Sick New World 2024 Unveils the Legendary Lineup

Sick New World 2024 Unveils the Legendary Lineup

Unveiling the Epic Lineup for Sick New World 2024

The year 2024 is set to witness a seismic event in the world of music. After an immensely successful inaugural year, Sick New World is returning with a lineup that can only be described as nothing short of insane. This year’s headliners include none other than the legendary System Of A Down and the iconic Slipknot, alongside a plethora of other incredible acts such as Alice In Chains, A Perfect Circle, Sleep Token, Bad Omens, Bring Me The Horizon, and many more. Buckle up, as we delve into the exciting details of this extraordinary musical extravaganza.

The Full Sick New World Lineup Unveiled

Sick New World 2024 promises a musical experience like no other, with a star-studded lineup that will leave you breathless. Here’s the complete list of artists gracing the stage at this year’s event:

Main Headliners

System Of A Down – The Armenian-American rock giants are set to deliver a performance that will undoubtedly go down in history. With hits like “Chop Suey!” and “Toxicity,” they will ignite the stage.

Slipknot – Known for their theatrical live shows and fierce energy, Slipknot is a force to be reckoned with. Brace yourselves for a head-banging experience like no other.

Supporting Acts

  • A Perfect Circle – Progressive rock at its finest, A Perfect Circle is known for their thought-provoking lyrics and captivating melodies.
  • Alice In Chains – Grunge pioneers who have left an indelible mark on the music scene. Get ready for a dose of ’90s nostalgia.
  • Bring Me The Horizon – A blend of metalcore and electronic elements, this British band is known for pushing musical boundaries.
  • Danny Elfman – The renowned composer and former frontman of Oingo Boingo promises a unique and unforgettable performance.
  • Primus – Experimental rock at its quirkiest, Primus is sure to bring a touch of eccentricity to the stage.
  • Slowdive – Shoegaze enthusiasts, rejoice! Slowdive’s ethereal soundscapes will transport you to another dimension.
  • Ice Nine Kills – Metalcore with a horror twist, Ice Nine Kills is sure to give you chills with their theatrical stage presence.
  • Motionless In White – A fusion of metalcore and industrial influences, this band is known for their dark and brooding aesthetic.
  • Lorna Shore – Prepare for a sonic assault as Lorna Shore delivers their brutal brand of deathcore.
  • Bad Omens – With their melodic metalcore sound, Bad Omens is ready to captivate the crowd.
  • Swans – Experimental and enigmatic, Swans promise a performance that will challenge your musical sensibilities.
  • Spiritbox – This Canadian metalcore band is making waves with their hauntingly beautiful sound.
  • Black Veil Brides – Known for their glam-metal aesthetic, Black Veil Brides are set to bring a touch of theatricality to the stage.
  • Wage War – Get ready for a dose of aggressive metalcore from Wage War.
  • Loathe – A British band that defies genre boundaries, Loathe’s music is a sonic journey.
  • The Garden – Experimental and avant-garde, The Garden is a duo that pushes artistic boundaries.
  • Duster – Known for their lo-fi sound, Duster promises a laid-back and immersive experience.
  • Sleep Token – Blurring the lines between genres, Sleep Token offers a unique and atmospheric sound.
  • Kittie – All-female metal band Kittie is ready to show that metal knows no gender.
  • Sevendust – With their powerful vocals and heavy riffs, Sevendust is a force in the world of hard rock.
  • Helmet – Known for their distinctive sound, Helmet promises a dose of alternative metal.
  • Jinjer hailing from Ukraine, Jinjer is gaining worldwide acclaim for their progressive metal sound.
  • Slaughter To Prevail – Prepare for a sonic assault as Slaughter To Prevail delivers their brutal deathcore.
  • Kublai Khan – Bringing hardcore energy to the stage, Kublai Khan is not to be missed.
  • Lamb Of God – With their signature groove metal sound, Lamb Of God is set to deliver a memorable performance.
  • Killing JokePost-punk pioneers Killing Joke are ready to take you on a sonic journey.
  • DrainHardcore punk at its finest, Drain promises an adrenaline-fueled performance.
  • Sunami – This rising star in the metalcore scene is ready to make waves at Sick New World.
  • Code Orange – Known for its boundary-pushing sound, Code Orange is set to challenge your musical expectations.
  • Vein.fm – Combining elements of hardcore and industrial, Vein.fm promises an intense live experience.
  • She Past Away – Bringing a touch of darkwave to the stage, She Past Away is ready to mesmerize the crowd.
  • Nitzer Ebb pioneers of EBM (electronic body music), is set to make you dance.
  • Front Line Assembly – With their industrial soundscapes, Front Line Assembly promises a sonic journey.
  • Have A Nice Life – Known for its experimental and atmospheric sound, Have A Nice Life is ready to take you to new musical heights.
  • Knocked Loose – Hardcore energy meets metalcore precision with Knocked Loose.
  • Front 242 – Electronic pioneers Front 242 are set to bring the beats to Sick New World.
  • VNV Nation – With its blend of electronic and industrial elements, VNV Nation is ready to get the crowd moving.
  • Lords Of Acid – Get ready for a dose of electronic dance music with a touch of controversy.
  • Combichrist – Known for their aggressive industrial sound, Combichrist is set to deliver a high-octane performance.
  • DopeIndustrial rock meets nu-metal with Dope.
  • Dayseeker – Blending post-hardcore with melodic elements, Dayseeker promises an emotional journey.
  • Skindred – With their unique fusion of reggae and metal, Skindred is ready to get the crowd grooving.
  • Fleshwater – This up-and-coming band promises a fresh and unique sound.
  • 3TEETH – Industrial and electronic influences come together in 3TEETH’s powerful sound.
  • Taproot – Known for its alternative metal sound, Taproot is set to deliver a high-energy performance.
  • Nonpoint – With their blend of hard rock and alternative metal, Nonpoint is ready to rock the stage.
  • Powerman 5000 – Get ready for a dose of sci-fi-inspired industrial metal from Powerman 5000.
  • Paleface – This Finnish band promises a blend of alternative and electronic sounds.
  • Babymetal – Fusing J-pop and metal, Babymetal offers a unique and entertaining performance.
  • Static-X – Known for their industrial metal sound, Static-X is ready to get the crowd moving.
  • Incendiary – Hardcore energy meets punk attitude with Incendiary.
  • Superheaven – Bringing a dose of alternative rock to the stage, Superheaven promises a melodic set.
  • Drop Nineteens – Shoegaze enthusiasts, rejoice! Drop Nineteens is ready to take you on a dreamy sonic journey.
  • Trash Talk – Hardcore punk at its finest, Trash Talk promises an intense live experience.
  • Fear Factory – Industrial metal pioneers Fear Factory are set to deliver a powerful performance.
  • Wednesday 13 – Known for their horror-inspired lyrics and theatrical shows, Wednesday 13 promises a spooky good time.
  • Better Lovers – This up-and-coming band promises a fresh and energetic sound.
  • Static Dress – With their blend of post-hardcore and electronic elements, Static Dress is ready to captivate the crowd.
  • Kim Dracula – Get ready for a dose of alternative rock with a twist from Kim Dracula.
  • 6arelyhuman – Blurring the lines between genres, 6arelyhuman promises a unique and captivating performance.
  • Slare – Hardcore energy meets metalcore precision with Slare.
  • Quannnic – This emerging artist is ready to make a name for themselves on the Sick New World stage.
  • Zulu – Bringing a dose of reggae and rock to the stage, Zulu is ready to get the crowd grooving.
  • Fury – Hardcore punk at its finest, Fury promises an adrenaline-fueled performance.
  • Polyphia – Known for their instrumental prowess, Polyphia offers a mesmerizing live experience.
  • Gel – This up-and-coming band promises a fresh and energetic sound.
  • Spy – Experimental and enigmatic, Spy pushes artistic boundaries.
  • Violence Vira – Get ready for a dose of aggressive metalcore from Violence Vira.
  • Snow Strippers – This emerging band promises a unique and captivating performance.
  • Ultra Sunn – Blurring the lines between genres, Ultra Sunn promises a sonic journey.

