Five Questions With… The Re-Stoned

Band: The Re-Stoned
Country of Origin: Russia
Photo by Ruslan Salichov

If I were to throw a dart at a wordcloud of countries from which we’ve played stoner/doom/psych bands, it would likely land in one of two regions: Latin America or Eastern Europe. While this series has focused frequently on stoner bands from Latin America, today’s entry takes us to Moscow where The Re-Stoned, an instrumental power trio, deliver luxuriously fuzzed-out riffs. If you gravitate towards the classics (Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, etc.) and the modern (Sleep, Earthless, Causa Sui, La Iglesia Atomica, Church of Misery) your expectations will be met and exceeded. Don’t miss their recently-released a high-octane live recording 10π. The band is rehearsing new material and hoping to enter the studio soon to work on a new record.

Answers to this entry were provided by Ilya Lipkin, the band’s founder and guitarist.

Five Questions

1. What is your desert island disc (the one album you couldn’t live without)

Oh, difficult to say. Would be cool to bring 4-5 albums. So, maybe Led Zeppelin I.

2. How did the band members meet (or, for a solo musician, how did you get started)?

All started 10 years ago, but over the years the members have changed (especially drummers). I can say, that I started like a solo musician with a band, but now we are a real band. True dream team, heh.

3. What is the underground music scene like in your home country?

A lot of new young bands appear, it’s a good trend. But I do not really follow the local underground scene. Nowadays we play more shows in Europe.

4. What are some of your biggest influences outside of music?

Dreams and nature. Usually I take inspiration from them.

5. Tell us about your favorite show you ever played.

We played a lot of cool shows, but I want to highlight two of them: the show in France at the «The Last One fest», on the top of the mountains! It was so cool and crazy. Skiers were jumping close to our stage. We got a lot of energy and positive vibes. And the gig at the Cyprus festival «Into The Limbo» 2018 in the desert, under the sky with the stars. Loved it!


Ryan first discovered his love of radio at WSOE FM, where he spent all 4 years of college as a DJ, 2 as program director, and 1 as general manager. While his musical tastes are fairly broad, he has a big nerdy spot in his heart for prog rock.