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Happy resurrection day!
2/5/12 - Today marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Boots and the subsequent resurrection of KMFDM after three years of inactivity. Come share your memories with us in the forum!
Out now: Do With Me What You Want by Mona Mur & En Esch.
9/14/11 - The official KMFDM website & Facebook page have both been doing a great job of keeping fans informed of current goings on, hence the lack of updates here. However, I wanted to mention something that might have fallen through the cracks. If you're a fan of former member En Esch, you'll be excited to know that he has a new album out now with his current partner in sonic crime, Mona Mur. Do With Me What You Want is available for purchase from Storming the Base in both CD and MP3 formats. It's well worth your time, but if you need convincing, check out the review thread in the forum.
1/12/11 - Minute long samples of the new album can be found here!
WTF?! cover art.
1/12/11 - You saw it here first!
1/12/11 - Time to catch up on a month's worth of news! First, unless you've recently come out of a coma, you're probably already aware that KMFDM recently shut down their website in protest of the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. In its place, they streamed a new track, Rebels in Control, from their upcoming album. The website is back up now, but in case you missed it, the song can still be found here.
Speaking of the upcoming album, it appears there's been a change of plans. While Sascha had originally mentioned the title Zilch in an interview last year, a few articles have popped up recently referring to it as WTF?! instead. This appears to strengthen the case for a name change. Thanks to killedaway for the heads up.
Tim Skold has certainly been busy lately! In addition to the previously mentioned album with Doctor Midnight and the Mercy Cult, he has also signed to Metropolis Records and will be releasing new solo material through them. The as-yet-untitled album comes out May 10th, with a single entitled Suck preceeding it on April 12th. A brief sample of Suck can be heard here.
Sascha has also been busy, finding time to do guest vocals on a Komor Kommando track. The track, entitled Predator, will be featured on the upcoming album Oil, Steel & Rhythm. The album will be released on February 25th, but for now, you can here a sample of Predator here. The sample comes in around the 2:30 mark.
Finally, you have a rare chance to directly support your favorites. The Spitting Cobras, featuring Jules Hodgson & Andy Selway, are in dire need of a new tour vehicle. You can help them out by donating to them via Kickstarter. If they raise enough money, donors will get some pretty rad rewards for their efforts. Hurry, though, as they only have through the end of the month to raise the money! Thanks to Mister.44 for the heads up.
Krank, new Skold project and Sascha on Twitter.
12/7/10 - KMFDM has announced a new single to preceed their upcoming album. Krank will be released on March 8th, 2011. For more info, including tracklist and cover art, click here. Unfortunately, this means that the February release date for Zilch mentioned in the Terrorizer interview is probably not going to happen.
In KMFDM related news, Skold has a new project called Doctor Midnight and the Mercy Cult. Skold will be playing bass and will be joined by members of Turbonegro, Apoptygma Berzerk and Satyricon. Their already completed debut album should be coming out sometime in 2011, most likely before they make their live debut at the Slottsfjell festival in Norway, which takes place July 14-16. More info can be found here and samples of three tracks can be found here.
Finally, good news for those of you disappointed with the official KMFDM Twitter account! It looks like Sascha has his very own Twitter account now, which can be found here. He only has a handful of tweets so far, but has already mentioned finishing mixing some tracks for the new album.
10/11/10 - Pig has posted two new tracks, So Pretty and Evil Does. The former is $1, while the latter requires signing up for their ReverbNation mailing list. Both are highly worth the effort, especially Evil Does.
9/29/10 - My apologies for the complete lack of updates. Fate was being a dick to me for a while there, and honestly, the official site's been pretty good about getting information out. But all is not lost! I've finally gotten some info worthy of an update! In the August issue of Terrorizer magazine (technically in an industrial-oriented insert called Dominion), there was a short interview with Sascha wherein he let slip the working title of the next album: Zilch. Sascha also mentioned that guests on the album will include Bill Rieflin and Koichi Fukuda from Static-X. Jurgen Engler of Die Krupps has also been rumored to be on the album, but this has not been confirmed by Sascha. As a special treat, I've got a short Q&A with Koichi Fukuda for you all! Enjoy:
Q: You first worked with KMFDM on a remix of People of the Lie. Was that how you got involved?
A: Yes, remix of "People of the Lie" was my first involvement with KMFDM. Tony (Static-X Bassist) was the one who had recommended me to Chris Kniker (Executive Producer of the Remix Album "KRIEG") who was looking for remixers for the album at the time. After I turned in the remix of "People of the Lie", I got a phone call from Sascha who told me that he liked the remix and asked me if I'm interested in working with him for KMFDM's new material in the works, so I said "Of course, I am!"
Q: Were you by any chance a fan of KMFDM beforehand?
