Fri, October 27, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)

Amsterdam Bar and Hall

Saint Paul, MN

$25.00 - $28.00

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This event is 18 and over

Spawned in Paris, France on February 29, 1984, Kein Mehrheit Für Die

Mitleid (which loosely translates into “no pity for the majority”) was

initially an industrial-audio concept accompanying art-installations by

Erste Hilfe, a group of painters and sculptors, enfant terrible of the

mid-80’s German underground art-scene. In the following years, KMFDM

began to pioneer the crossover between techno/dance and heavy metal with

their signature sound. Relocating to Chicago in 1990, KMFDM was the pride

of Wax Trax Records during the label’s peak.

Under the leadership of German-born music founder Sascha K. a/k/a Käpt’n K,

the only permanent member throughout the band’s history, KMFDM is still

going strong after over three decades of conceptual continuity, regularly

recording and releasing albums and frequently touring the world over.

Despite the fact that KMFDM consumed the majority of his time and efforts

over the years, Käpt’n K still got involved in several side-projects

(MDFMK, Excessive Force, Schwein, KGC, OK•ZTEIN•OK) and made a name for

himself as a music producer as well as a remixer (Metallica, White Zombie,

Front 242 and many more).

Between 1990 and 2007, KMFDM’s headquarters shifted between Chicago, New

York and Seattle, since 2008 KMFDM operates out of Hamburg, Germany, again.

To quote themselves, “The future belongs to those of us still willing to

get our hands dirty”. Living by their D.I.Y. philosophy, KMFDM not only

started their own music-publishing entity KMFDM Ent. US (BMI) but was also

one of the first bands to ever launch an online merchandise-store, (KMFDM

Store) and finally consequently, their own record label, (KMFDM Records).

Though once feared dead after the release of the album ADIOS in 1999, KMFDM

re-emerged quickly, harder, faster, and better than ever. After the

permanent departure of most of the former collaborators due to internal

strife and irreconcilable differences it was time for tabula rasa, a

clearing of the deck. New York native Lucia Cifarelli, previously the

singer of the band Drill, made her first appearance in the KMFDM-camp

during the project MDFMK, later she joined the re-formed KMFDM as front-
woman and female lead-singer. As a powerful vocalist and expressionistic

songwriter she has redefined KMFDM, as female vocals are no longer

relegated to the background.

The Metropolis Records debut ATTAK , recorded in 2001, showed that this

newly reinvigorated KMFDM could not be stopped. Since 2002 the lineup has

been rounded out with the impressive talents of Andy Selway (the YoYo's,

Pig, Schwein, The Dwarves, Spittin' Cobras) on drums and guitarists Jules

Hodgson (Lodestar, Pig, Schwein, Spittin' Cobras) & Steve White (Pig, 16

Volt, Deathbed Repentance). What these boys, lovingly known as “the pigs”,

brought to the table was made unmistakably clear on the new line-up’s first

album WWIII, a brutal thrashing and a sound that once again re-defined

KMFDM for years to come.

In the fall of 2014 KMFDM released their latest album OUR TIME WILL COME

and in 2015 the remix EP SALVATION. Since their 2015 US Tour, KMFDM

recorded their brand new upcoming studio album HELL YEAH, to be released

this summer. Supported by Ohgr, Skinny Puppy's front-man and Hamburg's own

Lord Of The Lost, KMFDM will hit the road again to begin yet another

massive round of concert dates in the US this fall.

KMFDM’s Album Discography

1984 OPIUM



1989 UAIOE

1990 NAÏVE

1992 MONEY

1993 ANGST

1995 NIHIL

1996 XTORT

1997 !@#$% (SYMBOLS)

1999 ADIOS

2002 ATTAK

2003 WWIII



2009 BLITZ

2011 WTF!?

2013 KUNST



ohGr is a Industrial band formed by Nivek Ogre, of Skinny Puppy, and musician/engineer Mark Walk. Although the pedigree of the group's members might suggest otherwise, early ohGr releases differed in sound to its related industrial bands, drawing more on hip hop and synthpop influences, incorporating more conventional structures and a lighter tone. However, from Devils in my Details onwards, ohGr has taken to a more abrasive, non-linear flavour of electro-industrial.
Venue Information:
Amsterdam Bar and Hall
6 W. 6th Street
Saint Paul, MN, 55102