It is so hard to type this without mentioning how brilliant the full-length is but you’re gonna have to wait for that column for a few weeks.
If you’ve been a fan of either Marilyn Manson or KMFDM during the last 15 years, chances are you know who Tim Skold is already.
For me, I discovered his S/T album while shopping at Mystery Train Records on Newbury Street. He was an integral part of two of my favorite KMFDM records (Symbols and Attak) and one of my favorite Marilyn Manson records (The Golden Age of Grotesque)
I remember the first time I got to see Skold live. It was November 22nd, 1997 (I remember this because I have an awesome memory…and it’s the day Michael Hutchence was found dead) for the PIG/KMFDM show at the Avalon (R.I.P.) in Boston. The tour was in support of Symbols and it forever stands in my Top 10 shows of all time. It was the first (and only so far) time I saw the legendary Raymond Watts and PIG, Nivek Ogre from Skinny Puppy guested during KMFDM’s set and the KMFDM line-up featured En Esch, Gunter Schulz, and Tim Skold. And it was awesome. Another highlight was the inclusion of Skold’s “Chaos” and “Anything” from his solo album during the set.
Watching Skold play and perform is a truly mesmerizing experience. There are so many songs from Symbols that I go back to now and just remember the way he bounced along to them on stage.
Anyway, he’s back out on his own and ready to unleash the Suck EP on April 12th before his first full-length in 15 years, Anomie, is released on May 10th
For those not familiar with the already stellar catalog of Tim Skold, Suck is a great introduction with a riff chugging industrial romp of a title track that’s sure to invigorate old fans and entice new ones. It’s an 8-track EP that also features 3 non-album tracks and remixes by industrial contemporaries/legends like Combichrist, 16Volt, and Front Line Assembly. And did I mention it’s only $4.98? Who says you can’t get great music cheap in 2011?