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

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 Closes In On New Album, Release And World Tour For 2019

As we previously reported Rammstein are completing their long-awaited new album, due out in 2019. Likely due to be their final album and world tour, the new records will be their first since 2009’s Liebe Ist Für Alle Da. According to a new interview with guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, he has revealed that the new album will be mixed at a Los Angeles studio beginning in mid-December with Rich Costey (Muse, Rage Against The Machine And Franz Ferdinand). The band plans to tour for at least three years following the release. The band already announced a string of dates for next summer.  Continue reading

Hotei And Iggy Pop Share Video For Walking Through The Night

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Renowned Japanese recording artist Hotei has released a video for his track with Iggy Pop from last years Strangers album (Spinefarm). You can see the video for ‘Walking Through The Night’ below: Continue reading

Rammstein, Hypocrisy Members Form New Project

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Rammstein vocalist Till Lindemann and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) have formed a brand new project called Lindemann.

Pär Hulkoff, vocalist, guitarist and keyboardist for the Swedish industrial metal band Raubtier, posted a comment on the band’s Facebook page claiming to have heard some of the music:

Pekka T (Peter Tägtgren) and Till from Rammstein are unleashing their new powerful band! The small parts I heard really blew my mind! Like the page, and keep your eyes open. This will echo in eternity.
I salute you Peter, my bloodbrother!
//Hulkoff

This comes following Rammstein guitarist Richard Z Kruspe launching his Emigrate project, with a record out via Spinefarm Records. In one interview, Kruspe had spoken about a few live Rammstein DVDs in the works, and in another, he had hinted Lindemann’s formation, while keyboardist Christian “Flake” Lorenz working on a book. But he claims Rammstein is on a break and at some point in the future they may reform to work on new music.

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