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An official Rammstein newsletter has just been sent out and Pilgrim Management have confirmed that Rammstein are back from their vacation. However, the band will not be playing any shows this year because they are busy working on songs for the new album!
In the same newsletter, Pilgrim have also confirmed the release date for the first CD from Richard's solo project, Emigrate. The self-titled debut will be in stores on August 31, 2007. Be sure to check out Emigrate's website and subscribe to the newsletter, you'll be able to download a new Emigrate song for free!
German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have commenced the songwriting sessions for their new album. As a result, they will not make any live appearances for the remainder of the year.
In related news, RAMMSTEIN guitar player Richard Z. Kruspe's solo project EMIGRATE will release its self-titled debut album on August 31.
RAMMSTEIN's latest album, "Rosenrot", received its long-overdue U.S. release in March 2006 via Universal Music. The CD, which was certified platinum in Germany for sales in excess of 200,000 copies within two weeks of release in October 2005, topped the official album chart in Germany, Austria and Finland, and landed at No. 2 in Sweden and Denmark, No. 4 in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic, No. 5 in France, No. 6 in Mexico, No. 11 in Italy and No. 29 in the U.K. In addition, "Rosenrot" achieved gold status in Austria, the Czech Republic and Switzerland.
German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN will release a new DVD, entitled "Völkerball" on November 17. According to RAMMSTEIN's manager Emanuel Fialik, the disc will be packed with footage, including "almost three hours of live recordings filmed in France, Japan, England and Russia. Also there is an audio CD featuring 75 minutes of concert footage. In a special edition the band will release a second DVD with two documentaries [with a running time of] 90 minutes. That makes three discs in a special edition: two DVDs and one audio CD."
"Völkerball" will be released in the following formats: More...
Europe's best-known band, Rammstein, have announced their guitarist's participation in a new project called 'Emigrate'. The band have a song, entitled "Wake Up", available for download at this location. To hear the full song, you have to register, but an excerpt can be listened to without registering.
RAMMSTEIN's latest album, "Rosenrot", will receive its long-awaited U.S. release on March 28 via Universal Music. The CD, which was certified platinum in Germany for sales in excess of 200,000 copies within two weeks of release last October, topped the official album chart in Germany, Austria and Finland, and landed at No. 2 in Sweden and Denmark, No. 4 in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic, No. 5 in France, No. 6 in Mexico, No. 11 in Italy and No. 29 in the U.K. In addition, "Rosenrot" achieved gold status in Austria, the Czech Republic and Switzerland.
RAMMSTEIN's track "Mein Teil" was nominated in the "Best Metal Performance" category at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, which were held in Los Angeles in early February.
Rammstein have set March 3rd as the release date of "Mann Gegen Mann," the third single off their latest album, "Rosenrot." "Mann Gegen Mann" is available in a limited digi pack edition and contains, next to the original Rammstein version, a live video track of "Ich Will" (recorded at Reise, Reise Tour 2005), as well as remixes.
1. "Mann gegen Mann" (3:52)
2. "Mann gegen Mann" - Popular Music Mix by Vince Clarke (4:06)
3. "Mann gegen Mann" - Musensohn Remix by Sven Helbig (3:14)
4. "Ich Will" - Live (Video) at Festival de Nimes (4:07)
The "Mann Gegen Mann" flash card can be found at this location.
The director of the video "Mann Gegen Mann" is Swedish video director Jonas Akerlund, who once had his international breakthrough with the video for Prodigy's "Smack my Bitch up." "Mann gegen Mann" was shot in Berlin on October 8th 2005.
Rammstein will be releasing their third single "Mann Gegen Mann" of their latest album, "Rosenrot." The single will be released in a limited digi-pack version and contains the original version, plus a live video track of "Ich Will," which was recorded at the "Reise, Reise Tour" in 2005, and remixes by Vince Clarke (Depech Mode, Erasure) and Sven Helbig (Dresdner Sinfoniker).The video for the single will be directed by Jonas Akerlund (Prodigy). The video for the single will be directed by Jonas Akerlund (Prodigy). The single hits stores sometime in March. Exact released date TBA.
Contactmusic.com reports that Rammstein could be facing legal action from an imprisoned cannibal over allegations they used his crime to inspire a hit song.
