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Latest F.K.U. News

Below is our complete F.K.U. news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

F.K.Ü. Issues "Friday The 13th, Pt. 2" Lyric Video

Horror loving Swedish thrashers F.K.Ü. have released the second single from the upcoming "1981" album, conveniently sharing a title with it's release day, "Friday the 13th, Pt.2". The band celebrates by releasing the lyric video, which you can check out in the player below. "1981" drops on November 3rd via Despotz Records.

"1981" was recorded at The Overlook Studio in Gävle, Sweden and is produced by F.K.Ü., recorded by William Blackmon, mixed by Lawrence Mackrory & Daniel Bergstrand at Dugout Productions,and mastered by Lawrence Mackrory at Obey Mastering. The astonishing artwork (shown below) was created by Tom Hodge from The Dude Designs.

As for the track, the band says, "”One of our favorite days of the year is here, Friday the 13th and what better way to celebrate it than to release the second single from our upcoming album '1981'! We give you, the aptly titled 'Friday the 13th, Pt 2.' Twice the terror, twice the thrash!”

“The idea with the album, inspired by Corpse Mania, Night School as well as the timeless classics Halloween II and 'Friday the 13th, Pt 2' is to take the listener back to the old days. Back when you and your friends went to the local video store to rent video cassettes and weren’t able to download your movies from the internet”. More...

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F.K.U. Signs With Despotz Records

Inspired by 80's thrash bands and horror movies, coupled with old issues of Metal Forces and cheap beer, the mighty Swedish horror metal machine F.K.U. has just signed with Despotz Records and is currently working on an album to be released in late fall.

The band says, "As we prepare to enter the next stage of our ongoing battle for total dominance, we have formed a new alliance to assist us in forcing the world to succumb to horror and metal. We are proud to announce that Despotz Records will be releasing our albums in the future. They are a force to be reckoned with and will take no prisoners. And make no mistake, F.K.Ü. will be back with another horror metal attack late this fall."

Throughout their three decade long career F.K.U. has shown the world that it’s possible to have good, friendly, violent fun on your way to the nearest mosh pit.

"We give you horror Thrash Metal's finest, F.K.Ü," says Despotz Records partner, Omer Akay. "The band celebrates it's 30th anniversary this year, and we're honoured to present their fifth album to the world this fall. Mosh til u drop!!" More...

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F.K.U. Wishes You A Metal New Year

The Swedish thrashers from F.K.U. have been active on social media lately, posting updates like "This is not the end, no, we have just begun. We will come for you and you will run. There is no escaping, you can never hide, but we're quite sure you'll like what we provide."

Fans are now speculating perhaps the follow-up to 2013's "4: Rise of the Mosh Mongers" is in the works. For now, the group has simply posted this year-end message online:

"The Horror Metal Moshing Machine wish you a horror and metal-filled new year! #fkü #horror #metal #vhsisgoodforyou #newyearsevil #1980." More...

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F.K.U. Premieres New Music Video

Swedish thrashers F.K.U. premiered the new music video for the track "Scream Bloody Mosher" over at Metal Hammer Germany's website at this location (also in the player below). The song appears on the band's latest album "4: Rise of the Mosh Mongers," which is available via Napalm Records.

Check out the video here:

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F.K.U. Posts New Music Video

Swedish thrashers F.K.U. posted a new music video for the track "Black Hole Hell." The song appears on the band's upcoming fourth LP "4: Rise of the Mosh Mongers," which was issued last week via Napalm Records.

F.K.U. features Lawrence Mackrory (Darkane) on vocals (as Larry Lethal), Peter Lans (ex-Lost Souls) on guitar (as Pete Stooaahl), Teddy Möller (Wuthering Heights) on drums (as Dr. Ted Killer Miller), Patrik Sporrong (Ex-Midas Touch) on bass (as Pat Splat).

The video was directed, illustrated & animated by Juppi Juppsen. Check it out here:

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F.K.U. Posts New Album Teaser

A preview has been posted online of the new F.K.Ü. album “4: Rise Of The Mosh Mongers.” The album is due out on April 26, 2013 and the preview is available through the YouTube player below. Napalm Records also comments:

"The Swedish horror metal mosh band are about to paint the town red with their latest offering. Over the course of a very intense hour, the listener will be haunted by rapid tracks and razor-sharp riffs. There's no chance to take a breather, when the bloodthirsty bunch revolving around Larry Lethal are calling to mosh!

"Even fans of other genres will immediately be transformed into Die-Hard Moshoholics and will crave for more songs just like zombies will crave for the brains of the living. With a perfect grasp for heavy grooves and lethal melodies, F.K.Ü. puts the pedal to the metal from the very first to the last second! Are you ready to get moshed"

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F.K.U. Signs With Napalm Records

The moshing beast F.K.Ü. (Freddy Krueger’s Underwear) has signed a new contract with Napalm Records. Vocalist Larry Lethal from F.K.Ü. comments:

"Greetings moshoholics! We are proud to announce that we have partnered up with the mighty Napalm Records in order to spread the message of mosh worldwide. We started off as a DIY band but have now reached the point where it is better for us to focus on the art and let someone else handle the business. We hope this will be a long and fruitful relationship and we know it will be very beneficial to all you moshoholics out there. We salute Napalm Records and look forward to releasing our 4th album. More details surrounding this release will be coming soon, so stay tuned…"

Napalm Records also issued the following biography about the band:

"F.K.Ü. first raised its ugly head back in 1987. But after just a handful of something that was supposed to be rehearsals but more resembled cheap beer and pizza fights, the band fell into a hiatus. It wasn't until confronted with a strange guy called Larry in early 1997 that the band considered bringing the slumbering beast back to life again. After the overwhelming response of the 20-song demo "Beware of the Evil Underwear"recorded in 1998, the guys decided to put some more effort in, so they spent nine days in Dugout Studios with engineer Daniel Bergstrand to lay down the classic tracks that would come to complete their moshing magnum opus 'Metal Moshing Mad.' The 22-track mosher showed the world that it’s still possibleto have good, friendly, violent fun and create music that makes you diving to get to the nearest mosh pit. After the release and some successful festival the band slowed down the pace as the members also paid their dues in other metal acts, taking up more and more of their precious moshing time. More...

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