KMFDM

KMFDM

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Active since 1984, KMFDM are pioneers in the crossover between Techno/Dance/EBM electronics and heavy metal guitar samples. Born in Germany but then relocated to the USA, KMFDM released their first demo tape in 1984 and the first album "What Do You Know Deutschland?" in 1986. Heads of the band were Sascha Konietzko and En Esch. In 2000, the band changed to name into MDFMK and tried a contract with a major company. In 2002 they were back as KMFDM without En Esch.

Rumour has it that KMFDM stands for "Kill Mother Fuckin' Depeche Mode", "Keep Madonna From Doing Music" or "Kylie Minogue Fans Don't Masturbate", but in fact it is an acronym for the nonsensical and grammatically incorrect German phrase "Kein Mehrheit Für Die Mitleid" (actually kind of a grammatical play upon words juggling with definite articles). This term can only be loosely translated into English as "No Majority For Pity" but then loses much of its irony. Thus the grammatically correct phrase "Kein Mitleid Für die Mehrheit" ("No Pity For The Majority") has emerged and is now in common use, even officially. The band now just deals with "Kein Mitleid für die Mehrheit"/"No Pity For The Majority" to avoid being asked stupid questions about what "KMFDM" means for the rest of their lives.
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KMFDM Discography

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KMFDM What Do You Know, Deutschland? (Album) Z-Records Germany 1986 Sell This Version
KMFDM Don't Blow Your Top (Album) Cashbeat US 1988 Sell This Version
KMFDM UAIOE (Album) Cashbeat Germany 1989 Sell This Version
KMFDM Naïve (Album) Wax Trax! Records US 1990 Sell This Version
KMFDM Money (Album) Wax Trax! Records US 1992 Sell This Version
KMFDM Naïve / Hell To Go (Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records US 1993 Sell This Version
KMFDM Angst (Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records US 1993 Sell This Version
KMFDM Nihil (Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records US 1995 Sell This Version
KMFDM Xtort (Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records Malaysia 1996 Sell This Version
KMFDM Symbols (Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records Malaysia 1997 Sell This Version
KMFDM Adios (Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records US 1999 Sell This Version
KMFDM Featuring Pig KMFDM Featuring Pig - Sturm & Drang Tour 2002 (Album) Metropolis US 2002 Sell This Version
KMFDM Opium 1984 (Album) First World Music, KMFDM Records US 2002 Sell This Version
KMFDM Attak (Album) Metropolis, Metropolis US 2002 Sell This Version
KMFDM WWIII (Album) Mayan Records Canada 2003 Sell This Version
KMFDM WWIII Live 2003 (Album) Sanctuary Records US 2004 Sell This Version
none KMFDM Spider-Man 2 Videogame Soundtrack(12xFile, MP3, Album, 192) KMFDM Records none US 2004
KMFDM Hau Ruck (Album) Metropolis, Metropolis US 2005 Sell This Version
KMFDM Tohuvabohu (Album) Metropolis US 2007 Sell This Version
KMFDM Brimborium (Album) Metropolis Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version
KMFDM Blitz (Album) Metropolis US 2009 Sell This Version
SKOLD vs. KMFDM SKOLD vs. KMFDM - SKOLD vs. KMFDM (Album) KMFDM Records US 2009 Sell This Version
KMFDM Krieg (Album) KMFDM Records US 2009 Sell This Version
KMFDM WTF?! (Album) Metropolis Ukraine 2011 Sell This Version
KMFDM Kunst (Album) Dependent Records US 2013 Sell This Version

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pod1322

pod1322

May 17, 2017
Purveyors of the ultra heavy beat, and impressively going for 30 years in various incarnations with the one consistant factor that is captain k ( Sascha Konietzko ) who's vocal stylings are integral to the bands sound, there have been some notable high points (angst is a high water mark and is still hard and heavy after 20 years) & more influential than they are given credit for, other than the first 3 albums which are them finding their feet musically, every album is a worthwhile purchase, to quote the band "KMFDM will Never Stop"
DrakenARTZ

DrakenARTZ

April 25, 2012
KMFDM is a Damn Good band!
Been one of my 'all-time-favourites' for years and the Mortal Kombat theme they did was Gold!!
Keep doing the good stuff! ^_^
noizstepper

noizstepper

May 30, 2010
wow, no comment here yet! This is really a pleasure, for KMFDM is definately the most influental, native german (Industrial) Rock Group ever! For they brought me closer to electronic, experimental Rythms than any other act did! This is absolutely the biggest musical Influence in my life.
What did they not use in their tunes? If you only have a look at "VIRUS". This was the most weird mix of raggae and rock. I mean that freaky kind of style back in the late 80th, when there was no crossover at all! I am really thankfull to own nearly all albums. Without exaggeration I would mean that KMFDM did the same to modern alternative music than Pink Floyd did it back in 60th/70th.

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