Mar 2013 26

Philadelphia, PA, The Trocadero Theatre, 03/19/2013

 

Philadelphia is often hailed as the city of brotherly love, although that does little to explain the curfew that was in effect on this particular Tuesday night at the Trocadero Theatre. With the doors opening promptly at 7:00pm, and the show beginning shortly thereafter, the triple header of KMFDM, Legion Within, and CHANT had but a short time to send the attending crowd into industrial rock frenzy as only they can deliver. Held at the Trocadero Theatre, the venue attempts the ambience of a classic concert hall with a slightly modern edge – split into two sides, one featuring the bar area for 21+, the other for the all ages crowd, with the upstairs featuring theatrical seating and a smaller club area for after parties. [..]

Mar 2013 25

Hard times for XP8Italian futurepop duo XP8 has fallen on difficult times, as made apparent from the band’s most recent announcement. “XP8 has always been a, let’s say, less than lucky band, and it seems like luck is not on our side this time either,” summarized co-founder Marco Visconti. [..]

Mar 2013 25

Artificial Sun announces Die Krupps tribute albumRussian label Artificial Sun has announced the release of Russian Industrial Tribute to Die Krupps, the first in a series of albums. [..]

Mar 2013 24

Falls Church, VA, State Theatre, 03/18/2013

 

At first glance, the State Theatre in Falls Church, VA might not seem like the ideal venue for a hard-hitting industrial rock extravaganza. Then again, industrial music is all about challenging perceptions and conventions; so who better than the purveyors of industrial rock– KMFDM – to do just that? 29 years and still going strong, the Ultra-Heavy Beat celebrates the release of its eighteenth album, KUNST, on tour with the tribal/industrial assault of CHANT and the dark rock of Legion Within. [..]

Mar 2013 22

Roger Jarvis (of Kevorkian Death Cycle and HexRx, as well as co-owner of Negative Gain Productions) Nick Viola, and Squalor talk to ReGen about HexRx, touching on upcoming releases and the band’s creative process.

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Mar 2013 22

Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse, 03/17/2013

 

St. Patrick’s Day: a holiday typically associated with drunken debauchery. This Paddy’s Day in Atlanta would be no different, except the debauchery would be at the hands of Germans instead of Irish as KMFDM brought the party to the Variety Playhouse, supported by Seattle darkwave act Legion Within and Austin tribal/industrial drum project CHANT. Fans filled the Little Five Points area of Atlanta, decked out in leather, patches, spikes, and a Soviet military helmet to see the show. [..]

Mar 2013 20

Dallas, TX, Trees, 03/15/2013

 

It’s hard to last even 10 years in the music business as a band nowadays, so if you’ve been around for 29 like KMFDM has, you’re definitely doing something right. Nothing shows that more than the vast amounts of KMFDM fans found at every single one of the band’s shows. KMFDM’s music has reached countless numbers and the Ultra-Heavy Beat continues to spread. [..]