887 West Marietta St. Studio C
Atlanta, GA, 30318
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 18 and over
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-80's KMFDM was the pride of WaxTrax! 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 and later Hamburg, Sascha's revolving band of misfits have stood the test of time. KMFDM is currently helmed by the dual vocal attack of the band's founder / leader, Sascha and the siren-voiced Lucia. 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 launched their own online store, KMFDM Store (www.kmfdmstore.com) and record label, KMFDM Records.
Through relentless musical exploration and reinvention they have continued to top themselves. The band's 2011 release, WTF?! and its companion single Krank, was no exception. This summer will find the band playing shows across North America and a mix of festival dates and headlining gigs in Europe in the Fall.
In addition to their new material KMFDM has re-released their entire back catalog from the band's WaxTrax! Records era as KMFDM Classics via Metropolis Records/KMFDM Records. To accompany the KMFDM Classics, KMFDM has released two compilations of their best known songs, the Wurst / Shit collection, and Extra, a three volume set of double disc collections of all KMFDM tracks not included on the ten KMFDM Classic albums. The classic KMFDM side project Excessive Force has also had their entire catalog re-released.
As can plainly be seen, the self-proclaimed fathers of industrial-rock show no signs of stopping.
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.