Festival shows are lining up this summer! It’s going to be hot, it’s going to be crazy and especially it’s going to be Kontrust! We’re back on the big festival stages and hungry to see you sweat and ready to mosh and go crazy! Check us out on these fine festivals:
5. jul 15 AUT - roitzschjora
with full force
10. jul 15 ITA - klobenstein/ritten
rock im ring
11. jul 15 AUT - st. andrae im lavanttal
rock den see
17. jul 15 AUT - wiesen
2 days a week
24. jul 15 AUT - piberstein
1. aug 15 AUT - lustenau
szene open air
Well hello hello! The Kontrust camp is cooking with lots of new news! But let’s get things sorted! Kontrust is now officially endorsed by Endorser Losspennato Guitars. Leo makes incredible instruments that stand out from anything we’ve seen, felt and heard so far. Gregor and Mike received their first prototypes that will be developed throughout the rest of the year, until they receive their final touch. These are not just ordinary instruments, but have been carefully planned to meet all the needs of our two stringed heroes. Both of the models will be available for public sale in early 2016.
KONTRUST EXPLOSITIVE ALPINE-TOUR
What a bomb…
The KONTRUST album collection just expanded. EXPLOSITIVE is the new born, which will hit the shelves on November 7th 2014. Pre-order the new album now via Napalm Records Online-Store.
Of course we want to celebrate this album release with you on the upcoming KONTRUST EXPLOSITIVE ALPINE-TOUR, which starts with our prerelease show at the legendary "Wurm Festival" on October 18th. Closely followed by the official release show on November 7th at the "Szene Vienna" (secure your tickets now!).
If you can't get tickets for these shows no worries… catch us at the "Explosiv" in Graz on November 29th, "zum Höller" in Wimberg on the 6th of December and at the "Stereo" in Klagenfurt on December 13th.
Bring the hammer down.. it's gonna be (a) bomb(a)!
DISCO DISCO, PARTY PARTY!
The legendary "Bergwerk" in Neusiedl am See is celebrating its birthday. We congratulate and won't miss the chance to party with you on Saturday the 26th of October. Put on your winter coats because it can't get cold enough for an winter open air concert!
With an amazing line up the "Berg-Festival" in Saalbach Hinterglemm will supply hot summer festival feeling!
KONTRUST will take the stage on Saturday December 7th at 4:30pm.
For your light reading entertainment here is an article about band of the week KONTRUST
HCP FESTIVAL CANCELLED!
dear polish fans,
we sincerely regret to announce that the HCP Festiwal, this sunday july 7th, has been cancelled on short notice from the local organizer!
we would really love to play a great show for you! we you - rock´n´roll !
Moi Drodzy, bardzo nam przykro - niestety koncert w Rzeszowie zostal odwolany!
Bardzo chcielismy zagrac dla Was i spedzic z Wami niesamowity wieczor! Cieszymy sie na nastepne spotkanie z Wami w Polsce!
We are very pleased to announce, that KONTRUST officially endorses Steve Clayton, USA guitar picks. In close cooperation 3 guitar picks were specially designed to fit the needs of Mike, Rob and Kujo. You can special order these via the Steve Clayton website or, if your lucky enough, you could catch them at one of our shows!
Plus right now we're featured artistof the month on the Steve Clayton website! Check it out! http://www.steveclayton.com/featuredartist.php
We proudly present our 8th video: "Hey DJ!"
Special thanks to our great video-crew.
27. Februar 13
AND THE NOMINEES ARE...
Once again we are nominated for the Amadeus - Austrian Music Award. To win the trophy - we need your vote 1x per week!
For the voting please visit http://www.amadeusawards.at/voting/ go to category Hard&Heavy, select KONTRUST, continue voting, fill in E-Mail, confirm and then confirm link in confirmation E-Mail.
You can find a detailed instruction on http://www.facebook.com/kontrust
Thanks for your votes!
KONTRUST GOES EAST
As temperatures drop below the freezing point and mark a new record low, Kontrust travels east to the borders of continental Europe. But we don't care, we're ready to turn up the heat.
We'll be starting of on January 13th in Bialystok, Poland just short of the White Russian border.
But if that isn't enough, a week later on January 19th, we'll be traveling a 1050 km further to the east for our Russia Debut to the PlanB club in Moscow.
All that traveling brings us back home to Vienna on January 25th to the club "Szene". Don't forget to buy your tickets in advance, to avoid standing in front of another sold out show at that venue.
And of course... Happy Holidays and get safely into 2013!
FALL SHOW TICKER
With a successful festival summer behind us, we emerge gloriously into the autumn season. Last weekend's Wurmfestival was an amazing success once again.
While other Austrians fall from the sky we get to the bottom of things with a couple of hot shows here in Austria coming up. This weekend we'll be rolling into the sonic blast festival in Oberwart so get ready to put on your party socks! Next weekend we take hold of the club stereo in Klagenfurt and thus seizing the last remaining province in Austria we haven't played yet.
Be aware the Kontrust Express is rolling once again!
The Festivalseason´12 is almost over and we´re carrying a heavy bag packed with wonderful concert-memories. Thanks to all of you who joined us this summer!
But the KONTRUST-mobile keeps rolling! We are going to visit our friends in the Netherlands on the 22nd (Rotterdam) and 23rd (Eindhoven) of September.
