Kultur Shock

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Kultur Shock
Kultur Shock, 2011.jpg
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 Gino Srdjan Yevdjevich
Val Kiossovski
Mario Butković
Chris Stromquist
Masa Kobayashi
Amy Denio
Past members Nedim H. Hamzic
Amir Beso Lazy
Borislav Iochev
Brad Houser
Johnny Morovich
Jessica Lurie
Josh Stewart
Ambrose Nortness
Andy Zadrozny
Lucas Chidle
Peter Lipman
Dzibo Halilovic
Tom Jovanovic
Guy Davis
Paris Hurley

Kultur Shock is a Seattle-based gypsy punk band which specializes in mixing music like rock, metal and punk with traditional Balkan music.[1]


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 has performed over 800 shows throughout the United States and Europe. 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. In 2006 the band formed its own label Kultur Shock Records and publishing company, Kultur Shock Music.

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".

Current lineup[edit]


  • 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)


  1. ^ Ohanian, Alexis. "From Sarajevo to Seattle - Rocking out with Kultur Shock". Upvoted. Reddit. Retrieved 7 May 2015. 

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