|Birth name||Vadim Pruzhanov|
|Born||June 18, 1982|
|Genres||Power metal, Glam metal|
|Labels||Sanctuary, Noise, Roadrunner Records|
Vadim Igorevich Pruzhanov (Ukrainian: Вадим Пружанов) (born June 18, 1982 in Chernihiv, Ukraine, Soviet Union) is a musician, and was the keyboardist of the UK power metal band DragonForce until his departure in 2018.
Personal life[change | change source]
He was born in Chernihiv, Ukraine. He started to learn piano when he was 8 years old, and enrolled in music school.
He was interested in rock music when he was 12 years old, and started to compose.
The young Ukrainian attended a Catholic 6th form college in North West London where he studied art and design. One of his first live performances was playing guitar in an all in one catsuit covered with tassles covering Steve Vai. He went on to meet DragonForce members in London in his school days. After that he met Herman Li again at club house, and joined DragonForce. Many songs of DragonForce are composed by him and Herman Li.
In 2018 he left Dragonforce since he didn't like the direction in which the group began to move
Discography[change | change source]
- Valley of the Damned - (2003)
- Sonic Firestorm - (2004)
- Inhuman Rampage - (2006)
- Ultra Beatdown - (2008)
- The Power Within - (2012)
- Maximum Overload - (2014)
Playing influence[change | change source]
He is famous for very fast keyboard playing. Sometimes he plays shoulder keyboard with his tongue or head.
He sticks to making sounds. He doesn't like ordinary sounds such as strings and chorus.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "Vadim Pruzhanov Biography". DragonForce. Archived from the original on 20 August 2014. Retrieved 23 August 2014.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Vadim's page on Metal Archives
- Vadim's page on DragonForce.com Archived 2014-08-20 at the Wayback Machine