KMFDM, the industrial collective founded by Sascha Konietzko in 1984, visited the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, on Thursday to play songs from across the band’s catalog.
Sept. 25 Update: Sadly, Lord of the Lost announced today that they experienced overwhelming difficulties in obtaining US visas for the tour, so they have canceled.
Dark metal group Lord of the Lost will release Swan Songs II, a new album of 10 songs, via Napalm Records on Oct. 6. The band will be on tour leading up to the release of the album with a show opening for legendary German industrial collective KMFDM on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia. (Read our Parklife DC preview of KMFDM.)
Sascha Konietzko founded German industrial rock band KMFDM in 1984, and the collective has gone onto release 20 studio albums. KMFDM released Hell Yeah, its most recent album, in August va earMUSIC and KMFDM Records. The band spends the month of October touring the United States with a stop at the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, on Thursday, Oct. 5.
The annual Wave Gotik Treffen music festival in in Leipzig, Germany, was certainly a terrific showcase for established bands of goth/post-punk/alternative leanings but it also proved to be a great opportunity for new bands to emerge before big audiences as well.
Case in point: Holygram from Cologne, Germany, who released their self-titled debut EP on Feb. 17 via Reptile Music. Parklife DC photographer Paivi caught the band in action on June 5.
Belgian electro-industrial music project Suicide Command, created by Johan van Roy in 1986, performed at Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, on June 5, 2017. Parklife DC’s Paivi was there to capture the moment.
Canadian industrial trio Skinny Puppy headlined Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, on June 4, 2017. Parklife DC photographer Paivi was there to take some pictures!
One of the great things about the annual Wave Gotik Treffen in Leipzig, Germany, is the opportunity to chase down your favorite dark pop bands. Take for example Sixth June, the synthpop duo from Berlin, formed in 2007 by Laslo Antal and Lidija Andonov. Parklife DC photographer Paivi visited Wave Gotik Treffen on June 2-5 and caught the dark wavers in concert.