"Химера" is Heavy metal band from Moscow. The band was formed in 2002 with support from Vladimir Holstinin of Ария and producer Alexander Yelin. As Himera was formed during the split of Aria, the rumours were circulating around that Holstinin and Dubinin will abandon Aria for Himera, though it didn't happen.
Founding members were Andrey Hramov (vocals), Maxim Dyachenko (guitar), Vladislav Vasiliev (drums) and Robert Boim (bass). In the very first years band went through dramatical lineup changes, including departure of vocalist and bassist (both moved to Sergey Terentyev's Артерия) and even producer.
The debut album "Agonia" was completed and released only in 2005, revealing industrial influence on music.