Dead Rooster or Mertvy Piven (Ukrainian: Мертвий Півень) was a Ukrainian rock band that was formed by Lyubomyr Futorsky in 1989. The first concert was given in 1990 at the first Vyvykh festival. Their debut album Eto was recorded in 1991, at the end of the Chervona Ruta festival (Chervona Ruta), where the group took first prize in the category of performers art songs. Dead Rooster began as an acoustic band. During the second half of the 1990s, they evolved into a grunge/art-rock band, though their music can't be described by one particular style. Dead Rooster has changed personnel several times.

Dead Rooster
Мертвий Півень
Background information
OriginLviv, Ukraine
GenresRock, progressive rock, punk rock
Years active1989–2011
MembersRoman Chayka
Oleh Suk
Alex Slobodian
Yurko Chopyk
Marian Kozovy
Past membersAndriy Pyatakov
Serfym Pozdnyakov
Vadym Balayan
Lyubomyr Futorsky (deceased)
Andriy Nadolsky
Yaryna Yakubyak
Roman Ross
Ivan Nebesnyy
Andriy Pidkivka
Misko Barbara (deceased)
Misko Barbara, lead vocalist of the band.

Many songs of the band were written in lyrics of Ukrainian poets like Yuri Andrukhovych, Maksym Rylsky, Oleksandr Irvanets, Viktor Neborak, Yurko Pozayak, Serhiy Zhadan, Natalka Bilotserkivets, Ihor Kalynets and Taras Shevchenko. The album Pisni Mertvoho Pivnya is based on the Andrukhovych's poetry collection of the same name.

In 2009, their song "Kiss" ("Potsilunok") was featured in the soundtrack of Cold Souls, an American film directed by Sophie Barthes.

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  1. 1992 - Ето (Eto)
  2. 1993 - Мертвий півень '93 (Dead Rooster '93)
  3. 1994 - Підземне зоо (1994) Live in studio (Pidzemne zoo (1994) Studio Live)
  4. 1995 - Live у Львові (Live in Lviv)
  5. 1996 - IL Testamento
  6. 1997 - Міський бог Ерос (Misky Boh Eros)
  7. 1998 - Шабадабада (Shabadabada)
  8. 2003 - Афродизіяки (Afrodiziaky)
  9. 2006 - Пісні Мертвого Півня (Pisni Mertvoho Pivnya)
  10. 2008 - Кримінальні сонети (Kryminalni Sonety)
  11. 2008 - Вибраний народом (Vybrany narodom)
  12. 2009 - Made in ЮА (Made in UA)
  13. 2011 - Радіо Афродита (Radio Afrodyta)

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