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  1. ja sam ih gledao prosle jeseni u cincinnati-ju ... svirali su preko dva i po sata ... razbijanje ... svirali su sa Thrill Kill Kult a usput je Jourgensenu to vece bio rodjendan pa je bilo udri brigu na veselje ... imali su tipa koji je izasao u odelu sa maskom g. bush-a ... Alien ga je posteno izbubetao tokom prve pesme ... za treci bis su svirali So What kao i Jesus Built My Hot Rod 12" mix koji trajao nekih 9 minuta ... take a bow my son !
  2. vazi se bozo ! anyways .. uskoro dolazim u bgd ... imacu neke attrition i bella morte t-shirts pa kao je neko zainteresovan mozemo odraditi neki deal ....
  3. cestitke beogradu na koncertu ... c-shadows sviraju 30 avgusta u indianapolisu ... svakako cu pitati rog-a kako se proveo na akademiji ... pobeda - hleb kinovia !!!
  4. ne znam gavro ko ih dovlaci ali ko god da je svaka cast ... oni su veliki band ... Bella Morte je ubedljivo najbolji i najatraktivniji band ovde u USA sto se tice gothic zvuka .. poslednji album im je way more death rock nego dark wave sto je bio pre slucaj ... The Last Dance videh 10. jula i mogu reci da su totalno cool live mada je njihovo vreme proslo ... sa jednim hitom se ne pravi karijera ...
  5. COMBAT FAMILY! On 22 of June 2004 we got a promo KMFDM package. New KMFDM DVD and CD have finaly arrived. Unlike STURM & DRANG Tour 2002 DVD, WWIII Tour 2003 DVD offers more and more and more. With very wealthy/prolific material, whole DVD is pretty much similar to BEAT BY BEAT BY BEAT release and is way better. Amazing animation, 3D design and the way DVD is directed, makes this DVD on of the best in our genre. Few years ago KMFDM blown everyone out with BEAT BY BEAT BY BEAT DVD release, but now it seems like they went way further. Everything started somewhere in autumn 2003 when WWIII album got out. In many ways that album will mark KMFDM history. It was definite return to the past, but now in a right and proper way things have been done. With power of lyrical power of NIHIL and " straight in your face " purity and kind-hearted aggression of ANGST and XTORT, KMFDM brought us album we are going to love forever. An old spirit in a new fashion. Everything seemed perfect. The material, the band, the crew, the fans, ... We were THE FAMILY on this tour. Someone would say it was too much to release another Tour DVD in two years, but this was the right decision. Right before WWIII started I wrote that this one was going to be the biggest and the best tour KMFDM ever had. I was not wrong at all. It was 36 gigs in 40 days across North America while european tour has just started. The video material was captured from all over the place and contains the highlight of the tour. You'll find moments from Seattle, Chicago, New York and Cincinati to Disneyland. With better performances than it was in studio KMFDM was ruling the world in those 40 days. As Lucia said - " This tour is all about outfit and boots ", we saw and met KMFDM in the best visual and sound presentation they ever did. Their confidence and the positive energy they brodacasted around sharing the lightness, gave us the biggest pleasure of being ONE along with them in the venue. The material they played was impressive as well. DVD contains 13 while CD has 14 tracks. The openner is WWIII, which storms in after we saw a charming Wild West Concert Intro Sequence. Then comes From Here On Out with Lucia that hypnotizes all with her voice and moves. Blackball where Raymond enters the stage wore in silver coat. Ultra Heavy Beat at its best. Old classic Brute causes tears in my eyes. Stars & Stripes was the first one that made whole venue to sing along with the band. The real treasure is the video they projected during the performance of the song. Pity For The Pious then Moron, Revenge, Bullets Bombs & Bigotry. Amazing. The full Power of WWIII album could be seen on the stage. The real eruption happend during performing of Light. Juke Joint Jezebel and A Drug Against War made our party night. Intro and Godlike would close the gig but the last mentioned one didn't find place on the track list of the DVD and CD. The same happend to DIY and Spit Sperm but at this point it was not so important. Thanx to Matt Prine who was filming everything ( and after being so annoying, Raymond and Andy threw him out through tour bus window ), we have an amazing tour footage that's playing between the live tracks on the DVD. You will have such a fun time watching these moments and have chance to see how great and friendly band KMFDM is. Raymond who cannot break the plastic spoon and a legendary statement - " we are not a tough industrial band. we even cannot break the plastic spoon ". Horde video footage with " meet and greet with the hard core fans " along with videos for Stars & Stripes, Ultra, Skurk, making the Wild West Intro Sequence, video interviews with the band and crew, studio material from WWIII recording sessions and trip with KMFDM to watch whales on the pacific. DVD also contains electronic press kit, lyrics and toor and fan photo sessions. This is probably the best organized DVD release I ever saw. This is a great concert and documentary release. I think it's the first time we have opportunitie to see one band on