KMFDM Wikileaks tribute song gets over 75.000 streams in 48 hoursPosted on 23/12/10
KMFDM have a hit on their hands, in the Wikileaks fanbase that is. We're not sure if that is a good thing though being associated with Wikileaks. Nevertheless the KMFDM song called "Rebels In Control" gained a whopping 75.000 streams in less that 48 hours from the KMFDM.net website.
KMFDM-Singer Sascha "Käpt'n K" Konietzko had this to say about it: "We had written this song 'Rebels In Control' containing a mock-KMFDM-news-broadcast about rebels taking over communication and broadcast systems and shutting down the internet, and suddenly the whole Wikileaks/leaking & DDos attack thing vs. Mastercard and Paypal happened, just a few days after. Quickly we realized that the whole thing could as well have been written as a WiKileaks/Julian Assange arrest-tribute song. We instantly decided to lock down our website for more than a week, and just offer this one song. When we looked at the stream figures we were really amazed with the results. If those streams were record sales, we would have scored a #1 single chart position in any major record selling territory. But actually my favorite part about the whole action we took was, that subsequently KMFDM.net was exposed to a massive DDoS attack!! WTF ?!"
Get your KMFDM CDs at the following eBay sites:
|eBay USA||eBay België/Belgique|
|eBay UK||eBay France|
|eBay DE||eBay Nederland|
In the end the Band had to shut down their website only displaying the slogan "All systems have been ripped. The internet has been shut down." Which is actually a quote from the fake broadcast sample.
The song offered is a slightly altered version of a song from the forthcoming KMFDM Album titled "WTF?!". More KMFDM news in the next days.
Posted by B. Van Isacker
More related news :
2 more KMFDM re-releases to be issued via Metropolis
April release for Skold vs. KMFDM
Backcatalogue re-releases for KMFDM
KMFDM 'WTF?!' album cover artwork pops up online - stolen from record companies website says label
KMFDM announce first single in nine years, 'Krank'
KMFDM announces 'KMFDM 24/7'
KMFDM announces new remix album 'Krieg'
KMFDM explodes with WWIII
KMFDM goes extras
KMFDM prepare US tour for 'Kunst'
Out now is the 'I flee' single by Növö (aka veteran electronic artist Laurent Boudic), a teaser for the project's 4th full length album, 'Zeitgeist'. (...)
To mark their 30th anniversary, ZTT/Salvo Music are set to release 3 news albums for 2014. (...)
Alfa Matrix launches 2nd volume massive FREE download compilation 'Matrix Downloaded' + offers 50% discount code on label catalogue on Bandcamp for a limited time only
2 years after the release of the first 'Matrix Downloaded' compilation, Belgium's electro / industrial label Alfa Matrix has joined hands again with Santa Claus to offer a brand new label compilation for free (or pay-what-you-want), downloadable in MP3/FLAC quality via the label's Bandcamp page. (...)
John Mirland - one half of danish minimal industrialists Holm/Mirland - has joined forces with jazz vocalist Dorthea Bøggild for the project Owl in the Woods. (...)
Irish synthpop duo, Empire State Human make a surprise return with a new free to download single called 'Christmas Long Gone'. (...)
After sacking Kim Shattuck (ex-The Muffs) as a bassist player, Paz Lenchantin (A Perfect Circle, ZWAN, The Entrance Band) will take on bass duties for the duration of the Pixies 2014 world tour. (...)
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER