The 257ers are the musical equivalent of Philipp Amthor: antisocial at heart, beautiful and absolutely meme-worthy. The rap combo from Essen-Kupferdreh has given the Germans a lot of “wood” and the neighboring “Holland” – only in song form, but the nation has thanked them with double gold and platinum status. At concerts, they celebrate their joint triumph with foam cannons, confetti
and the most bone-crushing pogo a band can conjure.
On the new album “Abrakadabra”, ten years of organized derangement are now sung about – as a tribute to themselves and as an anniversary of the debut album “Hatus” of the debut album “Hocus Pocus” from 2009.
Since 2005, the professional sociopaths have been banging through the rehearsal rooms, concert basements and festival arenas from here to the moon in various constellations. 2009 saw the release of “Hokus Pokus”, their first album, which ushered in a success story unparalleled in unironic German rap. At the latest since the Splash!
Rock am Ring to Ballermann, the catchy rutting cry “Ich und mein Holz,
ich und mein Holz, Holzi, Holzi, Holz” has been pumped out, everyone knows who the verbal perpetrators from the Ruhrpott are. After the first years were still about abusing Deutschrap with a crowbar, at the latest since 2014 is counted on biological decomposition: and so fall out of the rotting body of the so-called Rapgame row upon row of gold and platinum records and 1LIVE crowns – and the fan base, affectionately christened “mutants” by the band, still remains loyal.
With “Abrakadabra”, not only origin member Keule is reactivated for a few songs in 2019 – the album marks a return to old unvalues and will bring more fresh hate, more abortion of dissenters and more golden shower in cocktail form, especially to the fans of the first hour. Although Keule will only be around for a few sessions, the guys guarantee intoxication, snot and rioting in the old 257ers style: you can get a foretaste on the official YouTube channel AkkTV.