stage in full power and after that to meet them in person and see the other side of the medal. KMFDM passed both sides in the best possible way. Everyone was ONE. We could see it and feel it and now you all have the opportunity to witness that on this DVD. WWIII Tour 2003 CD was captured on 27 of October 2003 which was the second Chicago gig. I was lucky to attend both shows. It was a nuclear assult. As it was mentioned before, WWIII material they played live sounded way better live on stage than one on the album. Again I must say Lucia was AMAZING ( just got From The Land of Volcanos CD. a review comes soon ) with her ultra heavy powerful vocal. Andy, Jules, Steve were great. Definitely fathers of Industrial Music and Ultra Heavy Beat style, KMFDM went way further and stronger than ever before. It's so good to have KMFDM as a band again. It's been along time since Sascha could relax since everything was on his back in the past. KMFDM is the family now. It's Sascha, Raymond, Lucia, the rest of the band, the crew, YOU and me. I love you guys and THANK YOU FOREVER! This DVD is must-to-have! HYSTERIA " We got mama Lucia, father Sascha and uncle Raymond. We are like Family " - Ernesto Corti ( lighting designer for WWIII Tour 2003 )
  6. upravo dobih WORLD WAR III LIVE 2003 DVD i CD ... soon stize review ...
  7. KMFDM Declares WWIII Tour 2003 DVD & CD Through Sanctuary Records World Tour to Commence in July 2004 marks the 20th Anniversary of KMFDM, proclaimed heralds of the Ultra Heavy Beat. For the past two decades, the archetypal cyber-rock band has defied tradition, unleashing albums progressively more nihilistic and aggressive than its predecessors. Last year, the band released its most formidable album to date, WWIII through Sanctuary Records, which REMIX Magazine deemed an all-out “electro-industrial assault”. Now, the label is proud to announce the release of WWIII Tour 2003 DVD & CD this Summer. Recorded throughout their Autumn 2003 tour, the DVD & CD capture KMFDM at its most venomously entertaining. The Miami Herald acknowledged the tour as a “the virtual embodiment of raging industrial rock.” A visually stunning performance, KMFDM is renowned for its visceral live show as much as its unapologetic, innovative sound. Released on June 22nd, the DVD includes not only the white-knuckle concert performance, but a host of bonus features, culminating in more than three hours of mind-numbing KMFDM socio-politically charged entertainment. As The Pitch stated, “On stage, KMFDM is pure cyberpunk, serving up a futuristic visual extravaganza.” The track listing for the DVD performance includes: WWIII Revenge From Here On Out Bullets Bomb Bigotry Black Ball Light Brute Juke Joint Jezebel Stars and Stripes Intro Pity For the Pious A Drug Against War Moron KMFDM ringleader Sascha Konietzko admits that this “new live material blows the old stuff completely out of the water.” Along with the potent live performance, the DVD offers numerous features that allow the viewer to glimpse the manic world of KMFDM, including After Show & Backstage footage, interviews with the band & crew, a tour photo slide show, a fan photo slide show, tour journal entries from the band & crew, KMFDM Horde fan club featurette, the animated Wild West Concert intro sequence, studio footage from the WWIII recording sessions, song lyrics, an interactive e-card, an electronic press kit, and a featurette allowing the viewer to embark on a whale-watching excursion with the band. The CD counterpart to WWIII Tour 2003 is comprised of the same track listing as the DVD, but as a bonus, includes the exclusive track “Ultra”. The CD version will be released on July 27th. With KMFDM, the work is never done, and thus they are soon embarking on a full world tour in further support of WWIII & the new live album/DVD. A warm-up US run will occur later in June. The dates include: Saturday, June 19th Portland, OR Dante’s Sunday, June 20th Ventura, CA Majestic Theater Monday, June 21st Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theater Tuesday, June 22nd Anaheim, CA House Of Blues Wednesday, June 23rd San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge Thursday, June 24th Sacramento, CA Empire Theater Friday, June 25th Seattle, WA Fenix Underground Thursday, July 1st Moscow, RUS Club Tochka Friday, July 2nd St. Petersburg, RUS Port Club Sunday, July 4th Berlin, GER Columbia Fritz Monday, July 5th Hamburg, GER Grünspan Tuesday, July 6th Frankfurt, GER Batschkapp Thursday, July 8th London, UK Mean Fiddler ...and many, many more to be announced. Following the tour, KMFDM is anticipated to return to the studio to begin crafting yet another psyche-invading electro-organic beast. To conclude with the words of Alternative Press Magazine: “KMFDM don’t just talk the talk; they’re in on the apocalypse.” www.kmfdm.net
  8. pa braco i sestre 15. Jun, Chicago, Vic Theatre ... Skinny Puppy LIVE! dobio sam kartu .. DJ Copper Top se otvorila ... ko ne moze da svrne do cikaga moze da se izluftira na JNA sa metalikom .... ja sigurno necu! ( love to MIKAC ! )
