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Finnish cello rock act Apocalyptica has posted the following statement online, in response to previous reports that the band had been sued by German metal act Rammstein. The statement reads;
"The [Anwalt24.de] article's headline [which suggested that Apocalyptica was forced to pay damages to Rammstein] is substantially wrong: neither the band Apocalyptica nor their management are or were involved in the described lawsuit. However, the parties involved are the band Rammstein and Sony Music Entertainment GmbH, as the successor of the by now-defunct affiliated label GUN Records.
"Apocalyptica and Halbe Miete Management regret the events, but neither had any influence on a violation of trademark and naming rights, nor any part in whatsoever resulting agreements.
"It is correct that GUN Records published advertisements with the stated endorsement disregarding existing agreements, and the band Rammstein subsequently filed a lawsuit against Sony Music Entertainment GmbH as the parent company. It is furthermore correct that Sony Music Entertainment GmbH and Rammstein have agreed on a settlement, the details of which, however, are unknown to Apocalyptica and Halbe Miete Management. We ask that further articles on the topic correctly reproduce the facts."
Apocalyptica has experienced a couple legal hurdles recently. First, The Regional Court of Berlin has convicted Apocalyptica for trademark infringement against Rammstein. The Finnish cello metallers face a fine of 45,000 Euro. The Finnish band was sued over the album's release being promoted on stickers, magazines and posters with the words "featuring Rammstein" without the authorization of the band and their management, despite the appearance of Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann and guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe on the track "Helden" (a David Bowie cover of "Heroes").
In other Apocalyptica news, Atlantic Records would not give clearance to promote the album version of "Not Strong Enough," which features Brent Smith of Shinedown, to radio in the US. This was due to Shinedown's "Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)" track off The Expendables soundtrack competing for radio play at the same time. Doug Robb of Hoobastank has now recorded a vocal track for the song and that is the version that will be going to radio in the U.S. on January 18, 2011. The track will be released digitally as well.
UPDATE: Apocalyptica has commented on the Rammstein law suit to clarify the situation.
Video clips have been posted online of Rammstein performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 11th, 2010. Footage from the concert can be seen below.
Sometimes there are interesting bits in the metal world that aren’t exactly newsworthy on their own, might not qualify as “just for fun,” or might even be too old to warrant a new post of its own. So here’s a round-up of some interesting metal bits around the ‘net this week:
Episode 3 of "Shit Phil Says” is now up on Metal Injection.
Abigail Williams members lob a dildo at IWrestledABearOnce via Metal Sucks.
An acoustic "Radio Disney Version" of Slayer's "Raining Blood" has been making rounds online:
And from the same video author I discovered a fake Rammstein cover of "99 Luftballons" (Nena Cover):
Don't miss our own Top Ten Halloween Metal Songs list from Dan of Autumns Eyes.
Tickets sold out in only thirty minutes for the legendary German band RAMMSTEIN‘s December 11th performance at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden in New York City. This will be the only US show by the Berlin-based six-piece band, who have not performed in the United States since 2001. The show was announced September 27th, tickets went on sale for the show Friday, October 8th at Noon Eastern and before an hour passed, tickets were officially sold out. This makes RAMMSTEIN the first German band in history to accomplish such a feat.
The band’s appearance at the Quebec City Summer Festival in July 2010 already lured thousands of US fans to cross the border into Canada and since last fall, RAMMSTEIN’s formidable live show traversed Europe in twenty 18-wheelers packed with pyrotechnics, flame-throwers, bazookas and enough ordnance to level a small country.
The band’s most recent album, Liebe ist für alle da (“Love is there for all”), was released in November 2009 and hit #1 on many charts across Europe, and entered on the Billboard Charts at #13 – the highest chart entry for Rammstein in the United States ever – and boosted their worldwide catalog to over 16 million albums sold.
In it's 18th year, Australia's Big Day Out festival has announced the lineup for the 2011 tour. The festival will be headlined by Tool as well and also feature Rammstein, Deftones, Andrew W.K., Airbourne, Wolfmother, Iggy Pop and many more.
