Sektor Gaza / Сектор Газа

Antiwar songs by Sektor Gaza / Сектор Газа
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Sektor Gaza / Сектор ГазаSektor Gaza (Russian: Сектор Газа, Gaza Strip; also sounds like "gas sector" ("throttle quadrant") in Russian) was the name of a rock band formed on December, 5, 1987 in the city of Voronezh, Russia, who still remains one of the most popular in Russia, although it was never acknowledged officially. The group was named after an ecologically contaminated industrial zone of Voronezh, which the natives call "Gas Sector". As for their music, one may say they play a kind of Russian punk, using different musical trends, such as rock, rap and Russian folk.

In 1994 punk-opera "Kaschey-the-immortal" was released. It's a punk version of a famous Russian fairy tale. In this album Yuri used music of popular groups, such as AC/DC, Queen, Ace of Base, Nirvana and lyrics of his own. The album got into the top 10, and hypocritical journalists called "SG" "a young promising group from the back of beyond".

"SG" uses four letter words in their songs, but they very rarely do it at their concerts. "I am using four letter words not for the sake of it" - admitted Yuri - "our songs are for those who can understand us. If you're stupid, you remain the same after the concert".

In November 1998 "SG" had a successful concert tour in Russia. And all the "SG" fans were looking forward to the new album.

New album "Risen from a Hell" was released in October 2000. But the band's leader Yuri didn't seen that. On July 4th, 2000, Yuri "Hoy" Klinskih began to feel a strong pain 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 for the song "Noch Straha" hoping that the pain would simply fade away. Soon afterwards, his heart stopped. At the age of 35, he died in Voronezh (Russia). He is buried on a Levoberezhniy cemetery.