Fusing metal, punk, ska and polka, RUSSKAJA call for peace with their most heavy-hitting album yet!
Stand up, couch potatoes - it’s time to get moving! High voltage party polka virtuosos RUSSKAJA provide the most danceable heavy album of early 2023 with Turbo Polka Party, out February 3 via Napalm Records! Hailing from Austria but wearing their Ukrainian and Russian heritages on their sleeves, RUSSKAJA present their hardest-hitting studio album to date, once again mixing elements of metal, punk, ska and polka to create an addictive mixture you can’t help but move to. Today, the band has released the new album’s first single, “No Borders”, alongside an animated official music video. Although they are one of the most entertaining bands in rock, RUSSKAJA have never strayed away from clear political statements. The band, known for utilizing Soviet imagery as a nod to their cultural background, sends a clear sign against war - calling for peace and humanity on Turbo Polka Party. This message is particularly emphasized on "No Borders” - reflective of the cries for peace RUSSKAJA stated in the wake of the Ukrainian/Russian tensions flaring earlier this year:
“No borders, no wars We‘re equal, all the same No nations, no fighting Just stop this game”
Guitarist/songwriter/producer Engel Mayr about “No Borders”: "Besides the incredibly important message of the song, we're also really happy we did another video with the great Juppi Juppsen again, who has done some of our greatest visuals like "Energia" & "El Pueblo Unido" in the past!"
Watch the music video for “No Borders” HERE:
The band also produced a special “No Borders” shirt - 100 % of proceeds earned from the sale will be donated to the charity organization "Volkshilfe“ and will benefit Ukrainian refugees. The shirt is available together with the Special Edition autograph card “No Borders“ signed from all band members and can be bought on the RUSSKAJAs website. RUSSKAJA undoubtedly master the tightrope act between clear message and entertainment. With “Russki Style”, they show themselves on well-tread paths, while “Shapka” hits a multi-faceted color scheme of polka, ska and classic 90s nu metal. But a party can't happen without friends. Micha Rhein from In Extremo finds a place on the wistful “Olga von der Wolga”, while Skindred singer Benji Webbe supports the rousing reggae metal single “Vozdukh” and Hamburg dance act Le Fly convinces with exotic groove on the German-Spanish song "Senales". Even the Wham hit “Last Christmas” is not safe from RUSSKAJA.
Pre-Order your copy of Turbo Polka Party HERE.
Turbo Polka Party tracklist: 1. No Borders 2. Russki Style 3. Shapka 4. Olga von der Wolga (feat. Micha Rhein – In Extremo) 5. Paschli 6. New Life 7. Vozdukh (feat. Benji Webbe – Skindred) 8. Senales (feat. Le Fly) 9. Last Christmas 10. Baila 11. Turbopolka Turbo Polka Party will be available in the following formats:
1 LP Gatefold RED Vinyl – strictly limited to 200 worldwide / Napalm Records shop exclusive
1 LP Gatefold BLACK Vinyl
1 CD Digipak
Touring relentlessly while still rocking stages on TV as the house bandon the prestigious "Willkommen Österreich" – RUSSKAJA’s Turbo Ska Punk is unstoppable and develops with each new album! It's time to shake a leg and toast to an unforgettable time together with RUSSKAJA. RUSSKAJA live: w/ In Extremo 21.12.22 DE – Wiesbaden / Schlachthof 22.12.22 DE – Cologne / Palladium Turbo Polka Party Tour 2023 w/ Paddy & The Rats, Bloodsucking Zombies from outer Space 23.02.23 DE – Nuremberg / Hirsch 24.02.23 DE – Munich / Backstage 25.02.23 CH – Pratteln / Z7 Konzertfabrik 26.02.23 AT – Dornbirn / Conrad Sohm 28.02.23 DE – Leipzig / Werk 2, Halle D 01.03.23 DE – Jena / F-Haus 02.03.23 DE – Hanover / Musikzentrum 03.03.23 DE – Cologne / Kantine 04.03.23 DE – Hamburg / Grünspan 05.03.23 DE – Berlin / Columbia Theater 08.03.23 AT – Linz / Posthof 09.03.23 DE – Bochum / Zeche 10.03.23 DE – Frankfurt am Main / Batschkapp 11.03.23 DE – Stuttgart / Im Wizemann 23.03.23 AT – Salzburg / Rockhouse 24.03.23 AT – Graz / PPC 25.03.23 AT – Vienna / Arena 30.03.23 UK – London / Omeara 01.04.23 UK – Manchester / Deaf Institute 02.04.23 UK – Glasgow / Stereo 03.04.23 IE – Dublin / The Grand Social 04.04.23 UK – Bristol / Lost Horizon 06.04.23 FR – Villeurbanne / CCO 07.04.23 FR – Fontenay-le-Compte / Festival On N'a Plus 20 ans 08.04.23 FR – Paris / Petit Bain 09.04.23 NL – Haarlem / Patronaat RUSSKAJA are: Georgij Makazaria - Vocals Engel Mayr - Guitars, Vocals Hg Gutternigg - Potete, Tuba Mario Stübler - Drums Nico Loro Ravenni - Sax Dimitrij Miller - Bass Lea-Sophie Fischer - Violin RUSSKAJA online: Website Facebook Instagram Napalm Records