And we are pleased to announce that Zwaardvis Music is our new booking agency for the Netherlands: check out www.zwaardvismusic.nl !
TIME 2 PARTY
Oh, it has finally arrived, the festival summer is here!
No weekend will be left unspoiled. We start this saturday, june 23rd with Skindred at the SaintSinner festival (Styria). Next weekend on june 30th, following close we're off to the Baeckerberg in Scharnstein (Upper Austria) to rock the "Baeckerberg Headbangers Finest". As always all the dates (soon the ones for August as well) can be found on our trusted website. see you soon!
THANK YOU EUROPE!
It's been an amazing month of touring through Europe in support of our new album "Second Hand Wonderland". 16 concerts in 5 countries! Thank's to all who came.
For all of you who want to read what happend along the road, the extensive tour report will be online in a few days.
Our new album "Second Hand Wonderland" has been rotating in the austrian charts for 2 weeks, after entereing @ number 25.
NEW VIDEO: "THE BUTTERFLY DEFECT"
SECOND HAND WONDERLAND!
The new KONTRUST-baby is out NOW and ready to be picked up by you!
For all you early birds, the first run is a special limited edition including 3 very unique bonus tracks, even vor KONTRUST-standards:
- On the run (acoustic version)
- Bad betrayer (fii beatbox remix)
- Bomba (hardcore polka version)
Get it now, while supplies last!
FIRST SINGLE OUT NOW!
Here we go: Get the first impressions of the new KONTRUST-stuff and check out our brand-new video clip "Sock´n´Doll"!
Download "Sock´n´Doll" here on itunes
We sincerely regret that we have to cancel our show tomorrow in Poznan (PL) due to a heavy injury our singer Stefan has suffered yesterday. We hope we can reschedule and meet you guys in Poland soon again!
CHECK THE PRESS!
The latest edition of the spark7 magazine features an article about our show at the legendary Przystanek Woodstock festival in Poland as well as a quite memorable photograph. Definitely worth reading!
Unexpected but never the less just as thrilling is another press article in the current edition of the Concerto magazine (magazine for jazz, blues, folk and world music) regarding the band's latest achievements.
Zloty Baczek?? That's what's called in polish. The Przystanek Woodstock festival in Poland awards its best festival act of the 2011 with another headlining festival slot at the festival in 2012. Well, you can help us set up yet another crowd record.
So just follow the link! LINK LINK LINK
The Kontrust express fires up its engines again!
This saturday 24th of september we'll be headlining the metal orgy festival in Braunau in upper Austria.
You might have noticed that a couple of songs from the amazing Woodstock festival in Poland have been filmed in stunning HD quality and posted online here in the Kontrust cyber world. Check them out on facebook or youtube!
Plus a couple of interviews from polish guitar, bass, drum,... magazines will follow soon.
BOMBA HITS 2.000.000!!!
The Bomba video clip passed the 2 million views-marker on YouTube!!!
Thanks to all the fans, supporters, Peeping Toms and Alm-Oehis out there!
Keep up the good work and spread the word!
ONE FOR THE BOOKS!
News so hot, it'll burn your fingers! Apparently the Kontrust show at the Przystanek Woodstock festival was one for the books.
Officially confirmed: It was the biggest crowd an Austrian music act has ever played to. Exceeding the 300000 marker, a new record was set, topping the previous one by Udo Jürgens, which was set at 220000!
The festival itself went down as the biggest rock festival exceeding the 700000 visitor marker!
700.000 PEOPLE AND KONTRUST
After a great show in Holland, we drove all night through pouring rain, no sleep, even missed our sound check! Well, that didn't stop the KONTRUST Express from rolling like a steam train. The festival exceeded all expectations, even our wildest dreams!
From official side we had 300000 people in front of the stage during our concert.
You couldn’t really see where the sea of heads ended, just blended in with the horizon. Oh yes and they all went nuts! Numerous walls of death, circle pits and loads of fun!
Master of ceremonies Jurek Owsiak even asked us to play Bomba twice, dancing along with us and the crowd giving it all! It was truly an honor.
Here are a few links to give a first impression!
This weekend we’ll be rocking at the e-lake festival in Luxemburg on Friday and the Metalsoccer festival in Italy on Saturday. We’re looking forward to giving it all again!
See you soon until the KONTRUST Express comes to a venue near you!
THANK YOU, WOODSTOCK!!!
more to come...
RECORDINGS DONE - TOURING NOW!
Just to let all you anxious fans out there know... the recordings for the new album are all done. Now the entire post production process starts. We're really excited!
Not to forget, the next 6 concerts will take place in 6 different countries. We will kick off the first show on August 4th with our only concert in Holland this year at the "Dicky Woodstock festival".
Followed on August 5th we will experience a very very special event at the massive Przystanek Woodstock festival, Europe’s biggest charity festival! This will be a very special Kontrust show.
On August 12th we’ll be rocking the E-Lake festival in Luxemburg. The Kontrust express will have its next stop at the Metalsoccer festival in Italy on August 13th before we arrive in Germany at the “Rock im Wald” festival on August 27th. The last show on our special route will take us home on terra firma to the "Metal Orgy" festival on August 28th.
Stay tuned for more exciting news…
POLISH RELEASE DELAYED!
We're very sorry to inform you, that the release of TIME TO TANGO in Poland had to be posponed regardless of the bands wish to release it today. The album will be available in the next few days.