A Day of Musical Madness

With such an eclectic lineup, you might be wondering how Sick New World 2024 will fit all these incredible acts into a single day. The truth is, no one knows for sure, but one thing is certain: it’s going to be a day to remember. The event is scheduled for April 27, 2024, at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada. Tickets are already available, so be sure to secure your spot at this monumental music festival.


Q1: What items are allowed and prohibited at Sick New World 2024?

A1: Sick New World 2024 takes the safety of its attendees seriously. Here’s a breakdown of what you can and cannot bring to the festival:


  • Baby Strollers
  • Binoculars
  • Cameras (Non-Pro)
  • Chapstick and Lip Balm (Sealed or Unopened)
  • Cigarettes and Lighters (1 Pack of Cigarettes per Guest)
  • E-Cigs and Vape Pens
  • Ear Plugs
  • Eye Drops (Sealed/Unopened)
  • Feminine Hygiene Items (Sealed/Unopened)
  • GoPros & Flip Cams
  • Hand Sanitizer (Personal Sized Sealed/Unopened) and Baby Wipes (Sealed/Unopened)
  • Hats
  • Makeup
  • Medication (Over-the-counter, with specific guidelines)
  • Misters, cooling towels, liquid IV/electrolyte packets (sealed/unopened), and handheld fans (non-battery operated)
  • Mobile Phones and Chargers
  • Ponchos & Rain Jackets
  • Service Animals (with specific guidelines)
  • Sunblock (Non-Aerosol)
  • Sunglasses
  • Water Bottles (Empty, Plastic, Reusable, non-metal, 32 oz, 1 per guest)

Please note that “Comfort,” “therapy,” or “emotional support” animals do not meet the definition of a “Service Animal” and are not permitted entry. No other animals are allowed.


  • Aerosol Products/Aerosol Cans/Aerosol Sunblock
  • Air Horns or Noisemakers
  • Audio Recording Devices
  • AVPs or MODs or Liquid to Refill Cartridges
  • Bags That Do Not Comply With Bag Policy
  • Bicycles, Skates, Scooters or Skateboards
  • Blankets (Small) & Beach Towels
  • Chairs or Coolers
  • Chains or Chain Wallets
  • Detachable Lens Cameras
  • Drones
  • “Drugs or drug paraphernalia”
  • Fireworks or Explosives
  • Flags
  • Flyers, Samples, Giveaways or Promotional Items
  • Glass or Metal Containers
  • Glow Sticks or LED Gloves
  • Hula Hoops
  • Hoverboards or Segways
  • Instruments
  • Laser Pointers
  • Mesh Bags
  • Metal, Steel, or Aluminum Water Bottles
  • Outside Food or Beverages
  • Pepper Spray or Mace
  • Pets or Other Animals
  • Selfie Sticks or Tripods
  • Sharpies, Markers, or Paint Pens
  • Stuffed Animals or Inflatables
  • Tarps
  • Totems
  • Umbrellas or Parasols
  • Video Cameras
  • Wagons or Wagon Carts
  • Walkie Talkies
  • Weapons of Any Kind

Please adhere to these guidelines to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees.

Q2: What is the bag policy at Sick New World 2024?

A2: Sick New World 2024 has a bag policy in place to ensure the safety and efficiency of entry. Here are the details:

  • NO backpacks, purses, or bags are allowed, except for the following:
    • Small clutch purses and fanny packs that are 6″ x 9″ or smaller do not need to be clear but can have no more than one pocket.
    • All other bags larger than 6″ x 9″ must be smaller than 12″ x 6″ x 12″ and clear.
    • Hydration packs are allowed and do not need to be clear but must be emptied of all liquid and have no more than two pockets in addition to the one holding the water reservoir.
    • Larger iridescent, color-tinted, and opalescent bags are NOT allowed; they must be clear.

Q3: How do I get to Sick New World 2024 at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds?

A3: Sick New World Festival will take place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds, located at:

Las Vegas Festival Grounds 311 W Sahara Avenue Las Vegas, Nevada 89101

Please note that festival grounds are only accessible by walking, rideshare, and Las Vegas Monorail. There is NO direct access for passenger vehicles. Here are some transportation options:

  • Flights: The festival grounds are located just a few miles from LAS (Harry Reid International Airport).
  • Walking: If you’re staying on The Strip, it’s an easy walk to the festival, offering scenic views of the city along the way.
  • Public Transportation:
    • Las Vegas Monorail: Ride the Las Vegas Monorail to the SAHARA Las Vegas Station and walk to the festival grounds.
    • RTC Deuce Bus Line: Consider the Deuce, a 24-hour bus service, if you’re coming from the other side of the Las Vegas Strip.
  • Taxis + Limousines: You can get dropped off by a taxi or limousine in the Festival’s Transportation Lot located at 810 Circus Circus Drive, at the South end of the Festival Grounds, just across the street from Circus Circus Hotel & Resort.
  • Rideshare: The rideshare drop-off is located at the Festival’s transportation lot at 810 W Circus Circus Drive at the South end of the Festival Grounds, just across the street from Circus Circus Hotel & Resort.
  • Parking: There is no parking available on site.

Q4: What ADA and accessibility accommodations are available at Sick New World 2024?

A4: For inquiries about access and ADA programs, please contact access@sicknewworldfest.com for assistance.

Q5: How much do tickets for Sick New World 2024 cost?