  9. SKINNY PUPPY - The Greater Wrong Of The Right Oh what joy! When there on my hall floor arrives Skinny Puppy’s new album.. Hotly anticipated, I feel honoured to be one of the chosen few to receive this album a month or so early as a promo. Much has been made of the newly reformed Skinny Puppy –will the old boys be able to forget the successful solo projects and rekindle the creative force that so dominated the late 80’s and early 90’s? Will they be electronic again or will the guitar force of ‘The Process’ (their last studio album from 1996) still be there? Will the anger be gone? Will old wounds be healed? Will Ogre and cEvin Key get along long enough for us to see them live again? Is this the sad reconvening of an old dead industrial band (like the FLA reunion and subsequent dismal album earlier this year..) or the genuine beginning of something new, a Phoenix Puppy rising from the flames? I was eager to find out.. so without further ado, let’s get to it. L’Immortal An opening sweep grows organically into a sonic guitar riff. Big beat drums, lead to processed vocals monotone and puppyesque. It’s 1 minute in and already you are hooked. This is what you were waiting for, this is what you wanted. This is Skinny Puppy post-solo projects and it has lost none of its bite and none of its anger. It feels like a natural progression from ‘The Process.’ A natural musical step has been taken and it feels both very modern, but also very in keeping with the Skinny Puppy ‘house style’. It is very catchy, the beats ensure that, but the programming is superb, and I bet there are one hundred Industrial EBM bands out there catching their breath and going how the fuck did they get it to sound THAT good?! To be hypercritical the ending kind of peters out into nothing.. but this is jusat the beginning.. there’s a long way to go yet. Pro-Test The drums are instant Puppy. The guitar, full of crunch and bite. The backwards-masked synthline ethereal and somehow creepy. The staccato bass line kicks in like a stutter, Then in comes Ogre with some trademark stream of consciousness lyrics but delivered in a rapping style. Cheesy? Hell no! This is waaaay kewl. His voice is heavily processed and synthesised like the track ‘Pore’ off his own eponymous debut, these vocals draw you in and are at times used like an extra instrument. The guitar kicks your butt, and the driving heavy rock drums build you to a satisfying crescendo of raw power, and the lovely recap ending just delicious and satiating even the hungriest Puppy-lover. EmpTe Ogre is all over this track.. It just feels like something I LOVE the beats in this track. Wait for that pounding intro. Funky, fresh and fucked up, they just get into your bones like a delicious disease, and make you move. The distant vocals lost and synthesised once more, at times almost like a foghorn, add a dimension of being lost and empty.. alone? This is certainly a far from happy tune, but it’s infectious.. It gets right into the deep recesses of your soul, then claws its way out in an amazing crescendo of strings and kettle drum rolls, up and up, its tearing you apart and then it leaves you falling into the waiting arms of the screaming hell bound… Neuwerld New World Order? Fucked up vocals. Ogres’ rant monotone and synthetic. Sequenced bass line simple backing track as the vocals are fucked to weave and interweave with each other..creating monster-like wails and screams of hellish visions like something out of Twin Peaks, this is both VERY messy and VERY nightmarish. Ogre screams a high-pitched stream of lyrics and then we descend into a dark twisted twilight world. Is this the Neuwerld Order? If so it is a frightening place. Dark and disturbing music... Ghostman This is classic Puppy. Skinny? No this is full fat, double cream delicious and decadent. A dip into the past while staying modern and fresh. Retro innovation from the kings of all things programmed and produced. This will be a favourite with the old-school, die-hard fans me thinks.. For me? One of the weaker tracks on the album. dOwnsizer It’s eerie. It’s symphonic. It’s straight out of a dodgy horror film. Then Ogre’s voice - Doom laden and wonderfully dissonant. The Hammer House of Horrors single organ line behind him, and random creepy sound effects. Marching band drum rolls and stabbing guitar lines cannot save this song from an unhealthy dose of self importance and ‘over the top-ness’ a little overblown and pompous for what it is.. kinda spoils the actual effectiveness of the vocal line.. shame. Past Present Now we’re back on track. I like it. Up beat. Distorted voice with simple but effective programming. This is a wonderfully through-composed song. It builds, waxes and wains but draws you in. I love the synthesised ‘Waaaaah!’ in the chorus.. it just screams out NIN ‘The Fragile’ but it’s just sooo good, it makes the song. There is a depth to Skinny Puppy programming that few bands ever manage. Front Line Assembly achieved the same depth and precision back in the ‘Millenium’ era.. Front 242 in ‘OFF’, but few bands since. For me it’s what sets these old bands apart. Maybe it’s a case of hard cash and better equipment, or maybe we have lost something in the new wave of Industrial music? I don’t know, all I do know is that this music stirs the soul in a completely different way to ANYTHING I’ve heard recently, and if you’re an old sod like me, that’ll bring a sentimental tear to your eye.. Goneja I’ve skipped track 8 for no other reason than I’ve got to leave one surprise for you when you get the album right? Most EBM/Industrial bands tend to put fillers in the last few slots of an album.. NOT Skinny Puppy. 