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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)





Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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