A5: Sick New World 2024 offers a range of ticket options to cater to your festival experience:

  • General Admission: Starting at $325
  • GA+: Starting at $550
  • VIP: Starting at $650

Please note that all sales are final, and there are no refunds or exchanges. Ensure that you purchase tickets through authorized channels to gain entry, as tickets from unauthorized sources or counterfeit tickets will not be accepted.

Q6: Layaway Plan for Sick New World 2024 Tickets

Sick New World 2024 understands that festivalgoers may want a convenient payment option. That’s why they offer a layaway plan for General Admission, GA+, VIP, and VIP Cabana tickets. Here are the details:

  • All tickets start at just $19.99 down.
  • After your initial payment, subsequent payments will be automatically deducted from the same payment method on specified due dates.
  • To manage your order or update payment information, log in to your account here.

The layaway plan is designed to make attending Sick New World 2024 more accessible and budget-friendly for festivalgoers. Take advantage of this option to secure your tickets and enjoy an incredible musical experience.

Prepare for a music festival like no other as Sick New World 2024 brings together a diverse array of artists for a day of unforgettable performances. Secure your tickets, plan your trip, and get ready to immerse yourself in the world of music at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds. It’s an event you won’t want to miss!

Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival 2023: A Thrilling Sold-Out Success!

Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival 2023: A Thrilling Sold-Out Success!

Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival 2023 has just concluded its third consecutive sold-out year, bringing together 75,000 music fans for an unforgettable three-day celebration of music, body art, and horror-themed attractions. Hosted at the historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, the festival continued Danny Wimmer Presents’ ‘Biggest Year In Rock’ 2023 Season. With headlining sets from Slipknot, Pantera, and Limp Bizkit, along with incredible performances from other top bands, this festival left its mark on fans from every state and 15 countries.

A Rocking Extravaganza at Inkcarceration 2023

Unforgettable Headlining Performances

The fifth edition of Inkcarceration was a true spectacle, featuring electrifying headlining performances from some of the biggest names in rock and metal. Slipknot, Pantera, and Limp Bizkit took the stage by storm, delivering unforgettable sets that left the audience in awe.

Pantera’s Special Set and Heartfelt Moments


Pantera’s set was especially memorable, as original members Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown were joined by guitarist Zakk Wylde and drummer Charlie Benante to celebrate Dimebag Darrell and Vinnie Paul. The classic track “Walk” featured special guest backup vocalists, including Brandon Mendenhall of The Mendenhall Experiment, who had previously rocked the campground stage.

Emotional Moments and Surprises

Inkcarceration wasn’t just about the music; it also served as a backdrop for heartwarming moments and surprises. The reunited Coal Chamber made their second live appearance since 2015, and Chelsea Grin’s Tom Barber proposed to his now-fiancée during their performance, leaving fans cheering.

Beyond the Music: Tattoo Convention and Haunted Attractions

The Inked Experience

Inkcarceration presented a unique opportunity for fans to get inked by over 65 talented tattoo artists onsite. The tattoo convention, presented by Inked Magazine, offered daily appointments and nightly competitions hosted by musician and Big Brother alum Jenncity, making it a must-visit attraction for tattoo enthusiasts.

Horror-Filled Thrills

The festival also offered offstage attractions, including the Blood Prison haunted house, providing a bone-chilling experience for horror enthusiasts. Visitors got the chance to explore the very prison made famous in the movie “The Shawshank Redemption,” adding an extra layer of excitement to the festival.

Giving Back to the Community

A Festival with Heart

Inkcarceration takes pride in giving back to the community. The festival partnered with charitable organizations, including Take Me Home, F Cancer, Save22.vet, and To Write Love On Her Arms, to raise funds onsite. Additionally, the festival, in collaboration with The Taylor Foundation and Living The Dream Foundation, fulfilled the dreams of fans, making it a truly heartwarming event.

Boosting the Local Economy

Inkcarceration had a positive impact on the local economy, with an estimated $10 million invested in Ohio’s Richland County. With over 40% of festivalgoers coming from outside Ohio, the event provided a significant economic boost to the region.

Looking Ahead to 2024

Exciting News to Come

As Inkcarceration 2023 concluded on a high note, fans can look forward to an announcement regarding the festival’s 2024 dates, which is expected to come this summer. Early bird sales with affordable payment plans will be offered, ensuring everyone can be a part of this thrilling event.

Conclusion: Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival 2023 was an exhilarating experience that brought together music fans, tattoo enthusiasts, and horror aficionados for an unforgettable three days. With electrifying performances, heartwarming moments, and offstage attractions, the festival lived up to its reputation as one of the premier events in the rock and metal scene. As we eagerly await the announcement of the 2024 dates, it’s safe to say that Inkcarceration will continue to be a highlight in the lives of music and tattoo lovers alike.

Noise From The Pit Exclusive with the Jason Silver Foundation & Black Veil Brides Jinxx

Noise From The Pit Exclusive with the Jason Silver Foundation & Black Veil Brides Jinxx

The Jason Silver Story & The Creation of the Foundation

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Timothy Paden, better known as Jason Silver, was a nearly 20-year veteran of the Professional Wrestling industry. Having been diagnosed with Epilepsy as a child, he did not let that hold him back. His art transcended wrestling and could be seen graphicly or on paper. Tragically he lost his life to Epilepsy on February 23rd, 2023. His nephew Shawn Monk also was diagnosed with Epilepsy at age 8. Like his uncle, he has never let a disability define his abilities. Believing that Jason Silver’s story is not finished yet, Shawn founded the ‘Jason Silver Epilepsy Awareness Foundation‘ to teach kids and adults alike that a disability does not mean you have an inability.

Noise From The Pit Exclusive: Interview with Jinxx from Black Veil Brides

In an exclusive interview to be conducted by Shawn Monk of the Jason Silver Epilepsy Awareness Foundation Foundation presents a captivating conversation with Jinxx, the talented guitarist/violinist of Black Veil Brides. This highly anticipated discussion will delve into the challenges faced by individuals with epilepsy, particularly those working in the demanding entertainment industry. Jinxx will share his personal experiences and shed light on his struggles throughout his career.

Navigating Epilepsy in the Entertainment Industry

Jinxx’s journey in the entertainment industry has been shaped by his determination to overcome the obstacles posed by epilepsy. During the interview, he will provide insights into his unique challenges and the resilience required to pursue his passion for music. By sharing his story, Jinxx aims to inspire others with epilepsy and encourage a more inclusive industry.

Jason Silver Epilepsy Awareness Foundation & Cure Epilepsy Partnership

As part of its commitment to raising epilepsy awareness, the Jason Silver Foundation has joined forces with Cure Epilepsy, an esteemed organization dedicated to finding a cure for the condition. In a special collaboration, the foundation has organized a squat challenge featuring Shawn Monk and Barret Brown, an independent wrestler in the Texas wrestling scene. This initiative serves as a direct fundraiser for Cure Epilepsy. You can learn more about Barret Brown and his contributions to the wrestling industry on his website https://www.barrettbrownpro.com/.

