Rammstein guitarists Paul Landers and Richard Kruspe protested Russia’s anti-LGBTQ laws this past Monday, July 29 by kissing on stage during the band’s concert in Moscow.
What consequences, if any, Landers and Kruspe will face as a result of their dramatic protest remains unclear. But you gotta admit what they did was pretty bad ass.
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Syrian Metal Is War will be screened at the 30th edition of Wacken Open Air on July 31 at 09:00pm and August 3 at 08:30pm.
It’s a documentary about how the heavy metal is staying alive in Syria, despite the war.
I just have to say that my Middle Eastern metal head friends are some of the bravest metal heads I know. Keep on head banging, guys, and never stop.
“Prior to the war, Syrian metal musicians faced jail time and persecution for “satanism.” During the war, they face new challenges, roadtripping along dangerous highways and dodging snipers to make it to shows at the one remaining café in Aleppo where live metal music still lives. They try to record amid the rumble of bombs and regular power outages. “The symphony of Aleppo,” one musician tells the camera, “is generators and bullets.” – Reason.com
Every year, some 80,000 metal heads invade the sleepy little village of Wacken for the ultimate metal hajj, the biggest metal festival in the world, Wacken Open Air.
Check out some of the links below to get a taste of the mayhem.
New Rammstein video!
It examines some of the darker moments of Germany’s history in Africa.
“Ausländer” is German for “foreigner.”
NSFW because there are boobs…like no one’s ever seen a boob before. *Rolls eyes*
Happy Fucking New Year, Metal Heads!
Here’s a list of all the new tunes to expect in the new year.
Let me know if I’ve missed anything.
|4||Callejon||Hartgeld im Club|
|John Garcia and the Band of Gold||John Garcia and the Band of Gold|
|Legion of the Damned||Slaves of the Shadow Realm|
|Mark Deutrom||The Blue Bird|
|11||Born of Osiris||The Simulation|
|18||A Pale Horse Named Death||When the World Becomes Undone|
|Arch Enemy||Covered in Blood (compilation album)|
|Cane Hill||Kill the Sun (EP)|
|Flotsam and Jetsam||The End of Chaos|
|Lemuria||The Hysterical Hunt|
|Malevolent Creation||The 13th Beast|
|Papa Roach||Who Do You Trust?|
|Raven||Screaming Murder Death from Above: Live in Aalborg (live album)|
|Rifftera||Across the Acheron|
|25||Bring Me the Horizon||Amo|
|Carnal Forge||Gun to Mouth Salvation|
|Hecate Enthroned||Embrace of the Godless Aeon|
|Incite||Built to Destroy|
|Jetboy||Born to Fly|
|Kane Roberts||The New Normal|
|King 810||Suicide King|
|King Diamond||Songs for the Dead Live (live album)|
|Quiet Riot||One Night in Milan (live album)|
|Swallow the Sun||When a Shadow Is Forced into the Light|
|1||Metallica||Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic at the Masonic (live album)|
|8||Beast In Black||From Hell with Love|
|Herman Frank||Fight the Fear|
|Born from Pain||True Love|
|Rotting Christ||The Heretics|
|Candlemass||The Door to Doom|
|Dream Theater||Distance Over Time|
|Imperia||Flames of Eternity|
|Last in Line||II|
|The Moth Gatherer||Esoteric Oppression|
|Overkill||The Wings of War|
|Rhapsody of Fire||The Eighth Mountain|
|Rock Goddess||This Time|
|Tora Tora||Bastards of Beale|
|In Flames||I, the Mask|
|Mike Tramp||Stray from the Flock|
|While She Sleeps||So What?|
|8||Children of Bodom||Hexed|
|Doro||Backstage to Heaven (EP)|
|Misery Index||Rituals of Power|
|The Raven Age||Conspiracy|
|15||Any Given Day||Overpower|
|22||Battle Beast||No More Hollywood Endings|
|29||Anthem||Nucleus (compilation album)|
|Nightrage||Wolf to Man|
|19||Per Wiberg||Head Without Eye|
Recently Trish, the drummer of the Norwegian avant-garde black metal band Urarv found out she was diagnosed with breast cancer. I myself have battled breast cancer, and know how expensive and difficult this disease can be to deal with.
So please do what you can to help Trish, even if it’s just donating a few dollars along with a few minutes of your time.
“Burzum Is My Painful Past in a Reeking Bog”
“Burzum was never my choice of life. I didn’t even want to become a musician.”
Varg Vikernes has announced that Burzum is no more after giving away his only copy of the project’s 1992 self-titled debut album.
The disc went to a fella named Nathan B, who beat Varg in a challenge of getting from 0-100 kmh (0-60 mph) in their 4×4 vehicles.
Burzum was active between 1991 and 1999, and then again from 2009 until now. The project has 11 studio albums in its discography, the final of which came out in June 2014 under the title of “The Ways of Yore.”