'Goneja' and the following 'DaddyuWarbash', are fabulous doses of the new Skinny Puppy sound. Complex. Twisted. Dark. Vocals synthesised and used as instruments. Ogre’s trademark stream of consciousness lyrics flowing and twisting in an easy rolling rapping style. Drums complex - drum and bass influenced. Sounds of technology merged with simple synthlines. A thru-composed feel, epic but accessible.. And infectious..SO infectious. DaddyuWarbash The child-like creepy vocal line intro. Ogre is fucking with you. Getting into your head. The drum and bass drum line blasts into the intro.. with it’s epic harmoniser high end vocals. And then it stops as soon as its began.. OGRE – ‘ I am a GOD, I am a faceless WARRIOR..’ And then BANG! IN YOUR FACE! We are back into the manic drum and bass vibe and yet this is so SKINNY PUPPY this is the new world order, this is the next generation. It is simply delicious. You just want to soak it all in, bask in its glory like you’re bathing in the sun.. It’s THAT good. And then it ends. And we sadly walk away.. But what taste is left in your mouth? Well it tastes sweet, like a well earned victory. Skinny Puppy have scored an amazing victory in this simply SUPERB comeback album. Forget the rest of the kids attempts at music this year. Move all other pathetic small fry EBM/Industrial bands..the big boys are back in town. They’re big and they’re scary, they’re brutal but effortlessly efficient. They ARE SKINNY PUPPY…And THIS, well THIS is my album of the year so far. If you think Skinny Puppy is old-schoool, forget it. If you think Skinny Puppy are has beens, think again.If you want a kick arse album with 8 quality tracks, you got it. If you want a seamless blend of retro and innovation, you got it.If you want my album of the year so far, you got it. You WANT this album. You WANT to buy it NOW. Will cause addiction and hysteria. IGNORE SKINNY PUPPY AT YOUR PERIL.
  10. tuzno je sto ti kao , kako sebe smatras vrsnim poznavaocem industrial zvuka kazes da kanadjani ne mogu praviti industrial muziku ... samo bih te upitao odakle su dosli NUMB ili pak FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY tj. FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY je dao mnostvo side projekata kao NOISE UNIT, DELERIUM, ... enjoy!
  11. nekoliko reci o ... FIGHT SYSTEM - FIGHT BACK / FIGHT SYSTEM - RIP THE SYSTEM Now, almost 20 years after KMFDM showed up on the electro - industrial scene, still we can feel the same positive energy and excitement regarding this timeless institution. Building the history and ideology of this breath taking music genre for years, decades along the other giants like Die Krupps, Skinny Puppy, FLA, Front 242, Ministry, .. KMFDM still kicks ass and still using its own direction and route with no compromise to anyone even to itself develope whole philosophy of no philosophy. D.I.Y., solidarity, health and peace in your mind is only that counts in these days. Nothing much changed during al these years. Sascha Konietzko preparing the last things and weapons for the next upcoming battle what starts on the 17th of October found an hour to chat, open his heart and speak loud about everything. We finally found each other. We felt like we knew one another for years since the same heart beats in everyone of us from the other side. This is the ultimate chance to feel how it was and how it is to be a man with will strong as steel and a heart big as Russia. Sascha Konietzko / KMFDM / Welcome to Electromeda and thank you for giving us your time since we know you are more than busy these days? You are welcome. We couldn't wait for the new KMFDM album. " Attak " was great and the respond to it was excellent both from critics and from fans. How it goes with " World War III " at these first 9 or 10 days after it was released. Did you hear any reactions yet? There is a lot of first reactions. I saw alot reviews coming up at Amazon.com by regular people ( fans ). The record seems to be quite popular. There are always good or bad responses so I guess it's sort of balance right now. It seems to me that this record is getting a good reception right now. But, you know, to me it's not it that important. Once I delivered the album to the label that's it. I am done with it, you know. Like the children left the home. Good luck! ( laugh! ) What about preparations for tour? There will be 36 gigs and it starts in Seattle on 17th of October 2003. Yes it starts in two weeks and it's gonna be 36 gigs in 40 days. It's gonna be a marathon. One big time. Are you gonna come to any show? Chicago certainly !!! ( laugh ! ) I missed last tour since still I was in Europe but now I am going to make it. As we can see you start this tour and close this tour in Seattle. Is there any special reason for it or ... The reason for it is that 5 of 6 in the band come and live in Seattle. We all do rehearsals here and actually everything is going well. The band has been rehearsing last two weeks. I started yesterday and ... Raymond ( PIG ) is