Punk Polka Ska Masters RUSSKAJA Announce New Album, “Turbo Polka Party”, out February 3, 2023


Punk Polka Ska Icons RUSSKAJA Announce New Album, Turbo Polka Party, out February 3, 2023 via Napalm Records | Pre-Order HERE

First Single and Video “No Borders” by the Ukrainian and Russian Rooted Band Sets Strong Sign for Peace | Watch NOW!

[Photo Credit: Markus Haas]
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.         TurbopolkaTurbo 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 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.


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

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

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