Coming out as CD Digipak, Ltd. Vinyl LP and Digital formats, the pre-sale is available at THIS LOCATION!
August 4, 2023 sees German punk metal extremes THE IDIOTS release their tenth studio album, titled "König der Idioten" (engl. King of Idiots), via Massacre Records. Coming out as CD Digipak, Ltd. Vinyl LP and Digital formats, the pre-sale is available at THIS LOCATION!
After the band shared a first single, "Downtown Lover", they have just unleashed a new music video for the album track "Never Give Up"! THE IDIOTS comment: "In the late 70's we already had a Oi-Punk Rock song called "S04 & the BVB". Now we felt like we should be doing it again. In the past we had our own soccer team: "Dynamo Doppelkorn". Sir Hannes wants to resurrect it. The song is also timeless, just like our first soccer song and thematically just as up-to-date as back then - like many THE IDIOTS songs. It's about our friends - they are metalheads, punx, oi-skinheads & freaks - going to soccer together or watching the games in a pub and having fun as a team. We are Punk Rock / Metal Hooligans! We have a bit of a tongue-in-cheek situation going on here.""
With "König der Idioten", THE IDIOTS are screaming for a better world. Lyrically, as musically, this album is certainly the most extreme and heaviest THE IDIOTS album to date.
The explosive mixture of words, music, energy, and anger offers fans and listeners a musical firework of a special kind. It should be liberating, awakening, thought-provoking, but of course also spread power, joy, and energy. On "König der Idioten", THE IDIOTS embody what they feel, think, and live for! Every note, every word is lived by them, celebrated with devotion and is full of authenticity. Be it helping the homeless, fundraising for flood victims, supporting the Sea Shepherd organization or calls and actions for rescuing and supporting clubs, print media, bands and the whole cultural scene - THE IDIOTS put their heart and soul into it. "We stand and fight for respect, diversity, human rights, nature, and animal welfare! Also, we stand up against oppression and any kind of dictatorships and for minorities."
"König der Idioten" track listing: 1. Darkness
3. Downtown Lover
4. Ich bin böse
5. König der Idioten
6. Never Give Up
7. Proud To Be An Idiot
9. Punk Rock Bunny
11. Neverland (CD Bonus Track)
12. Zeit (CD Bonus Track)
THE IDIOTS Live:
04.08.2023 DE Dortmund - Idiots Records (unplugged - Album Release Show)
05.08.2023 DE Dortmund - Idiots Records (unplugged - Album Release Show)
29.09.2023 DE Coesfeld - Fabrik (*)
30.09.2023 DE Quedlinburg - KUZ (*)
01.10.2023 DE Frankfurt - Batschkapp (*)
02.10.2023 DE München - Backstage (*)
03.10.2023 AT Wien - Viper Room (*)
04.10.2023 CH Luzern - Sedel (*)
05.10.2023 DE Nürnberg - Hirsch (*)
06.10.2023 DE Leipzig - Hellraiser (*)
07.10.2023 DE Hamburg - Logo (*)
08.10.2023 DE Braunschweig - KUFA (*)
04.11.2023 DE Dortmund - Junkyard (*)
(*) 40 Years Idiots Records Tour 2023 w/ Phantoms Of Future, Kadaverficker + Dr. Death
For More Info Visit: http://www.idiots.de/idiotsband