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The new Rammstein album will not be called "Reise, Reise Vol.2" but "Rosenrot." "Benzin", the so far only song from the new album which was introduced to the public due to the Wuhlheide concerts in June '05, will be the first single of the album. Preparations for the release are getting into top gear. The video for "Benzin" has just been shot and is in its post-production now; there is work done for several remixes, as well as artwork for the cover of the single and the album.
Rammstein have just announced Central and South American tour dates in October. Confirmed dates are as follows:
Oct 06 Mexico City, Mexico - Sports Palace
Oct 07 Guadalajara, Mexico - La Concha Acustica
Oct 09 Monterrey, Mexico - Auditorio Coca Cola
Oct 13 Santiago, Chile - Velodromo
Oct 15 Sao Paulo, Brazil - Credicard Hall
Oct 17 Buenos Aires, Argentina - Obras
Oct 20 Caracas, Venezuala - Poliedero de Caracas
Oct 22 Bogotá, Colombia - Estadio El Campin
The 2005 Kerrang Awards nominations have been announced at this year's Day Of Rock. In the middle of sets by Bullet For My Valentine, InMe, Nine Black Alps, Towers Of London and The Mascara Story, Kerrang! editor Paul Brannigan named Green Day and System Of A Down as leaders of the pack, with five nominations apiece. Coming a close second were My Chemical Romance with four nominations, including Best Band. The winners will be announced at the Kerrang! Awards on August 25 - to vote for your favourites, head for www.kerrangawards.com.
The full nominations are: More...
Rammstein had to cancel the upcoming shows in Korea and Japan today. During the Rammstein concert in Gothenburg, Sweden last Saturday, a minor stage accident on a rain wet stage unfortunately caused injuries on singer Till's knee so that he won´t be able to participate in a dynamic stage show for the next few weeks. "We are confident that Till will recover soon and the cancellation is much to our regret! We were really looking forward to the concerts in Korea and Japan."
German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN are currently working on the follow-up to last year's "Reise Reise", tentatively titled "Reise, Reise (Vol.2)". The band recorded several songs during the sessions for "Reise, Reise" which were omitted from the CD's final track listing. During a recent session at a Berlin studio, RAMMSTEIN recorded several more tracks and are currently mixing the combined collection of new material for a full-length album, to be released in September. A statement from the band's management regarding the upcoming collection reads as follows:
"After the production period of the last album, there were many songs which did not find a place on 'Reise, Reise' due to dramaturgical reason but are now completed. This is not unusual. As 'Ohne Dich' derived from the production of 'Mutter', many songs have been sitting to be completed for a year and shall now come to light. Which songs remains to be seen and is up to the band only."
Added a record company representative: "When we were introduced to the tracks of 'Reise, Reise', many fascinating songs were among them, which were suddenly missing on the album. Among others I remember one song, which we all believed to be the first single of the album. The song was 'Rosenrot', and when we had to realize that the band changed their minds and it did not even make it on to the album, we were speechless. The album was perfect nevertheless, but their enormous self-confidence surprised us. Ever since, we hope to see some of the songs from back then released and I am happy that the band could agree on that."
Recorded primarily in Spain (El Cortijo Studio, Malaga), "Reise Reise" (translated as "Voyage, Voyage" or "Journey, Journey") is the follow-up to "Mutter", which entered The Billboard 200 chart at No. 77 back in April 2001.
"Reise Reise" sold 26,716 copies in the United States in its first week of release in mid-November 2004 to debut at position No. 61 on The Billboard 200 chart.
The following messages have been posted on Rammstein's official website:
Good news: Rammstein are currently working on a successor, which will presumably be called "Reise, Reise (Vol.2)" The management's statement was: "After the production period of the last album, there were many songs which did not find a place on "Reise, Reise" due to dramaturgical reason but are now completed. This is not unusual. As "Ohne Dich" derived from the production of "Mutter", many songs have been sitting to be completed for a year and shall now come to light. Which songs remains to be seen and is up to the band only." A co-worker of the record company remembers: "When we were introduced to the tracks of "Reise, Reise", many fascinating songs were among them, which were suddenly missing on the album. Among others I remember one song, which we all believed to bet he first single of the album. The song was "Rosenrot" and when we had to realize that the band changed their minds and it did not even make it on to the album, we were speechless. The album was perfect nevertheless, but their enormous self-confidence surprised us. Ever since, we hope to see some of the songs from back then released and I am happy that the band could agree on that." During Rammstein's short stop at a studio in Berlin, apparently 2 - 3 additional songs were recorded. The mixing session of the album, which is supposed to be released this fall, already began.
