Die Krupps – new video and single “Trigger Warning”

“A little late as a warning, but early enough originally released on the latest album ‘Vision 2020 Vision’, the new Die Krupps single ‘Trigger Warning’ is a perfect symbiosis of tough as nails guitars over an extremely danceable electro track! A big hit on the recent tour, this song will be a mainstay in the Die Krupps canon! Listen to the sirens!

 

 

“Die Krupps” have so far operated between these different poles – EBM/industrial and grooving metal – although their focus may have shifted. While “The Machinists Of Joy” (2013) emphasised the electronic element and their most recent album “Metal Machine Music” (2015) featured brutal metal sounds, “Vision 2020 Vision” is a concentrate of the band’s ground-breaking period between 1992 and 1997, the ultimate, perfect amalgamation of two musical worlds which “Die Krupps” brought together back then. Jürgen Engler has wiped the dust off lots of old analogue synthesizers that sound raw and powerful, underpin guitarist Marcel Zürcher’s fierce thrash riffs and make the current KRUPPS sound more driving and dynamic than ever before.

“Vision 2020 Vision” is a concept album: music, artwork and lyrics are inextricably linked, they fuel and cross-fertilise each other. The world of Engler and Dörper is monochromatic and grim, but the imminent world they see through their lens, ought to, and indeed must, frighten you. In all this, “Die Krupps” themes are as topical and relevant as ever: “Extinction Time” and “Vision 2020 Vision” describe our world on the edge of the abyss. Chaos and violence rule the streets, governments are powerless. The great flood will come, wash everything away and leave nothing but darkness. “Alllies” and “Fuck You” are directed overseas, where egotism, borders and ruthlessness are dictated from the very top while Europe looks on passively, turning into a compliant minion. “Human” is a reckoning with the whole human race which has been regressing for several decades. Civilisations increasingly turn into hordes of wild, murderous barbarians.

TRACKLIST
01. Vision 2020 Vision (4:24)
02. Welcome to the Blackout (3:59)
03. Trigger Warning (3:48)
04. Wolfen (Her Pack) (4:22)
05. Extinction Time (4:16)
06. The Carpet Crawlers (5:27)
07. Fires (5:11)
08. Obacht (4:33)
09. Destination Doomsday (4:09)
10. Allies (3:58)
11. F.U. (3:45)
12. Active Shooter Situation (4:18)
13. Human (4:35)

 

Jürgen Engler – vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizers and programming, metallic percussion
Ralf Dörper – keyboards, synthesizers and programming
Marcel Zürcher – guitar, keyboards
Nils Finkeisen – guitar
Paul Keller – drums

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Die Krupps – new video and single “Trigger Warning”

April 25, 2020

“A little late as a warning, but early enough originally released on the latest album ‘Vision 2020 Vision’, the new Die Krupps single ‘Trigger Warning’ is a perfect symbiosis of tough as nails guitars over an extremely danceable electro track! A big hit on the recent tour, this song will be a mainstay in the Die Krupps canon! Listen to the sirens!     “Die Krupps” have so far operated between these different poles – EBM/industrial and grooving metal – although their focus may have shifted. While “The Machinists Of Joy” (2013) emphasised the electronic element and their most recent album “Metal Machine Music” (2015) featured brutal metal sounds, “Vision 2020 Vision” is a concentrate of the band’s ground-breaking period between 1992 and 1997, the ultimate, perfect amalgamation of two musical worlds which “Die Krupps” brought together back then. Jürgen Engler has wiped the dust off lots of old analogue synthesizers that sound raw and powerful, underpin guitarist Marcel Zürcher’s fierce thrash riffs and make the current KRUPPS sound more driving and dynamic than ever before. “Vision 2020 Vision” is a concept album: music, artwork and lyrics are inextricably linked, they fuel and cross-fertilise each other. The world of Engler…

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