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release date: 15-11-2019

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Format: CD+DVD in Digipak.

Steel, hard work, muscle strength, sweat, machines … but also structural change, unemploy- ment, dislocation, xenophobia and anxiety about the future: powerful words that DIE KRUPPS have always used and filled with content, that they attach visions to, that they transform into a solid base for their music – their very own, unique sound that has consistently evolved over the past four decades and that continues to be unmistakable.

“Vision 2020 Vision” is their latest masterpiece, a concept album: music, artwork and lyrics are inextricably linked, they fuel and cross-fertilize 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’s 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 egoism, 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. Civilizations increasingly turn into hordes of wild, murderous barbarians.

The title song puts in a nutshell where this development is bound to take us: “Violence will soon explode, frustration reaches overload, revolution is imminent, we’re in the year of dis- content” (quote: “Vision 2020 Vision”). What remains is the hope that Jürgen Engler will be proved wrong in this instance.

TRACKS CD: 01 Vision 2020 Vision 02 Welcome to the Blackout 03 Trigger Warning 04 Wolfen (Her Pack) 05 Extinction Time 06 The Carpet Crawlers 07 Fires 08 Obacht 09 DestiNation Doomsday 10 Alllies 11 Fu*k You 12 Active Shooter Situation 13 Human

TRACKS BONUS DVD 'Live@Wacken 2016': 01 Intro/The Damned 02 Dawning of Doom 03 Isolation 04 Battle Extreme 05 Alive in a Glass Cage 06 To the Hilt 07 Metal Machine Music 08 Nazis auf Speed 09 Fatherland 10 Bloodsuckers

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