Sektor Gaza

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Sektor Gaza
OriginVoronezh, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
GenresFolk rock, punk rock, horror punk, hard rock, rap rock, rap metal, alternative metal, nu metal[citation needed]
Years active1987–2000
LabelsBlack Box
Gala Records
Past membersYuri Klinskikh
and others

Sektor Gaza (Russian: Се́ктор Га́за, can be translated as a Gas Sector or Gaza Strip)[note 1] was a Soviet and Russian punk rock band from Voronezh, founded in 1987 by Yuri Klinskikh.


Sektor Gaza was founded in Voronezh by Yuri Klinskikh, also known as Yuri "Khoy".[2] The group is named after an industrial district of Voronezh nicknamed Sektor Gaza due to its high levels of environmental contamination (also corresponds to the Russian name of Gaza Strip).[1][3] Sektor Gaza's first performance as a group occurred at the local rock club on 9 June 1988, but the group's official date of establishment is traditionally given as 5 December 1987, the date of Klinskikh's first solo performance of material from Sektor Gaza's future repertoire at the Voronezh Rock Club.[2]

In 1989, the group recorded the demo tapes Plugi-vugi (Russian: Плуги-вуги, lit.'Plows-woogie (i.e., pun on "Boogie-woogie")') and Kolkhozny pank (Russian: Колхозный панк, lit.'Kolkhoz Punk').[2]

In 1990, the group recorded the albums Zloveshchiye Mertvetsy (Russian: Зловещие Мертвецы, lit.'The Sinister Dead') and Yadryona Vosh (Russian: Ядрёна Вошь, lit.'Vigorous Louse') in a professional recording studio in Voronezh. Klinskikh sold his motorcycle in order to afford to rent the studio.[2]

In 1991, Sektor Gaza made their television debut, appearing on the programs 50x50 and Programma A (Russian: Программа А) on the Central Television of the USSR.[3][4] The music video for "Kolkhozny pank" was shown on the youth program Do 16 i starshe... (Russian: До 16 и старше...), contributing to the group's fame across the country.[3] In the same year, the group recorded the album Noch pered Rozhdestvom (Russian: Ночь перед Рождеством, lit.'The Night Before Christmas') at the Mir studio in Moscow and rerecorded the album Kolkhozny pank at Gala Records.[2][3]

In 1992, Sektor Gaza released their sixth studio album, Gulyay, muzhik! (Russian: Гуляй, мужик!, lit.'Have fun, man!') and toured extensively.[2] In 1993, the group released Nazhmi na gaz (Russian: Нажми на газ, lit.'Hit the gas').[2]

In 1994, Sektor Gaza released Kashchey Bessmertny (Russian: Кащей Бессмертный, lit.'Kashchey the Immortal'), a punk-opera based on the famous Russian folklore figure. On this album, Klinskikh performed original lyrics to the melodies of songs by groups such as AC/DC, Queen, Ace of Base, and Nirvana.[2]

In 1995, the group performed at the Rock Summer festival in Tallinn.[5] They also toured Germany and Israel and performed at the Gorbunov Palace of Culture.[3]

In 1996, Sektor Gaza released Gazovaya Ataka (Russian: Газовая Атака), which marked a change in the group's style and a move away from obscene lyrics. The music video for the track "Tuman" (Russian: «Туман», lit.'Fog') off this album made it into the rotation of many Russian television channels.[2][3]

In 1997, the group released Narcologichesky Universitet Millionov (Russian: Наркологический Университет Миллионов, lit.'Narcological University of Millions'). The song "Pora domoy" (Russian: «Пора домой», lit.'Time to go home') from this album became a hit.[2][3]

In the summer of 1998, Klinskikh and Aleksey Bryantsev (DJ Krot) arranged some Sektor Gaza songs as techno remixes, which were released on the album Extasy in 1999.[2][6]

In October 2000, the group released a new album, Vosstavshy iz Ada (Russian: Восставший из Ада, lit.'Hellraiser'). Klinskikh's health was in decline due to liver disease. On 4 July 2000, Klinskikh complained of strong pains in his stomach and the left side of his chest. He chose not to cancel a meeting later that day to film a music video. He suffered heart failure shortly thereafter. Klinskikh died in Voronezh at the age of 35.