showing up today. He is coming from London and all things will be starting kicking over this weekend. Let me back on the gigs. Of 36 gigs you have, only 5 or 6 are 18/21+. All other gigs are actually ALL AGES... We try to play all ages gigs whenever it's possible because it's so sad to see people waiting outside and not being able to get in just because they are not 18 or 21. KMFDM is an all ages band. Our audience is from very very young to very very old. I know people that come up to KMFDM shows here in Seattle that are over 80 years old. Seriously Well in my opinion KMFDM is not only a common band. It's more... I can boldly say an institution. Yeah, It's the program. It's definitely an institution. What else we found amazing regarding this album was that some things changed. Usually when I would ever think about and consider anyone as a KMFDM it would be you. KMFDM was Sascha Konietzko and Sascha Konietzko was KMFDM ( and thank god still is ). Not only that's only me who thinks that way but also many many other fans. With this record we see that KMFDM seems like an unit, stronger and that ever before. Again it's the band. It's once more transformed as a band again. Due to the fact that we started working with Andy, Joolz and Steve. The whole band from PIG on the last tour ( Sturm und Drang 2002 Tour ). And we all became such a good friends. Joolz and Andy decided right after the tour to move to Seattle for a time. It's just really everything popped on the place at that point. The things were making sense. We needed a bit of new direction and we got it. They really, sort of, kicked the band in the ass. The did a good job. ( laugh! ) They are excellent people to hang out with. We have alot of fun. We go to the rehearsal room and after we are done we would go and have fun. Earlier some guys from Raymond's band ( PIG ) have been involved with KMFDM live. Yeah, correct. They have been in the band ( PIG ) in 97 PIG was opening for KMFDM on that tour. That was SYMBOLS Tour? Yeah, that was SYMBOLS tour. But we didn't work until 2000. Me and Lucia went to London and we met with Raymond over there since we worked on the project SCHWEIN and that's how I started to work with Joolz actually. He worked on ATTAK a little bit and then on the last tour we needed a band because Guenter and En Esch left KMFDM a couple years ago. We needed real live band and those guy made it happen. How much all of them are involved in writing of music? During listening of WWIII I could, and I believe many will, hear huge PIG impact on KMFDM sound and was it difficult to get all that together since Ray is over sea. The way it happened was that music was written equally by Joolz, Andy and myself. And lyrics were written by Raymond, Lucia and myself. We came from the tour last summer. We had a title for the new album which was WORLD WAR III but we didn't have songs written yet. We didn't have label and we just began recording and naturally with a drummer, I was like - " OK let's start recording drums ". So we did that and we started building tracks. Then Lucia and Raymond kinda get involved writing the lyrics. We started sending material to Raymond in London right around the Christmas. He was working on his WATTS project since PIG is not PIG anymore. It's called WATTS now. Anyways, he was working on his stuff and he was kinda slow delivering KMFDM stuff. So in May this year we had Raymond come to Seattle for a while and we finished recordings of vocals. After that we got a raw version of the album. We started mixing of the album. We went to Chicago for a month and we finished the album there. Is Bill Rieflin involved in this tour. Is he now full time or part time member of KMFDM? Bill was really involved on ATTAK and also we was playing bass on the STURM & DRANG Tour. He then got a job with REM and now he is a drummer on REM tour. It's amazing. Bill Rielfin in an amazing person since he was involved with all huge names/bands from north American industrial scene. Only fact that he played bass for KMFDM on the last tour was very funny knowing him regularly being a drummer. What happened that time? Tim Skold didn't go on tour and Bill played bass instead ? Bill is a real musician. He is not only a drummer. He is everything and he understands the music from all different points of view then for example I do. Yeah, he can be a drummer for REM, someone else and he can still be associated with REVOLTING COCKS and MINISTRY. A musical chameleon. So he will not be involved in this tour? No, he is on tour with REM and that tour ends somewhere in November and then there is no point joining him for only week or two for KMFDM tour. Is Chris Connelly going to be guest on this tour as he did on last tour in Chicago? I have not spoken to Chris yet. But it's definitely possible. We may be playing " Rules " or something like that so, yeah, he might be there. Do you have any plan or is there any chance you are going to do EXCESSIVE FORCE side project or something like that. I think you owe us that very much. Well right now all the energy is focusing on KMFDM and we want go back to Europe. We signed with Sanctuary Records because we wanted a label that is strong both in the US and in Europe and the plan for next year is to seriously