Thank you for your understanding!
22nd of july, a special day for our polish fans: the current album TIME TO TANGO will finally be avaible in your local music store.
Perfectly timed and long anticipated, the KONTRUST SHOW at the Przystanek Woodstock, europes biggest free admission open air concert!
This special KONTRUST SHOW will take place on friday the 5th of august at 8pm on the main stage and yes, we have the one or other surprise planned for you!
Next to this major event our propaganda machinery is running on full steam for the physical release of our current album. Interviews with the polish media, new concert shows and a couple of other BOMBAstic surprises are on the way!
As always: Stay Tuned! Czesc!
ROCKIN´ UPPER AUSTRIA
KONTRUST is going to visit the old band-homeland twice this weekend!
On the 1st july we will rock the legendary Alten Schl8hof Wels together with our friends Krautschädl at the Auszeid Open Air.
On Saturday the 2nd we´ll move on to Waldzell/Innviertel to play a show at the great Decibell Open Air!
Don´t miss that...
BEER, FASHION & RECORDINGS
Fashion, studio update, photos and beerfest Kontrust-Dirndl-action on the catwalk! "Dirndlherz" designer, Miss Gabriele Urabl, who is responsible for Agatas new glamorous stage outfit will be presenting her new collection at the "Lake's Fashion days" in Poertschach by the Wörtersee. Also check out the new "Dirndlherz" catalogue, not only presenting the most beautiful Dirndl in the nation but also featuring Agata with her infamous "Pinky"Dirndl.
Beer & Rock'n'roll. Usually a great combination! But even better: The unexpected Kontrust show happening on the 27th of May at the "Ottakringer Brewery". This event will also host the final band-battle for the final slots of the Danube island river festival. More hot news as we're speaking!
The big studio consoles are burning in Hannover, Germany as the drum and guitar tracks for the new KONTRUST album are laid down and recorded.
Some fans already heard of a Time To Tango-albumversion with mainly polish lyrics through the grapevine - now it's official: CZAS NA TANGO will be released on 6th of May 2011 as digital album on the following sites/portals: iTunes, Musicload, T-Mobile, Amazon und 7digital.
Furthermore a polish version of the ZERO videoclip will be released soon on YouTube.
We want to celebrate this special events with our polish fans at the first Poland concert since 2008 at the Juwenalia Bydgoszcz!
Now it's Czas na Tango...
STORIES OF DIRNDLN AND WORMS...
Finally: the recording session for the new KONTRUST-album are going to start next week at Horus Studio in Hannover/Germany.
But before hitting the studio we will play at the mainstage of the legendary Wurmfestival on saturday! You´ll better be there, because we have some delicacies for our Upper-Austrian fancrowd.
From now on Agata will be perfectly dressed for any occasion in Austria or elsewhere. She is endorsed by the unique designer Dirndlherz. Check out the new photos of Agata in her brand-new outfit - that´s definitely a must-see!
In various cellar-rehearsalrooms and studios the new KONTRUST-baby is taking shape, but outside spring has already taken over - and you know what that means: Festival-Season is here!
We can alread reveal that KONTRUST is going to spend a lot of hours on European highways this summer.
And here is a first small selection of a few confirmed highlights: Przystanek Woodstock (PL), Wurmfestival (OÖ), Dicky Woodstock (NL) Pfingst Open Air Hauzenberg (GER), Seaside Festival Podersdorf (BGL)!
Check out the Dates-section on our website for further information.
Until the first festival starts, take a look at this fine report/interview in the spark7-mag - fresh out of the studio.
After the inspiring and intense Songwriting-Sessions with Russ Ballard and Peter Jordan KONTRUST is going to make a little ride to eastern Styria.
We will play a concert on Saturday the 12th of March at the Labonca Rock-Festival and this will also be the first delicious taste of the upcoming festival-season.
KONTRUST is looking forward to see and celebrate with our die-hard-fans from the Hartberg-region!
We spent the last months songwriting all over Europe - now it´s time to storm the island: The british composer RUSS BALLARD and KONTRUST are currently writing a song for the upcoming album!
Russ Ballard wrote classic-hits like "God Gave Rock´n´Roll To You" (Kiss), "So You Win Again" (Hot Chocolate), "New York Groove" (Hello) or "Since You Been Gone" (Rainbow).
The whole trip is going to be documentated on Facebook and Twitter. Keep your eyes and ears open!
Before we completely go nuts in our rehearsal-room, we decided to take a short break from songwriting and paint the town red for a change.
That's why we're going to party with you this weekend.
Don't miss it, this Friday, Feb. 11 @ Painspotting.
More informations here
WORKING BAND HEROES
We've had a great time in the jam-packed sauna-like Lichtspieltheater in Eberschwang. Thanks to the numerous fearless and sweaty headbangers and dancers, a jungleparty in january can be really fun!
The next KONTRUST-show will be on th 11th of february at the painspotting-festival in Prambachkirchen (Upper Austria).
Now, is there anybody out there wondering why there are such big holes in the usually crammed band-timetable? These days we are working like coal miners in the rehearsal-catabombs, writing songs for the new album. But in spring we´ll resume the regular sick KONTRUST-live-shedule!
BOMBASTIC YEAR 2010!!!
The past year was the most successful in the band history - so we want to spend a minute and take a close look at only some of the highlights of the year 2010.
Join us on a very special YouTube-ride!
