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Formed: 1993
From: Germany
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Rammstein news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Rammstein To De-lock Unreleased Material

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

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Rammstein Working On New Album

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!

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Rammstein Confirmed For Summersonic Festival

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.

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Rammstein Confirm First Ever Seoul Appearance

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.

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Rammstein Announce "Ohne Dich" Int'l Release Dates

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.

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Rammstein Confirmed For Sweden's Metaltown Fest

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.

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Rammstein Announces UK And Festival Dates

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

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Vote For Metal Hammer's Golden Gods Awards

Nominees for UK's Metal Hammer Golden Gods 2005 awards have been announced in the following categories:

Best UK Band:
Bullet for My Valentine
Dragonforce
Hurricane Party
Lost Prophets
Viking Skull More...

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Rammstein Wins Two Echo Awards

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.

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More Tuska Open Air Details Revealed

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...

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Rammstein's "Keine Lust" Video Posted Online

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.

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Within Temptation, Rammstein Win Edison Awards

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.

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Rammstein's "Keine Lust" Single Details

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

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Apocalyptica To Tour With Rammstein

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.

Tour dates:

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

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Rammstein "Mein Teil" Inspired By Grisly True Tale

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."

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Rammstein To Film Video For "Keine Lust"

Rammstein have selected "Keine Lust" as the fourth single from their latest CD, "Reise Reise". A video for the song will be shot later this month with director Jörn Heitman, who had previously helmed the group's videos for "Amerika" and "Ohne Dich", among others. The band are promising "a huge surprise" with this video. No further information is currently available.

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.

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Rammstein And Helmet Photos From Hamburg

Rammstein and Helmet performed in concert at Color Line Arena in Hamburg, Germany on December 13th. Check out pictures from Clasos (Rammstein / Helmet).

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Rammstein Announces Two Berlin Shows

Two Rammstein concerts for 2005 in the Wuhlheide in Berlin have been announced. Almost exactly seven years after both of Rammstein's first legendary concerts on this open-air stage, which were immortalized on the DVD and video "Live aus Berlin", they are to return to the Wuhlheide. On the 23rd and 24th of June 2005 it will be time, Rammstein live from Berlin, Wuhlheide.

The ticket presale begins at once under www.rammsteinshop.de/tickets or over the hotline: 01802-323 008 (The hotline is only available from Germany and is open daily from 10 am until 5 pm)!

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Vote For The Best Metal Videos Of 2004

MTV.com is currently running a poll for the "Best Metal Videos of 2004." Go here to vote and then tune into MTV2 for the premiere of Headbangers Ball Best of 2004 on Saturday December 25th at 10 p.m. EST to catch the winning videos.

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Rammstein Announces Riesa Date, New Video Online

Another Rammstein concert for 2005 has been announced:

Feb. 19, 2004 - Riesa, Erdgasarena

Tickets can be obtained within Germany under www.rammsteinshop.de/tickets and the hotline: 01802-323 008 (The hotline is staffed from 10 pm until 5 pm).

On account of production obstructions which have now been lifted, a very small amount of tickets for concerts in the Rammstein Tour 2004 are now available and only online. Only while supplies last!

In other news, Blabbermouth.net reports that the video for the third single from their "Reise, Reise" album, "Ohne Dich", has been posted online at Viva.tv.

The "Ohne Dich" single, which was released earlier this week, does not include any b-sides, but it contains the "beta version" of the title cut, which was originally intended for 2001's "Mutter" and recorded during the sessions for that album. The single also includes a remix from Laibach, among others.

"Reise Reise" sold 26,716 copies in the United States in its first week of release (according to Nielsen SoundScan) to debut at position No. 61 on The Billboard 200 chart.

Also, Mesta.net has uploaded photos taken at Rammstein's gig at Helsinki, Finland's Arena on November 24. Check them out at this location. Pictures from Rammstein's Nov. 11 performance in Barcelona, Spain can be found at AZHeavyMetal.com.

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