FORGIVE-ME-NOT formed in summer, 1996 in the
city of Tula, Russia. Originally the band consisted of Victor
Kuckoverov (bass, vocals), Mikhail Karasiov (guitars) and
Andrey Sukhanov (drums).
August to October 1997, FORGIVE-ME-NOT recorded their debut
album “Tearfall”, released by MAGIK ART Entertainment on MC
at the beginning of 1998. Soon after the recording of “Tearfall”
Mikhail Guz (guitars) and Elena Gorbunova (keyboards)
joined the band.
summer 1998 FORGIVE-ME-NOT signed a contract with the Russian
label METAL AGEN Records that re-released “Tearfall” on
the first half of 1998 the band prepared a new program that
eventually shaped into their second album “Spaceapple”
recorded in August - September 1998. This album was released by
METAL AGEN Records in the fall of 1999 on MC, and at the end of
January 2001 on CD.
July 2000 FORGIVE-ME-NOT were at studio again recording their
3-rd full-length album. The process was long and hard, and the
recording was completed only in July 2001.
Tracks from this recording session appear in the two following
releases: maxi-single “Swallow Songs”, January 2002 and the
3-rd full-length album “Perfect Innocence”, August 2002.
the fall of 2003 the album “Behind” was released; it included
both new and previously unreleased songs. The core of the album was
a 4-track demo recorded in the summer of 2002, a new track “Time in
Timeout”, the track “Freezing Point” from the previous recording
session and a cover-version of CINDERELLA’s “Gypsy Road”.
the beginning of 2003 FORGIVE-ME-NOT started composing new
material, brought to “Die Records” Studio in Moscow in the fall of
2003 and recorded in half a year. This work resulted in the new
album “Heavenside”, released in May 2004 by METAL AGEN/SOYUZ.
the release of “Heavenside” the band took a “creative break”,
gathering from time to time to play a gig.
the end of 2004 one of the founders, Mikhail Karasiov (guitars),
left FORGIVE-ME-NOT. Hellena Gindina at first
substituted for him as a session guitarist for several gigs, and
then became a full member of the band.
2005 Metal Agen/Soyuz re-released the first two albums, “Tearfall”
“Spaceapple”, with updates and improvements in booklet
designs and exclusive bonus-tracks.
spring 2006 FORGIVE-ME-NOT cancelled the contract with Metal
Agen/Soyuz and signed one with Irond Ltd.
May 15, 2006 Irond Ltd. released the Russian-language version of the
album “Suicide Service”, with powerful and expressive songs
and excellent recording quality.
June 1, the label Misteriya Zvuka released a special edition of “Suicide
for distribution in CIS countries.
band gave several performances in support of the new album during a
mini-tour across Russia.
Having played a number of gigs in support of “Suicide
Hellena Gindina decided to quit the band. In her place came
Vadim Gryzlov (Fatal Aim, ex-Glintvein) who had played with
FORGIVE-ME-NOT as a session bassist.
English version of “Suicide Service”
is coming soon.
the course of its history FORGIVE-ME-NOT have played a great
number of gigs and supported DORO (08.03.2001.),
TO/DIE/FOR (12.01.2002.), CHARON (07.12.2003.),
EVEREVE (20.03.2004.), LAKE OF TEARS (06.03.2005),
Paul Di'Anno (05.03.2006) and others.
The history goes on!!!...