A: Yes, I've been a fan for a long time, so I really got excited when I was chosen to be one of the remixers for "KRIEG" Project.
Q: I've read you're based in California, whereas Sascha is currently in Germany. How did the collaboration work?
A: We can collaborate through cyberspace nowadays.
Q: How many songs did you work on?
A: Other than 2 Remixes ("People of the Lie" and "Godlike"), I worked on some guitar riffs and guitar solo on one track that Sascha was working on at the time, but that's about it so far.
Q: I see you're credited for both guitar and keyboards in Static X. Did you get a chance to do both with KMFDM as well?
A: No, just a guitar work on one track so far.
Q: Your remixes of People of the Lie and Godlike both got a lot of positive response for taking the songs in really unexpected directions. Will we see more experimentation on the songs you worked on, or will it be more like good, old fashioned, balls out industrial rock?
A: When I work on remixes, I want to keep the original song concept intact somehow, but at the same time, want to make a complete new song out of it. So, deciding direction is the most important process for my remix works. But as far as the new KMFDM material is concerned, It's not up to me to decide the direction, it's up to Kšpt'n K, Sascha!!!
Q: Anything else you'd like to add about recording with Sascha?
A: It was an honor since I have so much respect for his work over all these years.
Q: Finally, if KMFDM fans like what they hear, where can they find more of your work?
A: http://www.facebook.com/koichifukuda, http://www.myspace.com/koichifukuda, http://www.twitter.com/koichifukuda
Additionally, Zilch isn't the only thing on the horizon. In the aforementioned Terrorizer interview, Sascha said another Skold vs. KMFDM album was on the horizon, though it was low priority. Skold himself isn't resting on his laurels, either. According to his official website, he'll have a new album out...sometime. It was originally scheduled for the first half of 2010, but the site now says 12/21/2012. Being the date that the Mayans supposedly predicted the end of the world, this is most likely a joke. His official Facebook fan page states it will come out in 2011.
Finally, after a long period of silence, Raymond Watts has recently released a new track for purchase at The Swining. It's a collaboration with John Gosling entitled Preach. Be sure to buy a copy, as this is a test run for future online releases!
Thanks to Brad & MrMoustache for tipping me off about the interview and BIG thanks to Koichi Fukuda for taking the time to answer my questions.
Mona Mur & En Esch's album now available!
2/14/09 - You can now order "120 Tage - The Fine Art Of Beauty And Violence" by Mona Mur & En Esch from their record label, Pale Music. The album ships from Germany, but postage is surprisingly reasonable. Additionally, you can find an interview and some live footage here. Thanks to chr15_51 & AlexW for the heads up!
Skold vs. KMFDM release date and Blitz tracklist update.
1/21/09 - According to the new KMFDM Records bio page for KMFDM (but ironically, not the Skold vs. KMFDM bio page), the Skold vs. KMFDM album will be released on February 24th, 2009. Thanks to Clarence for the heads up. Also, the first track on Blitz is now being listed as "(Symbol)".
The Spittin' Cobras on tour and remix news.
1/15/09 - Posted by Jules on the forums:
The Spittin' Cobras is proud to announce a new drummer. - none other than our very own Andy Selway! Now we can truly be the smelliest band on the planet!
We're hitting the road for the first time in late Jan/early Feb. Due to some last minute fuck ups the dates are still a little up in the air but should be solidified in the next day or so. For info go to:
Andy has been hard at work at my studio over the last few days tracking drums for our first album "Year Of The Cobra"
First pressing is scheduled for Jan 23 when we play a CD release show at The King Cobra in Seattle. I'm gonna be posting a preorder Paypal link for the album on our Myspace in the next day or so and it will be up on iTunes/Rhapsody etc by the 24th Jan.
ps. We're playing the Whisky A Go Go in LA on Jan 31. Due to the way their shows are run (I could say a lot more but I'm trying to be diplomatic here) I'm asking, no, imploring/demanding that if you are planning on coming to the show to buy your tickets from our Myspace Paypal link rather than at the door (it will save you $3 and save us a bunch of greenbacks in the process!)
In remix news, KMFDM has done a remix of the Die Krupps classic "Wahre Arbeit Wahrer Lohn". It will appear on the upcoming Die Krupps remix CD entitled Volle Kraft Null Acht, out January 19th in Europe.
No word on if the CD is getting a U.S. release. Additionally, it looks like Assemblage 23 will be doing a remix of a KMFDM song, though which song exactly is still unknown.
Thanks to Rahs for the heads up about the A23 remix.
Blitz tracklist & cover art.
1/7/09 - From Metropolis:
Celebrating 25 years of the ultra-heavy beat, KMFDM proudly announces their new album on Metropolis Records, Blitz. Blitz heralds the return to the five-letter album name, an 18 year tradition that the band obliterated with their recent ten-letter name albums, Tohuvabohu and Brimborium, in 2007 and 2008.
