Gogol Bordello & Friends Release “United Strike Back” Collaborative Charity Song For Ukrainian Soldiers

Article Contributed by Shore Fire Media | Published on Monday, May 22, 2023

Today, international punk band Gogol Bordello & friends, led by Ukrainian frontman Eugene Hütz, release a collaborative single for charity, “United Strike Back.” Out on Hütz’s own label, Casa Gogol, the track features punk & hardcore heavy hitters like Tre Cool (Green Day), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Joe Lally (Fugazi, The Messthetics), Roger Miret (Agnostic Front), Monte Pittman (Ministry), Sasha (Kazka) and Puzzled Panther. Hütz shares “Here, living legends of punk and hardcore who always meant so much to me, come together to show their much needed support for Ukrainian freedom fighters.” The powerful punk anthem fights back against imperialism and dictatorship, with a unifying cry of “That's the way united people strike back. That's the way your palace crumbles, that's the way the house of cards tumbles, that's the way the dictator’s story ends, as we stand with brothers, sisters, lovers and friends.”

All proceeds will go to Kind Deeds to help wounded Ukrainian defenders regain mobility with prosthetics.

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The release precedes Gogol Bordello’s EU & US Summer Tour (stopping at The Atlantis on August 5), as well as the world premiere of VICE News original film Scream of My Blood: A Gogol Bordello Story at Tribeca Film Festival on June 13. Executive Produced by Liev Schreiber, the doc covers Eugene’s rise in the Kyiv underground scene and NYC, to a recent groundbreaking trip to Ukraine after the Russian invasion.

The band recently performed for Rolling Stone, The Recording Academy’s Global Spin and WNYC’s Soundcheck, with Ukrainian frontman Eugene Hütz continuing to be a “flagbearer of the cultural resistance…as the one-year mark of the war in Ukraine approaches” (CBC Radio's The Sunday Magazine).