KMFDM

Spawned in Germany during 1984, KMFDM pioneered the crossover between techno/dance and heavy metal with their signature industrial sound. Moving to Chicago in the mid-80s KMFDM was the pride of Wax Trax Records during the label's peak. Rapidly evolving year by year through intense experimentation and touring; the band has redefined themselves with each new release.

Venturing on to dabble in side projects and then re-establish KMFDM in Seattle during 1999 Sascha's revolving band of misfits stood the test of time. Currently helmed by the dual vocal attack of the band's founder Sascha and siren Lucia KMFDM celebrated 20 years of musical excellence by traveling performing 62 shows in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. To quote themselves, "The future belongs to those of us still willing to get our hands dirty". Living by their D.I.Y. philosophy, KMFDM has launched their own online store, KMFDM Store and record label, (KMFDM Records). In 2005 they embarked on a World Tour of 18 countries in support of their full length CD Hau Ruck. The band has just released a new EP titled Ruck Zuck, through Metropolis Records/KMFDM Records. The self-proclaimed fathers of industrial-rock show no signs of stopping.

CHANT

CHANT is the mad-scientist driven…tribal-drum-infused… explosive industrial show from Austin, TX that has spent the last few years touring the US, leaving a trail of smashed up drums, trash cans, and satellite dishes in the dust.

Drummer and performance artist Bradley Bills created CHANT while drawing on influences of excess and mayhem – mixing world music and street percussion with industrial electro-synth sound designs – presenting a display of self-abuse and punishing drumming that caught the attention of The Butthole Surfer's Jeffery D. Pinkus and Pigface ring leader Martin Atkins immediately! Both collisions led to an inventive CD/DVD demo release 'CHANT:Beginnings' (Pinkus) and a very ambitious, independently released debut album 'That Which Divides' (Atkins).

Since inception in 2004, CHANT has supported Pigface, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, KMFDM, Combichrist, The Genitorturers, Angelspit, Black Light Burns, God Module, & Ego Likeness, has contributed to the Pigface album "6″, supplied drum programming for Curse Mackey's (Evil Mothers) score to the Tabula Rasa video game soundtrack, and landed slots on the side stages of the New Orleans Voodoo Music Festival in 2007 & 2008!

For CHANT's new album "Strong Words For Strong People", Bradley teamed up with Chris Telkes (Nocture/The Razorblade Dolls) and produced a record full of pummeling militant beats, eerie dissonance, and relentless grooves. With drumming originating from a washing machine, garage door, and high powered grinders – SWFSP takes the listener through a heart pounding barrage of well crafted noise and addictive hooks, illustrated by the hand screened posters and custom art packaging that is incorporated into each copy.

$26.00 - $28.00

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KMFDM with LEGION WITHIN, CHANT

Tuesday, March 19 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Trocadero Theatre