Your banner here? Click for more information New Model Army (UK) Joy Division / Ian Curtis Memorial Night with Curtis Fantomatic.Night V: DREAM AFFAIR (us) + UNIDENTIFIED MAN (b) + dj sets dubhfest Lavvi Ebbel Club New Wave - episode 11 Fantastique.Night XLII Volunteers wanted - writers, editors, photographers... Wool-E Shop, Your alternative music shop (vinyl, CD, DVD,...)
<< go back << go back

KMFDM


KMFDM

THE INVENTORS OF THE ULTRA-HEAVY BEAT. KMFDM MOVES FROM GERMANY TO THE UNITED STATES TO MAKE INDUSTRIAL BIG. SINCE A FEW YEARS THE BAND IS BACK HOME. AMERICA STAYS ONE OF THE BIGGEST FANS. DEUTSCH-AMERIKANISCHE FREUNDSCHAFT.

KMFDM is short for Kein Mehrheid Für Die Mitleid. Literally translated this means: no majority for sympathy. But founder Sascha Konietzko prefers it the other way around: no sympathy for the majority.

The early beginning is a performance in 1984 during the opening of an exhibition for young European artists in Paris. Konietzko and the German painter Udo Sturm take care of the audio. It consists of 5 amplified bass guitars and 4 Polish miners pounding on the foundations of the Grand Palais. Speaking of pure industrial. Sturm drops out, but Konietzko is totally convinced.

KMFDM really flourishes when Wax Trax! notices the band in 1988. The label from Chicago is trying to interest the American people for electronic music. Front 242, My Life With The Thrill Kill Cult and Revolting Cocks pave the way for the crossover between techno/dance and German heavy metal.

In 1989 they receive an invitation from Ministry to go and tour the United States. Konietzko realises that the future of the band lies across the ocean. In early 1991 they move from Hamburg to Chicago. This is the beginning of a glorious time. During the nineties KMFDM sells about 2 million albums in the United States. ‘Juke Joint Jezebel’, their most famous song, can be found on the successful soundtrack – together with The Immortals of Maurice Engelen and Olivier Adams – of the movie ‘Mortal Combat’; a soundtrack that sold a whooping 1.8 million copies.

Around the turn of the century the band starts to fall apart. From 2005 onwards the line-up is stable again and singer/wife Lucia Cifarelli gets a bigger role in the band, next to Konietzko. In 2007 the couple returns to Hamburg and – in line with their DIY philosophy – they start their own label and online shop.

In 2010 they celebrate 25 years of ‘ultra-heavy beat’ with ‘Würst’ and ‘Greatest Shit’. The new album ‘WTF?’ (2011) – number 30 already – is preceded by the first single and video in almost 10 years time. ‘Krank’ enters the Billboard Hot 100 on #15 and is a hit in Germany. Things are still heavy. Ultra heavy.

www.kmfdm.net

KMFDM performed @ KMFDM + AMBASSADOR 21 @ Zappa - Antwerp on August 18th, 2012, August 2012
KMFDM performed @ Sinner's Day 2011, October 2011

KMFDM 08/2012 PHOTOSHOOT  Zappa Antwerp, Belgium  [marquis(pi)X]
KMFDM 10/2011 PHOTOSHOOT  Sinner's Day, Hasselt, Belgium  [marquis(pi)X]
KMFDM 06/2010 PHOTOSHOOT  Trix Antwerp, Belgium  [marquis(pi)X]
KMFDM 03/2013 CD  Kunst  [Didier BECU]
KMFDM 04/2011 CD  WTF  [Didier BECU]
KMFDM 01/2014 NEWS  KMFDM on vinyl 
02/2013 NEWS  KMFDM bring you Kunst in February 
11/2012 NEWS  KMFDM offers you KUNST 
07/2012 NEWS  Discover the new single by KMFDM here. 
02/2012 NEWS  New single by KMFDM out 
Click here for an overview of all artists with reviews, interviews or photoshoots on this website.



NEWS

15/04/14 Mercury’s Antennae: A Waking Ghost Inside
15/04/14 Lust For Youth shares 'Illume' video (dir. ...
15/04/14 Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi - on Blu-ray 1...
14/04/14 XMH launches 'In Your Face' album in 2 vers...
14/04/14 New release for Slave Unit
14/04/14 New release for State of the Union
14/04/14 Paradiso announces release of Old Boy

CALENDAR

17/04/14  THE IMAGINARY SUITCASE
18/04/14  MARIA / KELUAR
19/04/14  THE IMAGINARY SUITCASE
19/04/14  BLACK PLANET ; THE BEST NEW WAVE PART 1
19/04/14  DAVID VAN LOCHEM
19/04/14  MARQUEECLUB PARTY
20/04/14  ASSEMBLAGE 23 + LLUMEN
25/04/14  ANTHINOISES
25/04/14  CHIP SOUND FACTORY: SICKBOY MILKPLUS + MIN...
26/04/14  NEW-WAVE-CLASSIX PARTY
26/04/14  ANTHINOISES
26/04/14  CHIP SOUND FACTORY: BITCRUSHER + THE CHEAT...
26/04/14  THE IMAGINARY SUITCASE
26/04/14  DTDBIN!!! (18): CELEBRATING 23 YEARS OF LO...

REVIEWS

AMBASSADOR 21 - Riot Generation [CD]
PHILIPPE CLAUDEL - Film: Avant l'hiver [MOVIE]
HELL:SECTOR - The Rise Of The Apocalypse [CD]
CAZZURILLO - Ghosts Are Surfing Now [CD]
 

INTERVIEWS

PAULINA CASSIDY - We ARE spirit!
THE AMATORY MURDER - We love sharing our art wit...
DOLLS OF PAIN - Come and see us on stage or buy ...
THE UNGUIDED - We make our music in the same way...
 

PHOTOSHOOTS

11/04/14 : ANNE CLARK + HERRB - zappa Antwerp, B...
11/04/14 : SIMI NAH - Zappa Antwerp, Belgium
10/04/14 : PUNISH YOURSELF - Magasin 4, Brussels...
22/03/14 : COSMETICS - Fantastique Night XLI, T....
 

ARTISTS

09/04/14 : PHILIPPE CLAUDEL
08/04/14 : CARL FRANKLIN
06/04/14 : CHRIS BRINKER
06/04/14 : TROUM
05/04/14 : GODHEAD
artists
sitemap
disclaimer
links

all.rss rss
news.rss rss
review.rss rss
photo.rss rss
calendar.rss rss
interview.rss rss
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
created & CMS
by Deltacom