Thrash Metal legends Kreator are back with a new album. YouTube star Mike Singer is all the rage with teens. And DJ Timo Maas has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Also: the new single by Milky Chance.
Kreator: A Thrash Metal Institution
Kreator’s fans love the band’s insanely fast guitar riffs and aggressive images. The band from Essen has sold two million albums since the 1980s, and now they’re back with their latest release, “Gods of Violence.”
Mike Singer: The German Justin Bieber
Mike Singer is an Internet star. The 17-year-old singer from the Black Forest has more than one million Instagram followers. And his music videos are a YouTube sensation. Now he’s aiming for the record charts.
Timo Maas: Techno DJ and Grammy Hopeful
German DJ Timo Maas plays clubs around the world and does remixes for artists like Madonna and Depeche Mode. Now his reinterpretation of a Paul McCartney song is nominated for a Grammy Award.
HIT: Schiller feat. Arlissa – “Not in Love”
Christopher von Deylen AKA Schiller combines pop, ambient, and electro sounds. Now the German producer is storming the charts with his greatest hits compilation “Zeitreise,” including the bonus track “Not in Love.”
TIP: Rhonda – “Off the Track”
With their retro sound, Rhonda’s been compared to Amy Winehouse. Now the band from Hamburg is releasing its second album, “Wire.” The video to the advance single “Off the Track” is a road movie shot in California.
CULT: Tokio Hotel – “Ready, Set, Go” (2007)
The new Tokio Hotel album is set for release in March. Ten years ago, the then-teenage stars released their biggest hit, “Übers Ende der Welt.” The English version, “Ready, Set, Go” hit the charts in Canada and Britain.