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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ZR 2016 KMFDM - What Do You Know, Deutschland? album art KMFDM What Do You Know, Deutschland? (Album) Z-Records ZR 2016 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
WAXCD 052 KMFDM - Don't Blow Your Top album art KMFDM Don't Blow Your Top (Album) Cashbeat WAXCD 052 US 1988 Sell This Version
CB 12 KMFDM - UAIOE album art KMFDM UAIOE (Album) Cashbeat CB 12 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
WAXCD 7148 KMFDM - Naïve album art KMFDM Naïve (Album) Wax Trax! Records WAXCD 7148 US 1990 Sell This Version
WAX CS 7177 KMFDM - Money album art KMFDM Money (Album) Wax Trax! Records WAX CS 7177 US 1992 Sell This Version
WAX 7177 KMFDM - Apart album art KMFDM Apart (Album) Wax Trax! Records WAX 7177 US 1992 Sell This Version
TVT 7213-4 KMFDM - Naïve (Hell To Go) album art KMFDM Naïve (Hell To Go) (Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7213-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
TVT 7202-4 KMFDM - Angst album art KMFDM Angst (Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7202-4 Taiwan 1993 Sell This Version
TVT 7199-2V KMFDM - Nihil album art KMFDM Nihil (Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7199-2V US 1995 Sell This Version
TVT 7242-4 KMFDM - Xtort album art KMFDM Xtort (Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7242-4 Malaysia 1996 Sell This Version
TVT 7245-4 KMFDM - Symbols album art KMFDM Symbols (Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7245-4 Malaysia 1997 Sell This Version
TVT 7258-4 KMFDM - Adios album art KMFDM Adios (Album) Wax Trax! Records, TVT Records TVT 7258-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
KMFDM001 KMFDM - Opium 1984 album art KMFDM Opium 1984 (Album) First World Music, KMFDM Records KMFDM001 US 2002 Sell This Version
MET235, MET 235 KMFDM - Attak album art KMFDM Attak (Album) Metropolis, Metropolis MET235, MET 235 US 2002 Sell This Version
MET 270 KMFDM - Sturm & Drang Tour 2002 album art KMFDM Featuring Pig KMFDM Featuring Pig - Sturm & Drang Tour 2002 (Album) Metropolis MET 270 US 2002 Sell This Version
06076-84636-2 KMFDM - WWIII album art KMFDM WWIII (Album) Mayan Records, Sanctuary 06076-84636-2 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
06076-84689-2 KMFDM - WWIII Live 2003 album art KMFDM WWIII Live 2003 (Album) Sanctuary Records 06076-84689-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
MET 393, MET393 KMFDM - Hau Ruck album art KMFDM Hau Ruck (Album) Metropolis, KMFDM Records MET 393, MET393 US 2005 Sell This Version
MET500 KMFDM - Tohuvabohu album art KMFDM Tohuvabohu (Album) Metropolis, KMFDM Records MET500 US 2007 Sell This Version
MR 3310-2 KMFDM - Brimborium album art KMFDM Brimborium (Album) Metropolis MR 3310-2 Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version
MET580 KMFDM - Blitz album art KMFDM Blitz (Album) Metropolis, KMFDM Records MET580 US 2009 Sell This Version
KMFDM029 KMFDM - SKOLD Vs. KMFDM album art SKOLD vs. KMFDM SKOLD vs. KMFDM - SKOLD Vs. KMFDM (Album) KMFDM Records KMFDM029 US 2009 Sell This Version
KMFDM031 KMFDM - Krieg album art KMFDM Krieg (Album) KMFDM Records KMFDM031 US 2010 Sell This Version
mind 182 KMFDM - WTF?! album art KMFDM WTF?! (Album) Metropolis, KMFDM Records mind 182 Ukraine 2011 Sell This Version
MET851D KMFDM - Kunst album art KMFDM Kunst (Album) Dependent Records, Dependent Records MET851D 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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