KMFDM

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KMFDM (originally Kein Mehrheit Für Die Mitleid, "loosely" translated by the band as "no pity for the majority") is an industrial band led by German multi-instrumentalist Sascha Konietzko, who founded the group in 1984 as a performance art project.

The group's earliest incarnation included German drummer En Esch and British vocalist Raymond Watts, the latter of whom left and rejoined the group several times over its history. The trio recorded the band's earliest albums in Germany before Konietzko and Esch moved to the United States, where they found much greater success with seminal industrial record label Wax Trax!. German guitarist Günter Schulz joined in 1990; both he and Esch continued with the band until KMFDM broke up in 1999. Konietzko resurrected KMFDM in 2002 (Esch and Schulz declined to rejoin) on Metropolis Records, and by 2005 he had assembled a consistent line-up that included American singer Lucia Cifarelli, British guitarists Jules Hodgson and Steve White, and British drummer Andy Selway. Konietzko and Cifarelli moved back to Germany in 2007, while the rest of band stayed in the U.S. In addition to these core members, dozens of other musicians have worked with the group across its nineteen studio albums and two dozen singles, with sales totaling in excess of two million records worldwide.

Critics consider KMFDM to be one of the first bands to bring industrial music to mainstream audiences, though Konietzko refers to the band's music as "The Ultra-Heavy Beat". The band incorporates heavy metal guitar riffs, electronic music, samples, and both male and female vocals in its music, which encompasses a variety of styles including industrial rock and electronic body music. The band is fiercely political, with many of its lyrics taking stands against violence, war, and oppression. KMFDM normally tours at least once after every major release, and band members are known for their accessibility to and interaction with fans, both online and at concerts. Members, singly or working together and with other musicians, have recorded under many other names, primarily Watts' Pig, Konietzko's Excessive Force, and Esch and Schulz's Slick Idiot.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1984 Opium KMFDM 2
1986 What Do You Know, Deutschland? KMFDM 9
1988 Don't Blow Your Top KMFDM 3 9
1989 UAIOE KMFDM 12
1990 Naïve KMFDM 3 8
1992 Money KMFDM 11
1993 Angst KMFDM 4 5
1995 Nihil KMFDM 3.5 8
1996 Xtort KMFDM 3 4
1997 [symbols] KMFDM 4 5
1999 Adios KMFDM 2.5 3
2002 Attak KMFDM 3 2
2003 WWIII KMFDM 3 4
2005 Hau Ruck KMFDM 4 3
2007 Tohuvabohu KMFDM 2.5 2
2009 Skold vs. KMFDM Skold vs. KMFDM 3.35 1
2009 Blitz KMFDM 3.5 2
2011 WTF?! KMFDM 3 3
2013 Kunst KMFDM 2
2014 Our Time Will Come KMFDM 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Agogo KMFDM 2
1998 Retro KMFDM 1
2004 84-86 KMFDM 1
2008 Extra, Volume 1 KMFDM 4 1
2008 Extra, Volume 2 KMFDM 3.5 1
2008 Extra, Volume 3 KMFDM 1
2010 Greatest Shit KMFDM 1
2010 Würst KMFDM 2
2016 ROCKS – Milestones Reloaded KMFDM 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Sturm & Drang Tour 2002 KMFDM feat. PIG 1
2004 WWIII Live 2003 KMFDM 1
2005 20th Anniversary World Tour KMFDM 1
2014 We Are KMFDM KMFDM 2

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Ruck Zuck KMFDM 2
2008 Brimborium KMFDM 1
2010 Krieg KMFDM 3

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 Spider-Man 2 Videogame KMFDM 1

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1987 Kickin' Ass KMFDM 2
1988 Don’t Blow Your Top KMFDM 4
1989 Virus KMFDM 3
1990 Godlike KMFDM 3
1990 More & Faster KMFDM 2
1991 Split KMFDM 2
1991 Naïve / The Days of Swine + Roses KMFDM / My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult 2
1992 Vogue KMFDM 5
1992 Money + Bargeld KMFDM 2
1992 Help Us, Save Us, Take Us Away KMFDM 2
1992 Sucks KMFDM 2
1993 A Drug Against War KMFDM 2
1994 Light KMFDM 2
1994 Glory KMFDM 2
1995 Juke-Joint Jezebel KMFDM 5 2
1995 Brute KMFDM 1
1995 Trust / Juke Joint Jezebel KMFDM 1
1996 Rules KMFDM 1
1997 Megalomaniac KMFDM 1
2002 Boots KMFDM 4 1
2009 D.I.Y. KMFDM 1
2010 Day of Light KMFDM 2
2010 Godlike 2010 KMFDM 2
2010 Light 2010 KMFDM 2
2011 Krank KMFDM 3 2
2011 A Drug Against Wall Street KMFDM 4 1
2011 Rebels in Kontrol (Occupy Wall Street mix) KMFDM 1
2012 Amnesia KMFDM 2

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Sin Sex & Salvation KMFDM vs. PIG 2
1998 MDFMK KMFDM 1

EP + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2015 SALVATION KMFDM 2

Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1995 Year of the Pig KMFDM 2

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