Kultur Shock

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Kultur Shock
Kultur Shock 2011
Kultur Shock 2011
Background information
OriginSeattle, Washington, United States
GenresGypsy punk, alternative metal
Years active1996−present
LabelsKultur Shock Records, Koolarrow Records
MembersGino Srdjan Yevdjevich
Val Kiossovski
Matty Noble
Chris Stromquist
Guy Michael Davis
Amy Denio
Past membersMario Butkovic
Paris Hurley
Masa Kobayashi
Nedim H. Hamzic
Amir Beso Lazy
Borislav Iochev
Brad Houser
Johnny Morovich
Jessica Lurie
Ambrose Nortness

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


Kultur Shock at Bumbershoot in 2007

Active since 1996, Kultur Shock combines Balkan folk music with punk, metal and art rock.[1] Its members hail from Bosnia, Bulgaria, and the United States.[2] The band has issued as many as 11 albums and had performed over 1,500 shows throughout the United States and Europe.[3] Kultur Shock was signed to Bill Gould's KoolArrow record label from 2001 to 2006 and released three albums for the label: FUCC the INS, Kultura-Diktatura and We Came to Take Your Jobs Away.[4] In 2006 the band formed its own label Kultur Shock Records and publishing company, Kultur Shock Music.[5]

In 2011, the band had attended Motovun Film Festival along with Pips, Chips & Videoclips band and performer Nick Cave.[6]

In 2014, Kultur Shock released IX their ninth album and sixth collaboration with engineer/producer Jack Endino.

The band defines itself as "a live band of blue-collar immigrants".[7]

Current lineup[edit]

Chris Stromquist[edit]

Chris Stromquist (5 March 1973) is an American drummer and member of Kultur Shock,[8] the Brooklyn Balkan brass band Slavic Soul Party.[9][10] and the New York avant-garde Salsa band Zemog El Gallo Bueno.


  • Live in Amerika (1999), Pacific Records
  • FUCC the I.N.S. (2001), Koolarrow Records
  • Kultura-Diktatura (2004), Koolarrow Records
  • We Came to Take Your Jobs Away (2006), Koolarrow Records
  • Live in Europe (2008), Kultur Shock Records
  • Integration (2009), Kultur Shock Records
  • Ministry of Kultur (2011), Kultur Shock Records
  • Tales of Grandpa Guru, Vol. 1 (2012), Kultur Shock Records
  • IX (2014), Kultur Shock Records
  • Live at Home (2015), Kultur Shock Records
  • Tales of the Two Gurus, Vol. 2 (2016), Kultur Shock Records (with Edo Maajka)
  • D.R.E.A.M (2019)[11]


  1. ^ "Edo Maajka poseban gost Kultur Schoka koji nastupa na šibenskoj Kulturaljci" [Edo Maajka is a special guest of Kultur Schoka who hails from Šibenik Culture] (in Croatian). 16 February 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  2. ^ Adamek, Drew (7 April 2011). "Kultur Shock Plays the Balkans". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  3. ^ David Jojić (15 February 2019). "Jevđević: Život je horor i zato je bolje staviti šljem na glavu". Nezavisne novine (in Croatian). Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Kultur Shock" (in Greek). AN Club. 13 April 2019. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  5. ^ "Kultur Shock is raising funds to produce their ninth record!". Indiegogo. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Što povezuje Nicka Cavea, Pipse, Kultur Shock i Damira Avdića?" (in Croatian). 26 June 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  7. ^ Dana Ilie (12 April 2011). "Gino Jevdević (Kultur Shock): Spre deosebire de Ceauşescu, Tito, fost un diktator bun" [Gino Jevdević (Kultur Shock): Unlike Ceausescu, Tito was a good dictator]. România Liberă (in Romanian). Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Kultur Shock: Chris Stromquist on songwriting | Video Youtube - NMETV Latest Music Videos and Clips". Nme.Com. Retrieved 2013-08-25.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ Richard Gehr (2009-09-29). "Why Tuesday Belongs to Slavic Soul Party - Page 1 - Music - New York". Village Voice. Archived from the original on 2010-03-27. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
  10. ^ "Kultur Shock on MF Magazine". Musicfashionmagazine.com. Archived from the original on 2011-03-08. Retrieved 2013-08-25.
  11. ^ "Kultur Shock singlom "Haram Para" nastavlja otkrivati sadržaj novog albuma" [Kultur Shock single "Haram Para" continues to reveal the content of the new album]. Klix.ba (in Croatian). 28 December 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2019.

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