Music Video: Lindemann – Praise Abort

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Lindemann is streaming the music video for “Praise Abort,” off of their debut album Skills In Pills, out June 23, 2015 via Warner Brothers. The digital single is out May 29th. The project unites vocalist Till Lindemann (Rammstein) and vocalist/guitarist Peter Tagtgren (Hypocrisy/Pain).

LINDEMANN – Praise Abort (official Video) from LINDEMANN on Vimeo.

Lindemann Releasing Skills In Pills On June 23rd in US

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Lindemann, the new project featuring lead singer Till Lindemann (Rammstein) and Peter Tägtgren (Pain, Hypocrisy) will be releasing their long awaited debut album Skills In Pills on June 23, 2015 via Warner Bros Records in the US and June 19, 2015 internationally. The first single “Praise Abort” will be released on May 29, 2015.

The project combines the Rammstein singer’s often hilarious yet utterly filthy lyrics with Tägtgren’s super-modern studio skills and instrumentation.

Skills In Pills Track Listing:
01: Skills In Pills
02: Ladyboy
03: Fat
04: Fish On
05: Children Of The Sun
06: Home Sweet Home
07: Cowboy
08: Golden Shower
09: Yukon
10: Praise Abort
11: That’s My Heart (Bonus Track)

Skills In Pills will be available in the following versions:
Standard (Digipack)
Special Edition (Blu-Ray-packaging, high-quality booklet, bonus track)
12″ Vinyl (gatefold cover, 28-page booklet, bonus track, album-download-code)
Digital
Super Deluxe (Coffee-table-style book with 80 pages, high-quality package, CD with bonus track)

SKILLS IN PILLS will be available in the following configurations:1. Standard Edition(2panel digipack, 28pages…

Posted by Lindemann on Friday, April 24, 2015

Apocalyptica – Shadowmaker

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It is nearly two decades since Apocalyptica first muscled their way into our collective consciousness as “that band that plays Metallica songs on cellos”.  What at first appeared merely a neat gimmick has seen them become a fully fledged, credible and long-term band – one who have proved that metal doesn’t need to be played on electric guitar, and a tale of two cities, with big vocal singles such as ‘I’m Not Jesus’ and ‘I Don’t Care’ sat alongside stimulating dark instrumentals. It is this successful formula they look to replicate on eighth album Shadowmaker (Eleven Seven).

Having previously relied on a (frankly impressive) guest list of vocals (including Corey Taylor, Cristina Scabbia, Max Cavalera and Till Lindemann amongst many others), this time around the Finnish cellists have enlisted Franky Perez (Scars on Broadway/Slash) on 7 of the 11 full tracks, the first time they have used the same vocalist across an album.

However, consistency is an issue in the vocal led tracks; first track proper ‘Cold Blood’ is confident, competent and possessing of a strong chorus, and ‘Hole In My Soul’, a simple balladic shuffle, tugs on the cello strings of the heart; not a million miles from the more lachrymose moments of HIM, but ‘Dead Man’s Eyes’ fucking drags on and on becoming a song that fails to evoke any emotion other than annoyance, ‘House of Chains’ could be a Shinedown outtake, and ‘Sea Song’ sees interest wade out amongst the waves.

Meanwhile, the title track gets stronger and more interesting for the lengthy mid-to-late instrumental section, ripping through a Kirk Hammett style lead that segues into a Mercyful Fate darkened ambiance; ‘Reign of Fear’ intrigues and ensnares with mournful cello leads dancing languidly over riffs of varying tempos; and the aural voyage of ‘Til Death Do Us Part’, with its lengthy emotive passages dovetailing with stabs and lurches, is the album highlight.

Ultimately, Shadowmaker shows that the true essence of Apocalyptica lies in the instrumental. Unfettered by the constraints and adamantine chains of a traditional rock song structure they are, as they always have been, at their best, most dynamic and most interesting. Flitting between that and standard rock fare leaves them with a patchwork quilt of an album – the stitching may be great, but the overall aesthetic is muddled.

 

6.0 /10

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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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