Nov 2013 27

The Independent, San Francisco, CA, 2013/11/14
 
KMFDM - Live in San Francisco, 2013

 

After releasing the album KUNST and wrapping up a tour during the early half of this year, one would think that the prolific Käpt’n K and company would take a considerable hiatus to recover from their hectic schedule, but then a second North American Tour, We Are KMFDM, was announced and it became apparent that the industrial rock colossuses didn’t quite get its fill of making venue walls quiver via the signature Ultra-Heavy Beat. With nearly 30 years under its tactical belt and zero signs of slowing down, allied with opener tribal/industrial drum act CHANT, KMFDM once again set sights on striking one of America’s major arteries with a virulence that seems almost impossible to stop. [..]

Nov 2013 27

Elysium, Austin, TX, 2013/11/09
 
KMFDM - Live in Austin, 2013

 

The Ultra-Heavy Beat marches on! The everlasting industrial superpower KMFDM returned to Texas barely seven months after prior appearances earlier in 2013. And just like the previous tour, KMFDM brought the familiar tribal/industrial sidekick CHANT to get the festivities started. The We Are KMFDM tour didn’t stop in Dallas this time, so this writer traveled down to Elysium in Austin, TX to witness the mayhem. The one-two punch of KMFDM and CHANT did not disappoint and made the cross-state travel worth it. [..]

Nov 2013 27

Terminal West, Atlanta, GA, 2013/11/04
 
KMFDM - Live in Baltimore, 2013

 

A chilly night in Atlanta, GA did not stop a rampant amount of energy from flowing through the air toward Terminal West, the site where industrial veterans KMFDM and relative newcomers CHANT were preparing to unleash complete destruction onstage. [..]

Nov 2013 27

Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD, 2013/11/02
 
KMFDM - Live in Baltimore, 2013

 

As Baltimore’s list of reliable venues capable of supporting large scale tours seems to have diminished greatly in the last few years, Rams Head Live remains a beacon of hope, providing a quality space for every hard rocker’s needs. Among the hardest rocking bands operating right now is KMFDM, the multinational Ultra-Heavy Beat collective that has for 29 years been at the forefront of the industrial rock scene. Having released the KUNST album and embarked on a full scale tour of the U.S. in the spring of 2013, the We Are KMFDM tour was a perhaps unexpected but certainly welcome thank you from the band to the fans, hitting several cities that were missed the last time around. As on the last tour, joining KMFDM was Texas tribal/industrial act CHANT, having made quite an impression on the KUNST tour and proving to be one of the most visually stunning and aurally powerful shows around. [..]

Nov 2013 27

Celldweller to release Blackstar eBook and original scoreHaving released the 2012 album Wish Upon a Blackstar, hybrid electro/rock act Celldweller will be releasing the eBook titled Blackstar Act One: Purified on December 3. The story was developed by Celldweller mastermind Klayton with award-winning author Joshua Viola [..]

Nov 2013 26

The Ultra-Heavy Beat marches on as Sascha “Käpt’n K” Konietzko reminisces with ReGen on the highs and lows of nearly three decades of conceptual continuity.
 
KMFDM - Live in Baltimore, 2013

 

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Nov 2013 26

Kraftwerk to perform eight full albums in Los AngelesPioneering electronic group Kraftwerk will be taking up residency in Los Angeles with plans to perform from March 18-21 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Over the course of the four nights, the band will perform eight full-length albums [..]