To lead things off, we say farewell to Pilgrim’s Jon Rossi. Perhaps old news at this point, but I had to mention. Also known as The Wizard, Jon passed away at the age of 26 last week. I remember seeing Pilgrim last year in Portland. It was incredible. He will be missed dearly. RIP.
Good morning, it’s time to metal. Here’s some news you might have missed from over the weekend:
Leading off, Rammstein‘s Friday evening set at the Rock Am Ring festival was cancelled as the festival was forced to evacuate due to concerns over a possible terrorism threat. Thankfully, nothing came of the threat and the festival was able to resume the next day.
“Oh take me where, the hockey players, face off down the rink. And the Stanley Cup, is all filled up, for the champs who win the drink. Now the final flick, of a hockey stick, and the one gigantic scream. ‘The puck is in! The home team wins!’, the good ol’ hockey game.”
That time again, folks! Monday morning means another round of The Horns Up Top 10. And this one will be quite a doozy, folks.
You may recall that in last week’s Top 10, Corey had one foot firmly in Germany ahead of his trip to Wacken Open Air 2014, and decided to focus on a band performing at the festival. And while Amon Amarth was a timely choice…I’ll be honest, it was a little disappointing that he didn’t take advantage of German things and choose literally the most German band of all the German bands. (Kidding. Kind of.) Fortunately for y’all, I’ll be taking that band this week to cover for him. That’s right, for this week’s edition of The Horns Up Top 10, we’re going to take a look at RAMMSTEIN.