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Russkaja Releases New Single for "Shapka"

Polka Punk/Ska Outfit RUSSKAJA Brings the Nu Metal on Second Single “Shapka” | Watch the Lyric Video HERE.

RUSSKAJA calls for peace with their most heavy-hitting album yet!

The holidays are over, so get up, couch potato! High voltage party polka virtuosos RUSSKAJA provide the perfect soundtrack to get you moving with their new album, Turbo Polka Party, out February 3, 2023 via Napalm Records. Once again mixing elements of punk, ska, polka and metal, the upcoming record is their most danceable and hard-hitting studio album to date. Only RUSSKAJA can properly blend nu metal with the aforementioned contrasting genres and come out the other side with a perfectly addictive new track like “Shapka” (the name for a Russian fur cap)! The multinational musicians conjure the likes of nu metal legends Limp Bizkit in their MTV heydays, blending addictive beats, chunky riffs and raucous rap interludes with upbeat potete and tuba blasts - uniting the best of both worlds. Along with a new lyric video, the relentlessly catchy single lines right up with RUSSKAJA fan favorites. Is it the mighty Fred Durst you can hear in RUSSKAJA’s new single “Shapka”? Or is it guitarist/songwriter Engel Mayr giving the song an unmistakable nu metal twist with his voice? Check it out and let us know if you can find Fred Durst in the brand-new track! Drummer Mario Stübler on the new single: “I can’t wait to play “Shapka” live! It’s got a groove that makes you move so put on your dance shoes and shake your booty with us!”

Hailing from Austria but wearing their Ukrainian and Russian heritages on their sleeves, RUSSKAJA present their hardest-hitting studio album to date. 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 in the beginning of 2022. The band has also produced a special “No Borders” shirt, and will donate 100% of proceeds earned from its sale to the charity organization “Volkshilfe”, benefitting Ukrainian refugees. The shirt is available together with the Special Edition autograph card “No Borders”, which is signed by the entire band, and can be purchased via RUSSKAJA’s website. RUSSKAJA undoubtedly master the tightrope act between clear message and entertainment. With “Russki Style”, they show themselves on well-tread paths. 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 track “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

Digital Album

Touring relentlessly while still rocking stages on TV as the house band on 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.


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


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:




Napalm Records

North American PR contacts:

Natalie Camillo

Napalm Records

Jon Freeman

Freeman Promotions

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