(Photographer: Egor Sofronov)
Optimus Prime is a six-piece screamo/punk band from Moscow, Russia. It is comprised of the standard one vocalist, two guitarists, one bassist, and drummer setup, but in addition they have a viola player! Some of you might draw comparisons to the USA’s I Would Set Myself on Fire for You. Optimus Prime ventures a bit less on experimental side and focuses more on the “swift roundhouse kicking to the face” end of the spectrum. Let me also add that the screaming in the Russian language is pretty freakin’ awesome. This group of guys and a gal is fantastic, so give ‘em a listen.
You can order Optimus Prime’s albums from Old Skool Kids Records.