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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).


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  • Symbiont001

    18 Feb 11:10pm Reply
  • Industri4lBitch

    23 Jan 8:18am Reply
  • Crystalseth

    KUNST is pretty damn good

    10 Jan 1:55pm Reply
  • Kingsforlife

    Lucia one of the best woman singers ever

    7 Jan 4:31am Reply
  • Kingsforlife

    I didnt like the first woman singer the second one is great she should sing them all

    7 Jan 4:22am Reply
  • SergioFuhr

    Los últimos albumes son realmente muy buenos, leí comentarios de desaprobación hacia WTF! pero al oirlo quedé bastante conforme con lo que hicieron, me gusta mucho. KMFDM FTW e.e

    19 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Z3O9

    New album for 2014 announced.

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Akatian

    "Crystalseth , no they don't. The last 3 albuns were the best ones since 1999" Agreed so hard.

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • skinnydrifter

    KMFDM, DOING IT AGAIN. (Amnesia. Kunst)

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • line_genrou

    Crystalseth , no they don't. The last 3 albuns were the best ones since 1999

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • bEATWEAKer

    I miss the old art.

    3 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Crystalseth

    KMFDM I will always be a fan...but seriously you guys need to get back to your roots the last 2 albums really suck.

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • s-p-morticiAN

    KMFDM, why is there always that blocks me from being able to see you live? First, I was under 21 and all your shows were 21+. Now, I have a night class on the exact day you are going to be in my area.....

    20 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Kingsforlife

    Blackball is a sick recorrrd

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • HUnewm

    I, for one don't have a problem with feminists fighting the dictatorship in the Russian-Orthodox Dictatorship

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • TearedSoul

    Thank you sewertroll and Rasvakeitin for having brains.

    3 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Akatian

    Walking out with my head held high, strut!

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • sewertroll

    Agreed Rasvakeitin. That and all the borderline-assburgers who love the band for all the chants. But the band isn't the same either. They've really lost it. And The Pussy Riot stuff, while i despise the the Russian goverment. I don't really have much sympathy for the Russian feminists ragging their breasts nude and attacking people.

    11 Sep 2013 Reply
  • limpicatto

    Black man, white man, yellow man, black man, white man, rip the system.

    1 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Kingsforlife

    Kunst song chorus is Kill MotherFawkin Depeche Mode, lol

    31 Aug 2013 Reply
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