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The week has kicked off again and now that we're finally done with that abysmal Monday, it's time for another edition of Pit Stories straight from metal bands.
Last week we heard about an unruly fan getting what he deserved after repeatedly crashing into the band, but for this week's Pit Story we're moving away from unruly crowds to crowds getting set on fire by the performance... literally!
Rob Rom from Cincinnati, Ohio outfit Static Tension recalls one particularly cramped venue hosting a pyrotechnics-filled Rammstein show to some sweltering results. Rob tells the story like this:
On July 28th, 2001, some buddies and I had tickets to see the German metal band Rammstein at a club called Bogarts in Cincinnati. I was a big fan at the time and had huge expectations. I had seen pictures and heard stories of their pyrotechnics and had to witness it for myself. So we walked into the place and found it to be dark and rather quiet for a venue.... Turns out the opening band Crossbreed had some equipment difficulties and had to shut down after one song, but that's not what made this night so memorable.
Another band followed called Godhead, I myself wasn't very impressed, they weren't terrible, just not my cup of beer. So I waited through what felt like a 2 hour set for the flaming 6 piece to hit the stage. Keep in mind that Bogarts isn't exactly a big place to see a show, I've seen bigger school auditoriums. So the band finally hits the stage and within moments, there are already huge flames shooting out of the floor, they had to reach 15 ft at least! Not to mention flaming microphone stands, flame throwers attached to their faces, and random smaller pyro effects. Needless to say, the place was heating up, and my buddies and I moved to the back.
Halfway through the set, the members started dumping buckets of cold water onto the crowd, I swear I saw steam coming off of them! I was uncomfortably warm but still managing to stay cool enough in the back to finish the show. As the set neared its end, vocalist Til Lindemann came out in a large metal trench coat and was set completely on fire and finished the last song in what must have been the hottest coat in history. It was already miserably hot in that place and that poor guy had to finish the set in a flaming coat.
By the end of the evening, some of the crowd was drenched in cold water, my buddies and I, we were drenched in sweat, you could feel the heat coming off of the walls. It's no wonder they've never played there again. Had to of been a huge safety issue in such a small place. I've seen fights break out, I've seen people come out of pits completely bloody, I've seen people cut themselves on broken glass on the floor, and I'm sure you have all read enough about all of that, but never again have I seen a band who's act revolved around so much fire in my life!
I've never been to an open air music festival. Mostly since most music fests have only one or two artists who I like and try to jam as many different styles of music into one festival as possible to the point where they have no target audience anymore. Lollapalooza is perhaps the biggest offender in that regard to he point where it appeals to both everyone and nobody simultaneously. But thankfully Chicago finally got a metal festival of its own to compensate for a lot of the directionless festivals that the city is known for that have kept me at bay for so long.
Milwaukee Metalfest closed up around a decade ago so Chicago getting a heavy metal festival was (literally) music to my ears. The Rust Belt had nothing in the way of metal festivals and the only other big metal fests have been Rocklahoma, Maryland Deathfest, New England Metal and Hardcore Fest and 70,000 Tons of Metal. As somebody who doesn't live within driving distance from Oklahoma, Maryland, Massachusetts or Florida, I was incredibly excited for something to hit the Midwest as it was long overdue.
But the part that got me most excited was the potential for the future. Specifically a future where artists who only do festivals and mini-tours can finally hit a big outdoor stage and do so in my hometown. Think Anaal Nathrakh, Samael, Ihsahn, Pig Destroyer and Zardonic being able to not only play a real festival show in the Midwest but also be introduced to a whole new audience who would be coming for the far more mainstream headliner. At the very least, the fest could use some less obscure second stage openers and some more foreign bands who haven't come to America for years like Primordial, Vreid or Orphaned Land. But for a brand new festival, the lineup wasn't bad by any means, particularly when it came to headliners. It's a possible future outlet for all the cool stuff that I would never otherwise get to see in coming years which is what got me psyched more than anything else.
I waited in the mother of all lines upon arriving on Friday for a full 90 minutes. Everyone wanted to be in early to catch the opening band on the opening day of the inaugural festival. And the person in front of me was the evil doppelganger of a friend of mine from college. Same body. Same haircut. Same facial features. Same teeth. It was just completely uncanny, especially since one of them lives in west Iowa and the other in east Nebraska. More...