The Twitter- and YouTube-Bomba-hype in the Netherlands attracted the interest of Dutch Radio-Dj Eric Corton. He started to play the song in his show and other DJs followed - finally the single and Time To Tango hit top positions of the Dutch charts!
Here´s a album review-clip from Eric, no translation needed... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbmsXtz2aCw
The first Netherlands-tour was a great success. In the legendary Melkweg in Amsterdam Eric joint KONTRUST to perform one song on the shred-guitar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZMy-tL9b...re=related
Tango unites - watch the onstage-proposal of Eindhoven! This was one of the most beautiful Rock`n`Roll moments for KONTRUST.
Btw: this show at the Effenaar was completely sold out! 1000 bodies doing the Bombashake - Eindhoven Rock City!!!
Right after returning to Vienna KONTRUST got the chance to be part of a very funny rock-campaign - the 88.6 Rocktrain! The first KONTRUST-unplugged-show ever was played in a jam packed and bumping viennese tramway wagon driving around the city - and yes, we had fun! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKy62_KvVTk
The show at the Vienna Danube Island Festival was a great start for an even greater festival season. Here`s a short review including interviews taken from the Mulatschag-tv-show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQY6zDonKcM
Representative for many amazing festivalgigs in whole Europe we want to show you a snipet from the biggest Dutch Festival, the Zwarte Cross. And again, Bomba moves (m)asses! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LglRi_AGjh0
In autumn KONTRUST was awarded with the most important Austrian music prize - the band won the Hard & Heavy category of the Austrian Amadeus Music Award! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKbAWJFYU3c
The grand final of the year took place at the sold out Szene Wien! Austrian Rocklegend Roman Gregory (Alkbottle) joint KONTRUST for two songs and the band officially introduced the live-guitarerro and new band member Mike.
This was a night to remember... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzXqrmoBFIg
We have to stop here, although there were way more highlights to remember (e.g. the new On The Run and Zero-clips, a bunch of mediareports, the Zero Hills Tour and so on). But we want to take our time to thank you, the friends and fans, who made all of this possible - YOU ARE THE JOKER!
Danke, gracias, thanks to all who turned the concert last Friday to an unforgettable memory for us! Not only the cloakroom was completely jam-packed with jackets and bags, the whole Szene Wien was sold out! Sorry to those, who had to carry their wardrobe for the whole evening - and a big SORRY to those, who couldn´t get any more tickets at the box office! We´ll be back, big time!
A loud "You Rock!" goes out to Roman Gregory, Gasmac Gilmore and Satory!
On the next day we finished our concert-year in snowy Bludenz, where the brave musicians didn´t fail to celebrate another memorable aftershow-party.
We´ll complete the KONTRUST-year 2010 with a special review before New Years Eve, but until then we wish you happy holidays!
WE WANT MORE!
We just came back from our "Zero Hills-Tour" throughout the Netherlands and we will publish an extended foto-review on our website soon!
Until then we want to share some hot new KONTRUST-tourgossip with you:
- Playing in abandoned churches and decorated theatres is simply great!
- There are dutch KONTRUST-Fans out there who've been to 5 of our 6 shows in Holland, despite the nationwide snow-chaos!
- The German customs-police consists of surprinsingly relaxed and nice persons.
- Almost every club in the Netherlands is unique and nearly all of them are run by volunteers(!) with a very professional attitude!
- Our new T-shirt collections seem to be a real fast seller - check out the NEW WEBSHOP!
Last but not least we want to thank the people who supported us so kindly throughout the whole tour: Jerry (Man of the Match), Igor and Rens (Adams-Stagesupport), Niki and Yvonne (Merch-angels)! The biggest thanks are going out to our great dutch Fancrowd!
We enjoyed the parties very much and we can´t wait to come back - Dank je wel!
FROM ZERO TO HERO
We want to show that Rock-music is also "appropriate" for radio-airplay!
Therefore we need the help of the great KONTRUST-Community: Push ZERO in your national Radiostations and spread the word!
The requests from the austrian media increase: There´s a special KONTRUST-feature in the latest Planet Music magazine regarding the Amadeus Award, the new single and the concert at the Szene Wien on the 17th of December. Hence there was an extended interview with Agata printed in the last issue of the Vorarlberger weekly magazine "Wann&Wo".
AND there´s an easy way to bring ZERO onto the Austrian screens - just vote here for our latest music clip at the gotv vote-Show!
3, 2, 1.. ZERO!
Here it is: our new baby!
NEW SINGLE & NEW VIDEOCLIP: ZERO
Today is the release of the brandnew KONTRUST-Single ZERO!
Get the fresh radio-mix of the song on iTunes, Musicload, Amazon, etc.
And that means of course we are able to present a new video clip: The release is going to take place on YouTube today at 12:00
And again it's really worth to take a close look at this little masterpiece! Check it out...
At Friday we are going to load our beloved tourbus and drive to St. Peter in Upper Austria. KONTRUST will play an exclusive Singleshow at the legendary Höller, the first one in UpperAustria since ages!
These days we are doing a literally interview-marathon as some kind of warm-up for this concert. Here is a little appetizer.
NEW VIDEOCLIP AND SINGLE OUT NOVEMBER 19th!!!
Rumours already were getting louder, here are the first facts: the new KONTRUST-videoclip and single will be released at the 19th of November!
