KMFDM Wikileaks tribute song gets over 75.000 streams in 48 hours

Posted on 23/12/10

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KMFDM Wikileaks tribute song gets over 75.000 streams in 48 hours
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 ?!"

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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.

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