Promoting Epilepsy Awareness: The Live Stream Event

To promote epilepsy awareness and the foundation’s initiatives, the Jason Silver Foundation, in collaboration with Noise From The Pit, is hosting a live stream event. This exclusive interview with Jinxx and Shawn Monk will shed light on the challenges faced by individuals with epilepsy and the impact of the Jason Silver Foundation. The event will be broadcast on the Noise From The Pit’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NoiseFromThePit at 4 PM Central time, allowing viewers worldwide to participate in this enlightening conversation.

Join the Movement

The Noise From The Pit Exclusive interview with the Jason Silver Foundation and Black Veil Brides’ Jinxx promises to be a powerful and insightful discussion. It offers an opportunity to learn about the realities of epilepsy, the challenges faced by individuals in the entertainment industry, and the vital work undertaken by the foundation. By participating in this live stream event, you can join the movement to raise epilepsy awareness and support the Jason Silver Foundation’s mission. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those living with epilepsy.

Las Vegas’ Sick New World Successfully Captures the 1990’s era of Hard Rock/Metal!

Las Vegas’ Sick New World Successfully Captures the 1990’s era of Hard Rock/Metal!

Sick New World Rocked Our Faces Off!

Las Vegas, Nevada is a city that never, ever sleeps. It is a place of endless excitement, with its neon lights, bustling casinos, and shows that leave you spellbound. The entertainment industry in Las Vegas is unparalleled and unrivaled; the city has been known to host some of the biggest events in the world.

From running with bulls at the Bull Run Festival to dancing with naked performers at Cirque du Soleil’s Zumanity show, Las Vegas offers an experience like no other. The city also boasts some of the most luxurious hotels and resorts in the world. With their extravagant amenities, breathtaking views, and world-class service, guests are left feeling pampered beyond measure. Despite its reputation for being a place where anything goes and everything happens behind closed doors, Las Vegas is a town that welcomes everyone with open arms.

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Chad Carsten of Noise From The Pit at Sick New World Photo by Hanka Photos

Last weeks Mother’s Day weekend was one for the rock ‘n’ roll history books, as it featured the ultimate Las Vegas gathering of nu-metal, industrial, gothic, and alternative fans. As the inaugural Sick New World Saturday, May 13th, 2013 event saw tens of thousands of die-hard followers converge in the sweltering 90-plus degree desert heat to celebrate their favorite genres of music. The Sick New World festival boasted an impressive lineup, featuring some of the biggest names in modern hard rock/metal history such as Korn, Incubus, Kittie, Evanescence, Papa Roach, Cradle of Filth, Ice-T’s Body Count, Orgy, Cold, Hoobastank, Filter, and even KMFDM! Concert attendees were straight up drooling in anticipation, mad thrilled to see their idols take to the stage and deliver electrifying performances that left them screaming for more.

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Sick New World! Photo by Hanka Photos
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Sick New World Fans! Photo by Hanka Photos
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The Sick New World Crowd during Kittie! Photo by Sean Jorg

Beyond the music, it was about meeting amazing people, whom were in the same line as you for water, food or merch, etc that share the same wide arrange of music tastes as you. And then discussing your favorite bands together in super exciting tones. Because Sick New World was instantaneously a truly exhilarating experience that will be remembered for years to come.

The gothic industrial vibes beautifully erupted on Friday, May 12th, 2023! Because the Brooklyn Bowl ,located at the Las Vegas Strip, was transformed into a rock n’ roll haven,as hundreds upon hundreds of music fans flooded the venue to catch The Birthday Massacre and Stabbing Westward rock our gothic souls! The half bowling lanes and half concert venue were filled with an electrifying atmosphere that transported everyone back to the golden era of 1990’s hard rock!

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Sick New World Pre-Show Flyer

The headlining band were industrial favorites Stabbing Westward. They took to the stage on Friday night and delivered an unforgettable performance that had everyone on their feet, rocking the fucking out. With their hard-hitting beats and raw vocals, they transported the audience back in time to relive some iconic hits from the 90s. The crowd’s energy was palpable as they sang along to every word of Stabbing Westwards biggest hits “What Do I Have To Do?” and “Save Yourself.” The Birthday Massacre also successfully delivered a glorious gothic evening showcase that had fans cheering the loudest during their nightmarish tinged rocker closer “In The Dark”.

As Friday’s awe-inspiring Brooklyn Bowl concert concluded, Saturday’s debut of Sick New World Festival swiftly arrived! With thousand upon thousands of fans all cheering loud and proud to finally release years of built up stress during their favorite bands sets. All thanks to the epic music vibes Sick New World was about to bring forth!

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COLD Rocking Sick New World! Photo by Sophia Juliette

Modern rock legends Cold were officially celebrating 20th anniversary of their 2023 hard rock masterpiece “Year of the Spider” when they helped kick off Sick New World with an explosive set that had the crowd clamoring for more, long after their 30 min set had finished. Cold opened with one of their biggest hits “Stupid Girl”. As they finished off the day with their astounding banger “Just Got Wicked”! Simply put. Cold were indubitably inspirational live! Shame on you for missing their set. Salute to those that did witness their phenomenal performance!

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Fans saluting COLD at Sick New World! Photo by Sophia Juliette

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Orgy giving it their all during Sick New World. Photo by Hanka Photos
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Jay Gordon singing during “Slept So Long” Photo by Hanka Photos

Nu-Industrial champions Orgy shocked everyone attending Sick New World when they began their set with the fan favorite, haunting, “Queen of the Damned” single “Slept So Long”! The track was originally written by Jonathan Davis (Korn). But Jay Gordon was hired to do vocal duties when Davis’ label at the time prevented him from releasing “Slept So Long” containing his very own recorded vocals. And Jay Gordon had the Sick New World audience totally enthralled with his captivating live vocal range during “Slept So Long”. Definitely one of the major performance highlights of the day! Orgy also paid tribute to fallen Prodigy frontman Keith Flint through an mind-bending cover of “Smack My Bitch Up! Which followed up with Orgy closing out their set with their own signature cover of New Order’s “Blue Monday”. As the audience screamed so loud, their lungs were probably near bleeding. Orgy should’ve had a better time-slot. But they still rocked the Spiral Stage to its core, even with a limited set. P.S. “Stitches” and “Fiction (Dreams in Digital)” were performed by Orgy too!

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Jay Gordon jumping into the crowd at Sick New World! Photo by Hanka Photos
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The 69 Eyes rocking Sick New World! Photo by Hanka Photos

Finnish Gothic metal heads The 69 Eyes head the crowd rocking their asses off with fan favorite spooky cuts such as “Brandon Lee” and “Lost Boys”. Frontman Jyrki 69’s astonishing live vocal range is to die for, as his powerful voice is capable of bringing about a sea of tears in our eyes due to how epic his voice is! And his fan base wouldn’t have it any other way.

