During the Big Day Out festival in Adelaide, Australia, Tool was performing when Rammstein drummer Christoph Schneider joined them on stage to rock out for a little bit. True to the Rammstein way of life, singer Till Lindemann came out, destroyed Christoph’s kit and started to play with fire. Why can’t these things happen when I go to concerts?? Check after the jump for some pictures of the shenanigans.
The “Ten Creepy Videos Just In Time For Halloween” list was a big hit with you readers. However, as many of you know, there aren’t just ten creepy music videos out there. So, I went ahead and put together another list because this holiday season is just too damn cheery for me. I’ll start you off nice and mellow with The Cure below, but after the jump, there are nine more creepy videos for your viewing pleasure (displeasure?).
Combichrist is not only opening up for Rammstein at Madison Square Garden in New York City (Dec. 11th), they have also been tapped as the direct openers for Rammstein in Montreal (Dec. 9th)! Not only that, Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit, Black Light Burns) will be joining Combichrist as guitarist for both shows. Color me extremely jealous of both dates! Make sure to check out our exclusive interview with Wes Borland HERE.
Rammstein has never been one to shy away from controversy. They have been accused of being Fascists, their music has been blamed for school shootings in more than one country, and their music videos are not always as easily explained as they would hope they would be. They have been consistently making music and garnering a following since 1994, and have done the near impossible with keeping the same line-up since their inception. All the while with little bouts of controversy mixed in with years of solid music making. The latest hiccup came when the band released the first single and video off of October 2009’s “Liebe ist fur alle da”. The video was directed by Jonas Akerland (yes, the same Jonas Akerland who directed Madonna’s ‘Ray of Light’ video) and features the band performing, clad in leather, cut with video of each of the band members playing up stereotypical porn clichés with hot chicks. The video itself could be considered porn.
This new single doesn’t promise to have nearly as interesting a video premise. It will nonetheless be released on February 9th, exclusive to Itunes, in a bundle that includes four remix bonus tracks and a digital booklet for $4.99, or the single itself can be bought for $1.99. READ MORE
So, Rammstein is back after four years with their newest effort, “Liebe ist für alle da”. These guys have consistently put out solid records and the metal community seems to have quite the fondness in their hearts for these German industrial rockers. But just two months ago, they released a video for their first single, “Pussy”, and the metal community recoiled in horror. “This is Rammstein? But this sucks!”. As a result, fans began to fear the worst. The only thing left to do was wait and see what the rest of the album was like.
On October 20th, “Liebe ist für alle da” was released in the United States. At least with this reviewer, all doubts flew out the window. Now, I’m not saying that this album is flawless, by any stretch of the imagination, but these guys still know how to rock. The album opens up with “Rammlied”, a driving heavy rock song where singer Til Lindemann strongly shouts out “RAMM-STEIN!”, letting us know that they are most definitely back with a vengence. There is no doubt, by the end of this song, that this album is coming on strong.
The rest of the album sounds just as large and pristine. The production on this album is spot on. The drums sound crisp and solid, offering a very solid thump. The bass rolls in a very satisfying way that doesn’t muddy up the low-end spectrum. The guitars sound huge and thick, yet are clearly defined and have a great sustain. The keys and other “ambient” effects come through clearly. Lastly, the vocals are crisp, clear and wonderfully mixed in. Til does several vocal harmonies that are perfectly synced up and arranged to make sure that there are no “off-notes”. READ MORE