To mark the event of the opening concert of four sold-out shows at the berlin Wuhlheide, Rammstein introduced the first song of their new succeeding album "Reise, Riese (Vol.2)", anticipated in October, live on front of a home town audience. The song "Benzin", presented with fire fountains goshing 20 meters into the air, was euphorically met by the fans and visibly delighted the band
Rammstein has posted the following message on their official website:
Good news: Rammstein are already working on a musical successor. From the production period of the last album, there are several songs, which did not find a place on "Reise, Reise" due to dramaturgical reasons but are now brought to light. During Rammstein's visit at a Berlin studio, more songs have been recorded; and today the mixing session of the new album starts, which is supposed to be released September this year. A title for the Reise further is not yet affirmed, we keep you posted!
Rammstein will appear at SummerSonic festival in Japan. The festival takes place in Osaka and Tokio. Rammstein will perform August 13 2005 in Osaka and August 14 2005 in Tokio.
Rammstein has just confirmed their first concert in Korea. Rammstein will appear at the Olympic Hall in Seoul, Korea on August 10 2005. Ticket sale starts June 15 2005.
Furthermore, due to the upcoming release of the album "Reise, Reise" in Japan, Rammstein will perform a Show-Case at Citta Club in Tokio for the press, fans and record company. There are no tickets left for this concert, the club was sold out within a short amount of time.
The international release date for Rammstein's single "Ohne Dich" is at the end of May. For exact release dates and countries, visit the official Rammstein website and click on the "Extras" link in the menu.
Rammstein just confirmed their performance July 30th 2005 at Metaltown Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Other bands set to perform at the festival include Hammerfall, Dark Tranquillity, Apocalyptica, Nine and Beseech. Ticket sale starts May 18 2005. For more information, visit www.metaltown.se.
Rammstein is confirmed the exact dates / times for their performances at Hurricane and Southside Festival:
Jun. 10 Hurricane Festival, 11 pm - 00.30 am
Jun. 12 Southside Festival, 10 pm - 11.30 pm
Rammstein have just confirmed the following 4 shows for Great Britain:
Jul. 14 Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
Jul. 15 Birmingham, NEC
Jul. 16 Glasgow, SECC
Jul. 18 Cardiff, Arena
Other tour dates:
May 27 Vienna (A) — Aerodrome Festival
Jun. 18 Nijmegen (NL) — Goffertpark
Jun. 23 Berlin — Wuhlheide
Jun. 24 Berlin — Wuhlheide
Jun. 25 Berlin — Wuhlheide
Jun. 26 Berlin — Wuhlheide
Jul. 02 Werchter (BE) — Rockwerchter Festival
Jul. 08 Turku (FI) — RuisRock-Festival
Jul. 10 Copenhagen (DK) — Giants of Rock-Festival
Jul. 22 Nyon (CH) — Paleo-Festival
Jul. 23 Nimes (FR) — Les Arenes-Festival
Nominees for UK's Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2005 awards have been announced in the following categories:
Best UK Band:
Bullet for My Valentine
Viking Skull More...
Rammstein took home two prizes at the annual Echo awards (German equivalent of the Grammys), which were held Saturday (April 2) at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin.
Rammstein received an Echo for Artist/Group of the Year in the category New Rock/Metal/Alternative and another in the category Best Live Act. The band performed their latest single, "Keine Lust", during the awards ceremony, entering the stage in a white limousine and performing the track in the "larger-than-life" outfits they wear in the song's video.
Tuska Open Air Metal Festival has added more international and Finnish acts to the 2005 roster. The line-up is almost complete with only 1 more artist to be added for Saturday afternoon as well as the winner from the band contest at Rotonde-Festival, France, which is to be held later this spring. This year's Tuska-Festival is more international than ever, with nearly half of the artists coming from abroad. The evening clubs will most likely see some international action as well.
