RAMMSTEIN Guitarist’s EMIGRATE Project Releases Music Video For ‘I’m Still Alive’

The official music video for the song “I’m Still Alive” from EMIGRATE, the side project of RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, can be seen below. The track is taken from EMIGRATE‘s fourth album, “The Persistence Of Memory”, which came out on November 5.

“The Persistence Of Memory”, which was named after a Salvador Dalí painting, features the following tracks:

01. Rage
02. Always On My Mind (feat. Till Lindemann)
03. Freeze My Mind
04. I’m Still Alive
05. Come Over
06. You Can’t Run Away
07. Hypothetical
08. Blood Stained Wedding
09. I Will Let You Go

As a member of RAMMSTEIN, the music world’s most explosive live act, Kruspe has been part of a ground-breaking global success story that continues to build and to ignite; along the way, he’s turned his attention to a number of parallel projects, such as constructing a studio (and a home) in his native Berlin, but it’s his decision to launch the EMIGRATE setup that has given him the greatest chance to satisfy creative instincts outside of the parent group.

The first EMIGRATE album appeared in 2007 (a self-titled record that went Top 10 in Germany, with single/video “My World” appearing on the soundtrack to the third “Resident Evil” movie); “Silent So Long” followed in 2014, featuring guest vocals from such high-profile artists as Marilyn MansonJonathan DavisPeaches and the legend that will always be LemmyEMIGRATE‘s third album, “A Million Degrees” came out in November 2018 and was described as “less a successor to ‘Silent So Long’ and more a re-booted take on the overall concept, continuing Kruspe‘s desire to craft something personal.”

“I really want the freedom to collaborate with different people and to explore different kinds of music,” Kruspe explained when “A Million Degrees” was first released, “to express myself as both a writer and a singer away from deadlines, timelines and other such restrictions. The idea is to keep experimenting and to keep challenging myself. Plus, EMIGRATE works in an organic way, so musicians can come and go, and it’s still okay, it’s positive…”

RAMMSTEIN‘s seventh, untitled album came out in May 2019 via UME/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the U.S.

RAMMSTEIN will bring its full-scale stadium production to North America for the first time ever in the summer of 2022.

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Gothic/Post-Punk Band CYBORG AMOK Unveils New Video for “Burden Away”

““Beautiful clear drums, guitars and electro sounds, which is classic goth synth rock, the narrative dark voice fits perfectly”.– Karsten Zakrzewski (Kainklangmusik Magazine)

Gothic/Post-Punk band CYBORG AMOK has just unveiled their new video for the song, “Burden Away.” The song appears on CYBORG AMOK‘s self-titled album.

Greg Bullock (synths/vocals) says about the song: “Burden Away” was one of those songs that came together start to finish in a few hours one afternoon. I recorded all of the music and vocals. We felt that “Burden Away” best represented the direction CYBORG AMOK is going in. So, it was chosen for the video. We let Nick and Pete at Howl Peak depict the song as they interpreted it for themselves.

As for CYBORG AMOK, we prefer to allow the audience to find their own meaning in our music.”

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CYBORG AMOK is Greg Bullock (synths/vocals) and Brydon Bullock (drums/vocals).

“Cyborg Amok resides somewhere between the brilliance of twilight and the apocalyptic darkness. Their gothic infused synth-rock sound delivers the listener to a panorama of synthetic waves, twisted organic tones and a slightly pop crust … the language angels speak in the darkness.” 

Greg Bullock, poet and synthesis, formerly the keyboardist for RealEyes and Shamen, currently splits time between CYBORG AMOK and The Antoine Poncelet Band. As the principal songwriter and voice of CYBORG AMOK, Greg continues his journey suspended in dark waves crashing over striking landscapes. 

Brydon Bullock emerges as an up and coming drummer on the local music scene. He has performed with Rockit Live in NYC and on the Jersey Shore. Brydon adds a contemporary element to the CYBORG AMOK landscape with solid grooves and strong backing vocals. 

New music blog Right Chord Music described the release as “Gloriously brooding and timeless in its introspection.”

On June 12, 2021 CYBORG AMOK‘s self-titled album was released as a digital album as well as a hardcopy CD. The album is a compilation of two previous EPs that are now extinct. 
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Dark Alternative Band, AMULET Brings Tragedy to “Last Ditch” Video

Washington DC-based dark alternative band, AMULET has just unveiled the video to their song, “Last Ditch.”  The song appears on their latest album, House Of Black + White.

About the song: You can only take so much tragedy. There comes a point where you wonder if you’ll be able to go on. The ache of sorrow and loneliness feels eternal and all-consuming. You have a choice to make. You wonder if seeing crimson is the only way to really heal. 

About the album…

House of Black + White is a bass-driven dark rock experience led by powerful female vocals. Each track is channeled from raw emotion and the exploration of concepts that only grow more profound with time. It is intense – yet nuanced – rock music that will activate you. It feels like victory with a side order of bitterness and despair, only to kick life back in the teeth with a steel-toed boot.
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AMULET is a DC-based dark alternative rock band founded by bassist MJ Phoenix and vocalist Stephanie Stryker. The band’s lineup is rounded out by guitarists Bob Carr and Mark Schramm, keyboardist Alison Frane, and drummer Thomas Grothe. The musicians represent an all-star line up of experienced players with hundreds of gigs in multiple acts behind them.