German industrial metal outfit Rammstein premieres video footage of themselves performing a brand new song, so far only known as "Ramm 4", during their June 3 performance at the "Rock In Vienna" festival in Vienna, Austria can be seen below. The track contains lyrics that seem to be a combination of various titles of previous Rammstein songs.
Check it our now below.
Lindemann, the project featuring Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann and Peter Tägtgren of Hypocrisy, has released its new NSFW music video for the track "Fish On".
Check out now another new bizarre clip of Lindemann below.
Clemens "Ardek" Wijers, the keyboardist and main composer behind extreme metal conjurers Carach Angren, has contributed to a new project titled Lindemann, featuring Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann and Peter Tägtgren of Hypocrisy and Pain.
This newly formed band has revealed that debut album, titled "Skill in Pills," will be released later this year.
Regarding the new project, Wijers comments: "I'm very proud to announce that I have created orchestral arrangements for project Lindemann by Till Lindemann and Peter Tägtgren. Their album called 'Skills in Pills' will be released in May and is going to be a killer!"
Legendary Swedish producer and musical mastermind Peter Tägtgren compliments: "Clemens pimped up my orchestra parts like a god."
Today Universal Music regretfully announces that due to a manufacturing plant error, the release of Rammstein’s "Videos 1995-2012" will be delayed until February, 2013. The exact new date will be announced next week.
Originally due in stores on January 15th, it was decided to delay the release as the band wanted to ensure fans receive the highest quality packaging. Fans who purchased the collection through Amazon’s pre-order will receive their DVDs in conjunction with the new release date.
The collection includes the legendary German band’s complete music video catalog along with two new videos for the song “Mein Herz Brennt,” and is available on standard DVD and Blu-ray. "Videos 1995-2012" contains over seven hours of material featuring 25 music videos, 24 behind-the-scenes clips, and a 56-page booklet.
Available on three DVDs or two Blu-rays, the collection will be released through the band’s marketing and distribution deal with Density Records in the U.S. For any further questions on the new release date or information about pre-orders, fans can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rammstein has announced the January 15th, 2013 release of "Videos 1995-2012" on standard DVD and Blu-ray. The collection includes the legendary German band’s complete music video catalog along with two new videos for the song “Mein Herz Brennt.”
The set contains over seven hours of material featuring 25 music videos, 24 behind-the-scenes clips, and a 56-page booklet. Available on three DVDs or two Blu-rays, the collection will be released through the band’s marketing and distribution deal with Density Records in the US.
“Mein Herz Brennt,” from the band’s 2001 release, "Mutter," will see new versions of the song released on December 11th, 2012 as a six-track digital single with booklet - available exlusively through iTunes. The single package also includes the previously unreleased track, “Gib Mir Deine Augen.” Fans can also purchase the two new videos via iTunes – one on December 11th and the other on December 18th.
The organizers of the Download festival have announced a further six additions to next year's edition of the event, which will be headlined by Slipknot, Iron Maiden and Rammstein. The new names include legends such as Motorhead and Alice In Chains, as well as Queens of the Stone Age, Thirty Seconds To Mars, The Gaslight Anthem and Finnish outfit, H.I.M.
The festival will take place at Donington Park from June 14th-16th and will be the eleventh year of the festival. The lineup is presently as follows:
Iron Maiden (Headliner)
Alice In Chains
The Gaslight Anthem
Thirty Seconds To Mars
Polish black / death kings Behemoth will support German heavyweights Rammstein on their June 4th, 2013 show at Impactfest in Warsaw, Poland.
Commented Behemoth's frontman Nergal: "A few months ago my friends from Deathstars have supported the concert in Ergo Arena, I was jealous… Today on behalf of Behemoth I may proudly announce that we will share the stage with the one of the most important worldwide rock bands: Rammstein.
"It’s going to be the first show in Poland that we’ll play after the long time and it is already now more than likely that we present the brand new songs that we’re now strongly working on. And – special thanx to Steven and Live Nation Poland for reliance. We worked together on Big 4 on Bemowo and we’re looking forward to meet them again. It’s an honour!"
Nergal will also be releasing an autobiography after his bout with leukemia titled "Sacrum Profanum." The latest teaser trailer for the release can be found at this location.
The organisers of Britain's Download festival have announced that Iowa based act Slipknot has been confirmed as the headlining act for the first day of next year's edition of the festival.
