Mute Records
Release date
30 Oct 2006
Running length
14 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Germania 4:06 20,511
2 America 4:29 22,487
3 Anglia 3:39 21,469
4 Rossiya 3:54 21,375
5 Francia 4:14 16,727
6 Italia 4:49 14,874
7 Espana 3:12 11,521
8 Yisra'el 3:05 12,304
9 Turkiye 4:31 4,555
10 Zhonghua 3:48 9,696
11 Nippon 7:29 12,848
12 Slovania 4:05 14,616
13 Vaticanae 2:54 12,432
14 NSK 3:53 11,969

About this album

Volk is a concept album by Slovenian industrial/pop group Laibach. The album is a collection of thirteen songs inspired by national or pan-national anthems, plus the anthem of the NSK State, a virtual state to which Laibach belong. The album is a collaboration with another Slovenian band Silence.

The album’s liner notes credit Wikipedia as their source for information on the national anthems featured.

The anthem of the NSK is essentially the same arrangement as “The Great Seal”, a song on their 1987 album Opus Dei. Like “The Great Seal”, the words are based on Winston Churchill’s famous “We shall fight on the beaches” speech.

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  • Cellexius

    Probably my favourite Laibach album. Really liked Boris' work on it.

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • grandundmal

    for me "Yisra'el" is a big big hit but a like Turkiye & Rossiya too...

    31 Mar 2014 Reply
  • czesio54

    "Yisra'el" <---best

    15 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Candyscar

    Oh my god this is by far their best album

    13 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Huggkruka

    Naneykins is right. What about the references to the merciless conquistadors and their ties to catholicism in Espana? Or the lyrics about collectivism(complete with insects buzzing in the background)in Zhonghua? Not only the UK and USA get criticized here.

    18 Sep 2012 Reply
  • cipazesmietnika

    "Poland can't into folk" "Why Polonia non included" ...because there's nothing to criticize about Polandia ;)

    6 Jul 2012 Reply
  • fakszirak

    dobre :D

    28 Jun 2012 Reply
  • nuorimaa

    poland cannot into folk http://www.ljplus.ru/img4/2/7/273c/volkballs.png lol

    26 May 2012 Reply
  • nuorimaa

    I smell butthurt here!

    26 May 2012 Reply
  • PhAntOmEttA

    2Indestructibale их нигде не запрещали - только в коммунистической Югославии и никаких славян они не воспевают - у них различная тематика песен касающаяся как различных этносов - так и не имеющая к ним отношения

    24 May 2012 Reply
  • chrisdeg

    germania is my favourite, but every song is special in it´s own way. I approve of this

    29 Mar 2012 Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    I'm pretty sure all the countries are criticized in a bad way, NSK (The Great Seal) was a nice rehash of the NSK state national anthem lol

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • wisbech

    For me some of the vocals (the wobbly, breathy operatic stuff) effectively ruined this album. Not to mention, I expected more of Laibach lyrically. I think every country got a romantic, uplifting song, except for the countries that everyone loves to hate (US, UK) which got very critical ones. That was a bit unoriginal. Don't they have anything new to say? But not every song is terrible and there are two gems on the album - Francia and Türkiye. Türkiye might be my favourite Laibach track of all time.

    12 Feb 2012 Reply
  • tolovaj

    Laibach rulz;)

    24 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Indestructibale

    По непроверенным данным, у этой команды было всего два выступления. Их запретили практически во всех странах! Они - националисты и воспевают славян.

    17 Oct 2011 Reply
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    9 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Shaman99

    Шикарный альбом

    15 Jul 2011 Reply
  • ax-ax

    i want to marry fras' voice

    23 Mar 2011 Reply
  • BerLa

    Really good.

    18 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Sonni16

    Sehr gut!

    26 Sep 2010 Reply
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