On Friday 24th March, the official pre-sale for the concert film "Rammstein: Paris" began ahead of its worldwide release on May 19. The film, which will be released in many configurations, sets new standards. In March 2012, during the "Made in Germany" tour, Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund shot two acclaimed Rammstein concerts at the Palais Omnisports arena in Paris in front of 17,000 spectators. Featuring 22 songs from the band’s entire repertoire, the resulting film is not only the most spectacular collection of imagery about the most successful German rock band of our time, but also a masterpiece of music cinema, capturing Rammstein's energy as a unique visual and sonic experience.
Åkerlund is notorious for his radical, pioneering video clips for bands such as The Prodigy, Metallica, the Rolling Stones and also Rammstein. Absurd details, upended perspectives, shocks of contrast and sensory confusion flicker through his music productions, and in "Rammstein: Paris", he celebrates this from the very first minute. Rammstein play 22 songs (128 mins), ranging from "Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen?", the first song from the very first album, to "Frühling in Paris" from the last studio album "Liebe ist für alle da".
Artistically and dramaturgically ingeniously staged, like an overwhelming video clip, "Rammstein: Paris" is one of the best rock concert films of all time. “Absolument“
A first impression of this masterpiece can be seen HERE.
German black metal cult Entartung are streaming the entirety of their highly anticipated third album, Baptised into the Faith of Lust, via EchoesAndDust.com. Released last week via W.T.C. Productions, Baptised into the Faith of Lust is a work of timeless black metal traditionalism given flight by flawless songwriting and emotive execution: THE album where Entartung ascend the throne and rule over all they survey, in a kingdom where the genre's aesthetics have become diluted by modernity (or worse) but one which will be righted by their righteous conviction. Hear Entartung's Baptised into the Faith of Lust in its entirety exclusively HERE.
Entartung was founded in 2011 by Lykormas and Vulfolaic. As veterans of the old-school black metal scene, they set out to make music true to the original vibe of the genre, void of commercialism and modern trends. The duo skipped the usual demo phase and independently wrote and recorded their debut album, Krypteia. Entartung immediately got signed by W.T.C. Productions, who released Krypteia in the spring of 2012 on compact disc.
One year later, Entartung started writing and recording their sophomore album. The internal tensions and conflicts that arose during this process were successfully channelled into violent and aggressive renditions of the actual material. Contrary to the previous album, which exclusively featured German lyrics, Peccata Mortalia predominantly focuses on English as the main language. Peccata Mortalia was again released by World Terror Committee in May 2014, this time on both compact disc and vinyl. Simultaneously, Krypteia also saw a vinyl release.
In late 2014, Entartung was invited to play an exclusive show at the 2015 edition of the Veneration of the Dead festival in the Netherlands. For the purpose of this festival, Entartung recruited skinsman Haistulf and started working on a set consisting of both Krypteia and Peccata Mortalia material.
Continuing as a three-piece, Entartung then recorded their third album, Baptised into the Faith of Lust, throughout the winter of 2015-2016. The new compositions build further upon the style which was established on both Krypteia and Peccata Mortalia and successfully push the boundaries of the genre, focusing on both feel and detail as well as atmosphere and aggression. Lyrically, Baptised into the Faith of Lust explores the more obscure side of history, religious mass delusions, and the writings of Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Selma Lagerlöf, Charles Baudelaire, and Hermann Löns.
Baptised into the Faith of Lust was mixed by Entartung and was subsequently mastered by Patrick W. Engel at Temple of Disharmony. Once again, the band entrusts World Terror Committee with the release of the third Entartung opus, both on compact disc and vinyl. The album's artwork is a twisted and bizarre take on orthodox iconography, further elucidated by its musical/lyrical contents. Become Baptised into the Faith of Lust with Entartung entirely HERE, courtesy of EchoesAndDust.com!
German Metalcore quintet Cry My Name will release new album Reflections April 21 on Bastardized Recordings. And the group sounds fresher and more dynamic than ever! On Reflections, the band's traditional style is bolstered by a fat production, angry riffs, roller-grooves and hard chorus hooks.
Cry My Name fuels its sound with aggressive hardcore beats without anchoring themselves to the past. Most importantly, the Kiel boys demonstrate a unique flair for writing great songs! Reflections was recorded at Blastbeat Productions and mastered a Pitchback Studios.
Ebony Wall, Germany's finalist at the Wacken Metal Battle 2016, have teamed up with Stephan Dietrich (former Alpha Tiger) for their new song "Nightfall". For the exceptional singer, it is the first musical sign of life, two years after his departure at Alpha Tiger.
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1. Lost In Forever
2. Beautiful Lies
3. Written In Blood
4. Against The World
5. Beyond The Mirror
6. Halo Of The Dark
7. Dies Irae
8. Forget My Name
9. Burning In Flames
11. Shine and Shade
12. Heaven In Hell
13. Love's A Burden
14. The Other Side
15. Dim The Spotlight
16. Our Little Time
17. Rage Before The Storm
German based Modern Metallers Don't Try This signs with Boersma-Records. Here is their official press release:
"The next chapter has begun! (Deutsche Version darunter). We are truly proud to announce that we have signed up at Boersma - Records. It was a long, hard road to get here, but the real journey starts now!
We want to invite each one of you to accompany us with this. To write down a story which is bigger than a five headed modern metal band. It's a story about family! A family that takes everyday life in the centre of attention and turns supposedly small subjects into big ones! Yes, that's the story about Don't Try This and each one of YOU! It's OUR story, it is #DttFamily! <3
So let us take the next step together and say "You're welcome" to our new common friend "Boersma - Records"."
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