Definitions for "Alkonost"
Alkonost is a Russian folk metal band formed in Naberezhnye-Chelny in 1995. The current lineup consists of Elk - Guitars; Alex 'Nightbird' Solovyov - Bass, Vocals; Anton - Drums; Almira - Keyboards; Alyona - Vocals; Dmitriy Sokolov - Guitars. Starting small and gradually building a local Russian fanbase, they are now known to rock fans throughout Eastern and Northern Europe.
The Alkonost is the bird of paradise in Slavic mythology. It has the body of a bird with the face of a woman. The name Alkonost came from the name of Greek demi-goddess Alcyone transformed by gods into a kingfisher.