Demo albums[edit]

  • 1989: Плуги-вуги (Plows-woogie)
  • 1989: Колхозный Панк (Kolkhoz Punk)

Studio albums[edit]

  • 1990: Зловещие Мертвецы (The Evil Dead)
  • 1990: Ядрёна Вошь (Vigorous Louse)
  • 1991: Ночь перед Рождеством (The Night before Christmas)
  • 1991: Колхозный Панк (Kolkhoz Punk)
  • 1992: Гуляй, мужик! (Make Merry, Man!)
  • 1993: Нажми на Газ (Hit The Gas)
  • 1993: Сектор Газа (Gas Sector or Gaza Strip)
  • 1994: Танцы после Порева (Dancing after Sex)
  • 1994: Кащей Бессмертный (Kashchey The Immortal)
  • 1996: Газовая Атака (Gas Attack)
  • 1997: Наркологический Университет Миллионов (Narcological University for Millions)
  • 1997: Сектор Газа (Gas Sector or Gaza Strip) [Re-recording]
  • 2000: Восставший из Ада (Hellraiser)

Compilations and remixes[edit]

  • 1996: Избранное I (Best of I)
  • 1996: Избранное II (Best of II)
  • 1998: Баллады (Ballads)—contains calm rock ballads
  • 1999: Extasy—Techno-style remixes by Aleksey Bryantsev (DJ Krot)
  • 1999: Extasy 2—Techno-style remixes by Aleksey Bryantsev (DJ Krot)
  • 2002: Избранное III (Best of III)
  • 2003: Баллады II (Ballads II)
  • 2015: Вой на Луну (Howl at the Moon)

Vinyl releases[edit]

  • 1991: Колхозный панк (Kolkhoz Punk)
  • 1993: Нажми на газ (Hit The Gas)

Music videos[edit]

  • 1992: Колхозный панк (Kolhoz Punk)[7]
  • 1993: Лирика (Lyric)[8]
  • 1996: Туман (Fog)[9]
  • 1999: Пора домой (Time to go home)[10]
  • 2000: Ночь страха (Fright Night) [completed by the fans in 2013][11]

Band members[edit]

  • Yuri "Khoy" Klinskikh – vocal, texts, music – 1987–2000
  • Oleg Kryuchkov – drums – 1988–1990
  • Semen Titievsky – bass – 1988–1991
  • Igor Kuschev – guitar – 1989–1991
  • Sergei Tupikin – guitar, bass – 1989–1993
  • Aleksey Ushakov – keyboards – 1989–1995
  • Alexandr Yakushev – drums – 1989–1998
  • Tatiana Fateeva – vocal – 1990–1993
  • Vladimir Lobanov – guitar (on concerts only) – 1991–1993
  • Igor "Egor" Zhirnov (Chernyi obelisk, Rondo) – guitar (on albums only) 1991–2000
  • Vitaly Suchkov – bass (on concerts only) – 1993
  • Vadim Gluhov – guitar (on concerts only) – 1993–2000
  • Irina Puhonina – vocal (on albums only) – 1994, 1996
  • Vasily Chernykh – guitar (on concerts only) – 1995–1998
  • Igor Anikeev – keyboards – 1995–2000
  • Elbrus Cherkezov – bass (on album only) – 1997
  • Valery Podzorov – bass (on concerts only) – 1997–1998
  • Veronika Nekiforova – vocal (on album only) – 1998
  • Vasily Dronov – bass (on album only) – 2000

See also[edit]

Explanatory notes[edit]

  1. ^ "The name of the group is not a reference to Middle East conflict but to an ecologically contaminated industrial zone of Voronezh, which the locals called 'Sektor Gaza', although the Russian name for both is identical"[1]


  1. ^ a b "Сектор Газа / Sektor Gaza". Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "История российской рок-группы "Сектор Газа"". Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "История группы Сектор Газа". (in Russian). Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  4. ^ Sektor Gaza appearance on Programma A (in Russian). 16 November 1991.
  5. ^ "1995 – Rock Summer VII – Rock Summer". Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Сектор Газа – Extasy". Discogs. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  7. ^ Mitrofun1980. "Сектор Газа – Колхозный панк -". YouTube. Retrieved 9 January 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  8. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  9. ^ mas193cm. "Сектор Газа-туман". YouTube. Retrieved 9 January 2019.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  10. ^ GubinDenis. "Сектор Газа – Пора Домой". YouTube. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  11. ^ Архив Сектор Газа. "Сектор Газа-Ночь страха (2013)". YouTube. Retrieved 9 January 2019.

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