Singled Out: SS-Kaliert's Russian Roulette

10/13/2011
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Today Benni Whitley from SS-Kaliert tells us about "Russian Roulette" from their brand new album "Subzero". Here is the story:

The idea for "Russian Roulette" came from when we played four shows behind the iron curtain. We got such massive support from everyone at all four shows… more so than anywhere else in the entire world. Many unbelievable things happened to us that really left us speechless. Some were really shocking – (Nazi's making a bomb threat on the venue in St. Petersburg to sabotage the show, or running into cops who will pull you over and charge you money for not being Russian), but most things were positive (packed shows with very kind and appreciative fans – a lot of Vodka parties and meeting great people). "Russian Roulette" is our way of giving people hope who live in a country where minorities get stabbed to death in the subway by Nazi-skinheads and where cops are more corrupt than anywhere else. Russia is a country where unity within subcultures is more important than anywhere else. The song is also our way of saying "thank you" for the massive support we get there!

It's also a small tour report about those four days so that everybody involved in that tour will never forget this great time!

The original version of "Russian Roulette" was on a benefit compilation for the antifascist Action in Russia on True Rebel Records. The new version is on our current album SUBZERO on People Like You Records. Producer is Waldemar Sorychta – who leveled the song up to a maximum for the album.

If you have any question or want information about the scene in Russia feel free to get in touch with me [on our Facebook page] right here!

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