Back when...
Back in 1993 Nordream consisted of just two metalheads trying to play their own tunes at all kinds of rehearsal places in Moscow. Rouben Kazariyan handled guitars and Stas Kulikov sat on drumthrone. A couple of tapes were done down in Moscow State University basement rehearsal room. That was not just experiencing with various styles but rather working out few licks copied a day before from a favourite band's latest CD. Still those "coupla riffs" things are quite found on the debut album.

The Land of the One Year Calm...
Then a quite long study trip to Korea suspended further musical plans but only for the time being. There was just one exception to that. On the 8th of October 1995 the guys went on-stage and played a microset of three Korean songs. Regretfully no audio evidence remained and there's just a few photo which were shot during that gig Right upon the return the material gathered during last few years was resorted and arranged to be performed with more than just two men.

The "No Dream" Bursting Out...
1997- the break-through year- was the real date when the band started off. First there were four members and then a complete five piece Nordream went onstage in summer 1998 opening End Zone's new album presentation. Before that first real-ND gig there were lots and lots of mistakes, "trial and error" and the stuff everyone seems to get through if he's in that sort of biz. First live-gig resulted in quick line-up changes which did not affect the bands further live playing activity. Up to the end of 1998 Nordream was among the most frequent live bands in Moscow.

The First Cuts...
In 1998 the band entered ARIA Records studio to put on tape the most confident and up-to-date work of Nordream. One song recording session was too much an experience needed to get the taste of what was to come- the album! Aria Records is actually not a studio for making demos. Guys were doing real song and the quality says for itself. That was a challenge and it was accepted.

Fake musicians were forced to leave...
1999- the wait year. All gigs even scheduled were canceled and the band went home- PCs, cubase software, home rehearsals, rearrangements, thinking over. Fake musicians were forced to leave and just the core members left to finish what had been supposed to all those years- the debut album. Probably this was the period when songs underwent the most drastic arrangement changes.

Progressing with the Memories...
Entitled "Memories Progression" it reflected the evolution of the band's vision of its activities through all the past years. Autumn '99 was totally dedicated to recording the album. It was however finished not earlier than summer 2000.