and intensively tour in Europe and to get back on the ground there. Who knows. If the Americans re-elect G. Bush for the president here in 2004 then I certainly do not want to stay here for sure. What is your general opinion about Europe now regarding US domination in the world and in general. I am definitely an European and I didn't become an American in the last 14 years I have been living over here. I am not totally up to date. My visits to Europe were pretty sporadically in the past few years. The only time when I did go there was when I was going to visit my family around Christmas time. But I am so angry about what has been doing with this country in the last few years and about all that passivity and sort of not complaining that people display while is in Europe there is at least the old sense of liberal, radical, free thinking kind of stuff. The more chaotic but it's also more energetic way of thinking. It's pretty scary now how the world is misbalanced since 1990 when The Soviet Union stopped to exist and how Europe is, actually, politically divided. But I really hope that Europe will wake up. I think it will, I think it will... And if anything ... May be KMFDM is the right thing at the right time to come to Europe again and to help it happen. I think is time ! ( laugh! ) I am positive. The last time you did European tour was in 97 with Rammstein and before that was at the beginning of 90's with My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult. Yeah, the last tour was in 1997 with Rammstein but the previous one was actually in 1995 with Atari Teenage Riot while the tour with TKK was before that. we had only 3 European tours in the last 10 or 11 years. Tell me a little bit about the beginning of everything in general regarding EBM/Industrial music. In Germany DAF, Die Krupps, all berliners.. In Belgium Front 242, Klinik, A Split Second .. In UK Nitzer Ebb, Click Click, Cabaret Voltaire, ... How was to be a part of that scene during those days? Definitely it was really exciting. We started recording in 1984 when we did all the stuff that came out with OPIUM album ( originally only a tape release ). Then we did WHAT DO YOU KNOW , DEUTSCHLAND? and we made a record of it. That got licensed by the label from England and sublicensed from the Chicago's WAX TRAX. We made a couple of albums and we had really hard time to get anyway. We toured, we opened for Einsturzende Neubauten, Borghesia, Cassandra Complex, Young Gods and many other bands that I cannot even remember who was there with us. But nothing really happened. It was really difficult and hard. I was working two jobs and making music. All of a sudden We got call from WAX TRAX and they said that we must come to the USA because MINISTRY wanted us to be the opening act for their American tour ( The Mind Tour 1990 ). I said - " OK .. Sure .. ". We were not really excited. We were like - " Let's do it " because we thought it couldn't be any worse than we were doing home in Europe. We came to Chicago in December of 1989 and ... Uaaaaaaaauu man, there was like ... Suddenly we realized that we have sold out over 20 000 on WAX TRAX Records. I thought it couldn't be true. We did the tour for two months and a half and everything went just really really well and I was like - " Fuck it man I'm gonna stay here ". People knew our songs and we found out that KMFDM was actually really popular but it's not because of KMFDM itself but because of whole that kult that WAX TRAX built and industrial movement here in America. Everything on that label was fresh, new, exciting and good. People would buy anything that would have been released by WAX TRAX. WAX TRAX was the central point of everything and the label for whole movement as PIAS ( Play it Again Sam ) was in Europe at the same time. But I must say that everything was really great what came from WAX TRAX and that I never find anything that was even with average quality of music or idea. Exactly. WAX TRAX had specific taste and whatever they would sign for the label was good and was making sense. It was like in old days when labels were known for quality. Like at the end of 70's and the beginning of 80's with post punk/new wave. Whatever would get out would be so good and amazing. If you didn't know the band when you would buy a record you would look for the label and year and there wouldn't be way that you make a mistake buying it. Very true! 4AD, Beggars Banquet, ... It's really interesting that you couldn't get better respond in Europe. It's true that European sound those days was almost 100% pro Belgium which means pure electronic sound with no guitars while you were doing something called " crossover ". At the same time Young Gods were doing the same exact thing as you were but they got so huge and popular. Why was it that way? I do not understand. Because they have been really revolutionary and the stuff they did blew everyone's head off. They were so technologically advanced and we were doing naive stuff comparing to them and that's the main reason they had much more respond and success than we did. We only get serious about making music when we got to the USA. All stuff before that was a total fun. MONEY was the first serious album KMFDM did even it was recorded