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The 69 Eyes frontman Jyrki keeping it real at Sick New World! Photo by Hanka Photos
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Jyriki 69 giving it his all at Sick New World! Photo by Hanka Photos
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Papa Roach going all out during Sick New World! Photo by Alan Sabido

Papa Roach kept the Sick New World crowd jumping as high as humanly possible all through out their set all. All thanks to their live soaring octane, energizing, headbanger extravaganza set! The band even brought out Funny Man of Hollywood Undead during their rock ‘n’ roller song “Swerve”. Which had the audience absolutely losing their fucking minds! But they lost their minds even more during the closing tracks ‘Between Angels and Insects” and their signature hit ‘Last Resort’! Large pits emerged during “Last Resort”. And the crowd screamed their loudest for Papa Roach during this finale. Overall, Papa Roach’s set was an majestic hard rock sight to see!

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Kittie destroying the Sick Stage at Sick New World! Photo by Sean Jorg
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Morgan Lander of Kittie kicking ass live! Photo by Sean Jorg
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Tara McLeod of Kittie during a guitar solo at Sick New World! Photo by Sean Jorg

Since 1996, London Ontario’s Kittie helped break down the music barriers of female musicians pursuing the more aggressive side of metal with guttural vocals. Featured on the Sick Stage, Kittie brought on a mosh pit paradise through their heavy hitter tracks “Brackish”, “Spit”, and their brand new single that debuted at the inaugural festival “Vultures”! The metal horns were held high and mighty all through out Kittie‘s flesh ripping set. As the talented lady’s of Kittie gave it their all to accomplish bringing about a gratifying Sick Stage performance that left the crowd metaphorically battered and bruised, but feeling more a live than ever!

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Richard Patrick (Filter) getting the crowd wet! Photo by Luther Redd

Concert goers at the Spiral Stage started to boo with they mistakenly thought Richard Patrick’s Filter wasn’t performing because the stage was flipped around displaying KMFDM’s logo and gear. While the staff were simply just making sure the electrical side of the instruments and stage show were ready to go, so Filter could rock our faces off. As soon as the Spiral Stage flipped back to Filter, the crowed roared in excitement!

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Filter during “Hey Man, Nice Shot” Photo by Chad Thomas Carsten

Filter kicked off their herculean Spiral Stage set with 1999’s “Welcome to the Fold”. Then briskly jumped into the live debut of their infectious brand new single “Face Down”! Filter then closed out their virtuoso set with a triple threat that brimmed with 1990’s super hit singles “Can You Trip Like I Do”, “Take A Picture”, and “Hey Man, Nice Shot”! What made this finale even more great was the notable surprise guest appearance of Nine Inch Nail’s alumni musician Danny Lohner! When Richard Patrick announced Danny on stage, the crowd exploded in loud cheers! Above all, Filter were a major highlight of Sick New World and the entire band flourished in rock ‘n’ roll eminence!

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Filter rocking out during Sick New World! Photo by Luther Redd
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Lucia of KMFDM during Sick New World! Photo by Hanka Photos

Industrial music pioneers KMFDM epically graced the Spiral Stage during their fist pumping performance at Sick New World festival. KMFDM played in the same timeslot as Evanescence, but they were not deterred by this fact. Because they still successfully put on an electrifying show in front of thousands of screaming music fans. Lead singer/programmer Sascha Konietzko and singer Lucia Cifarelli beyond shined during classic songs “Son of a Gun” and “A Drug Against War” alongside newer tracks such as “Hyena” and “Rebels in Kontrol.” KMFDM gave it their all on the spiral stage. As the Sick New World audience were super thrilled to see them live, smiling ear to ear all through KMFDM’s entire motivational set.

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KMFDM at Sick New World! Photo by Sean Jorg
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Sascha of KMFDM staying focused at Sick New World! Photo by Hanka Photos
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Sascha of KMFDM during the classic ‘Xtort’ track “Son of a Gun” at Sick New World! Photo by Hanka Photos
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Amy Lee (Evanescence) at Sick New World! Photo by Sophia Juliette

After catching KMFDM, Noise From The Pit were still able to rush to witness Evanescence live during their epic finale for their mega hit “Bring Me To Life”. Which featured a surprise guest appearance from Sonny of P.O.D., who sang Paul McCoy’s (12 Stones) lyrics featured within “Bring Me To Life”. And Sonny killed it! Amy Lee’s live vocals during “Bring Me To Life” were breathtaking too! Nuff said!

Sonny of P.O.D. during “Bring Me To Life” at Sick New World!
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Brandon of Incubus during Sick New World! Photo by Hanka Photos

California legends Incubus still have a major influence on the music industry. And of course their performance at the Sick New World festival was nothing short of amazing. At this particular festival, they aimed for more rocking material instead of the pop sound they have been leaning towards in recent years. Right when Incubus entered the stage, everyone in attendance went crazy as they began to play some of their classic songs that we have all come to love and know over the years such as “Privilege”, “Megalomaniac” “Anna Molly”, “Pardon Me”, and even “The Warmth”. The alternative rockers completely owned every moment while on stage and their energy was infectious throughout the entire venue. While audience cheered endlessly for each song as Incubus expertly melded together different genres into a sonic experience unlike any other. Their set list flowed seamlessly from one song to another and even included a brilliant cover of The Beatles classic “Come Together”, which of course instantaneously became incredibly well received by fans old and new alike.

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Brandon of Incubus during “Anna Molly” at Sick New World! Photo by Hanka Photos

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Hoobstank rocking Sick New World! Photo by Justn James

Alternative rock masters Hoobstank presented a flawless set that was stuffed full of their modern rock radio hits that included “The Reason”, “Crawling in the Dark”, “Remember Me” “Same Direction” “Running Away” and even “Out of Control”. The fans were gleaming in hard rock joy, majorly ecstatic to finally witness Hoobstank completely go all out at the Sick Stage through an extraordinary memorable set that will go down inside the Sick New World history records as one the major highlights of the night, due to the bands alluring and stunning stage show.

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Hoobstank continuing to go all out during Sick New World! Photo by Justn James
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Groovie Mann of TKK having fun at Sick New World! Photo by Sean Jorg

The lives of the Sick New World audience changed the day they all took a chance and bought a ticket to Sick New World. But Little did some of them know that, tucked away in the corner of the event grounds, was another giant of the vintage industrial era: My Life with The Thrill Kill Kult! From the crowd’s first live listen of their genre-shifting sound, it felt like a sonic revelation – and one that has been hard to let go since. Sick New World attendees will forever remember standing in awe as My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult filled every inch of air with their darkly captivating music. Everywhere you looked, people were dancing and singing along to this entrancing melange of gothic rock, synth pop and psychedelic blues. But what really made an impression on for the fans, was how confidently TKK embraced their own style, despite being vastly different from other acts at the festival. TKK’s set was beautifully inspiring!

