Austria’s crossover heroes KONTRUST are firing at it hard again. Their colorful style, impressive combination of genres and unique fun factor made the band an attention grabbing veteran on international stages. The wild trip began in 2005, with their debut album „WELCOME HOME“. Since then the band glances with their unique line up having two vocalists and adding a percussionist to your standard rock band setup. In the first years KONTRUST worked their way through countless club shows and festivals throughout Europe and received their status of being a live act that stands apart by a ever growing legion of fans. 2006 marks their first recognition by receiving the „Austrian Newcomer Award“ by public vote. In 2009 the band achieves international success with the release of their second album „TIME TO TANGO“. The album and their hit single “BOMBA” receive top chart placements in the Netherlands . The accompanying video breaks the 3,5 million views marker on YouTube and the stepping stones for a long series of unmistakable KONTRUST style videos are set.
“TIME TO TANGO” and the growing live success are honored in 2010 when KONTRUST is awarded with the AMADEUS Austrian Music Award, Austria’s highest musical recognition. In 2011 KONTRUST plays the Przystanek Woodstock festival in Poland in front of over 300.000 people and set a new record for largest audience ever played by an Austrian artist.
With the release of their third album „SECOND HAND WONDERLAND" in 2012 the band continues their straight course to success with a top 25 chart placement in Austria’s national charts. An achievement not easily won due to lack of radio airplay for rock music. The video to single “Hey DJ!” jumps to the million marker on YouTube within ease and the band receives their second nomination for the „AMADEUS Austrian Music Award“ in 2013.
The band are currently working on new material for their forthcoming 2018 album. See Less