in Hamburg. Yeah, it was huge difference in sound and style. I can say it was revolutionary for whole scene. After that came ANGST album and whole bunch of bands changed, even some huge names, such as Die Krupps, Front Line Assembly, ... I remember that. Money was totally done and affected by American style. But now when we hear KMFDM it sounds a million years ahead with quality in sound, production and musically of course. Tell me how the development of technology affects on your work. For instance, I was shocked when I saw that KRAFTWERK did the new album totally using software not machines. What do you think about it in general? I mean, I learned how to work in a studio when everything was due to multi tracks, analogue sequencing and when sampling technology began to become affordable for us. I bought my first sampler in 1985 and it was so expensive. Delicate, it was very delicate. Now everything is sort of digital and pro tools. We do not use any software synth at all. The only thing that we ever used was one kind of soft synth because my real synth is broken. I like hardware. I like to have machines. I like to have buttons and knobs. I am not really big on the working with the things on screen. Alot of the quality of KMFDM comes from the recording techniques. We actually still know how to record something. Now most kids know how to make a techno record but they have no clue and they do not know how to use the microphone.For us capturing real sound is still very central point in making of what we are doing. And it just happened that Joolz is an excellent recording engineer. I mean, it's hardly that anyone can record drums better than he does. And that was a very lucky coincidence that came from that meeting we had. That's really great. But what's your favorite synthesizer so far? My favorite synth is probably Nord Lead 2. That is the one I used the most on this record and interestingly enough, there is no midi programming, almost no midi programming on WORLD WAR III. Everything was played live and then taken and put into a place. Now I cannot say that analogue Nord lead is my very favorite. It's a very useful machine. You can do stuff really really quick that sounds very very rewarding and satisfying. It's pretty fat sound. I have bunch of like old analogue synthesizers sitting around. Sometimes it's not convenient to wait for like a half an hour for oscillator to warm up and that kind of stuff. I must ask you that funny question about your decision to do KMFDM again even you said many times during MDFMK that it was over and then MDFMK became KMFDM. Well it was a ... I should probably give you a run back through a history and a sort of internal dynamics. In 1991 we started recording MONEY. MONEY was not supposed to be called MONEY. It was supposed to be called SPLIT because En Esch and I decided to break up during the tour with Thrill Kill Kult in 1990. So we decided that our next recording budget would split half and a half. I would get one half and he would get one half and we would both make 5 songs. Back on those days it was all still on vinyl. So he made 5 songs, I made 5 songs and we threw the coin and decided who gets the A and who gets the B side of the record. WAX TRAX rejected B side which was the En Esch's side. They said it didn't sound like KMFDM at all and that they didn't like it.They didn't want to put it out because it didn't meet the criteria of the label. So they gave us more money. That's why we called it MONEY. That record was all about the money. And I finished up the album without En Esch and certainly that was kinda really bad blood between us because he felt sort of rejected. Then I made a real effort to put the band back together and we recorded ANGST and NIHIL which re-involved Raymond Watts ( PIG ) who had left KMFDM back in 1988. In the meantime Raymond and I did KMFDM vs. PIG - Sin, Sex & Salvation, only with Guenter on the guitar. The return of Raymond was something En Esch didn't like. He felt kinda up staged by Raymond.We toured whole 1995 when we did two huge tours, IN YOUR FACE and BEAT BY BEAT. And with all those so-ego kinda strong people together for a year, it caused alot of problems and the band did fall apart again. After that I did XTORT totaly by myself. Without Raymond and En Esch who actually did only a guitar solo played over the telephone and a bit of phone conversation " hmmmm ja, OK .... OK ... OK ... OK,OK .... OK " what has been used as a sample at the very beginning of the album. After XTORT the album I was again like - " Let's one more time ", because it didn't work with En Esch. He had become a heavy alcoholic and drug user at the early 90's. It was very difficult to work with him. So I wanted to see, one more time, what was going on there. I got everyone to work on SYMBOLS album and it was disaster. That was full of problems. We had alot of arguments, fighting and the record suffered from it. It didn't turn out in the way I wanted it to be. It showed on the record. There were good tracks. There is Megalomaniac which was written and done by myself, even without Guenter. Torture, I did only with Ogre ( SKINNY PUPPY ). Waste, I did with Bill Rieflin. Spit Sperm with Raymond and I. But all the other stuff ... like