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Frontman of TKK grinning at Sick New World! Photo by Sean Jorg
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Al Jourgensen (Ministry) rocking the fuck out during Sick New World! Photo by Luther Redd

Noise From The Pit were able to catch a good portion of (industrial metal icons) Ministry’s skull crushing Sick New World performance! As the entire band completely set the Spiral Stage musically ablaze with their spine shattering stage show that left concert goers totally stunned in adrenaline madness! What a sight to behold. Ministry still can melt your mind like a pound of acid after all these decades!

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Jonathan Davis (Korn) during Sick New World! Photo by Hanka Photos

One of Sick New World’s major headliners, Korn, took the stage by storm and delivered an electrifying performance that left their fans musically comatosed! The nu-metal Godfathers were in top form as they belted out some of their most popular hits such as “Freak on a Leash,” “Blind,” and even “Coming Undone.” The crowd went wild as the band members jumped around sporting their classic Adidas outfits on stage, playing their instruments with incredible precision. Throughout the show, Korn kept things interesting with special effects and stunning visuals. They occasionally used a see-through video wall that could be seen from all angles of the venue. This enhanced the concert experience for everyone in attendance and made it feel like a true spectacle. From start to finish, Korn’s set was filled with energy and excitement. Their powerful vocals combined with hard-hitting beats had everyone dancing along to their music.While Korn frontman Jonathan Davis displayed a huge smile the entire evening, due to how loud the crowd positively reacted to their gut-punching live set! You could immediately tell Davis was beyond blessed to be in front of such a massive audience at Sick New World!

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Jonathan Davis of Korn at Sick New World! Photo by Hanka Photos
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Jonathan Davis (Korn) giving it his very all at Sick New World! Photo by Hanka Photos
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The Drummer of HEALTH going insane on the drums! Photo by Sean Jorg

Industrial revivalists HEALTH completely annihilated the Sick Stage with a short face-melting set of music intensity, that most likely had sober fans among the audience thinking they were accidentally dosed with LSD. An underrated performance spectacle of the night, HEALTH presented an wondrous set that left the audience’ very own jaws dropping straight to the ground on some vintage Looney Tunes shit. Remarkably monumental!

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Ice-T (Body Count) soaking in Sick New World! Photo by Hanka Photos
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Ice-T throwing the Metal Horns up at Sick New World! Photo by Hanka Photos

It was not the bands fault at all. But Body Count‘s (fronted by Ice-T) raw prestigious thrashing set started out with being plagued by sound issues. But that didn’t effect Body Count whatsoever. Because the band continued to solder on with a fierce stage show that gave birth to massive mosh pits in the pit area of the Sick Stage! Body Count presented a bloodthristy cover of Slayer’s “Raining Blood” before having their set abruptly cut during their iconic anti-corruption single “Cop Killer”. Despite all the stage troubles, Body Count kicked all of our asses with a ferocious set that left headbangers chanting Body Count’s band name to keep on rocking!

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Ice-T at Sick New World! Photo by Hanka Photos
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Body Count shredding during a cover of Slayer’s “Raining Blood”! Photo by Hanka Photos

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The Sisters of Mercy during Sick New World! Photo by Hanka Photos

1980’s Gothic new-wave legends The Sisters of Mercy presented a miraculous gloomy stage show that kept the audience clamoring for material from start to finish! Kicking off with their new single “Don’t Drive On Ice” and finishing off their noteworthy set with the 1987 classic “This Corrosion”; The Sisters of Mercy kept the gothic beauties dancing in joy all through out another underrated performance at Sick New World that left the crowd musically breathless!

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Dani Filth (Cradle of Filth) at Sick New World! Photo by Hanka Photos

England Gothic black metal elites Cradle of Filth truly lived up to their reputation during their Sick New World performance, which saw them take over the Sick Stage for a brutal, but short grandiose set. The band played through heavy hitter tracks such as “Gilded Cunt, “Nymphetamine (Fix)”, and even “Born in a Burial Gown”! As Cradle of Filth left the audience with an unforgettable experience that will be etched in their minds forever.

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Cradle of Filth shredding like madmen at Sick New World! Photo by Hanka Photos

From the very first note, it was evident that Cradle of Filth took no prisoners during their fast-paced performance. Their trademark blend of brutality and grandeur shook the Las Vegas Fairgrounds to its core, with lead singer Dani Filth’s guttural screams cutting through the air like an ancient Knight’s battle sword. The band’s theatrics only added to the spectacle, with elaborate costumes and mesmerizing bloody medieval visuals, that transported fans to another era of life altogether. This was non-arguably black metal at its finest – raw, uncompromising and utterly spellbinding. Cradle of Filth were the final band of Sick New World!. But they totally rocked everyone to hell and back!

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Dani Filth during “Gilded Cunt” Photo by Hanka Photos

Final Thoughts: Sick New World is probably the most professionally ran music festival I’ve attended. Everyone had access to clean water with numerous water stations spread out across the grounds, re-entry was allowed, I even noticed nice security handing out water. Not to mention that the press lounge was actually cold for once. My only nitpicks were some sound issues and the festival should probably be held in the earlier part of the year, so the dry Vegas heat isn’t tuckering people out so fast. Despite that, Sick New World was a grand ole time for the gothic, nu-metal, alternative, industrial crowd. And hopefully Sick New World returns roaring back better than ever before very soon!

A Sick New World fan lets us know his true thoughts on the festival!

Sum 41 Disbands After 27 Years of Pop Punk Madness!

Sum 41 Disbands After 27 Years of Pop Punk Madness!

After 27 Years. Sum 41 Has Sadly Disbanded!

“Thank You For the last 27 Years of Sum 41”- Sum 41

We here at Noise From the Pit are saddened to hear that another band from our early youth calling it quits. Beginning as a band sometime in the year 1996. Sum 41, the influential Ontario-based pop-punk masters, announced today via Instagram, that they are breaking up after a long successful 27-year career. Sum 41, who rose to fame with their rap-infused modern rock hit single “Fat Lip” (from their platinum selling ‘All Killer No Filler’ LP) in 2001, shared a heartfelt message announcing their sudden decision. Sum 41 will tour one last time as a worldwide headlining tour in honor of what the band has said will be their final album, the forthcoming highly anticipated double LP, ‘Heaven :x: Hell’! Before Sum 41 fully disbands for good. The official release date for Sum 41’s double album ‘Heaven :x: Hell’ still hasn’t been revealed. But is due to be released sometime in 2023. The final Sum 41 worldwide tour dates are to be announced soon too. We wish all of Sum 41 (past and present members) nothing but the best in their future endeavors.

