Rams Head Live, Baltimore, MD, 2013/11/02
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. [..]
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