Published Dec 19, 2011If there was ever an album cover that's sure to unite the music world in a collective "WTF," it's the artwork for the sophomore LP TEN$ION from shock rappers Die Antwoord. We know that these South Africans had a penchant for the grotesque, but this is a little icky even for them.
This bloody piece of art will arrive on shelves on February 7 via the band's own ZEF Records. As you can see above, the cover shows vocalist Yolandi Visser wearing wings and looking extremely pale as she chows down on a bloody heart while staring deep into your soul with jet-black eyes. Yuck.
Whether intentionally or not, this image definitely brings to mind one of the more memorable scenes from Game of Thrones, which featured the character Daenerys Targaryen eating a horse heart to nourish her "Stallion Who Mounts the World." See what we mean here.
Below, you can also see the tracklist for TEN$ION, as well as the video for album cut "Fok Julle Naaiers." As previously reported, the band also have a North American tour headed our way with a few Canadian dates.
Thanks to Pitchfork for this one.
1. "Never Le Nkemise 1"
2. "I Fink U Freeky"
3. "Pielie (Skit)"
4. "Hey Sexy"
5. "Fatty Boom Boom"
6. "Zefside Zol (Interlude)"
7. "So What?"
8. "Uncle Jimmy (Skit)"
9. "Baby's on Fire"
10. "U Make a Ninja Wanna Fuck"
11. "Fok Julle Naaiers"
12. "DJ Hi-Tek Rulez"
13. "Never Le Nkemise 2"