Battle of the Bands 46


By Pilgrim Paige Mon-19-Feb-2018 00:37:32

The Moon Maiden · 654 comments

This is still a thing, dangit!

– Paige

Battle of the Bands 46? For real? Yep! At BotB 45, Rammstein defeated Judas Priest because only 3 people voted and one of them was me!

When you vote, please request a musical act for the challenger list. Each act will be added to the list in the order they are requested. (Only one request at a time per person, please.) Battles will be usually be posted on Mondays I will post these with extreme inconsistency, as I often forget and/or can't be arsed. The voting period typically lasts for about one week. I will try to post a heads-up as voting nears an end What happens, happens. Does anybody even read this part? When a band loses, it will be unable to re-challenge for 10 rounds. If an act achieves 10 straight victories, they will be retired from champion status and the next two challengers in the request list will duke it out for supremacy!

Note: The term "musical act" denotes any band, solo artist, vocal group... whatever you like. Basically, this is an all-inclusive popularity contest.

Voters are encouraged to include their opinions of the bands/artists in the battle, or at least a few short words about the act they voted for. Not a requirement, of course!

Sie trägt den Abend in der Brust /
und weiß dass sie verleben muss.

English translation: "She carries the evening in her chest / and knows that she must wither."

– from "Nebel"

Maybe my favorite Rammstein song.

Battle of the Bands Championship History


11. Meat Loaf (Won @ BotB 34)
12. AC/DC (Won at BotB 36)
13. Ronnie James Dio (Won at BotB 39)
14. Def Leppard (Won at BotB 40)
15. Rammstein (Won at BotB 41)

Battle of the Bands 46

The champion...



Rammstein is a German industrial metal band, formed in 1994 in Berlin. Throughout its existence, Rammstein's six-man lineup has remained unchanged—lead guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, bassist Oliver "Ollie" Riedel, drummer Christoph "Doom" Schneider, lead vocalist Till Lindemann, rhythm guitarist Paul H. Landers, and keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz.

The band helped to found a subgenre within German hard rock and metal that became known as Neue Deutsche Härte. The majority of their songs are in German, but they have also performed songs entirely or partially in other languages including English, Spanish, French, and Russian. Rammstein's award-winning live shows are known for their pyrotechnic elements and both on and off-stage theatrics. Rammstein's entire catalogue is published by Universal Music Group.

Since their formation in 1994, Rammstein has had no changes in their line-up. Richard Kruspe had said in a Revolver Magazine interview that it is because of the band respecting each other's wishes to take a break; either for personal reasons or to focus on a side project.

Rammstein have achieved particular fame for their over-the-top stage show, making such extensive use of pyrotechnics that fans eventually coined the motto "Other bands play, Rammstein burns!" (a quip at Manowar's song "Kings of Metal", which states, "other bands play, Manowar kills"). Following an accident at the Arena in Berlin in which some burning decorative parts fell (27 September 1996) the band started using professionals to handle the pyrotechnics. Lindemann subsequently qualified as a licensed pyrotechnician; he spends entire songs engulfed head-to-toe in flames. He has suffered multiple burns on his ears, head and arms.

Rammstein - "Nebel" album version audio set to fan video

The challenger...


Red Hot Chili Peppers (requested by Eastdog)

Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American funk rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group's musical style primarily consists of rock with an emphasis on funk, as well as elements from other genres such as punk rock and psychedelic rock. When played live, their music incorporates elements of jam band due to the improvised nature of many of their performances. Currently, the band consists of founding members vocalist/rhythm guitarist Anthony Kiedis and bassist Flea, longtime drummer Chad Smith, and former touring guitarist Josh Klinghoffer. Red Hot Chili Peppers are one of the best-selling bands of all time with over 80 million records sold worldwide, have been nominated for sixteen Grammy Awards, of which they have won six, and are the most successful band in alternative rock radio history, currently holding the records for most number-one singles (13), most cumulative weeks at number one (85) and most top-ten songs (25) on the Billboard Alternative Songs chart. In 2012, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Scar Tissue" music video


Challenger List (requester's name in brackets)
Papa Roach (Gorgrim)
The Tea Party (Paige)
Elton John (Rhys)
Skillet (Stingmon)
Spiritualized (TheSurrealOne)


Don't forget to request a challenger!

Last edited by Pilgrim Paige (Mon-19-Feb-2018 00:41:25)

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By Gorgrim Mon-19-Feb-2018 01:00:35

Main Event · 738 comments

Although RHCP are good, and a very decent band live, I still have to go Rammstein methinks

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By rhys Mon-19-Feb-2018 01:24:04

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Red Hot Chilli Peppers, without a doubt. One of the all-time greats for sure.

Thanks Taker_2004 for the banner!


By Pilgrim Paige Thu-8-Mar-2018 19:59:28

The Moon Maiden · 654 comments

Meant to vote ages ago. Red Hot Chili Peppers. Big deal band for me.

Voting closed.

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