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Slick Idiot and Mona Mur/En Esch, with special guest Stayte
SLICK IDIOT is more than clubworthy - pulsating beats and swift synthetic ambiences anchored in a solid industrial metal basis consisting of Guenter's thrashing, unique and unparalleled guitar work as well as Esch's funky beats & gruff vocal style.
Legends in the Industrial music world, EN ESCH and GUENTER SCHULZ came together 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 illustrated 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.
MONA MUR, german vocalist, composer of edgy video game scores (“Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days”), and
Industrial Music legend EN ESCH, known as KMFDM co-founder and stunning frontman, team up on stage
and in the studio to celebtrate “The Fine Art of Beauty and Violence”.
The Duo unleases an inferno of electronic drum loops & basses, dirty organs and wreckless feedback guitars,
elektro-anthems written and peformed together with futuristic furor.
Stayte is Joshua Bradford (vocals, lyrics) and Clayton Worbeck (guitars, electronics). They are joined live by Rick Warner (bass) and Byron Slack (drums).
Stayte signed to Nefer Records in 1999 and released its first album Growing Pains that same year. The follow-up release Abandon in the Amber  propelled Stayte to sell-out shows at the Whiskey A Go-Go, the Roxy and the House of Blues. This success led to Stayte being managed by Vicki Hamilton (Guns 'n' Roses, Motley Crue).
Stayte commenced work on Cognitive Dissonance (The Art Of Lying To Yourself) in late 2005. The EP featured one of industrial musicʼs pioneers, Paul Barker (Ministry, Revolting Cocks).
In early 2006 Stayte came to the attention of Ministry founder Al Jourgensen and his label 13th Planet Records. After developing a rapport with the industrial icon, Josh and Clayton joined Alʼs infamous side-project The Revolting Cocks, alongside such luminaries as Jello Biafra, Gibby Hanes and former member Trent Reznor.
As lead vocalist for RevCo, Josh wowed audiences and critics across North America on the 2006 Ministry/RevoCo tour, garnering a rare 5 ʻKʼ review in Kerrang. The 58-city tour was a coup for Stayte: the band won over new fans nightly and album sales skyrocketed.
Josh and Clayton co-wrote the next two RevCo records, Sex-O Olympic-O , Got Cock? , with Al and Sin Quirin. Josh also contributed vocals to Ministry tracks featured on the Saw V soundtrack, TV show NCIS, and video games NHL 10 and Rockband. Clayton became a sought-after remixer, remixing over 40 tracks for Filter, Ministry, RevCo, Prong and IAMX.
Josh and Clayton toured again with RevCo in 2009, hitting 40 cities on RevCo's first headlining tour since the 90s.
Amid all this, Josh and Clayton remained firmly focused on Stayte. 2007 saw the release of Cognitive Dissonance and the composition of their next record, The Two Sisters. Stayte signed with Spiralchords Records in early 2010 and released The Two Sisters shortly after.
In February of 2011, Joshua and Clayton released the Stayte documentary - Walking in the Land of Wind and Ghost. The film features footage shot over the last 12 years intertwined with a powerful narrative and brand new music from the bandʼs forthcoming release.
2012 promises to be a busy year for Stayte including their first live shows in years plus the release of the highly-anticipated new record.