New additions in Finnish professionalism will be represented by Apocalyptica, whose cello metal is witnessed way too rarely on their native soil. Apocalytica just recently supported Rammstein on their European tour and appeared stateside on a few selected dates.
German precision and universal greatness is brought to you by the mighty Gamma Ray. The band last appeared on the bill at Tuska 2000 and have since built their fanbase by selling out club shows on a regular basis.
Other additions include up-and-coming death metallers Amoral, Finnish-singing Stam1na and Viikate, as well as Callisto who are about to embark on a European tour in a few weeks.
The search continues for one more, either domestic or foreign artist.
Ticket sales for Tuska 2005 start on Friday April 1st. Three-day ticketcosts 67 euro, one-day ticket 32 euro. Go to www.lippupalvelu.fi to purchase tickets.
Current Tuska 2005 line-up reads as follows: More...
Rammstein's video for "Keine Lust", the fourth single from their latest CD, "Reise Reise", has been posted online at VideoPimp.com.
The "Keine Lust" clip was shot in January with director Jörn Heitman, who had previously helmed the group's videos for "Amerika" and "Ohne Dich", among others.
Rammstein's "Keine Lust" single is scheduled for release on February 28 in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland as a maxi-single, a limited-edition digipak single, and as a two-track.
Recorded primarily in Spain (El Cortijo Studio, Malaga), "Reise Reise" (translated as "Voyage, Voyage" or "Journey, Journey") is the follow-up to "Mutter", which entered the chart at No. 77 back in April 2001.
"Reise Reise" sold 26,716 copies in the United States in its first week of release in mid-November to debut at position No. 61 on The Billboard 200 chart.
Within Temptation won an Edison Dutch music award for best band. Rammstein were the winners for the foreign alternative award.
Edison awards have been presented since 1960, making it the oldest music prize in the Netherlands. They are comparable to the US Grammy, the German Echo or the British Brit awards.
Public broadcaster TROS will televise the Dutch awards ceremony on 2 March.
Rammstein's video for their forthcoming single, "Keine Lust", has been released and the cd for the single will be released the 28th. The single features the following remixes:
1. Keine Lust
2. Keine Lust (Remix Nr.1) by Clawfinger
3. Keine Lust (The Psychosonic Remix) by DJ Drug
4. Keine Lust (Bozz Remix) by Azad
5. Keine Lust (Jazz Remix) by Clawfinger
6. Keine Lust (Black Strobe Remix)
7. Keine Lust (Curve Remix) by Front 242
8. Keine Lust (Ich Zähl Die Fliegen Remix) by Krieger
Classical metalheads Apocalyptica are to play second fiddle to Rammstein on the German rock giants' UK tour this February.
Apocalyptica are to release a single, "Bittersweet," in the Spring. The song features both Ville Vallo of Finnish goth-rockers HIM and Lauri Ylonen of The Rasmus.
Feb. 3 London Brixton Academy
Feb. 4 London Brixton Academy
Feb. 5 London Brixton Academy
Feb. 6 Manchester Evening News Arena
Feb. 7 Nottingham Arena
Rammstein, the German band best known for the aggro song "Du Hast" and singer Till Lindemann's habit of intentionally lighting himself on fire on stage, have pushed the envelope further with their single, "Mein Teil," writing the song about a creepy tale of cannibalism.
According to mtv.com, the song, from Rammstein's latest CD, "Reise, Reise," was based on a widely publicized case in Germany where one man advertised on the Internet for another man to "dine on." A respondent offered up himself for supper, and indeed became the willing victim of cannibalism.
Rammstein guitarist Richard Kruspe said, "I was really interested to find out about why he would want to kill a man and eat [him]. It was just a really interesting story, so we decided to make a song about it."
There is videotape of the actual cannibalistic encounter, but it remains in police custody, and Rammstein's video for the song "Mein Teil," which translates roughly as "My Part," contains no references to the actual case.
Rammstein has confirmed European tour dates in February and June, and there is speculation that they will perform Stateside in April and May.
"Keine Lust" will be the next single released from "Reise Reise," slated to hit radio in February.
"Reise Reise," whose title roughly translates to "Journey Journey" in English, is the follow-up to the band's 2001 release, "Mutter."