• Wed. May 29th, 2024

Die Klute, comprised of members Jurgen Engler of Die Krupps, Claus Larsen of Leaether Strip, and Dino Cazares of Fear Factory, has dropped their debut album Planet Fear, and if you are a fan of the industrial genre, you need this record.

From the moment that the first track, “Human Error”, kicked off, I felt like I was listening to Xtort era KMFDM. It feeds the need for something heavier and succeeds in delivering a sound that I really haven’t heard a lot since the mid 90s.

A big treat on Planet Fear is a grimy, dark cover of Public Enemy’s “She Watch Channel Zero” (which also sampled by Industrial band KMFDM on “Godlike”; no seriously! Listen to the guitar part!), which for me, anything Public Enemy related is good. Die Klute takes the song to a new level and makes it their own. For those who don’t know the original, they are going to be addicted. For those who do, they’ll be equally enamored.



By the time you get to my personal favorite, “If I Die” towards the end of the record, I guarantee you will be hooked on Die Klute.

The album, which contains twelve tracks is a blend of heavy, distorted guitars, and synth. So, basically it’s the perfect blend for fans of heavier music. For those who may not be familiar with the older Industrial pioneer bands, Planet Fear would be the perfect toe dip into the dark pool.

If you like bands like Ministry, Rammstein, Fear Factory, and even early Powerman5000, then I implore you to go and check out Die Klute. You won’t be disappointed. Now, if we can get them to come to Vegas, I’ll certainly be in the crowd, and I better see you all there too!

Check out the video for “It’s All in Vain” HERE .

Follow them on social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WeAreDieKlute/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Die_Klute
Bandcamp: https://dieklute.bandcamp.com/

PHOTO AND VIDEO CREDIT: All photos and videos ©Cleopatra Records – Die Klute – Original photographer/videographer

By Stephy Muzio

Stephanie " Stephy " Muzio (formerly Hayward) - Public Relations / Writer/ Photographer and Co-Founder of ZRockR Magazine Co-host of ZRockR Magazine LIVE! Stephy was raised on rock and roll. Originally from Illinois, Stephy is the daughter of an aspiring metal guitarist and a former rock n roll radio dj. Stephy’s first concert at the tender age of 8 was Rob Zombie at the original Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel in Vegas, where she happily threw horns up and sang along to "Dragula" with the best of them ( she incidentally loves horror films too!) . She performed with the VGA choir at the 2007 Video Game Awards show at Mandalay Bay when it was hosted by Samuel L Jackson, sharing the stage with the likes of Foo Fighters as well as Kid Rock. An LVA alum, when she isn’t singing or playing herself (she plays a few different instruments), she is out in support of the local scene and at her friends gigs around the southwest and even when she is back home in Illinois! She has written as well as done some photography previously for a couple of smaller zines including Vegas SoundZ when it was in print. Stephy takes the adage of ” If it’s too loud that is just too damn bad! ” to heart- after all- she was raised around screaming guitars, thunderous drums, production studios and only Led Zeppelin and Nirvana played extremely loud would put her to sleep as a kid! Stephy is a large part of the backbone of ZRockR.

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