Heroes of spaceflight.
Conquerors of the cosmos.
Pride of all Nations!

Since 2006 the Cosmonautix are on a “Rocket Balalaika Speedfolk” mission, a wild mix of eastern European folklore and own songs in Russian and English language. Moderately enriched with influences of Rock, Ska and Klezmer the party cosmonauts are today the most energetic Russian party band outside of Mother Russia. After the success of their debut album ENERGIJA (2011, Piranha Records) the crew drifted across a lot of countries in Europe, Russia and Mexico. With the youngest release, the EP COMMANDER RED (2019, recordJet), Cosmonautix dare the attempt to electrify the traditional Russian folk instrument Balalaika and mix in this way in their previously known sound an extra loud portion of heavy metal. Together with an international crew, the Cosmonautix commander Captain Morgan Nickolay (Dawai Dawai / Berlin Balalaika Brothers), takes his audience to an excessive flight up to the cosmos… in this spirit: “Take a seat now and fasten your seatbelt, please!”

“It may still be cold outside; however,
Cosmonautix defrosts even the deep-frozen
dance legs with your hot “Russian Balalaika Speedfolk”.”

“Punk strikes Casatschok:
The Cosmonautix brings the Junction Bar to a
boil with Russian-Balalaika-

“Spin the songs through the punk wolf and
make it loud and fast. And don’t forget the

“The Russian-Balalaika-Speed-Folker clears the intransigence from your internet
sites to the 
direction in which your music is arranged. Fast and crazy,
but a great gag always makes it 
feel like a musically social dance night.”
Jalla Music

“Punk, Ska, and Klezmer become acquainted,
upon which you can naturally dance and chant 
like anyone.
So it becomes a proper party, that goes crazy.”
sound & image

“This sizzling, energy-enriched mixture
is above all LIVE-MUSIC.”



Commander of the first cosmonaut-balalaika-ensemble

Morgan Nickolay, Captain

A girl on every planet

Martin Gladigau, First Officer

The first cosmonaut of Venezuela

Otto Contreras, Ensign

The MacGyver of the skies

Bernhard Schimpf, Board Engineer


Cosmonautix LIVE at Zermatt Unplugged Festival 2022!

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Cosmonautix LIVE at Zermatt Unplugged Festival 2022!

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Cosmonautix LIVE at Zermatt Unplugged Festival 2022!

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Cosmonautix LIVE at Alexandrowka in Potsdam!

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Cosmonautix LIVE in Switzerland!

Cosmonautix LIVE in Switzerland!


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