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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder are an awesome band — their most recent Relapse release, Living for Death, Destroying the Rest, ranked number five on Vince’s year-end list in 2009 — and at the end of the day, no band name is gonna change that; they could call themselves “Limp Bizkit” and their music would still kick ass.

Still, I was pretty bummed when an anonymous reader sent us a link to the following message from RG’s MySpace page:

Hey you poofts.  We have officially changed our name to THE DEVIL.  2 new songs just got posted and we’re changing the url to

I’m honestly hoping that this is just a joke I don’t get, like back in April when HORSE The Band announced that they were changing their moniker to “Wicked Decision.” ‘Cause while “Rumpelstiltskin Grinder” is a name that is at once memorable, funny, and accurate with regards to the sound of the band, “The Devil” is generic, boring, could apply to any number of types of bands, and will officially lose all menace as of this Friday, when that new M. Night Shymalamadingdong movie opens.

And as of right now, The Devil’s MySpace page* is pretty bare bones, so maybe it is a joke — or maybe they’re just still getting set up. I dunno, I dunno. I hope these dudes didn’t purchase this name on eBay, ’cause if they did, they got took.

While we wait to see what the deuce is going on here, you can check out those new songs on Rumpelstiltskin Grinder original MySpace page.


*By the way, even “The Devil’s MySpace Page” strikes me as being a cooler name than “The Devil.”

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