Victor Morozov - guitarName, surname: Victor Morozov

Band role: guitarist, composer, lyrics author, founder of the band

Additional functions: promoter, organising live gigs, band’s website administrator, video editor

Date of birth: August 6, 1984

Place of birth: Donetsk, Ukraine

Marital status: single

Height: about 170 cm (It depends on how much stuff I haul with me to the concert 🙂 )

Hair color: fair

Music education and experience before Scarleth:

Seriously got into music at 8 years. Graduated from the secondary music school №1 of Leontovich in piano class. Fell in love with electric guitar at 16 after watching the video of Deep Purple live performance. Self-taught to play guitar. At the age of 21 has founded Scarleth and hasn’t played any other band ever but this one.

In the band since: the moment of foundation (August 2005)

Equipment:

guitars: Mayones Regius 6, Fender Custom American Stratocaster, Caparison Dellinger II FX-WM;
pickups: Bare Knuckle Warpig, Bare Knuckle Cold Sweat, Caparison PH-R, Caparison PH-F;
processors: Fractal Audio Axe FX 2;
other: X2 XDS95 wireless, Ernie Ball Cobalt 10-52 strings, Elixir 10-52 strings

Favorite bands/composers: Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmore’s Night, Black Sabbath, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Nightwish, DIO, Whitesnake, Yngwie Malmsteen, Uriah Heep, Queen, Led Zeppelin, Blind Guardian, Manowar, Axel Rudi Pell, Children Of Bodom, Metallica, Rammstein, Dream Theater, Arch Enemy, Amaranthe, Apocalyptica, Within Temptation, Michael Jackson, Supermax etc.

Musicians which impress/inspire me the most:

Guitarists: Ritchie Blackmore, Tony Iommi, Yngwie Malmsteen, James Hetfield

Keyboard players: Jon Lord, David Rosenthal, Geoff Nicholls, Christian Lorenz

Vocalists: Ronnie James Dio, Ian Gillan, David Coverdale, Joe Lynn Turner, Eric Adams, James Hetfield, Till Lindemann, Freddie Mercury

Female vocalists: Tarja Turunen, Candice Night, Angela Gossow, Elize Ryd, Anette Olzon

Bass-guitar players: Geezer Butler, Roger Glover, Joey DeMaio, Jason Newsted

Drummers: Ian Paice, Mike Terrana, Bill Ward, Lars Ulrich, Cozy Powell, Bobby Rondinelli, Tommy Aldridge, Daniel Erlandsson

The song that got me deep into music: Deep Purple “Child In Time”

First album I’ve ever listened to: Deep Purple “In Rock”

First rock show I’ve ever visited: “Kipelov” band, Donetsk, 2002.

Concerts which impressed me most of all:

Blackmore’s Night, Kiev, 2004
Deep Purple, Donetsk, 2004
DIO, Donetsk, 2005
Queen, Kharkov, 2008
Nightwish, Kiev, 2012
Within Temptation, Kiev, 2012
Deep Purple, Kiev, 2012
Within Temptation, Kiev, 2015
Black Sabbath, Moscow, 2016

Things about working with Scarleth which inspire me the most: live performances, trips, composing new songs, hanging out with the band and fans

Education except musical:

Graduated from Donetsk secondary school №5 after year 8, then studied at Donetsk Technical College for 3 years to finish the education. Graduated from Donetsk National Technical University as a specialist in Computer systems and networks.

Interests/hobbies concerning music and everything about it: searching for/listening to new interesting and exciting music; playing the guitar, and keyboards (occasionally); composing music; playing live with «Scarleth»; searching for my signature guitar sound; visiting favorite bands’ live shows; recording, mixing, musical equipment in general

Interests/hobbies except music and everything concerning it: spending time with friends, movies, computer games, collecting, English, modern technologies, single malt whisky degustation, snorkling/diving, sauna

Favorite movies/cartoons: Star Wars, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Aliens, Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, RoboCop, Cobra, The Fifth Element, Ruthless People, Van Helsing, The Craft, Night Of The Demons, Class Of 1984, Class Of 1999, The Crow, Aladdin, Soviet comedies and many others. A lot of movies are not in this list because the list is expanding constantly.

Favorite movie actors/actresses: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Fisher, Sylvester Stallone, Milla Jovovich, Danny DeVito, Amelia Kinkade, Kim Basinger, Louis de Funès, Keanu Reeves, Rachel McAdams and many actors of Soviet cinema

Favorite comedy TV-shows: Maski-show

Favorite authors/books: Arthur Conan Doyle – Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes (of what I’ve read, but reading isn’t my hobby in general)

Favorite games: computer games, mostly strategies and RPG. Command & Conquer, Diablo, Heroes Of Might & Magic, Starcraft, X-COM, Wolfenstein series, Warcraft, Dune, DOOM 2016. Also I like KKnD, Dungeon Keeper, Total Annihilation, Age Of Empires, Settlers and some others

Favorite sports: swimming

Favorite drinks: mineral water, coffee, beer, coca-cola, juice

Food which I dislike: olives, almost all dishes which contain zucchini, stuffed pepper

Favorite animals: cats, owls, bears

Favorite colors: black, white, yellow, green, red

Favorite season: any, except winter with slush

Countries which I’d like to visit: Germany, Sweden, USA, eastern countries

My motto: “Best way to reach anything is to try it one more time”

What I dislike about people most of all: irresponsibility, absence of punctuality and enthusiasm, propensity to conflicts, rudeness

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