Saturday, May 7, 2011

Gotta Get it All: Build a Komplete, Khronologically Korrect KMFDM Kollection - Part II

(continued from May 6, 2011)

Back in the U.S.S.A. - The New Millennium

In 2002, the believed-defunct KMFDM was reborn on a new label, Metropolis, and a new cover single, Boots. Then came the onslaught - a born-again, guitar-heavy, drum-bashing ATTAK. A live record with Raymond Watts' Pig, Sturm & Drang Tour 2002 followed later in the year (also captured on DVD).
KMFDM - Sturm & Drang Tour 2002

KMFDM jumped labels to Sanctuary and delivered nothing less than World War III in 2003. The label affiliation lasted only throughout the year and provided a live document in CD form, WWIII Live 2003, as well as DVD.
WWIII (World War III)

2005 found the band back at Metropolis for the hard and hateful Hau Ruck and the accompanying EP, Ruck Zuck, followed in 2006. The volume stayed high in 2007 with the prompt follow-up, Tohuvabohu.

2008 provided a wealth of KMFDM extras. Brimborium collected remixes from the two preceding albums and three two-disc sets of Extra non-album tracks from throughout the band's history:

Extra Volume 1Vol. 2-ExtraVol. 3-Extra

2009 brought back another proper album of all-new material, Blitz, and its remix counterpart, Krieg, followed in 2010.

Rebels in Kontrol - 2010 and counting...

The most recent decade got off to a great start with a dual set of compilations (much in the same vein of Agogo and Retro), Greatest Shit and Wurst.
Wurst (Jewl)

WTF?! just landed on April 26, 2011, preceded just a month before by the maxi-single, Krank. If KMFDM keeps up their prolific output, we'll be kollecting a kouple more before the year is out and, hopefully, a lot more as the decade rolls by. Here's hoping the boots keep stomping, the drums keep pounding and the guitars keep droning on and on and on and on...

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