Slipknot’s Jim Root and Mick Thomson Named “Best Metal Guitarists In The World.”

According to a poll on the Music Radar website, Slipknot’s Jim Root and Mick Thomson have been named “Best Metal Guitarists In The World.” The pair received over 17,000 votes, beating out such names as James Hetfield (Metallica); James “Munky” Shaffer and Brian “Head” Welch (Korn); Olavi Mikkonen and Johan Söderberg (Amon Amarth); Richard Z.Kruspe and Paul Landers (Rammstein); Phil Sgrosso and Nick Hipa, Sean Long and Mat Welsh (While She Sleeps); Kerry King and Gary Holt (Slayer); Adam Dutkiewicz and Joel Stroetzel (Killswitch Engage); and Alexi Laiho and Daniel Freyberg (Children Of Bodom) in a vote by fans of the site. Slipknot’s new album We Are Not Your Kind released on August 9th via Roadrunner Records/Elecktra. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Rammstein – Rammstein

It’s almost unbelievable to think that ten full years have passed since Rammstein released their last full-length studio album. During that decade, Brexit has divided the UK in a way not seen since the English Civil War, (with Donald Trump doing pretty much the same in the US), the Marvel Cinematic Universe has released no less than TWENTY blockbuster movies, Swedish Satanists Ghost have risen to become one of the biggest hard rock acts in the world, and Liverpool still haven’t won the Premier League. Continue reading

Rammstein Teases New Video and Single for “Radio”

Rammstein has been busy getting us sufficiently pumped up for next months new album, Rammstein due out May 17th via UmE/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the US. After the band shared five snippets of new songs today via their YouTube and released the full track listing and album artwork, the band has teased a new video, due out Friday, April 26th. Watch it now! Continue reading

Rammstein Shares Album Details and Cover Art

As we previously reported, Rammstein will release their new self-titled album May 17th via Ume/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the US. Yesterday the band shared five snippets of new songs today via their YouTube. Now they have released the full track listing and album artwork, very apropos of the bands’ wild live performances, an image of an unlit match. Last month, Rammstein released a nine-minute Specter Berlin-directed video for ‘Deutschland’, their first new single in nine years. Continue reading

Rammstein – Deutschland [Single Review]

Anticipation can cloud over artistic impact. After the best part of a decade, single ‘Mein Land’ and live opener ‘Ramm4’ are the only glimpses of new material the world has seen from the mighty Teutonic titans. Since 2009’s stellar Liebe Ist Für Alle Da (Universal), the world has held its breath in baited wait for a seventh Rammstein studio album. Does this towering decade of monolithic expectation dull the impact of brand new single, ‘Deutschland’? Continue reading

Rammstein Provides Further Details Of Forthcoming New Album

 

In a story previously broken by Ghost Cult, Rammstein are in the studio finishing up work on a new album, tentatively due out in 2019. While there is no current release date, members of the band have updated the fans via social media of their progress. In a new interview with guitarist Paul Landers with Music Radar, he commented: “Right now, it looks like this new record will be coming out next spring, and what we’ve been mainly doing is playing together in a circle, with all the guys in one room.”. A new album from the band will be their first new music since 2009’s Liebe Ist Für Alle Da. Continue reading