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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. 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, is scheduled for release in mid-April 2013.

Side projects

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


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


This article incorporates information from the German Wikipedia.
  1. Turbostaat. Melt!. Retrieved on 2010-06-18.

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