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

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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 RUSSKAJA 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’ Track List:

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! I

t’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


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