Let´s say it´s going to be a paradisiac kind of film!
KONTRUST OVER VIENNA
The last big KONTRUST-show in bombastic 2010 is going to be at the Szene Wien on the 17th of December. This concert is a special present for our Viennese fans, because it's the first full-length clubshow in the Austrian capital since the "Time To Tango" pre-release evening - no joking. Therefore you better expect one or two special surprises!
We can also proudly present the supportacts of the evening: it'll be a pleasure to share the stage with Gasmac Gilmore and Satory.
In the meanwhile you can take a look at our new pictures from the Austrian Amadeus Award 2010 to shorten the waiting time!
Stay tuned, there are still big news coming up...
ZERO HILLS TOUR 2010
Big news had been announced and caused the wildest rumors - now (nearly) everything is affirmed and we are happy to share the first part of the news with you: KONTRUST is going to do another Netherlands-Tour in 2010!!!
The journey will take us throughout the country in one week, the dates are as follows:
30.11.2010 - Den Bosch - W2
01.12.2010 - Arnhem - Luxor Live
02.12.2010 - Dordrecht - Bibelot
03.12.2010 - Enschede - Atak
04.12.2010 - Purmerend - P3
05.12.2010 - Heerlen - Nieuwe Nor
We are looking forward to meet our dutch friends and fans again!
We already missed you!
ON THE ROAD AGAIN
The upcoming weekend KONTRUST is finally going to play some concerts in Austria again - we will visit Styria two times!
On friday we'll visit the "Like a Rock" in Birkfeld and on saturday we are going to rock the "Breaking the Silence"-Festival in Lieboch!
If you just can't get enough from the Amadeus Award, here is an interview by 50k Music with Manuel after the show.
There are many more great news, but we've decided to keep it exciting for just a little longer.
AND THE AMWARD GOES TO... YOU!
We'd like to thank you all of you making KONTRUST an AMADEUS AUSTRIAN MUSIC AWARD 2010 winner!
Now it's time to make plans for the next step. Maybe the Eurovision Song Contest ;-)
In the meantime, we will have a lot of new pictures for you on our website, so come back soon.
Once again, THANK YOU ALL! YOU'RE THE BEST! YOU'RE BOMBA!
AMADEUS WANTS YOU!
Only one week left until the big Amadeus Awards gets started - and you can join us at this special evening! All you have to do is to make an "On The Run for ..."-sign with your personal slogan/message for the musicworld (or for us) - then make a photograph of it and post it on the KONTRUST-facebook-site.
For the funniest or most inventive idea we donate 2x2 tickets for the gala - of course you´ll have to take your signs with you to the awards! Deal or no deal?
For everybody who wants to see some very strange kind of Tango-dancing on the telly: just one click here and you´ll help our "On The Run"-clip to break into gotv!
ON THE RUN FOR GOTV
Turn on your TV-set and watch gotv: the "On The Run"-videoclip is going to be introduced on "NEU auf gotv" today at 8 p.m. - when you are already busy tonight, you can watch rerun of the show on Sunday at 8 p.m.
Tomorrow we will celebrate the ending of our festivalseason in the Netherlands at the Koppelpop - but KONTRUST is not jetting around in Europe only, apparently we are finding ways into the ears of the Facebook-community: BOMBA was elected to be the "Ohrwurm des Tages" (catchy song of the day)!
KONTRUST @ GOTV VOTE SHOW!
Our current single ON THE RUN made it to the vote-Show of the Austrian music-broadcast station gotv! To bring the heavyrocking Ballet-Sextet on all Austrian tubes, just click here! The voting-season goes on.
We've had a great time in the Netherlands last weekend, especially in the packed Club Hedon in Zwolle! Now we are looking forward to the last Holland-show in this season with mixed feelings - join us at the Koppelpop-festival in Susteren!
In the words of an infamous Austrian: We'll be back!
Last call for the Amadeus-train: it already is the last "voting-week" for the biggest Austrian music-award!
Support KONTRUST one last time, so that we can really rock out the viennese city hall on the 16th of september!
The upcoming Saturday brings the last KONTRUST full length-show in the Netherlands. The Club Hedon in Zwolle is the place to be, and you can win an exclusive Meet & Greet with the band on the websit of the club. Don´t miss this!
BREAKFAST AT CAFE PULS
Tomorrow at 6 a.m. KONTRUST is going to be part of the Breakfast TV-show of Puls 4.
Fortunately for the late risers out there the show will be broadcasted in a loop until 10 a.m. on the following stations: Puls4, Pro7, Sat1 and Kabel1.
KONTRUST on the run for breakfast...
This friday the popular Austrian Radiostation 88.6 is going to broadcast a unique KONTRUST-special including a live-interview, a CD-raffle and one of our rare Unplugged-perfomances! Switch on your radios or enter the Webradio-channel at 3 p.m.!
Last weekend we had again a wonderful time in the Netherlands: you'll find impressions of the show at the "Huntenpop"-festival and of our chat with the great, charismatic Caro Emerald on the Kontrust Facebook-site!
There are also good news for the dutch KONTRUST-heads: visit the website of the Club Hedon and win an exclusive Meet & Greet with the band (including a signed album) for the Clubshow on the 28th of August in Zwolle.
How time flies: there are only 4 shows left to play in the Netherlands and we are already looking forward to the concert at the Club Hedon in Zwolle. This will be the first full length KONTRUST-show since a long time and therefore a special highlight in the tour-shedule.
