Iconic Punk Metal Fusionists, THE IDIOTS, Sign Worldwide Deal With Massacre Records & Share First Album Details!
Germany’s most extreme punk metal titans, THE IDIOTS, have signed to Massacre Records for the release of their upcoming, tenth studio album entitled “König der Idioten” (engl. King of Idiots)! The iconic band, who made their debut in 1982, has now set their forthcoming offering for an August 4, 2023 release. The pre-save is now available at THIS LOCATION!
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 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).” The band comments. “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.”
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 THE IDIOTS singer Sir Hannes Smith.
Their new album has become a very explosive mixture of words, music, energy, and anger, which 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.
THE IDIOTS‘ forthcoming rager was mixed and mastered by Dennis Koehne, with a cover artwork by Gregor Kierkowicz. Slated for a release as CD Digipak, Ltd. Vinyl LP and Digital formats on August 4, 2023, you can now pre-save your album copy HERE!