, Solerrain, Madjera, Stilverlight, Dreamslave and others.
My main goal is to record music that I like and to share ideas that I believe in through music.
The Metal Pit interview (April, 2013)
Metal Harem interview (April, 2013)
Metal Observer interview (October, 2013)
Ask Me Anything on Reddit (October, 2013)
Metal Remains interview (November, 2013)
Interview for HeavyMusic.ru (December, 2013)
Interviews in printed magazines
Date of birth: April 13, 1983
Equipment: Korg Triton Extreme, Korg M3-M, Ibanez RG-550EX, Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808, Oktava MK-319, M-Audio ProjectMix I/O, Event Opal and some other
Musical education: music school (specialty – oboe)
Ex-bands: Legioner (keyboards, guitars), Solerrain (keyboards), some other metal bands and projects
Life philosophy: self-development, self-knowledge, rational egoism
Job apart from the band: used synthesizers salesman and repairman, sound engineer and producer
Non-musical education: higher education, master’s degree in technics and technology, specialty – mechatronics (6 wasted years)
Non-musical hobby: none
Favorite song by HAMMERFORCE: Stereotipy
Favorite albums: Hammerforce – Access Denied/Dostup Zakryt (2013), 2 Times Terror – Equals One Sudden Death (2010), Sexy Kill Device – Electric Dandies (2013), Magic Hammer - Most Extreme Ultimate Thunder (2009), In Flames – Come Clarity (2006), Athena – A New Religion (1998), Lost Horizon – Awakening The World (2001), Raintime – Flies&Lies (2007), Dimmu Borgir – Enthrone Darkness Triumphant (1997), Gamma Ray – Somewhere Out Of Space (1997), Labyrinth – No Limits (1996), Legacy Of Emptiness – Legacy Of Emptiness (2011), MyGrain – MyGrain (2011), DJ BoBo – There Is A Party (1994)
Favorite song: It’s hard to single out
Favorite musicians: Kate Sergeeva, Mikko Karmila, Andy Deris, Daniel Heiman, Fabio Lione and many more
Favorite bands: Hammerforce, StarBreeze, 2 Times Terror, Vergeltung, Xe-None, Sexy Kill Device, Raintime, MyGrain, Legacy Of Emptiness, Kalmah, In Flames, Helloween, Dimmu Borgir, Kamelot, Luca Turilli, Gamma Ray, Children Of Bodom, Lost Horizon, Forcentury, Keldian, Labyrinth, Vision Divine, Magic Hammer, DJ BoBo, Maxx, E-Rotic, Masterboy
Where do you spend your free time: I always occupy all the time, so no free time at all =)
Favorite season: summer
Favorite holiday: day when new album sells out =)
Favorite alcohol drink: no alcohol!
Favorite drink: water with lemon and honey
Do you smoke: gave it up forever
Favorite movie: Brazil, Equilibrium, Fight Club, The Inhabited Island
Favorite TV channel/show: no TV!
Board games: Dominion, Carcassonne, Munchkin, Lost Cities
Computer games: GTA 3, Diablo, Quake 2/3, Minesweeper, Ragdoll, Angry Birds =)
Favorite color: blue
Favorite writers: Allen Karr, Mikhail Litvak, Gleb Arkhangelsky
Favorite books: “Easy ways” series by Allen Karr
Favorite sports: table tennis
Dream car: the one that drives itself
Favorite animal: robot dog
Pet: none yet, but one day it’s going to be a robot dog! =)
Message to the fans: Be free and do whatever you like!