august 1994 The Appearance of the Idea and the Name.
october 1994 The beginning of the joint musical activity; the creative trinity --
Count Ash (b. 1. XI), Anea (b. 17. III) and Heleg (b. 23. IV) -- is born.
march 20th, 1995 First radio broadcast: Eos Dance on the SolovetskyeIslands radio.
june 23rd, 1995 First demo (The Sovisha's Songs) is recorded.
summer-winter 1995 Joined the 'underground correspondence'. Many good reviews, along with
some acknowlegement, are received.
autumn 1995 MFA meets AndreyTurusinov,
the publisher of the Results fanzine; the band now accesses the physical world
using modern telecommunications.
february 19th, 1996 First radio broadcast covering the whole Russia: Praesagium played at A. Borisov's
Exotica show on the Radio of Russia.
march 1996 Ash and Six Dead Bulgars joint record.
april 1996 Friendship with the Hybryds starts. Antwerp radio broadcasts
MFA's first demo. No casualties reported (?).
may 1996 A. Borisov offers to record the CD. Three new
tracks finished; the favourite one, NochEinmal, is remixed.
summer 1996 Four new tracks released as the second demo, Pra.
winter 1996 Ash and Anea take part in the Slavutnicaetnographic theatre
activity, learning to play psalterion.
march 1997 New Hybryds CD, EinPhallischerGott, features MOON
FAR AWAY track that is based on the Elevsinia MFA
sample. The unique event in the world culture history: for the first time since
the painting of the Altamir cave, a remix is being
released earlier than the original song. MFA pilot CD release is postponed.
june 1997 Lado World, MFA's long-awaited
first CD, is finally released and is hailed by critics as the first Russian
autumn - winter 1997 Ash and Anea perform as a part of Slavutnica. Heleg's photo- and
video experiments took place at this time.
winter 1997 - 1998 Ash works on the standalone project.
spring 1998 MFA homepage is created on the Russian Gothic Page.
of may 1998 MFA's new track, A Scorpion Domain, is released on the Dark Ages part 3
compilation (Arborlon Music, Germany) that also
features Yasnaia, Ildfrost,
Amber Asylum, Swartalf, CamerataMediolanense, ArcanaObscura, etc.
october 1998 The beginning of the star rain.
1999 The external history of MOON FAR AWAY gets extremely complicated due to
the appearing 'cult band' image and the final transition of the project to the
status of cultural myths.
summer 1999 Besides the hard work on the upcoming SATOR album, the first steps are
being made towards the realization of the old idea - the crossbreed between
gothic music and the authentic vocal traditions of Russian Pomor
North; "In the Dawn" track is recorded.
august 1999 MFA's Praesagium is released on the Gothic
Enigma II compilation (Triton Records, Germany), featuring JACK
OR JIVE, DIARY OF DREAMS, FICTION & AUTUMN, etc.
september 23-24th, 1999 Work on SATOR album is finished. The band is seeking for the
september 30th, 1999 New MFA's track, To The Heaven Rhuanda, along
with 'Scath' by Count Ash, were released on the CD-R
compilation by AndreyTurusinov
named 'Results Part III', featuring SIX DEAD BULGARS, STIRLITZ, TYRLYKHTAR
december 5th (night) 1999 "Cultural Hero of XXI Century" Festival, act "Tell
Tchaikovsky the news", KRAJ Club, Moscow: Count Ash meets Nictorius (RomoweRikoito). MOON FAR AWAY track is presented on festival CD
compilation, together with ROMOWE RIKOITO, OLE LUKKOYE, SPECIES OF FISHIES,
2000 Release of "Russian Gothic Compilation" CD. "December
march 20th 2000 MOON FAR AWAY have signed official contract with BRUDENIA Records on
release of "SATOR".
beginning of april
2000 Moon shines with a golden light from the cover of second MOON FAR AWAY
CD. "SATOR" is presented to the light and is reflecting it.
june 2000 MFA’s “Architects Of Immortality” from the new CD “SATOR” is released on
the “TRITON-II” compilation in Germany, together with BELBORN, D’ARCADIA,
BACKWORLD, THE DAY OF THE TRUMPET CALL, OSTARA, JACK OR JIVE, NEUTRAL,DAWN &
DUSK ENTWINED, etc.
august 2000 MOON FAR AWAY’ photo decorates the double page of “ZILLO” magazine
(№7/8,2000, article “The breakthrough from Terra Incognita of Gothic
2000 - january1th 2001 Count Ash & Heleg meet Millenium
beyond the Polar Circle,
in the very center of Nenets tundra.
march 30th, 2001 MOON FAR AWAY’s new electro-ritual dark-folk
track “In The Dawn”
is released on the CD-R compilation “RESULTS Mag.
also featuring CAPRICE, ANTON BATAGOV, KRATONG,
LA LETTRE A CAMUS, TANQUAM,
SUPHINA’ LITTLE BEASTS, etc.
april 5th, 2001 Anea performs herself as Creator
in the true origin.
