German industrial act KMFDM is offering up a free new song called “Rebels in Control” in support of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, and as a protest against the denial-of-service attacks against companies such as PayPal and MasterCard that let supporters to contribute funds to the embattled organization.

For more than a week, the band replaced its full website with a single page that said “ALL SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN RIPPED. THE INTERNET HAS BEEN SHUT DOWN” and featured a stream of the track, which also can be streamed or downloaded below. Frontman Sascha Konietzko subsequently announced the song had been streamed more than 75,000 times.

According to Side-Line Music Magazine, Konietzko said: “If those streams were record sales, we would have scored a No. 1 single chart position in any major record selling territory. But actually my favorite part about the whole action we took was, that subsequently was exposed to a massive DDoS attack!! WTF ?!”

Stream or download KMFDM’s ‘Rebels in Control’ after the jump…

KMFDM, ‘Rebels in Control’ (DoS Mix) by Slicing Up Eyeballs


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