“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.