Armin Meiwes was sentenced to eight-and-a-half years in prison for eating a man he met over the internet, and is now furious his life story has been used in Rammstein song "Mein Teil" (= "My Piece").
Widely sold in both Germany and the US, the track reportedly referred to the Meiwes case, which re-opens on Thursday (January 12) with the prosecution pushing for an extension of Miewes' sentence to life imprisonment.
The man-eater escaped the maximum penalty in an earlier trial because his victim consented to be killed.
The uncensored version of Rammstein's new video for the single "Rosenrot" (to be released December 16th) has been posted here.
Nominations for the 48th annual Grammy Awards were announced last week by The Recording Academy, which included a nod for SHADOWS FALL in the "Best Metal Performance" category. The group was nominated for their Active Rock hit "What Drives The Weak" alongside such acclaimed artists as MINISTRY, MUDVAYNE, RAMMSTEIN and SLIPKNOT. The track is featured on the group’s latest offering, "The War Within", which originally debuted at No. 20 on The Billboard 200 chart and is quickly approaching 250,000 units sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album garnered accolades in such mainstream publications as Billboard, Blender and Giant, among others, while SHADOWS FALL were also hailed as a "Band To Watch In 2005" by Rolling Stone, Spin and Stuff magazines.
Brian Fair (vocals) further describes his excitement over their first Grammy nomination: "So SHADOWS FALL has been nominated for a Grammy! How friggin crazy is that. Never in a million years would I have thought that a small metal band from Massachusetts would get this type of honor and acknowledgement from the music industry. This was something we had never thought about when we began writing songs together. This is proof that if you stick to your guns and put 100 percent of yourself into something the sky is the limit. We know that we would not be where we are today without the support and energy that we have received from all our fans. This nomination is a testament to that. I can’t wait to party L.A. style at the Grammies. Finally, my chance to meet Gwen Stefani has arrived! hahahaha. The Cristal is on me."
The Grammy Awards ceremony will be broadcast live by CBS on February 8, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. EST. To learn more please visit www.grammy.com. SHADOWS FALL will also perform a special one-off show at the Pearl Street Nightclub in Northampton, MA on December 30. This will be your last chance to see the band live for a few months and the show will feature some new material, as well as some stuff you may not have heard in awhile.
Canada’s UNRESTRAINED! Magazine has named Opeth’s "Ghost Reveries" as the #1 Album of 2005 in their year-end issue that will be on stands December15th, 2005.
The full Top 20 of 2005 (as chosen by the staff) is as follows:
UNRESTRAINED! TOP 20 OF 2005
1. Opeth - Ghost Reveries (Roadrunner)
2. Nevermore – This Godless Endeavour (Century Media)
3. Primordial – The Gathering Wilderness (Metal Blade)
4. Clutch - Robot Hive/Exodus (DRT)
5. Lurker Of Chalice – Lurker Of Chalice (Southern Lord/Total Holocaust)
6. Deathspell Omega – Kenose (N.E.D./Ajna Offensive)
7. Corrosion Of Conformity - In The Arms Of God (Sanctuary)
8. Hypocrisy – Virus (Nuclear Blast)
9. Strapping Young Lad – Alien (Century Media)
10. Between The Buried And Me – Alaska (Victory)
11. Dark Tranquillity - Character (Century Media)
12. Ulver – The Blood Inside (The End)
13. Napalm Death - The Code Is Red... Long Live The Code (Century Media)
14. Rammstein - Rosenrot (Universal)
15. Torche – Torche (Robotic Empire)
16. Green Carnation – The Quiet Offspring (The End Records)
17. Leaves’ Eyes – Vinland Saga (Napalm)
18. Jesu - Jesu (Hydra Head)
19. Slough Feg – Atavism (Cruz Del Sur)
20. Red Knife Lottery – So Much Drama (Uprising)
For more information, visit www.unrestrainedmag.com.
SYSTEM OF A DOWN, AUDIOSLAVE, NINE INCH NAILS, MUDVAYNE, SHADOWS FALL and SLIPKNOT are among the nominees for the 48th annual Grammy Awards, set to be broadcast live on CBS from Los Angeles' Staples Center on February 8, 2006. The nominees in the "Hard Rock" and "Metal" categories are as follows:
Hard Rock Performance:
AUDIOSLAVE - "Doesn't Remind Me"
NINE INCH NAILS - "The Hand That Feeds"
ROBERT PLANT - "Tin Pan Valley"
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE - "Little Sister"
SYSTEM OF A DOWN - "B.Y.O.B."
