The members of BDSM-synth-punk outfit Hatari ('Hater') are setting out to destroy capitalism - by winning Eurovision for Iceland.
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5 May 2019 - 1:34 PM  UPDATED 5 May 2019 - 8:48 PM

Award-winning, anti-capitalist, BDSM, techno-dystopian, performance art collective Hatari are proud to represent Iceland at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, 'brought to you almost exclusively by premier, top quality, Icelandic effervescent soft drink manufacturer SodaDream'.

Hatari is a political, multimedia project that aims to take the lid off the relentless, unfolding scam that is everyday life. They explain: "We cannot change things, but we can unveil the anomie of neoliberal society, the pointlessness of every minute spent in the futile race, and the low price for which man now sells himself ever more blatantly. We can scream at our own impotence, scream at our collective sleepwalk through routine, and implore our audience to unite, shoulder to shoulder, and dance. Dance, basically, or die. Hatari represent a considered reflection on hope and hopelessness, power and repression, of image, individualism, despotism, exposing the contradictions that arise when everyone is embedded within the same system and struggling to fight against it. We are Hatari. We are all Hatari."

Hatari was founded in Reykjavík, Iceland in 2015 by school friends Klemens Hannigan and Matthías Tryggvi Haraldsson with masked drummer Einar Hrafn Stefánsson joining shortly after. Joining them on the Eurovision Song Contest stage to dismantle capitalism are dancers/choreographers Sólbjört Sigurðardóttir, Andrean Sigurgeirsson, and Ástrós Guðjónsdóttir.

Hatari's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest is the group's first bold step in their global plan to orchestrate the inevitable downfall of capitalism.

Hatari invite you all to join them on their nihilistic journey to the centre of the earth.

 

Hatrið mun sigra / Hatred Will Triumph 

Icelandic > English

Debauchery unconstrained
Hangover uncontained
Life’s purposeless confusion
The void will swallow all

Hate will prevail
Every joy derail
Just treacherous illusion
Fraud, futility

All that I saw
Tears ran raw
All that I gave
That I once gave
I gave you all

Universal obfuscation
Unilateral execration
From gullible delusion
Escape will be curtailed
The void will swallow all

Hate will prevail
And Europe’s heart impale
Burn off its web of lies
Now from the conflagration
Rise in unity

All that I saw
Tears ran raw
All that I gave
That I once gave
I gave you all

I gave you all
Hate will prevail
Love to no avail
I gave you all
Hate will prevail
Every joy derail
I gave you all
Just treacherous illusion
Fraud, futility
Hate will prevail