Los Angeles, CA – The wait is nearly over for fans of German industrial metal icons Die Krupps! The groupâ€™s newest studio album, a phenomenal collection of cover versions that span multiple decades and genres, is set for release on May 28 in all formats including digital, CD and vinyl. Fans have already been buzzing about Songs From The Dark Side Of Heaven having streamed/downloaded a number of the albumâ€™s singles including a unique update of Fad Gadgetâ€™s hugely influential â€œCollapsing New People,â€ a muscular take on The Stranglersâ€™ â€œNo More Heroesâ€ featuring Manowar axeman Ross The Boss, and a brilliant rendition of Sparksâ€™ â€œThe Number One Song In Heaven!â€ And thereâ€™s more in store including more special guests and more cover songs of Queen, Blue Ã–yster Cult, Devo and more!
To celebrate the launch of the albumâ€™s pre-order, the group offers another single, a killer version of Gang Of Fourâ€™s â€œTo Hell With Povertyâ€ featuring a special guest appearance from Killing Joke co-founder and drummer Big Paul Ferguson.
Die Krupps founder JÃ¼rgen Engler had this to say about the single and album, â€œWhen I heard that Paul was interested in collaborating, I immediately thought of Gang Of Fourâ€™s â€˜To Hell With Poverty.â€™ Luckily, he loved the idea! It was a true pleasure working with him. His drumming really made the song come alive. Itâ€™s one of my personal favorite tracks!
1. The Number One Song In Heaven (originally by Sparks)
2. Chinese Black feat. Jyrki 69 (originally by The Neon Judgement)
3. Whip It (originally by Devo)
4. (Donâ€™t Fear) The Reaper feat. James Williamson (originally by Blue Ã–yster Cult)
5. To Hell With Poverty! feat. Big Paul Ferguson (originally by Gang Of Four)
6. No More Heroes feat. Ross The Boss (originally by The Stranglers)
7. Another One Bites The Dust (originally by Queen)
8. Marilyn Dreams (originally by B-Movie)
9. Collapsing New People (originally by Fad Gadget)
10. New York (Version 9/11) (originally by MCL)