"We are extremely honoured to have been asked once again to headline the Download Festival," said Slipknot’s Clown. "It’s always good to have the church of the Knot, the alter of the Knot, giving the sermon of the Knot to the congregation of the Knot, the culture of the Knot.
"This summer cannot come soon enough. Partake in the imagination or don't bitch."
This follows the news that British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden will be headlining over the weekend, along with German industrial metal veterans, Rammstein. The festival will take place at Donington Park from June 14th - 16th. More details will be revealed as soon as they become available.
American shock rock veteran Marilyn Manson joined German industrial metal outfit Rammstein on stage last night at the ECHO Awards in the German capital city of Berlin, to perform a rendition of his hit song, "The Beautiful People." You can check out a video of the performance below. Rammstein also won two awards at the event, taking home the prizes for best national rock/alternative and for the most successful national act abroad. More...
Coinciding with two shows show in their hometown of Berlin, Germany, Rammstein was celebrated with a mausoleum. In front of the O2 World, Berlin’s biggest indoor arena, fans congregated for a procession including a horse-drawn hearse, which delivered the original death masks (as seen on the cover of the band's new career retrospective) of the six band members to the mausoleum.
Inside the black cubic building the busts were carefully placed amongst candles and a book of condolence and could be visited by fans in appropriate reverence. You can watch a promotional video of the event here:
This event took place to commemorate the release of the album “Made In Germany 1995 – 2011’” which reflects the band’s career in 16 tracks and – in a special edition – in addition 17 remixes of their body of work.
As previously reported, Rammstein will be touring North America next year, and the band's "Made In Germany 1995-2011" North American Tour dates are as follows: More...
German industrial metal outfit Rammstein has posted a half hour video online documenting the making of the band's latest music video, "Mein Land." You can check it out below. The song is a brand new composition for the groups forthcoming compilation album, "Made In Germany 1995 - 2011," which will be released in North America on December 6th through Universal Germany's marketing and distribution deal in the US with Vagrant Records and will be available in the following formats:
Standard Edition: CD Digipak - Best of Album
Special Edition: 2-CD Digipak - Best of Album and Best of Remixes
Super Deluxe Edition: 2-CD (Best of Album and Best of Remixes) as well as 3 DVDs (including the full Rammstein video catalog, all previously available "Making of" and 8 unreleased "Making of" videos) packaged in a steel box complete with a 240-page booklet. Limited to 1200 copies in the US. More...
RAMMSTEIN will bring their brand new live production to North America this spring for 21 dates kicking off April 20 in Ft. Lauderdale. Tickets for the tour, presented by Live Nation, will go on sale beginning Friday, Nov. 18 and will be available at Ticketmaster.com and LiveNation.com.
Demand for Rammstein's pyrotechnic-laden performances has been so great in Europe, where they regularly play capacity level soccer stadiums, the band spent nearly a full decade without setting foot on North American shores. In December 2010, the sextet returned to North America for two sold out shows including a performance at Madison Square Garden. Rammstein followed with a 9-day trek of major North American cities in Spring 2011.
The tour announcement comes on the heels of news of the band's first retrospective release, "Made In Germany 1995 - 2011," which will be available in North America (through a distribution deal between Universal Germany and Vagrant Records) on Dec. 13. Rammstein recently released "Mein Land," a new four-track digital single that features two new songs: the title track and "Vergiss uns Nicht" as well as remixes from BossHoss and Mogwai. A video directed by Jonas Akerlund for "Mein Land" can be seen here. Rammstein's most recent full-length album, "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da," debuted at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 in October 2009.
