Kultur Shock

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Kultur Shock
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Kultur Shock 2011
Background information
Origin Sarajevo, Sofia, Seattle, Brcko, Tokyo, New York, Tucson, Jakarta, San Francisco
Genres Gypsy punk, alternative metal
Years active 1996−present
Labels Kultur Shock Records, Koolarrow Records
Associated acts Esma Redzepova, Saban Bajramovic, Faith No More, Nirvana, System of A Down, Ferus Mustafov, Emir Kusturica, Goran Bregovic, Bijelo Dugme, Yuri Yunakov, Ivo Papasov, Gino Banana, Robert Soko, Gogol Bordello, Balkan Beat Box, Beirut, Slavic Soul Party!, La Plebe, Dubioza Kolektiv, Alexander Hacke
Website http://www.kulturshock.com/
Members Srđan Gino Jevđević
Val Kiossovski
Chris Stromquist
Paris Hurley
Guy Davis
Amy Denio
Past members Mario Butkovic
Masa Kobayashi
Borislav Iochev
Kevin Nortness
Brad Houser
Matty Noble

Kultur Shock is a Seattle-based gypsy punk band which specializes in mixing music like rock, metal and punk with traditional Balkan music.


Active since 1996, Kultur Shock combines Balkan folk music with punk, metal and art rock. Its members hail from Bosnia, Bulgaria, and the United States. The band plays in the USA and Europe, has performed over 700 shows in the last few years. Unlike commercial acts exploring a similar musical medley, Kultur Shock is self-financed and self distributed on their own label.

In 2011, Kultur Shock released Ministry of Kultur their seventh album and fourth collaboration with engineer/producer Jack Endino. A release of their new EP- "Tales of Grandpa Guru, Vol.1" is due early summer of 2012, on Kultur Shock Records.

The band defines itself as "a live band of blue-collar immigrants".

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