Messer Chups

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Messer Chups is an experimental band from St. Petersburg, Russia. The band was founded by Oleg Gitarkin who had previously performed with Oleg Kostrow under the name of Messer für Frau Müller. Messer Chups is often considered a "spin-off" band of Messer für Frau Müller. The band was originally a duo of Gitarkin on bass guitar and Annette Schneider who played the synths. During 2000–2002 Messer Chups consisted of Gitarkin and Igor Vdovin on synth.

In 2003, the producer of Messer Chups and head of their home label Solnze Records, Oleg Tarasov, invited the world famous theremin player Lydia Kavina to join them. Together they have released several albums and reworked their previous releases. In 2005, Messer Chups became a duo consisting of Gitarkin and ZombieGirl on bass. In 2007, they became a trio, with drummer Denis "Kashey" Kuptzov from the famous band Leningrad. In 2008, they changed their drummer to Alexander Belkok, and Alexander Skvortzov became their vocalist.

Messer Chups' music often features a foundation of surf drums on which they build collages of samples from odd sources, like jazz, east European animation soundtracks, and American B-pictures. On top of that they play guitar solos and the theremin.

The group's album "The Incredible Crocotiger" was used as the soundtrack for the dating sim Monster Prom.


According to their Facebook page, Messer Chups' lineup as of 2015 is:

  • Oleg Gitaracula (Oleg Fomchenkov) - Guitar
  • Zombierella (Svetlana Nagaeva) - Bass
  • Rockin Eugene (Evgeny Lomakin) - Drums


Messer Chups:

  • Chudovishe & Chudovishe (Beast and the Beast) (aka Monster & Monster) (1999) MC, CD
  • Miss Libido (2000) MC, CD
  • Bride Of The Atom (2000) MC, CD
  • Vamp Babes (2000) MC, CD
  • Black Black Magic (2002) CD
  • The Best Of Messer Chups: Cocktail Draculina (2002) CD
  • Crazy Price (2003) CD
  • Vamp Babes Upgrade Version 2004 (2004) CD
  • Crazy Price (new version) (2005) CD
  • Hyena Safari (2005) CD
  • Hyena Safari (2nd version)(2006) CD
  • Zombie Shopping (2007) CD
  • Best of The Best (2008) LP/CD
  • Heretic Channel (2009) CD/LP
  • Bermuda 66 (2010) CD
  • Surf Riders from The Swamp Lagoon (2011) CD
  • Church of Reverb (2012) CD/LP
  • The Incredible Crocotiger (2015) CD/LP
  • Spooky Hook (2015) CD/LP
  • Taste the Blood of Guitaracula (2017) CD
  • Mondo Harp (2019) CD

Messer für Frau Müller:

  • Merry Bormans (1991) unreleased
  • Happy End Dead (1992) MC, CD released in 2000
  • Little Joys (1992) MC, CD released in 2000
  • Senjors Crakovjac (1993) MC, LP 1994, CD 2000
  • Icicle-Murders (1995) MC
  • Nechelovek-Vidimka (1996) MC
  • „Hello, Superman!“ (1998) MC, CD
  • Second Hand Dreams (2000) MC, CD
  • Allo, Superman! (2000) CD incl. 3 bonus tracks
  • Hyper Utesov Presents (2001) CD
  • Second Hand Dreams (2001) CD incl. 3 bonus tracks
  • Treugol'nik, Chert I Tochka (2003) CD
  • Remixodelica (2005) CD
  • Triangle, Dot & Devil (2006) CD
  • Danger Retrobolik (2006) CD
  • Wake Up The Dead (2008) CD / (2009) LP

Messer Chups & Messer für Frau Müller video DVD 2006 Messer Chups video DVD 2008

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