Blitz contains 11 new sonic blasts from the Kaptín and Krew, tipping the scales at over 52 and a half minutes. Under the direction of KMFDM founder, leader and vocalist Sascha K., Blitz is dominated by analogue synthetics with high-powered hooks. KMFDMís female singer, Lucia, lends her vocal power to the groove-laden "Bait & Switch", the dance-driven "Never Say Never" and others. The tracks are rounded out by some assistance from the KMFDM line-up of the last half-decade - Jules Hodgson, Andy Selway and Steve White.
One surprise element of Blitz is the return of wayward KMFDM-er Tim Skold, lending a hand throughout with instrumentation and production. Another unexpected re-appearance comes in the form of singer Cheryl Wilson, dueting with Lucia on the disco-amped "Strut".
No strangers to naming things with unpronounceable icons, Blitz leads off with a track known only by a symbol. This image pervades the Blitz album artwork, pointing to a message for those who look closely. The Blitz artwork also features a powerful and riotous cover illustration by long-time KMFDM stalwart Brute!
Adding to the growing list of languages sung in the KMFDM canon (English, German, Latin, Hebrew, Lingala (an African language) and Spanish), KMFDM breaks new ground with "Davai", sung in Russian. Of course there is still room in the catalog for another German language track and KMFDM delivers with "Potz Blitz!"
Joining the pantheon of illustrious KMFDM covers is The Human Leagueís seminal new wave juggernaut "Being Boiled", given the full-on electro treatment by Sascha K. Blitz provides the complete KMFDM experience, running the gamut of the bandís expressive styles and themes, from the ultimate irony of "Bitches" to the political militarism of the final track, "Takeím Out".
KMFDM invites you to experience full blown chaos with Blitz, the ultimate blast!
01. Up Uranus
02. Bait & Switch
04. Never Say Never
05. Potz Blitz!
06. People Of The Lie
07. Being Boiled
10. Me & My Gun
11. Take'm Out
9/23/08 - The link to Mona Mur & En Esch's MySpace page in the previous update was incorrect. You can find their page here. My apologies! Thanks to Mona Mur herself for the heads up.
EXTRA Volume Three Tracklisting, new material from En Esch & Mona Mur.
9/6/08 - From Metropolis, here's the tracklist for EXTRA Volume Three:
01. Move On (Scott Burns Remix)
02. Glory (Cajun Mix)
03. Juke-Joint Jezebel (Single Mix)
05. Juke-Joint Jezebel (Poly-Matrix Mix)
06. Juke-Joint Jezebel (Metropolis Mix)
07. Juke-Joint Jezebel (Paradox Mix)
08. Juke-Joint Jezebel (Poly-Matrix X-Tended Mix)
09. Juke-Joint Jezebel (Poly-Matrix X-Tended Mix Intrumental)
10. Brute (Single Mix)
11. Brute (Kun$t Mix)
12. Brute (In Your Face Mix)
13. Brute (Punch Mix)
14. Revolution II
01. Son Of A Gun (Overhauled Mix)
02. Inane (Undermined Mix)
03. Rules (Reapplied Mix)
04. Power (Single Mix)
05. Megalomaniac (Single Mix)
06. Anarchy (Payola Mix)
07. Megalomaniac (Excessive Force Remix)
08. Anarchy (Fusako Mix)
09. Megalomaniac (UXII Mix)
10. Unfit (Death Before Taxes Mix)
11. Anarchy (God And The State Mix)
12. Megalomaniac (TVVA Mix)
EXTRA Volume Three will be released on October 7th. Also, it looks like En Esch & Mona Mur will be collaborating on some new songs as well as revamping older ones, according to this post from their MySpace page:
Full CD "120 Tage - The Fine Art of Beauty and Violence "
with 6 re-recorded alltime classics,
4 brandnew songs and 4 remixes will be released on
PALE MUSIC Int. in December 2008.
Produced by Ingo Krauss, En Esch & Mona Mur.
Mixed by Ingo Krauss.
Their MySpace page also includes a sample of one of the new tracks, entitled "Candy Cane". Thanks to chr15_51 for the heads up.
Extra beyond EXTRA.