Sponsors FasterLouder have announced the full 2011 Big Day Out lineup:
Iggy And The Stooges
Bloody Beetroots Death Crew 77
Primal Scream Screamadelica Live
The Black Keys
The Jim Jones Revue
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Crystal Castles ( East Coast only )
John Butler Trio
Birds Of Tokyo
Kids Of 88
The Naked & Famous
Australia only locals: More...
RAMMSTEIN announced today their only U.S. live performance at Madison Square Garden in New York City is scheduled for Saturday, December 11, 2010. This will be the only US show by the Berlin-based six-piece band, who has not performed in the United States since 2001.
Bassist Oliver Riedel comments: “Everything for this show is perfect – the timing, the season. We are really pumped to return to the States to play Madison Square Garden – this is one of the most challenging shows for us in 10 years.”
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, October 8th at noon and available at ticketmaster.com and thegarden.com.
Here are the latest Rammstein tour dates:
November 25 - Santiago, Chile
November 27 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 30 - Sao Paulo, Brazil
December 3 - Bogota, Colombia
December 6 - Mexico City, Mexico (Sold Out)
December 7 – Mexico City, Mexico
December 11 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
Rammstein first stormed America in 1998, touring with a set based on their Grammy-nominated breakthrough second release, "Sehnsucht," featuring "Du hast," the song that brought the world’s attention to the band. During their 1998 Family Values tour, praise was high, as well as indignation: band members were jailed in the US on indecency charges due to the highly provocative live show.
Harmonix and MTV Games today announced the complete lineup for the upcoming Rock Band 3 video game, which includes several metal tracks. Rock Band 3 will be released October 26th in North America and October 29th in the rest of the world. The complete list of songs on the game, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:
Amy Winehouse, "Rehab"
Anthrax, "Caught in a Mosh"
At the Drive-In, "One Armed Scissor"
Avenged Sevenfold, "The Beast & the Harlot"
Beach Boys, "Good Vibrations (Live)"
Big Country, "In a Big Country"
Blondie, "Heart of Glass"
Bob Marley, "Get Up, Stand Up"
Chicago, "25 or 6 to 4"
David Bowie, "Space Oddity"
Deep Purple, "Smoke on the Water"
Def Leppard, "Foolin’"
Devo, "Whip It"
Dio, "Rainbow in the Dark"
Dire Straits, "Walk of Life"
Doobie Brothers, "China Grove"
Dover, "King George"
Echo & the Bunnymen, "The Killing Moon"
Elton John, "Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting"
Faith No More, "Midlife Crisis" More...
Harmonix has now announced more of the 83 songs that will be included in the upcoming Rock Band 3 video game, including a string of metal tracks. The currently announced tracks, including the non-metal songs, are as follows:
Bob Marley & the Wailers - "Get Up, Stand Up"
INXS - "Need You Tonight"
Poni Hoax - "Antibodies"
Rammstein - "Du Hast" in German
Roxette - "The Look"
Tokio Hotel - "Humanoid"
HIM - "Killing Loneliness"
Maná - "Oye Mi Amor" in Spanish
Slipknot - "Before I Forget"
War - "Low Rider"
Metric - "Combat Baby"
Rilo Kiley - "Portions for Foxes"
Them Crooked Vultures - "Dead End Friends"
The Vines - "Get Free"
The White Stripes - "The Hardest Button to Button"
Phoenix - "Lasso"
Ida Maria - "Oh My God"
Juanes - "Me Enamora"
Jane's Addiction - "Been Caught Stealing"
Stone Temple Pilots - "Plush"
Smash Mouth - "Walkin' on the Sun"
Spacehog - "In the Meantime"
Dio - "Rainbow in the Dark" More...
