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9th August 2017


The world's top Russian Turbo Polka Metal band, Russkaja, released their fifth album, 'Kosmopoliturbo', through Napalm Records last week and now the second track from the album is unleashed today.

The Austrian crossover sensations are in the midst of their heaviest touring schedule to date and we are delighted to bring you 'Alive', which is a great representation of a great album.

Russkaja have previously released 'Hey Road' from 'Kosmopoliturbo' and in case you missed it the first time around, here it is again.

Wacken resounded to the sound of the Austrian crossover sensations on Saturday as Metal's biggest festival was treated by a band who are most definitely not typical of the genre. You can relive the whole performance right here:

Just after the band's triumphant main stage performance, Russkaja lighting technology maestro Mimo got himself a permanent souvenir from Saskia of Santa Sagre Tattooing of Cologne in the backstage tattoo parlour.

After management and behind-the-scenes changes, Russkaja are currently riding the crest of a wave and ready to conquer with their best album to date already making an impact.

Photo Credit: Christian Kerkmann

12th August: CZ - Brno / Spilberk Castle
18th August: ES - Villena / Rabo Lagartija Festival
19th August: DE - Karben / Karben Open Air
24th August: HU - Szegedin / Szin Festival
25th August: RO - Suceava / Bucovina Rock Kastel Festival
27th August: ES - BioRitme Festival
9th September: AT - St. Paul im Lavanttal
16th September: DE - Lingen / Rock Am Pferdemarkt

Headliner Shows:
28th September: NL - Amsterdam / Melkweg OZ
29th September: NL - Arnhem / Luxor Live
30th September: NL - Enschede / Atak
6th October: AT - Graz / PPC
7th October: AT - Vienna / Simm City
12th October: AT - Linz / Posthof
13th October: AT - Dornbirn / Conrad Sohm
28th October: SK - Kosice
14th November: AT - Innsbruck / Treibhaus
17th November: AT - Salzburg / Rockhouse
23rd November: DE - Cologne / Gloria Theater
24th November: DE - Ulm / Roxy
25th November: DE - Munich / Backstage Halle
30th November: DE - Frankfurt / Batschkapp
1st December: DE - Leipzig / Werk 2
2nd December: DE - Hannover / Musikzentrum
7th December: DE - Hamburg / Markthalle Hamburg
8th December: DE - Dortmund / FZW
9th December: DE - Belrin / SO 36
14th December: DE - Karlsruhe / Substage
15th December: DE - Nuremberg / Hirsch
16th December: DE - Freiburg / Jazzhaus
21st December: DE - Lindau / Club Vaudeville
22nd December: AT - Steyr / Röda


Russkaja are:
Georgij Makazaria (Vocals)
Mario Stübler (Drums)
Dimitrij Miller (Bass)
Engel Mayr (Guitar)
HG Gutternigg (Potete, Trombone, Tenor Horn, Tuba)
Rainer Gutternigg (Trumpet, Flugelhorn)
Mia Nova (Violin)


judas priest


monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.


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