House of Black + White, the band’s 16-track debut album, was released in April 2021 and is available on all major music platforms. AMULET’s stage performance is highly visual and energetic using video, lasers, other visual effects and fashion to create a unique, stylish and unforgettable show.

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Electro-Industrial Act SPANKTHENUN Goes Dark And Diverse With The Bunker Tapes Volume II

Dark electro-industrial act SPANKTHENUN picks up where The Bunker Tapes Vol. I and the closing track, “Dominate” left us.

Now, The Bunker Tapes Vol. II continues the journey of mid 90-influenced industrial beats and moves into a more dark electro territory, then finally to a pure EBM vision with tracks like “Industrial Beats” and “Lockdown”. Like the previous album, Vol. II  includes original tracks and remixes of the fan favorites like the face-ripping “Off Beatings”, the introspective “I Self Me” and “Right Father”.

Indeed the album is more substantial than its feel of late 90s dark electro. “The Smoking Gun” is a stark reflection of the political nightmare that turned a deadly disease into a worldwide pandemic, once only thought possible in sci-fi films. “Lockdown” takes the EBM vibe down a darker path in its idea that  “we are part of the broken machine.”

But the stylistic diversity of SPANKTHENUN is expressed with the fun and quirky vibe of “I Am The Fire” juxtaposed with the aforementioned tracks that maintain a more conceptual seriousness. 

The physical CD carries an additional track from The Bunker Tapes Vol I – “Fight and Breed” with a special dual remix from Upon Eventual Collapse and Leather Strip, bringing an unexpected new vibe to the track… only on the CD.

SPANKTHENUN is a band who works with other bands and artists all over the world. The main output from SPANKTHENUN is by the two core members of the band as well as some regular collaborators. The original focus of the band was to write and play live and not release any music on traditional streaming or physical formats. That changed in 2019 when the focus changed to getting the music out and releasing it through all means possible. This put them in a good position to be very prolific during the lockdown in 2020, including work with legendary industrial icon Claus Larsen on their first single “Rotting Meat” and the album, The Bunker Tapes Vol. I.

In 2020, SPANKTHENUN also released the full length album Initial Decay Control, several singles including very dark cover of the X-mas classic “Jingle Bells” and a cover of KMFDMs classic club hit “Virus”, as well as an extended remix album, Glitch Burn Sin featuring several legendary artists from the industrial music scene. 

Now, in 2021, SPANKTHENUN drops the dark and diverse sounds of The Bunker Tapes Vol. II.

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ACE FREHLEY Is Working On ‘Some Heavy Songs’

Ace Frehley says that he has collaborated with his longtime friend Peppy Castro on “some heavy songs.”

Peppy reportedly taught Frehley how to play guitar and previously collaborated with KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons as a songwriter and performed on Frehley‘s and KISS frontman Paul Stanley‘s solo records.

Frehley shared the news of his latest latest studio sessions with Castro in an Instagram post on November 4. At the time, he wrote: “Been Recording all day w/my dear friend Peppy Castro…collaborated on some heavy songs!!!”

Earlier today, Ace offered an update on his studio activities, writing: “Been Recording all day!!! I’m thinking about Christmas & how lucky I am that I have complete creative freedom over my music, and I’m very thankful for all the gifts God has given me… I sometimes forget how good I have it, and I’m trying to act humble & be worthy of my talents & situation, considering I grew up with nothing in the Bronx!”

Last December, Frehley told Talking Metal Live that he would started recording his next all-original album earlier this year. The record will be the follow-up to “Spaceman”, which was released in October 2018 via eOne. At the time, he said that had “been writing all along. Plus, I have tracks that I’ve already recorded that I have to revisit and decide whether they have a chance to make it on my new studio record — [if they] have to be rewritten or [they’re] just good the way they are,” he explained. “And I’ve got people sending me song ideas constantly… So, little by little, it’s an ongoing process, and it evolves as it goes.”

Earlier last year, Frehley told Canada’s iHeart Radio that he had “only written about three songs” for his next LP, and he added they were “not finished.” He said: “Now that I’m [living] on the East Coast [after moving to New Jersey from Southern California], my engineer only lives an hour from me, Alex Salzman, who worked with me extensively on this last record, and he played a lot of bass guitar as well, So it’s gonna be even easier, ‘Origins Vol. 3’ and the next [original] record.”

Frehley‘s latest release was “Origins Vol. 2”, the sequel to his 2016 collection of cover songs that inspired the former KISS guitarist.

“Origins Vol. 2” featured cover versions of THE BEATLES‘ “I’m Down”DEEP PURPLE‘s “Space Truckin'”LED ZEPPELIN‘s “Good Times Bad Times”THE ROLLING STONES‘ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”THE KINKS‘ “Lola” and THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE‘s “Manic Depression”, among others. A cover of the 1975 KISS tune “She” also appeared as a bonus track. Guests on the set included CHEAP TRICK‘s Robin ZanderLita Ford and former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick.

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons co-wrote two tracks on “Spaceman”“Without You I’m Nothing” and “Your Wish Is My Command”, the latter of which also features Simmons‘s bass playing.

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This Sunday on an ALL NEW MKULTRASOUND PodCast: Larry Goone ofBorn A Babe and the Chicago SEXCON Discusses his Upcoming 420 Friendly Event

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