Sonic Outcast is a hard rock band known for their high energy shows, powerful riffs and unique sound.



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Mischa Abalakov, Guitar / Vocals

Mischa Abalakov

Guitar / Vocals


Mischa was born into a Russian family on October 31st 1991 in Zafed Isreal. Some of the bands that inspired him early on were the likes of The Beatles, Pink Floyd and The White Stripes. His first exposure to playing music was the clarinet in his middle school concert band. He continued with the instrument through to grade 9. At the age of 14 he picked an acoustic guitar and started learning music out of a beginner’s song book. After a few months he took up the electric guitar and started recording covers. Once he had developed his skills recording he started to write his own music. By the time he was 17 he joined his high school’s ‘Rock School’ program and started playing with other musicians, starting out on the drums.

A year later he joined up with some fellow musicians and formed a band called ‘Decognition’. He continued to play in the band for 2 years, developing his writing and performing skills. In 2010 he enrolled in Sound Engineering and Music Production at Nimbus School of Recording Arts. After many line up changes in the last months of his schooling, Decognition was disbanded. Mischa continued to work with Jonny Della Vera and Jordan Della Vera, with whom he had played with in Decognition, as well as some musicians he had met at Nimbus.

Meanwhile, Mischa had joined a band by the name of Full Intelligence Mode, consisting of musicians he had met in high school. One of the members was Eliot Doyle. He worked on this as a side project until late 2010 when one of the members left to go to university.

In January 2012, Mischa went back to Nimbus for 6 months to complete the Music Business Program.

Gear List


Guitars:

Godin Freeway SA
Epiphone Les Paul

Amp:

HUGHES & KETTNER Triamp MKII
HUGHES & KETTNER VC412A

Effects:

SHURE PGXD Wireless
SHURE PSM400 Personal Monitor
SHURE ES215 Earphones
TC Electronics G-System
BOSS RV-5 Digital Reverb
BOSS CE-5 Chorus Ensemble
Boss SD-1 Overdrive
Boss FV-500H

Misc:

D'ADDARIO XL Nickel Wound 11-56
DUNLOP Tortex .73mm
LEVY'S Black Leather Guitar Strap
SCHALLER Strap Locks