Discover New Music

Last.fm is a music discovery service that gives you personalised recommendations based on the music you play.

Start your Last.fm profile Close window

KMFDM

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Biography

Hamburg, Germany (1984 – present)

KMFDM is an band and the brainchild of founding member Sascha Konietzko. It was founded in Hamburg, Germany on February 29, 1984 as a joint effort between Konietzko and German painter/multi-media performer Udo Sturm to perform for the opening of an exhibition of young European artists at the Grand Palais. Typically featuring a revolving lineup, Konietzko is the only member to be on every album. However, the current lineup has been stable for the four most recent albums.

Notable contributors include Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy, Bill Rieflin of Ministry and R.E.M. (among others), Raymond Watts, Nina Hagen, Abby Travis, Chris Connelly, FM Einheit of Einstürzende Neubauten and Tim Skold of Shotgun Messiah, Skold and Marilyn Manson. Former members En Esch and Günter Schulz are now the duo Slick Idiot.

KMFDM’s first two proper albums (which were preceded by a cassette-only release, Opium 1984) What Do You Know, Deutschland? and Don’t Blow Your Top, were dominated by samples and abrasive . Both are influenced by Frank Zappa and On-U-Sound; particularly the latter album, which was mixed by Adrian Sherwood. Wax Trax! licenced Don’t Blow Your Top for America, making it their first US release.

Raymond Watts left to form Pig. The remaining members added Rudolph Naomi and Morgan Adjei to record UAIOE, which significantly expanded their sonic palate: the album experiments with (Loving Can Be An Art), metal (En Esch), and industrial funk (More and Faster, released as a single).

Videos

Top Albums

Events

Add event

Listening Trend

343,448listeners all time
13,245,236scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Start scrobbling and track your listening history

Last.fm users scrobble the music they play in iTunes, Spotify, Rdio and over 200 other music players.

Create a Last.fm profile

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.
  • ghostofravens

    They used to be good, but not that good.

    Yesterday 4:33am Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    check out Thug Baby by Rabbit Junk, modern industrial metal - you're welcome.

    25 Mar 8:32am Reply
  • Sergoy

    me I funk but I don't care

    20 Mar 9:22pm Reply
  • TastyDogChow

    I think Naive is their absolute best, it has something for both fans of the 80s more experimental KMFDM and something for fans of the rock sound that developed throughout the 90$s. Their best release in general though is the 1991 "Split" single.

    20 Mar 1:37pm Reply
  • LiamRandolph

    I love all their stuff, but their 80s stuff will always be the best in my opinion. It's almost perfect.

    15 Mar 8:16pm Reply
  • Lucifieri666

    RIP THE SYSTEM!

    13 Mar 3:42am Reply
  • sanicdaheghod

    I feel like I'm one of the only people who thinks Xtort is their best album pre-breakup and that Attak/Hau Ruck were their best albums post-breakup. Not to say I don't like any of their other albums though. I really enjoyed OTWC and it'll probably only grow on me.

    3 Mar 2:45am Reply
  • ScepSpec

    anyone else think that nihil is their best?

    1 Mar 10:22am Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    Genau & Salvation, from the new record - suhweet!

    12 Jan 10:53pm Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    New KMFDM and New The Prodigy, yes!

    12 Jan 10:52pm Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    DAS IST GENAU

    5 Jan 5:45pm Reply
  • Kingsforlife

    I like them again, talented group

    4 Jan 6:10am Reply
  • GackTMN

    I'd love if they'd remix a couple of singles again this year like they did for Godlike and Light in 2010, like make a Glory 2015 and Vogue 2015.

    3 Jan 5:39am Reply
  • Cimersies

    BEAST

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • CodeDVA

    The world rotates to the ultra heavy beat !

    9 Dec 2014 Reply
  • missmorbid

    Don't rate the new album at all unfortunately. Kunst was better, but Xtort, Nihil, Symbols and WTF were still the best for me. Hau Ruck and Ruck Zuck were good too.

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
  • MachineAnimal

    New album's pretty good. Not as good as Kunst but I prefer it over WTF and Blitz.

    6 Nov 2014 Reply
  • crazyfrogbg

    disgusting brostep influence but pretty solid, its aight

    29 Oct 2014 Reply
  • imlost13

    kmfdm and skold should work together for another album. great team.

    28 Oct 2014 Reply
  • GackTMN

    Huh, I have always preferred WTF out of the rest of their 21st century material.

    27 Oct 2014 Reply
  • All 2106 shouts

Listening Now

Top Listeners