The Artist KMFDM pioneered the crossover between techno/dance and heavy metal, creating their unique sound in the field of Industrial Rock. That influenced bands such as Rammstein with whom they were touring the US – with KMFDM headlining. The band was founded in 1984 and rapidly evolved year by year through intense experimentation and touring. They have managed to redefine themselves with every new release. The Product “ROCKS“ is a personal “best of” compilation by KMFDM protagonists and masterminds Sascha Konietzko and Lucia Cifarelli, who claim the re-imagined, re-mixed pieces would be an “ideal playlist for a live set“. Ranging from remixes by Bradley Bills of CHANT to producer/musician extraordinary Marco Trentacoste and Sascha Konietzko himself, the re-worked versions extract the essence of the band and, at the same time, place new emphases and commemorate the band’s 32th anniversary. In true KMFDM tradition, “ROCKS” bears all the band’s trademarks: the (mostly) five letters commonly used in the title, as well as the iconic graphics of Aidan Hughes aka BRUTE!, which are reminiscent in the style of early Soviet Constructivism propaganda. Add to this KMFDM’s signature industrial sound, a crossover between techno/dance and heavy metal, and densely distilled political lyrics, which never fail to challenge ignoramuses of every breed, and it is clear why KMFDM is regarded as the epitome and synonym for the musical style of the harder variety.
2 LP Vinyl:
Record 1 side A: 1. PROFESSIONAL KILLER (Remix by Sascha Konietzko / KMFD) / 2. KRANK (Remix by Victor Love) / 3. AMNESIA (Remix by Marco Trentacoste) 4. A DRUG AGAINST WAR Record 1 side B: 1. ANIMAL OUT (Original Version) / 2. (STILL) SUCKS (Remix by Sascha Konietzko / KMFDM) / 3. FREE YOUR HATE 4. WWIII (Remix by Sascha Konietzko / KMFDM) Record 2 side A: 1. KUNST (Original Version) / 2. SON OF A GUN (Remix by Bradley Bills / CHANT) / 3. A DRUG AGAINST WAR (Remix by Marco Trentacoste) Record 2 side B: 1. TOHUVABOHU / 2. LIGHT (Remix by Andy Selway / KMFDM) / 3. AMNESIA