Releasing 17th Full-Length Album on March 24
With 16 full-lengths and 25 years of historic, groundbreaking musical mayhem behind them, the legendary industrial pioneers KMFDM are ready to unleash the next album BLITZ on March 24, 2009 on Metropolis Records. Fronted by the volatile and fiercely intelligent Sascha Konietzko, KMFDM has led the industrial revolution over the last two and a half decades with their self-coined "Ultra Heavy Beat" that continues to expand and evolve, ushering new beats and structures that push their music up into new plateaus. "I like to experiment," says Sascha about the new album. "Going in one direction and then trying something different is part of the way. If I don't change things constantly, I become irritated."
Appropriately abrasive and incredibly rhythm-heavy, BLITZ sees the Hamburg, Germany-based band redirecting the metallic guitars of previous releases and allowing the fiery dance rhythms to breathe and pulsate. From the opening beat of "(Symbol)" with Sascha's trademark growl coming into the forefront with chants of "up Uranus", the album kicks off an unrelenting barrage of heavily orchestrated chaos. "Bait & Switch" ups the ante with a blast of fierce, driving industrial led by the the dominating vocals of Lucia Cifarelli. Their excellent retelling of Human League's "Being Boiled" brings a level of sinister ambience with pounding beats and flourishing horns. "I am standing behind every song, 105%," Sascha explains, "though I am particularly pleased with the fact that native Russian speakers can understand what I am saying on track #3, 'Davai'."
BLITZ was produced by Sascha Konietzko with assistance from current guitarist Jules Hodgson and longtime collaborator and former band member Tim Skold. Although the album title may be returning to the trademark five-letter album titles of yore ("There was no thought wasted on the name of this album. However once decided upon, it seemed a fitting return to convention, especially after having had a string of non-five-letter titles for the past several years"), the album is by no means conventional. With a diverse 25 years behind them, Sascha sees no end to KMFDM's continuing legacy. "There's no looking back," he says firmly. "The future lies ahead."
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