An Interview with Sascha Konietzko of KMFDM Kein Mitleid for Amerika

10月31日で終了したKMFDM KEIN MITLEID US TOUR 2009ですが、ツアー終了後、個人的にSaschaさんにメールしたりとしていますが、丁度、KMFDM KEIN MITLEID US TOUR 2009のメディアスポンサーでもあった、ReGen Magazineの方でSaschaさんのインタビューが掲載されていますね。インタビューは13日に行われたものみたいですが。しっかし、このReGen Magazineは非常に素晴らしいアンダーグランドなマガジンだと思います。こんな熱いコアな雑誌が日本にあったら最高ですけどね(笑)ReGen Magazine観ていれば新譜のリリースからツアーの日程なり知らないバンドなど多々知れますね。KMFDMは、もちろんの事ですが普通に16 Voltとかのバナーまで貼ってありますし(笑)凄まじいです!KMFDMのヨーロッパツアーの際についていたSonic Seducer Magazineも素晴らしかったですがね。とりあえず、Saschaさんのインタビューの全文をそのまま記事に貼っておきます。
An Interview with Sascha Konietzko of KMFDM
Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009
By: Zak Vaudo

Musician, Promoter, PR Rep, Radio DJIt's not easy being one of the hardest-hitting bands out there...but it sure is fun. With more than a solid month of North American touring coming to a close, KMFDM's "Kein Mitleid 2009" tour has certainly been one to remember. From Washington, DC going counter-clockwise around the continental USA and Canada to the southeast, KMFDM has brought the Ultra Heavy Beat to over 30 cities. Band founder Sascha Konietzko took the time to sit down with ReGen Magazine to discuss the tour and his thoughts on how KMFDM has progressed through time.

■Now that the tour is coming to a close, what are your thoughts on how it all went? Are you pleased with the outcome?

Konietzko: Oh yeah, it went really excellent. We had 26 shows so far; unfortunately we missed the Salt Lake City show due to a snow storm, but that was really the only drawback.

■How did this tour compare to previous tours?

Konietzko: Knock on wood, previous tours have gone pretty well, come and gone, but this one so far has gone really good. The elements that you have on a tour are many. For instance, what type of opening act you have, how everyone gets along, if there's a weak link in the tour that could really upset the balance...but this time, everything worked really great. Excellent tour, excellent opening act, the atmosphere's good, nobody's been too sick or too injured. It's all good.

■Are there any cities that stood out among the rest?

Konietzko: I remember Toronto in particular was one of those evenings where everything came together in a more or less perfect way. New York was excellent, Chicago was definitely a highlight. Seattle, too, possibly due to the fact that I lived there for 12 years and I saw some friends at the show.

■With such a large array of fan favorites along with two albums' worth of new material never before played live, how did you choose what gets stage play and what sits out?

Konietzko: Typically we try a lot of songs during rehearsals, and some gel more than others. We have to narrow it down to the ones that play the best. Some songs come together really organically, and some are more crafted. Generally speaking, the crafted ones don't go over so easily live. There's a lot vocal layering and other trickery that may not translate into a live performance so well.

■What drew you towards Angelspit as a tour partner for this run?

Konietzko: We met Angelspit in 2004 when we played a few shows in Australia. They were chosen by whoever chose the opening act for those shows. Afterwards there was an arranged cruise of the Sydney Harbor. They were on board, we were on board, we hit it off and have been in contact ever since. It was rather natural to choose them because they were recently signed to Metropolis Records, and they're just great guys.

■Do you have any strange or memorable moments from the tour you'd be willing to share?

Konietzko: Actually, about three days ago in Austin, a ranger showed up and took our lighting guy from us in handcuffs, arrested him. There was some mistake; let's just call it a judicial error. He came back later that day, but it was relatively unpleasant.

■How did everyone take that?

Konietzko: Well, it just ruined the day for everyone. Fortunately, the venue had maybe four lights, so the light show would still have been the same.

■KMFDM has been a driving force in this genre for a quarter-century now.

Konietzko: Well, so they say, yeah?

■If you had to start KMFDM up right now with the knowledge you've gained thus far, how do you think things would go? Would you do anything differently?

Konietzko: No. I mean, it's hard to say. In 25 years, there are points reached at times and decisions made that at the time seem right, and in hindsight you always go 'Had I done this differently, it would have been different,' but I think KMFDM is at a very good point in its life. I'm very confident that I can say 'Yeah, I made the right calls.' I mean, I kept it away from the mainstream, and maybe thus prevented crash and burn. Longevity comes from staying underground and willingly doing so.

