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Turbostaat in 2006 at Gleis 22, Münster
Background information
Origin Husum, Germany
Genres Punk rock
Years active 1999 (1999)–present
Labels Schiffen, Same Same But Different
Website www.turbostaat.de
Members Jan Windmeier
Rotze Santos
Tobert Knopp
Peter Carstens
Marten Ebsen
Turbostaat, Tobert Knopp, Zelt Musik Festival 2015 in Freiburg, Germany

Turbostaat is a punk rock band, established in 1999 in Husum, now based in Flensburg, Germany.


Turbostaat was formed in January 1999 from members of the punk rock bands, Exil, Zack Ahoi and Unabomber. Following the move of the band members from Husum to Flensburg, the album Flamingo was released in 2001 and the album Schwan in 2003 on the label Schiffen.

The performances of Turbostaat included appearances as a warm-up act for Beatsteaks, with whom Jan Windmeier worked on a German language lyric cover of the Fu Manchu song Hell on Wheels, which was called Frieda und die Bomben. This appeared on the Beatsteaks single Hello Joe in 2004.

In May 2004, Turbostaat toured Norway, Sweden and Finland.

At the end of 2006, Turbostaat changed to the newly established label Same Same But Different and recorded the album Vormann Leiss at the end of March 2007, which was released on 17 August 2007. It is the first album to slowly stray away from their straight punk rock sound implementing slight Indie rock references. The following albums would even further employ that said influence despite the band's Facebook page still claiming them to be a punkrock band ("Deutschpunk" translating in the figurative sense into "German language punk rock").The band performed at Rock am Ring that year.

In February 2008, the band announced that they were recording in a studio again, and at the 2009 Highfield Festival near Hohenfelden, the album was announced for the beginning of 2010. The band played the new songs Surt + Tyrann and Strandgut at festivals that summer.

The band's fourth album, Das Island Manöver was released on 9 April 2010, and Surt + Tyrann was released as a free download on the band's web site.[1] The band's fifth album, Stadt der Angst, was released on 5 April 2013. Less than three years later, on 29 January 2016, Turbostaat released their sixth album, Abalonia.

Side projects[edit]

Guitarist Marten Ebsen and Thomas Goetz, drummer of Beatsteaks, started the project NinaMarie. Their first EP was released under the name Scheiss. Taxi - Scheiss. Paris in March 2006.



  • 2001: Flamingo
  • 2003: Schwan
  • 2007: Vormann Leiss
  • 2010: Das Island Manöver
  • 2013: Stadt der Angst
  • 2016: Abalonia


  • 2006: Haubentaucherwelpen/Pingpongpunk
  • 2007: Harm Rochel
  • 2007: Haubentaucherwelpen
  • 2008: Insel
  • 2010: Pennen bei Glufke


  1. ^ "Turbostaat". Melt!. Retrieved 2010-06-18. 

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