FAQ (2)

Year of formation is 2001. The style of the new band is hardcore. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) started from the vocal and rhythm section: Renat Koneshev – bass player (Heymaker, Broken), Anatoly Pugach - drums (Zdob si Zdub) & Pashtet – vocal. The band’s first songs were recorded with the help of Dan Burim (Frecken Bock) and Albert Ismagilov (Va-Bank) as guitar players. In winter 2002 FAQ recorded the first demo-material and participated in a closed show on the invitation of Greenpeace. In summer 2002 FAQ started to get the results from their struggle against mismanagement of concerts in Russia. Instead of the small clubs they appeared on one of the biggest open-air fest – “Nashestvie” (“Invasion”). In February 2003 FAQ performed a show with the bands “Soulfly” and “Psyhea”. Pashtet performed the part of Chino Moreno (Deftones) in the song «Pain». At the same time Valentin Astashin (Ninos de Venganga) replaced Alexey Chepurko. The first show with him took place on the 10th of July 2003 in DKG together with the band “Disturbed”.From winter 2003 to summer 2004 in the life of FAQ many events took place. The bands headliner single “Frequently Asked Questions” was used on the soundtrack of “Bumer” movie. Dmitry Sobinyakov joined the band as the second guitarist. From May to August 2004 the band recorded an album with “PK Records”, in September it was compiled at “SIM Records Studio” & mastered at “Cutting Room” (Sweden). The presentation of the album took place on the 26th of November 2004 in “CDK MAI”. In January 2005 Pashtet took part in the recording the song “Molotov” for the new album of “Soulfly” «Dark Ages». In April 2005 FAQ, “Hostile Breed” and “Soulfly” went on a tour across Russia. In 2006 FAQ began the recording of the second full-format album. At the same time the line-up of the band was in transition. The band took part in all the summer open-air fests – “Krylia” (“Wings”), Emmaus, “Nashestvie” (“Invasion”) at “Oboima”. By the beginning of 2007 the album was fully recorded. On the 11th of January at the “Shadow” club veterans of “Oboima” performed. With a special appearance from Max Cavalera who performed the songs Molotov, Killing Song & JumpDaFuckUp with FAQ. Finally the crew of FAQ has settled. Now FAQ is – Pashtet – vocal, Renat Koneshev – bass, Denis Zhdanov – guitar, Nicolay Voschilov - guitar, Nicolay Kyrenev – drums. The album «Circus Dogs» was released in spring 2007 in two versions – Russian and English.

FAQ (2) Discography Tracks


FAQ (2) - Часто Задаваемые Вопросы album art FAQ (2) Часто Задаваемые Вопросы (Album) FeeLee Russia 2004 Sell This Version
RRRCD 040 FAQ (2) - Цирковые Псы album art FAQ (2) Цирковые Псы(CD, Album) Rebel Records Russia RRRCD 040 Russia 2007 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none FAQ (2) - Мое Оружие album art 25/17 & FAQ (2) 25/17 & FAQ (2) - Мое Оружие(3xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Not On Label none Russia 2009

Videos (2) Edit