Emigrate stands for pure passion, a lust for making music…” – Richard Z. Kruspe, 2018

As a member of Rammstein, the music world’s most explosive live act, Richard Z.Kruspe has been part of a ground-breaking global success story. Away from Rammstein, he’s turned his attention to a number of parallel projects, such as constructing a new studio (and a new home) in his native Berlin, and launching Emigrate!

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 Manson, Jonathan Davis, Peaches and the legend that will always be Lemmy; and now there’s a new / third album, A Million Degrees, scheduled for worldwide release on November 30th.

Featuring 11 tracks, a fresh production team plus vocal contributions from Rammstein’s Till Lindemann & Billy Talent’s Benjamin Kowalewicz this latest release is 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. He writes the material, including new single / video “1234” (spotlighting Kowalewicz), sings the bulk of the songs (in English) and works hard – sometimes in the face of adversity – to keep everything rubber-stamped as ‘special’, fashioning a body of work that will appeal to both existing supporters and those who appreciate the power of a great song delivered from heart above head.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.