6/6/08 - From Metropolis, here's the tracklist for EXTRA Volume Two, which will be released on August 5th:
01. Help Us/Save Us/Take Us Away (Wiener Mix) 4:18
02. Help Us/Save Us/Take Us Away (Jšger Mix) 5:25
03. Help Us/Save Us/Take Us Away (Meister Mix) 5:20
04. Help Us/Save Us/Take Us Away (Oktoberfest Mix) 5:14
05. Bargeld (Cashflow Mix) 6:21
06. Sucks (No Shit Radio Mix) 4:01
07. Sucks (P-O-T-A-T-O Mix) 3:43
08. Sucks (Goodbye Barb Mix) 5:21
09. Sucks (12" Mix) 4:01
10. More íNí Faster 4:21
11. A Drug Against War (Single Mix) 3:43
12. A Drug Against War (Overdose Mix) 5:28
13. A Drug Against War (Hookah Mix) 3:36
14. Blood (Single Mix) 4:01
01. Light (Cellulite Radio Mix) 3:50
02. Light (Aerobic Mix) 5:44
03. Light (Rubber Gloves Dub Mix) 5:26
04. Light (Fat Back Mix) 7:30
05. Light (Vengeance Mix) 5:40
06. Light (Complete Orgasm Mix) 4:59
07. Light (Diet Mix) 6:01
08. Light (Lighthouse Mix) 5:06
09. Light (White Cotton Balls Mix) 5:11
10. Trust (Never Mix) 4:37
11. Glory (War & Slavery Mix) 3:48
12. Lust (Chem-Lust Mix) 5:28
13. Glory (Exploitation Mix) 4:02
Also, if you're wondering why there are a couple of tracks missing from the EXTRA releases, the first volume has this to say in the liner notes:
Please note: all cover songs and songs not on official KMFDM releases (such as material from soundtracks and various artists compilations) are not included within KMFDM EXTRA as they will be released in their own collections.
Jules Hodgson presents The Dangers.
5/2/08 - A while back, there was word that Jules Hodgson had formed a new band. On Tuesday, Jules himself stopped by the forums and spilled all the details:
I noticed that a couple of you had checked out my new outfit "The Dangers" (misread by someone as "The Danglers" - I almost prefer it. Ha Ha)
For those of you interested in taking a listen, our Myspace is here (only one song recorded so far):
We put it together to play local shows and have some fun. I'm not expecting a whole load of KMFDM fans will be into it as our goal is purely to play loud, fast, brainless, booze laiden guitar rock ala AC/DC/Motorhead etc, but I'm sure some of you will find it agreeable.
Don't expect an "industrial" twist. There ain't going to be one!
See you all next year...
Extra tracklist and an interview with Andy Selway.
4/2/08 - Metropolis Records has posted the tracklist for Extra, the upcoming collection of rare and non-album tracks:
01. Sieg-Sieg (Z-Records Version)
02. Don't Blow Your Top (Adrian Sherwood Mix)
03. Disgust (12'' Version)
04. Oh Look II
05. Rip The System
06. More & Faster (Original 12'' Mix)
07. Naff Off
08. Virus (Original 12'' Mix)
09. More & Faster (High & Geil Mix)
10. Godlike (Original 12'' Mix)
11. Friede (Original 12'' Mix)
12. NaÔve (My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult Remix)
13. NaÔve (1991 TKK Mix Edit)
02. Piggybank (Shock Version)
03. Go To Hell (Fearing & Burning)
04. Vogue (Original 12'' Mix)
05. Sex On The Flag (Original Version)
06. Split (Apart Version)
07. Split (Mirrorball Mix)
08. Money (Radio Mix)
09. Bargeld (Radio Mix)
10. Money (Cover Charge Mix)
11. Bargeld (Rubber Club Dub)
12. Money (Metal Mix)
13. Bargeld (Jezebeelzebuttfunk Mix)
14. Money (Death Before Taxes Mix)
Also, Dark Twin Cities has posted a short new interview with Andy Selway here. Thanks to dark_inchworm for the heads up.
3/24/08 - Vampire Freaks has posted a new interview with Sascha. Nothing much new is revealed, but it does give a nice insight into the current state of things. Thanks to NessusMallum for the heads up.
2/20/08 - Whether it's on a second KGC album or a whole new sideproject altogether, Sascha and Lucia will be working with Dean Garcia again in the near future. Sascha had this to say in a recent blog post:
Velox Music, who contributes two remixes on Brimborium is a group that Lucia and I are currently working with on a new side-project. It is to be an extension of our KGC project as it also includes Dean Garcia (of Curve).
Tim Skold a free man, possible future collaborations, Brimborium review.
2/11/08 - According to many sources over the past month or so, Tim Skold has officially left Marilyn Manson. Though he hasn't announced any plans yet, it appears he will at least have one new song appearing on the soundtrack to the upcoming Xbox 360/PS3 game Brutal Legend. Thanks to NessusMallum for the heads up. In more KMFDM-centric news, Jurgen Engler from Die Krupps had this to say about KMFDM in a recent interview:
I just did a remix for KMFDM, and Sascha did one for us. We may also do some touring together in the future. We were talking about it not long ago...I am sure you can expect some kind of collaboration in the future.
Finally, forum member Brad was lucky enough to get an advance copy of Brimborium. He gives us his review here. You can still preorder the upcoming remix album here.
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