The beginning of absolutely new history…
autumn 2001 Start of working at the concert embodiment of the MFA music.
november 10th, 2001 Interview with Anastasie, new vocalist of MOON
is broadcast at “TVC-Arkhangelsk” channel,
the project “CulturePark: Art &
2002 Count Ash records some dark-folk songs in Archangelsk for
the joint work with ROMOWE RIKOITO.
february 17th, 2002 MOON FAR AWAY proves its Cult band status by its first live performance.
The action took part at the Stone Hall of Archangelsk Kremlin (XVII cent.) and
aspires to the name of the most mystic and shocking music actionfor the
whole history of the city.
Special guests - TANQUAM band from Yaroslavl.
night may 4-5th, 2002 May beetles creep across Count Ash during MOON FAR AWAY performance on PRUTENA, Prussian Festival
of ritual folklore & neo-folk in Koenigsberg. The
first MFA’s concert outside Archangelsk took place together with KULGRINDA,
ROMOWE RIKOITO and WELDISNA. The first live performance of
“The Blueberry Song” together with Anny, ROMOWE RIKOITO’s cello.
night may 8-9th,
2002 MOON FAR AWAY plays in St-Petersburg on the presentation of a new issue
of BULLDOZER Mag together with OLE LUKKOYE, THEODOR
BASTARD, KOTRA, etc. MFA performance turns into concert of power-electronics
project VISHUDHA KALI, - the last MOON FAR AWAY song and the first VK
composition the musicians play together.
2002 The MOON FAR AWAY celebrate the shortest White Night of the year by
their live-mystery during the art-festival “XXI Century Art” in Archangelsk.
august 2002 The film KISMET of Shusei Nishi, editor from Japan, is released. It including interviews and live-fragments of Russian MOON FAR AWAY
and CAPRICE, & Japanese JACK OR JIVE and EXIAS-J.
december, 13, 2002 MFA released very
limited gift CD-R edition for friends only, including new song “Witchcraft By A
Singing” with the remix by minimal-electro a. The edition is
illustrated by kid pictures of Count Ash. Not for sale.
december, 21-22, 2002 The band took part in First
Gothic Festival of St-Petersburg, there played together with THEODOR BASTARD, PARA BELLUM, VIDNA NEBO, CHILDREN OF THE GUN,
march 9, 2003
MOON FAR AWAY took part in Dark&Neofolk Gathering in MoscowAvalon Club, where
played together with NEUTRAL.
april 12, 2003 MOON FAR AWAY receive the prize “The Best Show of the Year” in the
annual rock band contest of the Arсhangelsk region.
may 2003 Count Ash initiated release of industrial noise band SIX DEAD BULGARIANS
collection of some old compositions on Fight Muzik.
The discs are released in exclusive hand-made cover as limited edition in 333
and 33 copies. The last 30 copies include a bonus MCD, containing a “hidden”,
previously unreleased MFA track recorded within the period of cooperation with
may 4, 2003 MFA live in Vjatka (a.k.a. Kirov) in local Puppet Theatre hall.
2003 Japanese director Shusei Nishi’s new film The
Ritual Of White Night was shown in Tokyo. The movie is wholy
dedicated to the creative work of MOON FAR AWAY and the band’s links to the
deepest Russian traditions.
november 1st, 2003 MOON FAR AWAY celebrates the great
holiday Samhain and Count Ash's birthday by holding a festival in the stone
halls of Archangelsk’s Gostinyi Dvor (Guest Yard). The festival’s guests include
VISHUDHA KALI (St. Petersburg), WOID (Kirov, a.k.a. Vjatka) and YAGODA GALO (Severodvinsk).
december 7th, 2003 Count Ash is a special guest at the Moscow Dark &
Neofolk Gathering IV party, performing several songs with EMILY A. SAAEN and
members of EMBRACE OF BRANCHES.
december 12th, 2003 The Fight Muzik label releases 137 enumerated copies of
the limited edition “MOON FAR AWAY: PRUTENA” double-CD box. The first CD
contains a live MFA performance recording made during the festival of the same
name in Koenigsberg, while the second CD contains “Ritual Of White Night”, a
movie about MFA filmed by the Japanese director Shusei Nishi.
The Russian dark scene 2-CD compilation “Colours of
Black” is out. It was inspired by Count Ash and published by
Russian gothic Internet-project www.shadowplay.ru.
For the first time in history of Russian scene it accumulated 34 musical
of Russian bands at ones, including MOON FAR AWAY.
MFA participating in presentation tour “Colours of Black”together with THEODOR BASTARD, EMILY A. SAAEN and
REQUIEM FOR FM in Voronezh, Saint Petersburg and Moscow.
The band is also appears as special guests on presentation of THEODOR BASTARD’s
new album “Pustota” and partakes in organization of Archangelsk festival “Terror
october, 2-3, 2004
MFA takes part in ethno-futuristic festival “The New
Song Of The Ancient Land”
in Izhevsk city where they perform on stage of The State Udmurt Theatre of Opera
The French label “Cynfeirdd”
releases a debut album of WOLFSBLOODnamed “The Twilight of The World”.
Count Ash performed the part on the gusli (Russian
folk stringed musical instrument played by plucking) in one of tracks.