Photo Credit : Andreas Rager

Austrian crossover legends KONTRUST are finally back after nine long years with a highly awaited new studio album, entitled madworld. The massively energetic full-length which was released on November 3, 2023 via Napalm Records. On the successor to the unit’s previous masterpiece, Explositive (2014), KONTRUST also introduce their new vocalist Julia Ivanova and drummer Joey Sebald for the first time on record. In 2022, both already presented their eruptive live potential on the main stages of some of the biggest European festivals – like the Graspop Metal Meeting, Hellfest Open Air, Barcelona Rockfest or Resurrection Fest. In addition, vocalist Julia is already known for her frenetically celebrated performance at the Ukrainian TV show “X-Factor” and is now presenting her matchless talent on the new 11-track offering.

Without a shadow of a doubt, KONTRUST are one of the most extravagant and exciting acts on the scene and have enthralled fans and critics alike with an inimitable sense of fusing various genres like reggae, pop and dance with heavy hard rock riffs, spliced with their very own way of representing the roots of their home country. This synthesis of styles has brought them not only notable chart entries for several releases, but also high recognition in the form of the “Austrian Newcomer Award” for their debut album, as well as the “AMADEUS Austrian Music Award” – Austria’s biggest and most important prize for national bands and artists – for their second album Time To Tango. Throughout their career spanning more than two decades, the Austrian based outfit has gained millions and millions of views on their exciting music videos on YouTube, with over 15 million video views on the electrifying hits “Hey DJ!” and “Bomba” alone. With their new album, madworld, KONTRUST prove their standing as an unpredictable force in the scene – always hungry, wild and full of surprises, and ready to exceed everything they have achieved so far!

It was a great pleasure to have Manuel Haglmüller and Julia on the Interview to talk on the new album “Mad World” and much more. Check out the complete coverage on the below YouTube video.

1    i physically like you
2    madhouse
3    rock to outer space
4    black soul
5    criminal
6    the end
7    pulling
8    lederhosen overkill
9    masterpiece of a monster
10    u.f.i.u.
11    i can’t control it

Music Videos

The Band

Julia – Vocals
Stefan Lichtenberger – Vocals
Michael “Mike” Wolff – Guitar
Gregor Kutschera – Bass
Joey – Drums
Manuel Haglmüller – Percussions

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