But the weekend is getting closer and so is the gig at the legendary "Huntenpop"-festival, where we will share the stage with such illustrious colleagues like GWAR, Living Colour, The Real McKEnzies, Caro Emerald etc.
The dawning approach of September will bring the autumn - and also the big Austrian Amadeus Awards. Improve your German by reading this article on subtext.at regarding the nomination of KONTRUST.
And don't forget to vote, so that we can turn the ceremony into a big BOMBA-party!
Because everybody likes to share his finest memories with other humans we arranged a little foto-mash-up of the last tour-weekends on our Facebook-site.
KISS @ BELVEDERE
Today, 6 p.m. will be the "Kiss@Belvedere" at the Viennese Belvedere - this is a solidarity-event for the fight against Aids and everybody is invited to be part of that! Agata is (alongside Bela B, the Beatsteaks, Grissemann & Stermann etc.) one of the ambassadors for this campaign.
For further information visit the website!
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FESTIVALSEASON
We are already in the middle of a fantastic Festival-season - and preparing ourselves for the upcoming weekend, which contains a KONTRUST-gig at the colossal Zwarte Cross-Festival in the Netherlands!
Anyway, it´s time for a brief review: you´ll find the first pictures of past festivalconcerts (Donauinsel, Zoks-Festival) @ facebook and soon on our website. And here is a short "Mulatschag"-live-videoclip from our show at the Donauinsel - there will be a longer KONTRUST-special containing interviews from the island, so stay tuned!
Don´t forget, the computer-keyboards are also supposed to sweat in the actual heat-wave: you can vote for KONTRUST at the Austrian Amadeus Award 2010 weekly per mail-adress!
This nomination was worth a coverstory in "Tips", which is a popular newspaper at our old bandbase Ried - read it here!
ON THE RUN FOR AMADEUS!
KONTRUST is one out of five nominees for the AMADEUS Austrian Music Award 2010 in the "Hard & Heavy"-category!!!
Thanks to all those, who supported us via Facebook! And now, let´s get started and join the digital-polls: the genre-winners will be selected via Online-Voting!
Help KONTRUST to win the most important Austrian music award and vote!
DANCER IN THE SUN
The weather is great, the holidays are almost here and the KONTRUST-baggage is on the run again!
If you are attending the Donauinselfest and want to hear some serious Rockmusic you better be at the ATV/Antenne Rock-Bühne at 8 p.m. today, when KONTRUST boards the danube-island once again!
But we will have to leave exceptionally early this time to get on our way back to the Netherlands: on Saturday we will play at the Zoks-Festival - together with the unique Mambo Kurt and Anneke van Giersbergen (Ex-Gathering)!
And off we go...
GONE WITH THE WIND... ALMOST!
The KONTRUST-gig at the Nova Rock stood on a knive's edge when the Plinggstage-tent was closed because of an uprising storm shortly before stagetime. But after a 30 minute delay the tent was steaming and a fat rockparty was on the way!
Unfortunately some fans missed the concert because they were told that there´ll be no more concerts held that evening. Cheer up - and join us on the 25th june at the ATV-Antenne-Bühne at the Donauinselfest!
Speaking of rain - check out this season's ONLY tasteful way to prepare yourself for bad festival-weather conditions. Apart from that the weather was lovely at the Nova Rock. Take a look at a very personal foto-retrospective from the KONTRUST-point of view!
Btw: our fans in the Netherlands can pass the time to the next KONTRUST gig (at the Zoks Festival) watching our latest videoclip "On The Run" on TMF!
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KONTRUST GOES WORLDCUP!
Today the Soccer-WC finally starts and the whole KONTRUST-crew is - as usual - already arguing about skills and character of certain participating teams. But this year we have something special for the soccer-asfinados among our fans:
Guess the winner of every single worldcup-match before kick-off at our Facebooksite and receive 1 Euro bonus in the KONTRUST-shop for every correct tip (1,2,X). After the final whistle of the last game we sum up everything and the betting-pros among you can encash their discount-credit when buying something at the webshop.
NOVA ROCKS 2.0
On Saturday KONTRUST is going to play the headliner show on the new Plingg-Stage at the NOVA ROCK 2010. Join us there at 9:15 p.m. - there´ll be a longer reissue of last years legendary festivalshow at the Pannonia Fields!
New food for KONTRUST-bookworms: Visit musicchannel.cc and reread some kind of an interview-discussion-confabulation hotchpotch with Agata and Gregor.
Besides: we havn´t forgot the Shopping-addicts. The brandnew ON THE RUN-hipshirt is from now on available in our Fanshop! If there´s one slogan for the upcoming festival season it had to be: All real men wear pink this summer! And of course all real women...
Early enough to join our new clothes-collection our youngest clip-baby ON THE RUN currently gets a big feature on myspace.vids. Beware of the Tutus!
HAVE A LOOK!
As a reward for you votes at YAVIDO, everybody´s invited to have a look at our new photo-review from our trip to the Netherlands. Enjoy!
BTW: why not voting for the video "On the run" for a second time?! Thank u all!
ROCK AM RING!
Today KONTRUST is playing at the Radio 88.6 Rock Train. An exclusive, unplugged "KONTRUST private-concert" in a modified tramway, during the ride around the Wiener Ring. Our journey continues tomorrow playing the Open Air Wavejam in Liechtenstein, and the Open Air Gaul on Saturday 29th in Lana, Italy.
