Coming to rescue Industrial music fans stranded in a land of complacency are EN ESCH and GUENTER SCHULZ, together as SLICK IDIOT! Formerly core members and co-founders of KMFDM, ESCH and SCHULZ left the groundbreaking industrial powerhouse in 1999 forming [View Updates]
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Legends in the Industrial music world, EN ESCH and GUENTER SCHULZ met up in their native Germany in the 1980’s and have worked together ever since.
Esch first joined Sascha Konietzko's KMFDM for the 1984 release of "What do you know, Deutschland?" With many illustre collaborators, a whole lotta sampling technology, drum machines, guitars and vocal processing, the members of KMFDM laid the foundations for the industrial rock scene with fellow colleagues such as Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Pigface, Die Krupps and many more.
Günter Schulz joined in 1990 KMFDM's release "Naive" with a fierce understanding of the guitar, introducing some of the most remarkable and unmistakeable guitar riffs of his time.
ESCH and SCHULZ then left the groundbreaking industrial powerhouse forming their own project, SLICK IDIOT.
SLICK IDIOT has released 5 albums and toured North America six times.
In 2011, on the 37th episode of HBO's acclaimed show True Blood, entitled "She's Not There," a remix of the Slick Idiot track XCESS was used in a scene featuring the local vampire club.
EN ESCH Born near Frankfurt / Main, EN ESCH has lived and worked in Hamburg, Chicago, New Orleans, NYC, Los Angeles and currently Berlin.
The classically trained percussionist is a skilled multi- instrumentalist, programmer and composer.
He has enjoyed success with KMFDM and the diverse ensemble PIGFACE since the early 90s.
ESCH composed, recorded and co-produced on 10 albums and 20 singles of KMFDM including hits like: More’n’Faster, Godlike and Juke Joint Jezebel.
En Esch & KMFDM also appear on various soundtracks of Hollywood movies like: Hideaway, Johnny Memonic, Mortal Combat, Bad Boys etc.
He was also core member of PIGFACE in 1990, writing, recording and touring with them until 1993 and again after 2004.
He collaborated with Bands like KASTRIERTE PHILOSOPHEN, GIRLS UNDER GLASS, EXCESSIVE FORCE, SISTER MACHINE GUN, CHEM LAB, MORE MACHINE THAN MAN AND EDGE OF DAWN to name a few.
After several successful years in the Techno-Industrial scene and countless live performances around the world, the striking front man and talented guitarist now enjoys a cult-hero status in EN ESCHs larger-than-life and commanding persona.
Today he is also mastermind, singer and frontman of his band “SLICK IDIOT” .
Since 2007 he is also alligned with german singer MONA MUR with whom he has released two collaborative albums (recent release :“DO WITH ME WHAT YOU WANT” Artoffact/Danse Macabre 2012) and who frequently tours with EN ESCH and SLICK IDIOT.
GUENTER SCHULZ: Born near Bremen, SCHULZ has lived and worked in Hamburg, Chicago and since 1994 in British Columbia, Canada.
His untouchable guitar work for KMFDM from 1990 until 1999 stands for itself.
Guitarist, composer, programmer and keyboardist, GUENTER SCHULZ is widely recognized and respected as one of the most talented guitarists in the Industrial scene.
He is also an Internationally known and accomplished photographer and has been published worldwide.
Sounds Like:KMFDM, Pigface, Mona Mur
Link 1: http://myspace.com/slickidiot
Link 2: http://www.reverbnation.com/slickidiot