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OriginPrešov, Slovakia
  • Folk
  • Rock
Years active1999-present
LabelsUniversal Music Group (formerly)
  • Slavomír Gibarti
  • Susanna Jara
  • Dominik Maniak
  • Matej Palidrab
  • Pavol Boleš
  • Marek Szarvaš

Hrzda is a Slovak folk rock band from Prešov, formed in 1999[1].

The band mostly performs in their native Slovakia, but they have played in numerous other nations including Austria, Czechia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Slovenia.[2]


Hrdza was formed in 1999 inside the city of Prešov by Slavomír Gibarti and Jaroslava Sisáková. After its formation, Tóno Potočňák, Lukáš Maťufka and Róbert "Skippy" Hatal later joined. In 2002, they came out with their self-published debut album: Muzička. In the autumn of 2002, founding member Sisáková left the band and was replaced by Veronika Rabadová (who herself left in 2015). During this period, they won more than 20 awards at home, as well as in Czechia. Pod Božími Oknami was their second album, releasing in 2006, was critically acclaimed and celebrated by the public as a great collection. In the summer of that year, their single, Na Horách Býva was on the top 50 music charts in Slovakia for 17 weeks, reaching a peak position of 17. Hajnajnanyja was the third album of theirs, making its debut in the November of 2009. As mentioned earlier, Veronika Rabadová left in 2015 and Susanna Jara took over in her spot.

Eurovision 2010

In 2010, Hrdza participated in the Slovak National Round of Eurosong in the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 with the song "Taká sa mi páči". The group won 19.5% of the vote, but was disqualified from the contest when it was realized that Hrdza had presented the song before 1 October, 2009, which was in violation of the rules.[3]


Current Members

  • Slavomír Gibarti - Vocals and Guitar
  • Susanna Jara - Vocals and Violin
  • Dominik Maniak - Vocals and Violin
  • Matej Palidrab - Vocals and Accordion
  • Pavol Boleš - Vocals, Accordion and Bass Guitar
  • Marek Szarvaš - Drums

Alternative Members[4]

  • Lucia Gibarti - Vocals
  • Julka Smolková - Vocals
  • Ľubo Šamo - Vocals and Violin
  • Mykhaylo Zakhariya - Cimbalom

Past Members

  • Veronika Šoltysová-Rabadová - Vocals (2002 - 2015)
  • Jaroslava Sisáková - Vocals (1999 - 2002)[5]
  • Anton Potočňák - Vocals and Violin
  • Michal Brandys - Vocals and Violin (2006 - unclear)
  • Michal Lörinc - Drums and Various Percussion
  • Lukáš Maťufka - Drums and Various Percussion (2000 - unclear)
  • Róbert "Skippy" Hatala - Vocals and Bass Guitar (2002 - 2004)
  • Miroslav Szirmai - Drums and Various Percussion (ca. 2009 - unclear)
  • Marián Šurányi - Vocals and Accordions (2012 - unclear)


Title Translation into English Album Details
Muzička Music
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Self Released
  • Format: CD
Pod Božími Oknami Under God's Windows
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Universal[6]
  • Format: CD
Hajnajnanyja Hajnajnanyja
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Universal Music Group[7]
  • Format: CD
Hrdzavá Osemnástka Rusty Eighteen
  • Released: 2016
  • Label: Self Released
  • Format: CD
Neskrotený Untamed
  • Released: 2018
  • Label: Self Released
  • Format: CD

In the media



  1. "Soutěžící Eurosongu 2010 | ESCPORTAL". 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  2. "Hrdza". Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  3. "Eurosong 2010: Hrdza skončila, postupuje Horská Chata". (in slovenčina). Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  4. "Hrdza". Retrieved 2020-09-11.
  5. "Jaroslava Sisáková". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  6. "HRDZA - Pod Božími Oknami". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-09-05.
  7. "Hrdza - HAJNAJNANYJA". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-09-05.

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