Rammstein, a guilty pleasure @ RMR! Really?

Rammstein in concert somewhere on planet earth
© IMAGO/Gonzales Photo

Controversy sells, we all know that. That, and a fair dose of authenticity and trve geekery in whatever art you may excel in. The music industry is fairly famous for some of the more outrageous specimens. Rough, dirty, and often otherworldly provocations reach us not only in the form of dreary soundscapes but surely through moving pictures that often darkly glow with dreadful cinematography and worse live shows.

Now, there are truly masterful instigators out there. Bands that work with questionable iconography, unnerving storylines and symbols, and sport a musical style that will have the political correctness … [...] Click to raid more!

RMR features playlists. Check & Enjoy!

RockmusicRaider Playlists

Howdy, Fans and Friends! Did you know?

RockmusicRaider features music-only playlists on Spotify, and on YouTube for those mini-movies, people call clips.

Just click on the RockmusicRaider homepage link and head over to the playlist section. Fire one of them up and let ‘er rip.

Oh, and give us a like or twenty, follow us and subscribe whenever you can. Those are always great motivators. And we need a ton of that to sweeten our hard toil of unpaid labor.

For those of you who don’t feel like surfing around the metallic realms of RockmusicRaider at this time, just … [...] Click to raid more!

Music ‘Zines and Indie Promo Submissions. Slam dunk or no-go?

Old-school music store - Indie Promo Submissions

Music Marketing works both ways. Bands should excel at it when launching a record – and the RMR crew wrote about this often thorny issue pretty extensively already. It is after all the lifeblood running through the veins of that music business of theirs. And this is exactly what it truly is, a business. It needs to be managed, cajoled, and strategically administered. Apart from letting your artistic creativity run free, of course. Not an easy job description at best, and it is thus understandable that not many are really good at every facet of it.

In contrast, music reviewers … [...] Click to raid more!

Online Presence in Music Marketing. Crucial – or not?

RockmusicRaider - Online Presence and Music Marketing

Underground bands are somewhat of a staple of the RMR ‘zine. Many are insanely talented but – for some reason – some of them decided to stay invisible. Or they chose to be more kvlt than trve kvlt allows. As in, only offer plastic cassettes on a frugal Bandcamp page, for instance. That usually goes hand-in-hand with an anemic presence on Social Media, or none at all. To add insult to injury, they usually won’t bother with a proper website. Because – you know – there already is that Bandcamp page.

And that’s quite enough to ensure that coveted online … [...] Click to raid more!