Here’s Sum 41’s full disbanding message:

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Being in Sum 41 since 1996 brought us some of the best moments of our lives. We are forever grateful to our fans both old and new, who have supported us in every way. It is hard to articulate the love and respect we have for all of you and we wanted you to hear this from us first.

Sum 41 will be disbanding. We will still be finishing all of our upcoming tour dates this year, and we’re looking forward to releasing our final album “Heaven :x: Hell,” along with a final worldwide headlining tour to celebrate. Details will be announced as soon as we have them.

For now, we look forward to seeing all you skumfuks on the road and are excited for whatever the future will bring for each of us.

Thank you for the last 27 years of Sum 41.

Sum 41: Canadian Punk Rockers Who Took the World By Storm

Sum 41, a punk-rock band hailing from Ajax, Ontario, have been rocking the world since 1996. Originating from their hometown, the group of four quickly gained worldwide recognition for their unique mix of arena-sized riffs and hip-hop poses. With infectious hits like “Fat Lip”, “In Too Deep” and “Still Waiting”, Sum 41 quickly established themselves as one of the pioneers in the genre.

Originally, the group comprises of four members: lead vocalist and guitarist Deryck Whibley, lead guitarist Dave Baksh, bass guitarist Jason McCaslin and drummer Steven Jocz. Since their emergence in 1996, Sum 41 has gone on to release seven studio albums with their eighth album ‘Heaven :x: Hell’, on the horizon. Their career has been marked by hit alternative rock singles such as “Fat Lip” from their debut album All Killer No Filler (2001) which earned them their first Juno Award for Best Rock Album. As well as hit songs such as “Still Waiting” (2002), “We’re All To Blame” (2004),”Underclass Hero” (2007), and “Out For Blood” (2019).

Why You Need The “Order In Decline” LP In Your Life!

Sum 41 has come a long way since their snotty, smart-aleck pop-punk days in the late 1990s. With their latest album “Order in Decline,” they have wisely ditched that sound and ventured into darker territories. The seventh studio album is an impressive display of Sum 41’s evolution as a band.

The opening track “Turning Away” sets the tone for the album with its heavy guitar riffs and politically charged lyrics. It’s clear that the band is using their music to express their frustrations with the current state of affairs. Tracks like “45 (A Matter of Time)” and “Out for Blood” continue this theme with lyrics about government corruption and societal decay.

Even though Sum 41 has moved away from their pop-punk origins, they haven’t lost their ability to write catchy hooks and infectious melodies.

Current Sum 41 Lineup

Deryck Whibley – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (1997–present), keyboards (2004–present), lead guitar (1996–1997, studio 2006–2007),[270] backing vocals (1996–1997), occasional drums (1997–2015)
Dave Baksh – lead guitar, backing vocals (1997–2006; 2015–present)
Jason McCaslin – bass, backing vocals (1999–present)    
Tom Thacker – rhythm and lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals (2007–present)
Frank Zummo – drums, percussion, occasional backing vocals (2015–present)

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KMFDM “Sick New World” Interview

KMFDM “Sick New World” Interview

Nearly 40 Years of German Industrial Greatness!

In the late 1970s and early 1980s, an industrial counter-cultural movement was brewing across Europe. This movement sought to challenge the status quo of mainstream music by embracing electronic instrumentation, bold lyrics, and provocative imagery. One of the most prominent groups to emerge from this underground scene was KMFDM – a German industrial band that would go on to become one of the genre’s biggest names.

Formed in 1984 by Sascha Konietzko, with musicians En Esch and Raymond Watts joining soon after, KMFDM (which stands for “Kein Mehrheit Für Die Mitleid,” or “No Pity for the Majority”) swiftly gained a die-hard following thanks to their energetic live shows and politically charged lyrics. Their early music was heavily influenced by punk rock and new wave but also incorporated elements of metal, techno, and other experimental genres. All throughout the 1990s KMFDM unleashed a massive amount of Industrial masterpieces back to back, beginning with the 1990s ‘Naïve’. Quickly followed by ‘Money’ (1992), ‘Angst’ (1993), ‘Nihil’ (1995), Xtort (1996), Symbols (1997), and Adios (1999), all released in less than 10 years! The band took a brief hiatus from 1999 to 2002. Which lead to Sascha creating music under the short-lived MDFMK project with KMFDM alumni Tim Sköld and current KMFDM vocalist Lucia Cifarelli.

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A drug against war!

KMFDM then fully returned to kick ass again with 2002’s ‘Attack’. And the industrial titans have been creating music and performing sold-out shows non-stop since! Frontman Sascha Konietzko’s musicianship worth ethic simply cannot be matched. It’s as if the man creates music every second of the day, even during his sleep. Simply awe-inspiring how much great music he can produce in under a year. KMFDM’s most recent record ‘Hyena’ (2022) is another instant classic release that will grab hold of first-time KMFDM listener’s musical souls, due to its vicious, virulent, vocal presentation and compelling lyrical structures that helps give the misfits of society the courage to stand up to the corruption of our World Leaders on a global scale! If you’re attending Sick New World in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 13th, be sure to not miss KMFDM”s upcoming explosive Sick New World performance!

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Sick New World 2023 Las Vegas

Please enjoy this in-depth Noise From The Pit interview with the legendary Sascha Konietzko below!

Current KMFDM line-up

Sascha Konietzko – vocals, guitars, bass, programming, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion, drums (1984–present)
Lucia Cifarelli – vocals, keyboards (2002–present) Andy Selway – drums (2002–present)
Andee Blacksugar – guitars, backing vocals (2017–pres

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1990s Discography

Ahead Of Their Sick New World Set Sascha Konietzko of KMFDM Chats With NFTP

Chad Thomas Carsten: Define Industrial Music in your own words.

Sascha Konietzko: Thesaurus list among other synonyms, “machine-made” and “mechanized”.
Tchaikovsky’s 1812 “Ouverture” is technically the very first piece of industrial music since cannons were fired in the end of the composition in order to create massive percussive impact. Generally speaking, industrial music is music that utilizes sound sources that are not commonly associated with the term “musical instrument”. If for instance jackhammers, vacuum cleaners, power tools, etc. are being used to create a musical performance then it’s fair to call it industrial music. The genre evolved throughout the 70s and 80’s of the last century and mutated into industrial rock, where such sound sources were combined with sampling technology, later guitars were more and more used as well as synthesizers which in turn are actually “musical instruments”. All that said, KMFDM may have begun as an industrial project, over the years we have branched out into a number of other musical genres such as reggae and dub, techno and metal, etc. KMFDM is not your typical industrial band.

CTC: What was life like for you during your youth, growing up in Germany in the mid-1960s and 1970s?

