Oleg Serkov


rock / metal / guitar

Oleg Serkov


"I can clearly remember that moment when I first realized what I really wanted to do with my life. It was a sunny summer morning in 1999. I was on holiday from school, sitting on the terrace in my hometown, when suddenly this vision just came upon me! I saw myself standing on a stage performing. The vision lasted lasted for a few seconds and then disappeared, but that autumn I went to music school and started to study to study the guitar.

For the first two years two years I studied the acoustic guitar. My first guitar was a bulgarian one, called Kremona. It stands now near my work table, without strings. It has a neck that is half as thick as a young tree trunk. One of the first melodies that I played on it was ”Green Sleeves”. I was 12 years old at the time.

In 2000 I started to play in a band in my hometown. We played folk songs with modern arrangements. Later I played in a rock band, and later still I started playing solo. It wasn't until I went to university that I got my first electric guitar, a blue Yamaha RGX220 DZ. That was in 2005. With my new guitar I started recording tracks for an album. The process lasted three years and in 2008 I released "Epoch Symbol". I did all the work for the album by myself: composing, arranging, recording, mixing and mastering. Looking back now I can see that the quality leaves a lot to be desired and I hope one day to re-record the album. One track stands out on the album and that is "Meditative", a live, improvised track recorded in one take and lasting for 12 minutes.

In February 2009 I recorded "Dreams", in March "Isdlands", in September "Freefall" and "Rooms and Revelations", and from these recordings came the EP "Love Deviant".

At the end of 2009 I moved to Saint Petersburg where I bought some new recording equipment and started to re-arrange some of my older material. Then, in August 2011, I bought a new guitar, an 1999 Ibanez JS1000 made in Japan. With this guitar I am now recording material for my third album."



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