Genre: Punk w/ Metal, Oi & Ska
THE IDIOTS are screaming for a better world on their new album "König der Idioten"!
Lyrically, as well as musically, this album is certainly the heaviest and most extreme THE IDIOTS album to date.
With their new album "König der Idioten" THE IDIOTS are screaming for a better world!
Lyrically, as well as musically, this album is certainly the most extreme and heaviest THE IDIOTS album to date.
"THE IDIOTS are free thinkers and the last 2 1/2 years with this fucking pandemic and the nonsensical, inhuman wars as well as dictatorships have let an insane rage potential boil up in us. We do not eat and consume everything that is served and prescribed to us. Neither do we gobble down everything or belong to the peasants in the new recurring Middle Ages. We don't let ourselves be distracted or manipulated by corruption, genocide, a surveillance state, cyber wars, and state authority with "bread and games" (soccer & major events).
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." - THE IDIOTS
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 live in the here and now and with our new album we want to call for a departure into another life. With a community that respects each other, is there for each other and enjoys small things and where everyone is equal, no matter what rank they hold or whether you are rich or poor. Rich is the one who can share, and poor is the one who always sees only himself!", says Sir Hannes.
Their album has become a very explosive mixture of words, music, energy, and anger, which offers their 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.
Joey DeMaio once said in an amusing RockHard interview with Götz Kühnemund that he would die for Metal.
The king of idiots, Sir Hannes, is dying all his life for his ideology: punk, metal, music, culture, love, and his dimension for a self-determined life in the universe.
On the songs "SchwArz" and "Darkness" he expresses his morbid, self-destructive emotional world, which he accumulated during 3 hospitalizations and various encounters in the last 2 years. Psychiatric hospitalizations, business closures, wars, pandemic, etc., have all enriched his sensory life.
Love, the most important good, is a cornerstone of IDIOTS, as it becomes clear on "Punk Rock Bunny".
Their passion for soccer appears on the song "Never Give Up", where they give the word "hooligan" another identity.
On the album's title song, "König der Idioten", they wish for a king who loves, protects, and fights and lives for his people!
"We wish all listeners a good journey, expansion of consciousness and much joy with "König der Idioten"." - THE IDIOTS
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 (Bonus Track)
12. Zeit (Bonus Track)