About Rock Violins
Barnaul, Russian Federation
The name "Terra Incognita" was handed down and it wasn't changed throughout their history.
Distances the group has covered on tours run up to over 5000 km from Siberia to the North.
The year 2006 turned out to be abundant in proposals. Terra Incognita was heard in Russia's major cities: Omsk, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo, Tyumen, Petrozavodsk, Arkhangelsk, Tomsk, Ekaterinburg. In summer of 2006, Terra Incognita took part in "Air-2006" International Festival in Karelia. That was followed by recording in promo compilation "Okhota 16" run by the major North-West company "Bomba-Piter"/"Manchester Publishers". Besides, "Bomba-Piter" invited Terra Incognita to St. Petersburg to a festival.
Terra Incognita's musicians played in concert with major performers: (5diez), EST, Alisa, Pilot, Korol i Shut, Kotiteolisuus Surganova and Orchestra, Masha i Medvedi and many others.
Some, in attempt to pigeon hole Terra Incognita, say that it's a violin trash drive, some fiery violin rock. Others define the group's style as neoclassic or gothic metal with no guitars. The musicians themselves don't stick to any definite genre lines.
The group recorded their first self-made album "Avtogudronator" in 2004. It had little circulation at the time.
In 2007, Terra Incognita set about recording their new album together with the New York manager Andrey Severgin. The disc was recorded in Russia with the follow-up work on it in the USA.
Birth of the album did not run smooth. The participants were set apart by the vast ocean, differences in mentality, and the language barrier. But all the problems, disagreements, and prejudice have been left behind. The album "Land Of No Return" is a really international product with which the musicians proved that music knows no borders.
"They shock their first time listeners, or rather what is shocking is the amazing mismatch of the Terra Incognita fragile girls and the powerful inner charge in their music which fascinates and excites, asking questions yet not always answering them. This music miraculously combines thrilling racing rhythm and inexplicable harmony." Natalia Kootz, "Cosmopolitan. Siberia" 2005.