Former NINE INCH NAILS Guitarist To Release KRASHKARMA Debut

KRASHKARMA, the band featuring Ralf Dietel who had a 30-day stint as the guitarist in NINE INCH NAILS in 2005 before venturing off on his own endeavors will release its debut album, "Straight To The Blood", on October 4 through EMI.

"The album represents our ever-evolving creative path as it was recorded in Los Angeles, New York, Stuttgart and Berlin, Germany. It was amazing to watch it grow from the first riffs into the monster that came to life during the final mixes," states Dietel of the recording process.

Having played over 250 shows worldwide since its conception in 2009, KRASHKARMA mixes "alternative, rock, metal, and electronica all in one package," according to a press release. "Addictive melodies and provocative lyrics bring the record to life as you feel every thump and beat throughout the tracks. This unique band really brings things to a whole new level on the musical horizon. From thick and heavy guitars from Dietel, to the energy filled drumming and smooth but powerful voice of Niki Skistimas, KRASHKARMA is a force to be reckoned with."

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