Agatha Christie was a Soviet and Russian rock band. Formed in 1985 by Vadim Samoylov, Alexander Kozlov, and Peter Mai in Sverdlovsk. under the name VIA "RTF UPI" the band changed their name to Agathe Christie in 1988 and went on to become one of the most notable Russian rock acts in the mid to late 1990s. During the recording sessions for their debut album "Second Front", Vadim's younger brother, Gleb, became a full-time member of the band. The band lineup changed continuously since then, with the Samoylov brothers being bandleaders, swapping vocal duties. The Samoylov brothers have been the principal songwriters of the band, together with keyboardist Alexander Kozlov.
The band's music has spanned through a variety of genres across their albums, including gothic rock, post punk, alternative rock, psychedelic rock, glam rock, art rock and hard rock.
The band has released 10 studio albums, 5 compilation albums, 2 remix albums, 3 extended plays, and 18 music videos in their career. The band announced their breakup in 2009, embarking on a final tour across Russia and nearby countries.
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