MINISTRY - "The Great Satan"
MUDVAYNE - "Determined"
RAMMSTEIN - "Mein Teil"
SHADOWS FALL - "What Drives the Weak"
SLIPKNOT - "Before I Forget"
"Rosenrot," the second single from the self-titled current Rammstein album, will be released on December 16. International release dates and more information on the single will be announced soon.
Rammstein's newest video, "Rosenrot," will premiere Wednesday, November 30 2006 during the show "Rockzone," which will air from 11pm on MTV (Germany). The video will be shown at approximately 11:30pm.
Rammstein will be holding a signing session on December 1st on the museum’s ship Cap San Diego at Überseebrücke in Hamburg. The signing will start at 5:30pm, and the first 500 visitors will get a free poster, which you can have valorized on the spot. You can identify the ship clearly.
To assure that as many of you as possible definitely receive an autograph of the band members, the band members can only sign 1 item per person.
"Rosenrot" will be the second single off the new Rammstein album of the same name. The single is scheduled for a December release date. Additionally, to the Rammstein version of the song, there will be remixes of Chris Vrenna, Northern Lite and Jagz Kooner on the single.
Chris Vrenna, formerly drummer of Nine Inch Nails, collaborated with Marilyn Manson, Trent Reznor, Rob Zombie and Guns'n'Roses, among others. Northern Lite, a producer duo from Erfurt coming from the techno movement, now extended by a guitarist, successfully publishes albums worldwide and remixes among others for Yello and Peaches. Jagz Kooner is the producer, among others, for the Manic Street Preachers, Primal Scream and Garbage.
"Rosenrot" (view cover) tracklisting:
Rosenrot - The Tweaker Remix by Chris Vrenna (4:34)
Rosenrot - Northern Lite Remix by Northern Lite (4:45)
Rosenrot - 3AM at Cosy Remix by Jagz Kooner (4:50)
According to Universal Music, RAMMSTEIN's new album, "Rosenrot", has been certified platinum in Germany for sales in excess of 200,000 copies since its October 28 release. The CD topped the official album chart in Germany, Austria and Finland, and has landed at No. 2 in Sweden and Denmark, No. 4 in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic, No. 5 in France, No. 6 in Mexico and No. 11 in Italy. In addition, "Rosenrot" has already achieved gold status in Austria, the Czech Republic and Switzerland.
As previously reported, RAMMSTEIN are nominated in the category "Best Live Act" for the "Eins Live" Krone award. Germany's biggest radio awards ceremony will be held at the Arena Oberhausen on November 24, 2005 and will be broadcast live by Eins Live radio at 7:00 p.m. and on TV by the WDR at 10:00 p.m
Cult German rockers Rammstein have vowed never to let their home country's fascist past affect their music - insisting they can't be held responsible for the actions of previous generations.
The "Ich Will" hitmakers are frequently misunderstood by fellow Germans and insist fear of being associated with infamous dictator Adolf Hitler is to blame.
Guitarist Oliver Riedel says, "I would have to say Germany is the country that most often misunderstands us.
"Germans are repressed in a lot of ways. They feel a sense of shame about what happened in the war.
"This means a lot of bands and a lot of people are quite cowardly in what they do and what they say. So they'll pick up on the fact that our singer rolls his R's and say that he's imitating Hitler and that we're Nazis.
"This is nonsense but it is the way a lot of people in our country think. We are not responsible for what our fathers and grandfathers did. It was not our fault. We have no blood on our hands."
Rammstein keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz answered fan questions on November 2nd. A transcript of the chat can be found at this location.
Guitarist Paul Landers has answered fan questions the weak before (October 26). The transcript for that chat can has been posted here.
In other news, Rammstein picked up the "Best German Act" Award at the MTV European Music Awards in Lisboa on November 3rd.
Rammstein's follow up to "Reise, Riese", "Rosenrot" has been released. Tracklisting is as follows:
2.Mann Gegen Mann
5.Wo Bist Du
6.Stirb Nicht Vor Mir
9.Te Quiero Puta
10.Feuer & Wasser