Our video "Bomba" still catches the interest of thousands of people a day. Result: more than 1.000.000 views in about half a year! Bombastic!
Please vote also for our new video "On the run" on the Music-TV-channel YAVIDO!
DANK JE WEL!
5 concerts in 4 days, two clubs filled to bursting and big festivals - this was a hell of a concert-start in the Netherlands! A big, exhausted but happy "Thank You!" goes out to the whole KONTRUST-Crew, the organizers, the support-bands and - above all - the fans, who made these concerts a unique experience for all of us!
We are already looking forward to the next visit in NL - which is going to be a concert in Venlo at the Zoks Festival on 26th of June. Fortunately there are a lot more gigs coming up this summer in Holland... always check out our date-section!
THE GREAT DUTCH TICKET RAFFLE
Good News: we are going to raffle 2x2 free tickets for both KONTRUST-clubshows at the Melkweg/Amsterdam and at the Effenaar/Eindhoven!
All you have to do is to tell (or show us) what you are "On The Run" for! Post your statement or a videoclip (or picture) on ontherunfor and the strict Bandjury will give the tickets to the most inventive replies.
Let´s get "On The Run" for free tickets!
ON THE RUN FOR A BAND
Bands from Cologne, pay attention: KONTRUST is searching for the Support-Superstar!
If you have a band and live in North Rhine-Westphalia, you have the unique chance to get the support-slot for the show in the MTC on May 14th! The only thing you have to do is to tell us via mail: what is your band "On The Run" for?
And if someone wants to visit our shows in the Netherlands check out the websites of the pinkpop-festival for the Effenaar/Eindhoven and jimmyalter.nl for Melkweg/Amsterdam and win 2x2 tickets for the KONTRUST-gigs. It shouldn´t be very hard to answer the questions even if you are not very used to Dutch ;-)
RETRO- AND PROSPECT
Time flies... The first festivals in 2010 are already over and the only thing left to say is WOW! These gigs all over Austria were big rock parties and carried the great festival-spirit!
The concert with OOMPH! in the arena was also a great success - check out the media section on our website for further impressions of this evening!
ON THE RUN!
The name of the brandnew single-release from "Time To Tango" is "ON THE RUN"! And from now on the new videoclip "ON THE RUN" PART II (the video) is available on YouTube and other online-platforms!
We bring the KONTRUST on the run...
The KONTRUST-concertmachinery finally got started: this friday we will rock at the Brain Smash-Festival in Gerwais/Lower Austria and on Saturday we´ll visit the Springrock Festival in Friedberg-Rockcity (Styria)! And don´t forget: there´s going to be a rockparty on the upcoming monday together with OOMPH! at the Arena Vienna!
Good News - this time from the eastern part of Europe: KONTRUST scored great ranks at the 2009 rock-poll on the polish music-platform activerock.pl! 2nd position for "Time To Tango" in "last years releases", 5th position in the category "Best Band" - and Agata was elected 3rd in the "hot cats of the last year"-category! Dziekuje!
TOUR NEWS AND FRESH PICS
Good News for our upcoming Netherlands-Tour: only after a few weeks the show in Eindhoven was already sold out! Therefore the KONTRUST-concert has been moved into the big hall of the "Effenaar" and there are again tickets available.
Our fans from South Tyrol can find a few impressions from our gig in Bruneck in the media-section of our website. We are looking forward to see you again at the Gaul-festival in Lana on the 29th May!
Ready or not, we´re coming... to rock the big hall of the Arena in Vienna!
On the 26th of April KONTRUST is going to share the stage with the German Electrorockers OOMPH! Sounds like a perfect opportunity to get in the right mood for the upcoming festival season!
On Friday the 9th of April the TV-station OKTO will broadcast a brandnew english interview with the MULATSCHAG-crew and some nice impressions of the boiling pot in the viennese club U4 at the KONTRUST-gig on the 3rd anniversary-party of "Addicted To Rock".
This special will be repeated e.g. on Saturday at 7 p.m., on Sunday at 5 p.m., on Monday at 7 p.m. - and any time you want at the MULATSCHAG-channel on YouTube!
April Fool! The story about the Musikantenstadl was of course an April Fool´s Joke... hopefully!
But now for something completley different - with a concrete and more serious background: We are happy to present a new videoclip with a fascinating title: PART 1 (the statement)
BOMBA HITS THE STADL!
We get the unique chance to present our latest single BOMBA live at the upcoming "Musikantenstadl" - Show! Don´t miss that!
It´s been nearly half a year since a droll little mountain-musical started its journey through the wwworld - and by now the BOMBA-clip already reached 500.000 views on YouTube and therefore became one of the most successful austrian rock-vids of the platform! Now we´re looking forward to the next half million.
Good news from the booking-department: there will be four new festivalgigs in the Netherlands this summer! For further information check out the dates-section on our website!
Last but not least: we want to thank all the people who joined us on the video shoot this weekend - it wouldn´t be possible without you! Things get on the run now...
BOMBA IN THE MTV CHARTS!
It´s been six weeks now since BOMBA entered the 3fm-Charts and the single still defends it´s place in the MegaTop50. In the Radio 538 Tip parade BOMBA is still rising and seized rank 15! And now it takes over the tube: the clip entered the playlist-chart on MTV.nl and climbed straightaway to position 5!