Here are RAMMSTEIN's Made In Germany 1995-2011 North American Tour dates:
April 20 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BankAtlantic Center On Sale Nov. 18
April 21 - Tampa, FL @ St. Pete Times Forum On Sale Nov. 18
April 23 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena On Sale Nov. 19
April 25 - Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena On Sale Nov. 18
April 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center On Sale Nov. 18
April 28 - Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Coliseum On Sale Nov. 18
April 29 - Worcester, MA @ DCU Center On Sale Nov. 19
May 1 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre On Sale Nov. 26
May 3 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena On Sale Dec. 3
May 4 - Chicago, IL @ Allstate Arena On Sale Nov. 19
May 6 - Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills On Sale Nov. 18
May 8 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center On Sale Dec. 5
May 10 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre On Sale Nov. 25
May 13 - Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena On Sale Nov. 25
May 14 - Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome On Sale Dec. 3
May 17 - Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center On Sale Nov. 19
May 18 - Glendale, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena On Sale Dec. 3
May 20 - Denver, CO @ Denver Coliseum On Sale Nov. 19
May 22 - Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center On Sale Nov. 18
May 24 - San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center On Sale Dec. 3
May 25 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center On Sale Nov. 19
German industrial metal outfit Rammstein has posted a new music video online for the song, "Mein Land." You can check it out below. The song comes from the group's forthcoming compilation album, "Made In Germany 1995-2011," which will be released on December 2nd through Universal Music.
Just For Fun
It was two years ago today that Rammstein created a stir with their music video for the single "Pussy", off the album "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da." Between the song's name, lyrics, and explicit music video, the video instantly went viral and made for Metalunderground.com's most read article ever in just a few months (now topping 400,000 views), thanks to the thousands of Internet searches turning up our article as a result. Imagine that: searches for "pussy" would trump other metal-related searches on the 'net. Gasp!
The band debuted the uncensored version of the video on a porn site and had multiple versions of the video banned from YouTube before finally blurring entire scenes containing the offensive images beyond recognition.
As a viral hit and with such a title and subject, as well as being both funny and explicit at the same time, the song has predictably become one to cover (or remix) just to prove a band of any sort to be edgy or maybe in some perverse sense of fun. Let's take a look at a few such covers and parodies:
Just last month Daveyboyz (also known for Heavy Metal Farmer) released a video parody of Rammstein's "Pussy" music video, entitled "Cookie." Despite the change, you can't help but think of the original lyrics when watching this disturbing parody:
German industrial metal icons Rammstein have announced that they will once again embark on a headlining tour of Europe in early 2012. The tour is in support of an upcoming greatest hits package from the band titled "Made In Germany 1995 – 2011" but further details on the release are not available at this time. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues for the band's 2012 European tour below.
02/06 Kaunas, LIT – Zalgiris Arena
02/07 Riga, LAT – Arena
02/10 Moskau, RUS – Sport Complex Olumpiski
02//13 St. Petersburg, RUS – Sport Concert Complex
02/15 Helsinki, FIN – Hartwall Areena
02/17 Stockholm, SWE – Ericsson Globe Arena
02/19 Olso, NOR – Vallhall
02/21 Copenhagen, DEN – Forum
02/22 Herning, DEN – Jyske Bank Boxen
02/24 London, UK – The O2 Arena
02/25 Birmingham, UK – LG Arena
02/27 Dublin, IRE – The O2
02/29 Newcastle, UK – Metro Arena
03/01 Manchester, UK – MEN Arena
03/02 Nottingham, UK – Capital FM Arena
03/04 Rotterdam, NET – Ahoy
03/06 Paris, FRA – Bercy
03/08 Antwerpen, BEL – Sportpalais
German industrial metal icons Rammstein have announced that they will once again embark on a headlining tour of Europe this coming November. The tour is reportedly in support of an upcoming greatest hits package from he group titled "Made In Germany 1995 – 2011" but further details on the release are not available at this time. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues for the European tour below.
11/06 Bratislava, SLO – Zimny Stadion Ondreja Nepelu
11/10 Budapest, HUN – Sportarena
11/12 Prague, CZE – O2 Arena
11/14 Gdanks/Sopot, POL – Ergo Arena
11/17 Leipzig, GER – Arena
11/20 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
11/21 Friedrichshafen, GER – Rothaus Halle
11/23 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
11/25 Berlin, GER – O2 World
11/28 Hamburg, GER – O2 World
11/29 Bremen, GER – Arena
12/01 Strasbourg, FRA – Zénith
12/02 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
12/04 Düsseldorf, GER – ISS Dome
12/08 Frankfurt, GER – a. M. Festhalle
12/10 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyer-Halle
12/12 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
German industrial metal act Rammstein were the featured musical guests on the May 19, 2011 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. You can view footage of their performance, featuring the track "Du Hast," in the player below.
Metal Sanaz has posted a video interview online which was conducted with members of Rammstein. You can check out the video clip below, or watch Metalinjection.net's interview with the band at the Revolver Golden Gods show at this location.