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 ?!"
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
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