KMFDM – the multinational industrial/rock collective that continues after three decades to be one of the defining voices of a generation (or perhaps two or three by this point) with an aggressive mix of hard rock riffs, energetic rhythms and bass lines, and sardonic, politically-charged lyrics that range from bitter cynicism to self-effacing humor. In 2013, the band celebrated “29 years of conceptual continuity” with not one but two tours, the latter of which was the 30th Anniversary We Are KMFDM tour – a momentous occasion for any band, but this time captured on video for a new DVD, KMFDM’s first since chronicling the 20th Anniversary tour. Shot during the final five dates of the tour by Jacob Stone and Punch Drunk Films, and culled from over 50 hours of footage, We Are KMFDM features a 90 minute performance that includes the three encore songs not included on the CD release, showcasing some of the most beloved songs in KMFDM’s three decades mixed in with some newer classics.
Having settled into a steady five-piece lineup since 2002, some fans continue to be put off in favor of the revolving door of guest musicians that defined KMFDM in the past; this has done little to dissuade the band from delivering a 110% performance on each and every show since, picking up new audiences along the way. Even after 30 years, front man and ringleader Sascha “Käpt’n K” Konietzko remains as vicious as ever, belting out his gritty and guttural vocals in multiple languages – from the German ranting of “Light” and “Potz Blitz” to the infusions of Latin in “Ave Maria” and “Tohuvabohu” – with all the vigor and vitality of a young man. And then there is Lucia Cifarelli, who continues to be a dynamic force for the band both onstage and in the studio – from the powerful melodies of “Amnesia” to the bellowing rage of “Rebels in Kontrol,” the punk-like fury of “Pussy Riot” to the scathing onslaught of “Free Your Hate.”
Three decades and still at the top of its game, KMFDM stays true to its word to never stop, and We Are KMFDM is the proof. Released via download for the cheap price of $5.99, with the DVD now available via the KMFDM Webstore, We Are KMFDM is well worth the purchase at any price, and with the upcoming Salvation tour, KMFDM promises to be a major force in modern music for at least a few more years!
We Are KMFDM Website http://wearekmfdm.com
KMFDM Website http://www.kmfdm.net
KMFDM Facebook https://www.facebook.com/officialkmfdm
KMFDM Twitter https://twitter.com/kmfdmofficial
Punch Drunk Films Website http://punch-drunk.com
Punch Drunk Films Facebook https://www.facebook.com/getpunchdrunk
Punch Drunk Films Twitter https://twitter.com/getpunchdrunk
Ilker Yücel (Ilker81x)