August is one of the first groups in the Soviet Union to release a hard rock record at the Melody Company. The first rock band, which represented the USSR at the international festival "Metalmania" (April, 1988, in Katowice, Poland). "August" performed on the same stage with many bands from different cities of the world, including German bands "Kreator", "Rage". It was at this festival that "August" was named the most melodic rock band.
Constant tours in the Soviet Union and abroad simply did not give musicians a minute of rest. The group gave from 30 to 45 solo, live concerts a month. They were amazing and, at that time, somewhere, shocking many shows of light and music. The peak of the popularity of the band fell on the middle and late 80's.