20 Market Place
Baltimore, MD, 21202
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
Watch & Listen
Spawned in Paris, France on February 29, 1984, Kein Mehrheit Für Die Mitleid (which loosely translates into "no pity for the majority") was initially an industrial-audio concept accompanying art-installations by Erste Hilfe, a group of painters and sculptors, enfant terrible of the mid-80's German underground art-scene.
In the following years, KMFDM began to pioneer the crossover between techno/dance and heavy metal with their signature sound. Relocating to Chicago in 1990, KMFDM was the pride of Wax Trax Records during the label's peak.
Under the leadership of German-born music founder Sascha K. a/k/a Käpt'n K, the only permanent member throughout the band's history, KMFDM is still going strong after almost three decades of conceptual continuity, regularly recording and releasing albums and frequently touring the world over.
CHANT, the tribal-infused apocalyptic drum project of Bradley Bills from Austin, TX, has spent the last 8 years solidifying its mark in the Industrial Rock world with a constant tour schedule, supporting Lords of Acid, Angelspit, & My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, as well as performing iconic shows with Pigface, KMFDM, Combichrist, Psychic TV, The Genitorturers, & Black Light Burns.
Drawing fans from cross genres – rivet & metal heads, goths, punks, rockers… CHANT's music and lyrics channel an internal rage and outburst of raw emotion, with dark synths and hook-laden phrases a la NIN and Depeche Mode – while their live shows kick it up to an entirely new level of primal chest pounding drumming, slammed into a chaotic presentation of mayhem and rock and roll. Bradley's unique, custom drum set ups are a nod to experimental innovators Einstuerzende Neubauten – with metal cans, buckets, and satellite dishes featured in the arsenal!
Since inception, Bradley has worked with members of The Butthole Surfers, Skrew, Skatnigs, Pigface, and The Razorblade Dolls to record and co-produce CHANT's two independently released albums: That Which Divides (2007) and Strong Words For Strong People (2010), and worked with visual artist VJ Greekfire to produce music video releases for his tracks 'Revolt' and 'Need' – squeezing in time to contribute to Pigface album "6? and to act as a featured guest lecturer for The Austin Music Foundation on independent artist booking, marketing, and touring strategies (2009/2011).
A sought after drummer – Bradley also plays drums for Industrial/EBM icons Die Krupps (Jurgen Engler's US based DK All-stars) and joined as Evil Mothers's percussionist for their 2011 Texas Reunion.