SK: Some of the most memorable impressions during my growing years was the fact that we lived literally 20 minutes away from the iron-curtain and the daily realization that if a war between the two super-powers Russia and the USA would start, we’d be the first in the lines of fire. The war in Vietnam and the images on daily TV. The student revolution was closely associated with the Vietnam anti-war movement and the political awakening of the German students who grew up in post-war Germany not exactly knowing what role their fathers and mothers, the judges, policemen, and state servants played during the Nazi regime. The formation of the German RAF “terrorist organization” and the heinous trial at Stammheim prison. Which ultimately ended in the death of the inmates, followed by the question of whether or not they were murdered by “the system”. Hippies, free love, drugs, flower power, and ultimately, punk rock came as the big release.

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KMFDM Live 2020 Photo by Kidd Gloves Photography

CTC: Do you remember the first poem or first lyrics you wrote while still in school? If so, what was the subject matter focused on?

SK: Suicide.

CTC: Which specific musician from your past would you say still influences you to this very day?

SK: Too many to really list here, so just a few. T.Rex, Frank Zappa, Johnny Cash, Miriam Makeba, Dr. Alimantado, The Stranglers, Iggy Pop, Blondie, etc.

CTC: KMFDM will be celebrating its 40th anniversary next year. As you’ve been creating music with KMFDM since 1984. What motivates you to keep string towards success after nearly 4 decades?

SK: I am not striving toward success, never actually did. KMFDM was a big fluke that just happened. There’s more coincidence, random chance and sheer luck as well as “being at the right time at the right place” involved than anyone could ever strive for. I had a thing going as I worked as a photographer in the early 80’s. And all of a sudden I was making noise performances, then began recording stuff, then self-released an album, got signed a year later by an obscure British record label, who first introduced me to the artist known as “BRUTE”. Who to this day designs KMFDM artwork, then licensed the release to Chicago-based WAX TRAX records. At the time (WAX TRAX) was the hippest label in the U.S. for this kind of stuff.

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Vintage Ministry Show Flyer

SK: Then KMFDM got invited to open for Ministry on one of the most legendary rock ‘n’ roll tours the world has ever seen! Consequently, I moved the band from Germany to Chicago, and we began headlining our own tours. And gained notoriety really quick and really massively. But I always stayed true to my DIY roots and never did things for money, quite the opposite. I refused to do many things that would have made me rich because I didn’t like how they struck me.

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Vintage Wax Trax Records KMFDM Promo

CTC: Did the making of ‘Opium’ (1984) inspire you to become a better musician?

SK: It didn’t. I am not a musician. Call me a ringleader, a dompteur, or a mastermind, but I do not know how to be a musician.

CTC: When first forming KMFDM. Which main goal did you set out to conquer right away?

SK: Like I mentioned before, I did not set out to do anything. I just did things because they felt right or were simply fun to do and got caught up in it subsequently.

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Vintage Wax Trax KMFDM ‘Xtort’ Press Kit

CTC: What precisely occurred at the very first official live KMFDM performance? Was it a success?

SK: It was a sunny day in Hannover, Germany. We drove up to a sort of social club for young people, and there was one guy waiting “in line,” or so I thought. When I asked him if he was here for our concert, he told me he was trying to find the Braille library.
He was blind. I didn’t get to see another soul for the rest of that day. The next day we played in Aachen, a little to the south of Germany, and all of our five friends that lived there came to the concert. It was a hard start. *Smiles*

CTC: Which three KMFDM records would you recommend to someone discovering your music?


CTC: KMFDM’s influential record ‘Angst’ is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year! The ‘Angst’ song “A Drug Against War” is still highly relevant in this fucked up world of ours, especially with the current ongoing Ukraine crisis. In your own opinion. Do you think mankind will ever succeed in bringing forth world peace?

SK: No. It has spiraled out of control, and as long as mankind continues to overpopulate, there will be no peace. The pressure is too immense; the fight for water, resources, food, and arable land cannot be stopped. Add politicians’ greed and hubris, and you know the end is near. That doesn’t mean that I am a gloomy person *Winks*

CTC: How precisely does the music of KMFDM keep contributing towards fighting against racism?

SK: KMFDM’s message is a simple one. “Black man, white man, yellow man, Rip The System”. Think for yourselves, don’t believe the shit you’re being fed, and do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Don’t buy into every hype. Live and die responsibly.

CTC: Many North American fans of KMFDM discovered your music through “Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie,” the 1995 “Mortal Kombat” film, the 1995 film “Bad Boys,” “Beavis and Butthead,” and even Beverly Hill 90210. Which upcoming film/video game franchise would you love to score on your own as a music producer completely?

SK: I have never scored anything, and I don’t know if I would like it; I’d try it.

CTC: I’m sure you’re tired of answering this question. But will the unreleased MDFMK material with Tim Sköld and your wife, Lucia Cifarelli, ever see the light of day?

SK: I doubt it.

CTC: If you were approached by a major film studio to be involved as a creative consultant in helping create a KMFDM biopic. Would you allow a KMFDM biopic film to be produced?

SK: Nah, that’d be too cheesy. *Smiles*

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Lucia Cifarelli KMFDM Live Photo By Helcat Productions

CTC: Your most recent record ‘Hyena’ is an instant KMFDM classic from front to back! How did the creation process behind ‘Hyena’ challenge you differently than past KMFDM material/albums?

SK: It was recorded during the pandemic and thus allowed us to sit down at some point, take a real good look at what we had created up until that point and then surgically interfere and make it “the bomb”.
There was so much time without touring, seeing people, just sitting in your own head and doing whatever felt best.

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Live Sascha KMFDM Photo By Helcat Productions

CTC: What are you looking forward to the most performing at the very first Sick New World Music Festival event?

SK: Honestly, I have never played a huge festival like this, so I am curious how this will feel. I am looking forward to the experience.

CTC: Nu-Metal Godfathers Korn is one of the main headliners of SNW Fest. Do you have any past touring memories you’d like to share when Korn opened for KMFDM during the 1995 “In Your Face” tour?

SK: Yes, that was great! It just so happened that Korn exploded right around the onset of that tour in 1995. My agent called every day telling me that we had been upgraded to bigger and even bigger concert venues. Of course, I was thinking it had to do with the extraordinary sales numbers of KMFDM’s freshly released ‘NIHIL’ album. But it turned out to just be due to Korn gaining massive momentum. At some point, we were playing venues with 4,000 capacities, and after the opening act had finished, we played in a half-empty venue. *Smiles*

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Vintage KMFDM “In Your Face” Tour Flyer

CTC: What do you hope to accomplish (something you still haven’t but intend to do) as a musician in the next five years?

SK: Just live a bit longer and continue to do what I love most.

CTC: Any final thoughts before ending this Noise From The Pit interview?

Best regards, and thank you for this opportunity.

-Sascha KMFDM

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2023 KMFDM Spring Tour Dates