■As KMFDM has changed, so has industrial music. What do you think about this change?

Konietzko: I wouldn't really be the one to know all that stuff; I don't feel that I'm part of the scene. It's sort of a protective mechanism to keep my head free from foreign influences. Especially at times when I'm beginning to record or am in the middle of the recording cycle, I want to have as little foreign influence in my head as possible, for obvious reasons.

■How do you feel the music you're making now reflects on the original spirit of KMFDM 25 years ago?

Konietzko: One hundred percent. All the elements that were present in early KMFDM are present today; perhaps they've developed a life of their own in what Frank Zappa would have called 'conceptual continuity.' Things that work in a certain way maybe get picked up again and become trademarks for a time, like our five-letter album titles and stuff like that. As with all things, if it's never bright, it's never dark. If it's never loud, it's never quiet. These things, these traditions have to be broken every once in a while in order to make them be appreciated when they reappear.

■What's the most important thing you've learned from your touring career?

Konietzko: Patience. When you're on tour, the whole day is waiting. Nothing goes fast; everything takes time. Whether it's wanting to take a shower or trying to move from point A to point B, you always have to wait for something to happen or someone to arrive or someone to be ready. You just have to be patient. If you're impatient, you're going to have a heart attack.

■What's next on the horizon for KMFDM?

Konietzko: There's a bit more touring to happen for this set. In early 2010, there's a trip to Australia and Japan in the making. There's a couple of festivals coming up in the springtime in Europe. There's a lot of recording I have to do to keep up the pace with my buddy Tim Skold, who's been working on new material for us. I'll basically jump right back into the studio and intersperse it with a bit of touring.

■If you had to sum up the tour in a few words, how would you?

Konietzko: It lives up to its title: 'Kein Mitleid.' No pity. 26 shows in 28 days. We just fucking bulldozed America.

最後から2つ目の質問の『There's a bit more touring to happen for this set. In early 2010, there's a trip to Australia and Japan in the making. There's a couple of festivals coming up in the springtime in Europe. There's a lot of recording I have to do to keep up the pace with my buddy Tim Skold, who's been working on new material for us. I'll basically jump right back into the studio and intersperse it with a bit of touring.』
この文面にはキタ*・゜゚・*:.。..。.:*・゜(゚∀゚)゚・*:.。. .。.:*・゜゚・*!!!!!って感じですね(笑)2010年の早い段階に日本とオーストラリアへのツアーの計画をしてるとの事ですね。これは、マジで実現して欲しいです。その後、春過ぎにヨーロッパのツアーやフェスという事で、やはりBlitzのツアーは2周りするって事ですね!!マジで日本で再会出来たら感動泣きしますね。
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~The live which went to see abroad until now~
27.11.2005-abaton,Prague-Czech republic
Massive attack
23.08.2006-Berlin Arena.Berlin-Germany
13.04.2007-Prime club,Kon-Germany
14.04.2007-JZE club,Essen-
07,11,2007-Live Music Hall,Koln-Germany
01.07.2008-Backstage Werk,Munchen-Germany
Massive Attack & Goldfrapp
Castle Rock 9 Festival
05.07.2008-Schloss Broich,Mulheim-Germany
Blackfield Festival
Bochum Total 2008
Doro 25 Years in Rock
13.12.2008-ISS Dome,Dusseldorf-Germany
Arch Enemy, Leaves' Eyes&Sister Sin
15.12.2008-Z7 Pratteln-Switzerland
18. Wave-Gotik-Treffen
29.05.2009~01.06.2009 Leipzig-Germany
01.06.2009 Leipzig-Germany
02.06.2009 Lucerna Music Bar Praha-czech republic
Rock im Park 2009
05.06.2009~07.06.2009 Zeppelinfeld Nürnberg
09.06.2009 Das Rind Rüsselsheim-Germany
10.06.2009 Viper Room OG‎ Vienna-Austria
Tina Dico
02.10.2009 Schubas Tavern Chicago-United states
03.10.2009 House of Blues Chicago-United states
04.10.2009 The Rave Milwaukee-United states
Revolting Cocks
06.10.2009 House of Blues Chicago-United states
17.06.2010 Das Rind Rüsselsheim-Germany
19.06.2010 Luxor Köln-Germany
20.06.2010 Underground Köln-Germany
22.06.2010 Kantine Augsburg-Germany
■Devin Townsend project
23.06.2010 Backstage Halle München-Germany
25.06.2010 Modra Vopice Prague-Czech Republic
■E-tropolis Festval
22.06.2010 E-tropolis Festval Berlin-Germany
28.06.2010 KNUST Hamburg-Germany ■KMFDM
25.10.2011 Das Rind Rüsselsheim-Germany ■KMFDM
26.10.2011 Le Divan du Monde Paris-France ■KMFDM
30.10.2011 Sinner's Day Festival Hasselt-Belgium ■Ministry
06.08.2012 Back stage werk Munich-Germany ■KMFDM
10.08.2012 K17 Berlin-Germany
■in strict confidence
11.08.2012 Mera Luna Festval
12.08.2012 Mera Luna Festval Dressing Room 10.06.2009 Vienna Dressing Room 03.10.2009 Chicago 17.06.2010 Russelsheim

