German industrial veteran Rüdiger Schuster announces latest solo album “Schuster III – Final Ten Industrial Tracks”

(Photo by Nihil Media / illustration by Pixelbreed) German industrial veteran Rüdiger Schuster is now releasing his third and final solo album in the “industrial tracks” trilogy, “Schuster III – Final Ten Industrial Tracks” on Bandcamp.

You know Schuster for “Trauma” and “Drown” which were featured on “Face The Beat: Session 7” and “Face The Beat: Session 5”, but he’s been on the scene for 40 years with bands like Stumpff, ULAA . , Die Guten Deutschen and also acted in cult films like “Kinder der Nacht” I and II.

This new album offers raw and heavy Industrial/EBM in the spirit of Youth Code or Revolting Cocks. 7 titles are sung in English and 3 titles in German.

Rudiger: “It’s a concept album about my near-death experience and the brain damage I suffered from a brain hemorrhage.” And its producer Nihil adds: “We created a stripped-down record, conceived as a tour de force for the public. Raw, lively and authentic.

All instruments on this disc were recorded live and intentionally produced without the use of quantization or copy-paste. No synthesizers and keyboards were used either. Next to Schuster on vocals, we find Nihil on samples and Flexxxis Maschine on noise. The disc was mixed by Nihil Media and mastered by Ben Blutzukker.

The artwork was delivered by German designer Pixelbreed (Deadcibel, SITD, Funkervogt). All interior art is based on Schuster’s authentic medical scans visualizing his injuries. The full booklet includes all lyrics and is included as a print-ready PDF.

The first music video for “Trauma” has already been released on YouTube along with a clip for each song on the upcoming disc.

Here is the complete album to discover.

About Rudiger Schuster

Rüdiger has been active in some of the best-known live bands over the past 40 years.

He began his career working with Die Guten Deutschen (1979 – 1986), a cult band on the Düsseldorf alternative scene.

We also find him with Garden Of Delight (1991 – 1992) where he recorded all the bass tracks of their first album.

A few years later, he joined ULAA (1994 – 1998) with whom he released three albums and toured Germany and Benelux supporting bands like Suicide Commando, Thumb and Dance or Die.

Schuster was also a live musician on synthesizers in EBM pioneer Tommi Stumpff’s live band during their comeback period (2015 – 2021).


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