Stray Bullet, Mercy ... a fucking crap ! ... Down & Out, man! .. what the fuck ! ... But Tim Skold happened ... Oh yeah, Anarchy was good. Anarchy was god and Tim Skold was basically the big hope. He was the guy that was enthusiastic and excited about KMFDM and he was working. Everyone else was pretty lazy. Tim was really cool. After SYMBOLS we did another big tour and we had to do the another record what would be the last one for WAX TRAX by the contract we had. I asked everyone what we were going to do. To work together or not. En Esch and Guenter said like - " FUCK YOU " and Tim and I did ADIOS album. So why then all drama that was going on online among the fans and En Esch who was bitching through the posts and chats on ( now dead ) www.kmfdmdogma.com when you announced that you were going to do new KMFDM. Why he and Guenter didn't complain about it after, for instance, SYMBOLS album? It a little bit more makes no point. Yeah, it was dumb, little stupid. But most people didn't know that En Esch and Guenter were really, sort of hard and problematic throughout all these years.Working with Guenter was basically you had to have money in order to get him to work. He would never do anything without money and for me KMFDM is not about money. For me KMFDM is an idealism and fun. They just wanted money all the time and I didn't have money to give them. KMFDM was really successfull in 1995 with NIHIL and Juke Joint Jezebel single.There was actualy a lot money coming to us. But with XTORT which was a deliberate decision to make an anti NIHIL album, something that was totally drastic departure from the happy melodic kind of stuff like Juke Joint Jezebel . That really put KMFDM back in the hole. Anyways, the return of KMFDM was I told En Esch and Guenter that everybody wanted us to do KMFDM again and asked them if they wanted to sit down and come up with the new concept and way how to be KMFDM all together. Again they said - " Fuck You " and I said - " Fine " and I did new KMFDM. Tell me a little bit more details about Tim Skold now. Is he definitely done with KMFDM since he is with M.MANSON now or ... Nobody is definitely done with KMFDM. If Tim one day comes and says - " Hey, let's work on something " and may be it just happens it's time when we are doing new KMFDM album, then he is back. He was working on the making of ATTAK but he has already known that he was going to work with MANSON. He told me he wont have much time to promote the album and time to go on your with us after ATTAK ( Sturm & Drang Tour ). And it was fine with me. KMFDM can always adapt to certain circumstances. That is never the problem. Right now Tim is busy and I am sure he makes good money with MANSON. What was the reason you left METROPOLIS RECORDS? We had a really really nice deal with Metropolis Records and we had very nice advances and we had three album deal. After the first record they said they had the problem with distribution. They had to build new distribution system and they didn't have money to pay us for the next album option. We said that that was fine and we started recordings for the album anyways since it was not the huge problem. But we caught the deal in the meantime. We played a couple of tracks to a couple of labels. We talked to a lot of people. There was obviously at that time that KMFDM wouldn't end up at the major label again because the experience with the UNIVERSAL was less than fun. So we decided to look around for the big independent label. Sanctuary came to us and we looked at that and they have just signed KING CRIMSON and MINISTRY. We thought that at least they had a sort of taste having those bands there.Not like a storage unit for the crapy old bands. ( laugh! ). The thing with Sanctuary is, very little money, like not much on the department of advances, but a very good distribution that the label has world wide. And for us it is much more important than to make money. We want to continue KMFDM. So can you live of KMFDM or music in general. I guess you do alot of production and studio work for the others. Yeah, we do stuff aside. Right now I work on the music for SPIDERMAN 2 video game. I always have to do something. No worries. At the end. Who is going to win Bundes Liga ( the german football league ) this season. To be frank, I am completely out of touch with Bundes Liga. I am big St. Pauli fan but I am sure they are not going to make it. ( laugh ! ) The only I can say is HUGE thank you. We send greets to the others and wish you all the best on the tour. You are welcome. It was my pleasure. Thanx! interview done by Zlaya ( www.electromeda.net ) October 2003 Indianapolis, USA
  12. OK Dark Alen izkuliraj sad. Cenim tvoj stav ali nemoj pljuvati i kenjati po necemu sto ocigledno ne razumes. Rekao si dovoljno i nemoj slati postove na temu Skinny Puppy. Skinny Puppy su dovoljno veliki da nose celu scenu na ledjima a to nije doslo samo od sebe ili na lepe oci. Ako ih ti ne volis to je OK ali ovde ima ljudi kojima je SP ikona zato show a little respect.
  13. pa ja sam ga cuo .. meni se mnogo dopada a na electromedi je moj review ...
  14. uradjen je review za poslednji album BONE PEELER ... detaljno na www.electromeda.net ...
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