Germany's Rammstein has announced the following upcoming tour dates in Latin America:
11/25 Santiago de Chile, Chile
11/27 Buenos Aires, Argentina
11/20 Sao Paulo, Brazil
12/3 Bogotá, Colombia
12/6 Mexico City, Mexico
Tickets will go on sale for the Mexico show on August 16th, and tickets for the rest of the shows will become available on August 7th.
Activision has announced some of the details for their next installment in the popular Guitar Hero video game franchise, including several bands. The new game will be called Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock and will be much more story based than the previous games. Players will begin their careers at the legendary CBGBs venue and continue to the molten lava fields of rock treachery as eight Guitar Hero characters transform into rock warriors that must join together to use their unique, game-changing powers to help the Demi-God of Rock take down "The Beast" and save rock n’ roll.
"Guitar Hero has set the standard for music based gaming and with Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock’s all-new Quest Mode, robust and authentic set list, over-the-top challenges and rock-inspired new hardware, we are once again bringing the soul and energy of rock n’ roll to fans around the world,” said David Haddad, Chief Operating Officer, Guitar Hero.
"The world is a boring place. Come with me, and enter a world populated of Demi-Gods and Beasts. Transform from an everyday person and become the savior of rock and roll,” said Gene Simmons of KISS. “It was an honor and privilege to narrate Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock, even more so, to voice the Demi God. From the God of Thunder to the Demi-God, how cool is that..." More...
Rammstein has announced the release date for the single "Haifisch," the third single from the latest album, "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da." The single will be released on May 28, 2010 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, on June 1, 2010 in the USA and on May, 31st 2010 in the rest of the countries.
"Haifisch" single tracklisting:
2. Highswing RMX by Olsen Involtini
3. Remix by Hurts
4. Remix by Schwefelgelb
German industrial metal outfit Rammstein has posted their new music video online for the song, "Haifisch." You can check it out below. The song, which means "shark" in German, is the third single from the band's latest studio album, "Liebe Ist Für Alle Da," which was released last year. More...
The organisers of the Sonisphere festival's British leg has announced a further seven additions to the events lineup. Reunited, alternative rock band Skunk Anansie will take to the Sonisphere stage, as will Fightstar, Funeral For A Friend, Gallows, Apocalyptica, Madina Lake and Family Force Five. The festival will take place at Knebworth from July 30th to August 1st.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Rammstein has confirmed industrial metallers Combichrist as support for the second leg of the European tour, which starts at the end of this month until March. Dates are as follows:
Jan. 31 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Rockhal
Feb. 02 Manchester, United Kingdom - MEN
Feb. 03 Birmingham, United Kingdom - LG Arena
Feb. 04 London, United Kingdom - Wembley Arena
Feb. 06 Dortmund, Germany - Westfalenhalle 1
Feb. 07 Dortmund, Germany - Westfalenhalle 1
Feb. 08 Mannheim, Germany - Maimarkthalle
Feb. 10 Chemnitz, Germany - Arena
Feb. 11 Dresden, Germany - Messehalle
Feb. 12 Dresden, Germany - Messehalle
Feb. 14 Erfurt, Germany - Messehalle
Feb. 15 Kiel, Germany - Sparkassenarena
Feb. 16 Malmö, Sweden - Malmö Arena
Feb. 18 Oslo, Norway - Vallhall Arena
Feb. 20 Stockholm, Sweden - Ericsson Globe Arena
Feb. 22 Helsinki, Finland - Hartwall Arena
Feb. 24 Tallinn, Estonia - Saku Arena
Feb. 26 St. Petersburg, Russia - SCC Arena
Feb. 28 Moskow, Russia - SC Olympisky
Mar. 01 Moskow, Russia - SC Olympisky
Mar. 04 Riga, Latvia - Arena Riga
Mar. 05 Vilnius, Lithuania - Siemens Arena
Mar. 09 Kyiv, Ukraine - Expo Center
Mar. 12 Lodz, Poland - Arena
Mar. 13 Ostrava, Czech Republic - CEZ Aréna
Mar. 16 Budapest, Hungary - Papp László Budapest Sportaréna
Mar. 18 Zagreb, Croatia - Arena Zagreb
Mar. 20 Belgrad, Serbia - Arena
Rammstein recently posted the new video for "Ich Tu DIr Weh." You can watch it at this location.
