Legion is a soviet and russianheavy metal band, a pioneer of hard rock music on soviet scene. The band was formed by vocalist and composer Alexey Bulgakov in 1981 and featured Alexey Tsvetkov (guitar), Alexey Chernyshov (guitar), Oleg Tsareov (bass) and Sergey Komarov (drums). The band self-released two tape albums: "Bitva" (Battle) and "Apocalypse", and toured over USSR. Legion, being a semi-underground act, survived through governmental campaigns against independent artists, but suffered financial problems in Perestroyka era. Original lineup dibanded in 1990.