Dressing Room 26.10.2011 Paris
Mera Luna Festival 2012 12.08.2012 Hildesheim
Offizielle Seiten Wave-Gotik-Treffen Leipzig



with KMFDM. 01.06.2009 Leipzig
with Sascha,09.06.2009 Russelsheim
with Lucia,Andy,Sascha. 10.06.2009 Vienna
with Lucia,03.10.2009 Chicago
with Sascha,Andy. 17.06.2010 Russelsheim
with Sascha,Lucia. 28.06.2010 Hamburg
with Sascha,Lucia,Annabella. 25.10.2011 Russelsheim
with Lucia,Andy,Sascha. 26.10.2011 Paris
with Sascha,30.10.2011 Hasselt
with Sascha,Lucia,Annabella 10.08.2012 Berlin
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8/12 K17 Berlin
8/13 Mera Luna Festival Hildesheim
8/16 Luxor Cologne
8/17 MotoCultor Festival Theix
8/18 Club Zappa Antwerp
9/7 NCN Festival Deutzen


10/25 Das Rind Russelsheim
10/26 Le Divan du Monde Paris
10/27 Ouvre Boite Beauvais
10/28 La BaraKaSon Nantes
10/29 atelier des môles montbéliard
10/30 Sinner's Day Festival Hasselt
10/31 Ebullition Bulle
11/02 Le Rockstore Montpellier
11/03 Ninkasi Kao Lyon
11/04 Kulturfabrik Lyss
11/05 Kantine Augsburg
11/06 Szene Vienna
11/08 K17 berlin
11/09 Sticky Fingers Gothenburg
11/10 Debaser Slussen Stockholm
11/11 K.B. Malmo
11/12 Kir Hamburg
11/13 Kulttempel Oberhausen
11/15 Classic Grand Glasgow
11/16 Academy Manchester
11/17 Talking Heads Southampton
11/18 The Assembly Leamington Spa
11/19 O2 Academy Islington London
11/20 The Tunnels Bristol


6/17 Das Rind Rüsselsheim
6/18 HELLFEST Clisson
6/19 Bus Palladium Paris
6/20 Underground Köln
6/21 Bastard Club Osnabruck
6/22 Kantine Augsburg
6/23 A38 Budapest
6/24 Stereo Klagenfurt
6/25 Modrá Vopice Praha
6/27 Klub Liverpool Wroclaw
6/28 Club KNUST Hamburg
6/29 LVC Leiden
6/30 Trix Club Antwerp
7/01 SladeRooms Wolverhampton
7/02 Academy 3 Manchester
7/03 Classic Grand Glasgow
7/04 Islington Academy London
5/29 Sala Heineken Madrid
5/30 Salamandra Barcelona
6/01 Wave Gotik Treffen Leipzig
6/02 Lucerna Music Bar Prague
6/04 1Rock Moscow
6/09 Das Rind Rüsselsheim
6/10 Viper Room Vienna
6/12 Rabarock Järvakand
6/13 Nosturi Helsinki
7/18 Islington Academy London
7/19 Amphi Festival Cologne
7/21 Logo Hamburg
7/22 Postbahnhof Club Berlin
7/23 Glocksee Hannover
7/24 Gothic Festival Waregem
7/25 Dynamo Eindhoven
7/26 Castle Party Bolkow
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KMFDM Member

Sascha Konietzko
Sascha Konietzko【Vocals, Bass, Synths, Programming】
Lucia Cifarelli
Lucia Cifarelli【Anything that makes noise】
Jules Hodgson
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Andy Selway
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KMFDM Discography

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