German industrial metal outfit Rammstein have posted online their new music video for the song "Ich Tu Dir Weh," which is the follow-up to their controversial "Pussy" music video. The new video clip can be viewed at this location or below. "Ich Tu Dir Weh" is off Rammstein's latest album "Liebe ist für alle da." In a throwback to their infamous "Pussy" video there is, of course, a dildo involved.
The organisers of the British leg of the Sonisphere festival has announced five more bands for next year's edition of the event. Industrial metal legends Fear Factory will be on the bill for the festival as will Placebo, Papa Roach, Bring Me The Horizon and former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins, who will be performing a spoken word set. Previously confirmed bands for the event include Anthrax, Slayer, Motley Crue, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Alice Cooper, The Cult and headliners Iron Maiden and Rammstein. More bands are expected to be confirmed shortly. The festival will be held at Knebworth from July 30th to August 1st and anyone who purchases a ticket for the U.K. show before December 31st will receive a free ticket to the Sonisphere Festival in Poland, which features the "Big Four" of thrash metal (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer) as well as Behemoth and Mastodon.
Metalunderground.com has obtained an exclusive sneak peek video clip of Rammstein's upcoming music video for "Ich Tu Dir Weh," off the band's latest album, "Liebe Ist Für Alle Dam," which was released on October 16th through Universal Records. Check out the sneak peek clip below.
The full music video for "Ich Tu Dir Weh" is expected to premiere next week.
The organisers of the British leg of the Sonisphere festival has announced the event will be held once again at Knebworth next year and will feature headlining slots from Iron Maiden and Rammstein. In addition to this, Alice Cooper, Anthrax, Slayer, Iggy & The Stooges, Motley Crue and The Cult will all be making apperances at the festival, which will take place between July 31st and August 1st.
Speaking on the festival, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian stated: "God-damn we couldn’t be more thrilled about being a part of Sonisphere 2010!!!! We are still buzzing from our insane show at Knebworth last summer and are drooling over the fact that we are a part of this history making festival!! What an amazing Xmas present for Anthrax and our fans. See you all very soon!!"
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson says: "Knebworth has been the home of so many legendary concerts going back many years it really will be a privilege to play there. We enjoy the camaraderie of playing great festivals and are very much looking forward to getting back out to do some shows next summer and, as it will be over two years since we played the UK, we will certainly be looking to deliver a memorable and spectacular night for our fans!"
Rammstein say: "The great support that we’ve experienced from the UK fans has been beyond anything we expected. This will be the first time that Rammstein has appeared at a festival in the UK and we are looking forward to putting on a show that no-one will ever forget!"
Billboard.com is reporting that Rammstein's new album "Liebe ist Für Alle Da" will be banned from public display in Germany. Excerpts from the article follow:
The album "Liebe ist Für Alle Da" ("Love is For All") by German hard rock group Rammstein - currently at No. 2 on Billboard's European Albums Chart - has been banned from public display in German stores with effect from Nov. 11 on account of its depictions of sadism/masochism, which have been deemed to be harmful to children and young people.
Announcing this ruling, Petra Meier, the deputy president of the Federal Office for the Examination of Media Harmful to Young People, cited the track "Ich tue Dir Weh" ("I Want to Hurt You") as well as the artwork showing guitarist Richard Kruspe with a masked, naked woman on his knees. The Federal Office objected to the fact that the track includes lines such as "Bites, kicks, heavy blows, nails, pincers, blunt saws - Tell me what you want."
The German Federal Office for the Examination of Media Harmful to Young People in Bonn also criticized the single "Pussy," stating that it incites listeners to engage in unprotected sexual intercourse despite the risk of AIDS, although the single was not officially part of the ruling banning the album.More...
Read the full article at Billboard.com.