Hence the dutch winner of the Olympic Gold Medal for 1500m speed skating in Vancouver 2010 (Mark Tuitert) got also hooked on the clip and sent a kind musical recommendation via Twitter...
ADDICTED TO ROCK
This friday is the 3rd anniversary celebration of the "Addicted to rock"-series in the legendary U4! Besides free "Käsekrainer" and Ottarocker-Beer there will be a special KONTRUST-Show! Because of the two facts that 1) the whole thing is going to be a veeery big party and 2) this will be presumably the last KONTRUST-concert in vienna before the summer, you´ll better join the partycrowd in Meidling!
THE NETHERLANDS IN THE MOOD FOR TANGO
On Friday we had our first concert after a long break at the Peterock (Mühlviertel) - and we had the chance to celebrate something which is a very special honour for every band: Our latest CD "Time to Tango" entered the dutch album-charts and reached rang 58!!!
And our latest single is still hot and up for more: BOMBA gains 5 positions and hits rang 23 in the 3fm Mega Top 50!
KONTRUST on MTV
Last week the austrian-based tv-station OKTO already broadcastet a KONTRUST-special, but this week started even better: the dutch MTV-station features our BOMBA-clip in their daily program and introduces KONTRUST as the "MTV Must C"-act on the frontpage of mtv.nl!
But not only MTV spreads the "Prrr"-disease among the dutch households: the youth- and musicstation TMF (The Music Factory) joined the crazy mountain-train and broadcasts BOMBA in heavy rotation! Geweldig...
BOMBA IN THE TOP 30
It´s been three weeks now since our latest single from "Time To Tango" entered the dutch Single-charts as soley Crossoverhit - and fortunately BOMBA still gains ground: last Saturday it reached position 28 in the 3fm Mega Top 50!
But the number of YouTube-views even rises faster: 310.000 and still increasing!
BOMBA IN SOUND, WORD AND VISION
Visit the 3FM-website and check out how 3FM-DJ Eric Corton rocks with "Time To Tango"! The latest KONTRUST album is featured on this weeks Videoblog "Corton rocks"! No translation needed... Wink
Good News for those who can´t wait to sing along with our latest hit: the correct lyrics from all "Time To Tango"-songs are now available in the "Band"-section on our website!
If you are a vocal talent (or something similar) you are now equipped with the right words - and invited to be part of the BOMBA-Karaoke-Contest: publish your beautiful/funny/terrifying Kararoke-version of BOMBA on YouTube and send us a message via mail, facebook or twitter - the band itself will play the thankless role of the scoring judge and will reward the best clip with a KONTRUST-Merchandise surprise package!! Let´s Prrrr....
Finally don´t forget to turn on your telly on the upcoming friday evening (19th February, 9.p.m.): the incredible MULATSCHAG-show will broadcast an extendend KONTRUST-special including an interview and a double-tongued special guest on the free OKTO-channel!
BOMBA IN THE TOP 40
BOMBA climbs the dutch chartmountains and reached position 33 in the 3fm MEGA TOP 50! Besides the "Prrr-anthem" gained 29 positions in the dutch Single Top 100! And the dutch download-charts aren´t safe too: BOMBA is still the most downloaded rocksong on i-Tunes.nl!
Feels like Crossover killed the Radiopopstar...
More than 260.000 views on YouTube prove that BOMBA is still on the fast lane!
So we are going to celebrate this in the upcoming concert season, the first dates for 2010 are already confirmed!
For the upcoming concert we are going to visit our friends in the Mühlviertel: KONTRUST will play on the 26th of February at the Peterock in St.Peter am Wimberg!
BOMBA CHARTS ENTRY!!!
KONTRUST goes completely Orange: BOMBA entered the dutch single-charts and reached position 76! Believe it or not, there´s still more: BOMBA is the most downloaded rocksong in the netherlands and is nr.1 on itunes.nl!!!
Join our big and visit our Twitter- and YouTube-channel: that´s the (dutch) place to be!
Bless you! The Netherlands are heavily suffering from the KONTRUST-virus: BOMBA and other Tango-hits are on heavy rotation on 3FM, which is a big Dutch public radiostation. Now we are forced to search for a dutch-translator for our YouTube- and Twitter-channels. On tuesday evening 3FM already broadcastet a live-interview - and there is more to come...
But our little mountain-fairy-tale is also infecting the Austrian broadcast stations: the legendary Mulatschag-Show is going to play BOMBA on Friday 5th of February on the free TV-station OKTO - and on Friday 19th of February the Mulatschag-gang is going broadcast an interview and other KONTRUST-clips! You can receive OKTO via cable-TV in Austria and everywhere else via livestream on http://mulatschag.tv!
TIME TO SHOP
Visit our brand-new webshop and check out our new BOMBA-T-Shirt-collection for boys AND girls! The first 50 registrations get 5 Euro bonus for the first order!
The new year is here and we have got a little present for our fans: from now on you'll find a "best-of-live" fotospecial with some previously unreleased pics in the media-section on our website!
2010 is going to be a great year for KONTRUST: the "bomba"-video nearly reached 100.000 views on YouTube, the band is continuously working on brandnew songs and the outlook on the upcoming concert- and festivalseason is very promising - stay tuned for further gig-information!
We wish you all the best for the new decade! Yours, KONTRUST