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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."
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.
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)!
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.
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!
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.
As you are probably aware, the new Rammstein album "Reise, Reise" will be in stores in the USA on November 16, 2004. The album includes the European smash hit "Mein Teil" as well as the first US single, "Amerika" and will be available as Limited Edition DigiPak as well as Jewel case. If you haven't had a chance to hear them yet, head on over to the RammsteinPlayer, where you can watch the video clips for these and other Rammstein songs.
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Rammstein has been filming the video for "Ohne Dich" (translated: "Without You"), the third single from their new "Reise, Reise" album. It's being shot at a secret location "in the mountains" by director Jörn Heitmann, who was responsible for the band's "Ich Will" and "Amerika" videos. The single is due to be released in November.
In other news, Germany's VIVA TV aired a Rammstein special on Saturday, October 23rd called Feat. Rammstein. The 30 minute program will be repeated on October 25th at 5:00pm CET, on the 26th at 8:15pm CET, and on the 27th at 2:00pm CET. It will also be shown on VIVA Poland. Go to this location for complete broadcast information, under "television."
"Reise, Reise" has taken Europe by storm since it's release on September 27th, having reached platinum in the band's German homeland in only a week.
Finish guitar maestros Sonata Arctica entered the Finish album charts on #2 with their new masterpiece "Reckoning Night." Also among the upper ranks are Rammstein (# 1) and R.E.M. (# 3). In Germany, Tony Kakko & Co. could reach a respectable chart entry as well with # 77, in Switzerland "Reckoning Night" occupied # 85, in Norway #69, in Sweden #57 and in Spain #93! Currently Sonata Arctica are on tour together with their fellow countrymen Nightwish, enthusing a variegated audience all over Europe.
From Cataracts official website:
Hey cataractians! Our video for "Nothings Left" is on air now! Please vote for it! Follow this link (you have to log in first before you vote). Thank you so much for your support! More news soon!
The list also includes videos from Nightwish, Fear Factory, Children of Bodom, Slipknot, Shadows Fall, Sepultura, Rammstein and more.
Helltrain's song "Route 666" is featured on the free "Viva La Bands" sampler together with HIM, Rammstein and Bloodhound Gang. This CD is not available in stores but only reserved for people that purchase the "Viva La Bam" DVD (feat. Bam Magera of the famous Jackass series), released by MTV and Universal.
To order the DVD, check out the link.
"Reise Reise", the fourth studio album from German industrial metallers Rammstein, has entered the national album charts in the following countries:
No. 1: Switzerland
No. 1: Finland
No. 1: Austria
No. 2: Holland
No. 3: France
No. 6: Belgium
No. 17: New Zealand
No. 19: Australia
No. 37: U.K.
No. 54: Ireland
"Reise Reise" is scheduled for release in the U.S. on November 16. The album's first domestic single, the bilingual "Amerika", went into rotation on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" last weekend, while import single "Mein Teil" has already shown up on the "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" soundtrack as well as on Fuse's "Uranium".
Recorded primarily in Spain (El Cortijo Studio, Malaga), "Reise Reise" (translated as "Voyage, Voyage" or "Journey, Journey") was produced by Jacob Hellner, who has been integral to the band's studio work since day one.
Rammstein's upcoming tour begins November 1 in Mannheim, Germany and includes three nights at Berlin's Velodrom, as well as arena dates in Moscow, Prague, Barcelona and Helsinki. U.S. dates should follow in 2005.
German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN will release their fourth studio album, "Reise Reise", in the U.S. on November 16. The album's first domestic single, the bilingual "Amerika", will go into rotation on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball" Oct. 2, while import single "Mein Teil" has already shown up on the "Resident Evil: Apocalypse" soundtrack as well as on Fuse's "Uranium".
Recorded primarily in Spain (El Cortijo Studio, Malaga), "Reise Reise" (translated as "Voyage, Voyage" or "Journey, Journey") is an album of firsts for RAMMSTEIN: the first time the group have worked on songs to which they weren't completely committed prior to entering the studio; the first time they've recorded a track with a stand-out English chorus (single/video "Amerika") or as stripped-to-the-groove acoustic as "Los" ("Let's Go"), but most of all: the first time in a long time the recording vibe could genuinely be called relaxed. "Fun" even.
Which is not to say that fans of the signature RAMMSTEIN sound defined on the previous "Herzeleid" (1995), "Sehnsucht" (1998) and "Mutter" (2001) won't find plenty of familiar touchstones. Produced by Jacob Hellner, who has been integral to the band's studio work since day one), the admittedly experimental "Reise, Reise" also features abundant raw power in the form of "Stein Um Stein", "Moskau" and first overseas single "Mein Teil", a No. 2 hit this summer from Germany to Spain — and the true tale of Armin Meiwes, a 42-year-old computer expert from Rotenburg, Central Germany who advertised on the internet for someone to eat and eventually found a willing "dinner companion" in 43-year-old Berliner, Bernd Juergen Brandes. An appropriately disturbing clip has already seen rotation here in the U.S. on the Fuse network.
By way of contrast, "Reise, Reise"'s first U.S. single "Amerika" showcases a much lighter side of the RAMMSTEIN psyche, while addressing much more universal subject matter. Directed by Jorn Heitmann (who helmed 2001's "Ich Will" and "Sonne" clips), "Amerika" is a tongue-in-cheek affair, in which U.S. globalization and imperialism is portrayed by RAMMSTEIN members on a moon landing that turns out to be a staged video production, juxtaposed with footage of indigenous third world cultures chanting along with the "We're all living in Amerika" chorus — the ideal tone for a song that successfully rhymes wunderbar with wonderbra. Alternately provocative and humorous, "Amerika" offers a fascinating outside perspective on U.S. commercial and governmental policy.
RAMMSTEIN's upcoming tour begins November 1 in Mannheim, Germany and includes three nights at Berlin's Velodrom, as well as arena dates in Moscow, Prague, Barcelona and Helsinki. U.S. dates should follow in 2005.
A RAMMSTEIN player featuring the song "Amerika" can be accessed at this location.
According to the RTL Chartshow, Kiss are the 98th most successful band in Germany based on the number of Top 10 singles. Kiss reached the Top 100 position with two Top 10 hits ("I Was Made for Lovin' You" and "God Gave Rock & Roll to You"). The most successful bands in Germany are The Beatles, followed by ABBA, The Sweet and Boney M. Top hard rock/metal bands are Scorpions at No. 29, Bon Jovi at No. 42, Rammstein at No. 59, Led Zeppelin at No. 80, Guns N Roses at No. 87 and Aerosmith at No. 89.
In other news, a KISS-themed Microsoft comic has been posted online at the GeekCulture.com web site. Check it out at this location.
"Amerika," the second single from the new Rammstein Album, will be released on September 13, 2004 in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The international release will follow on October 4, 2004.
The video for "Amerika" has been on TV in Germany since August 20, 2004 and will also be shown internationally on the various music-video channels starting on September 13, 2004.
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RAMMSTEIN's video for their new single, "Amerika", has been posted online at Viva.tv. Check it out: Windows Media (Dial-Up, Broadband), Real Media (Dial-Up, Broadband). The clip was directed by Jörn Heitmann, who has previously worked with RAMMSTEIN on the videos for "Sonne" and "Ich Will".
The "Amerika" single is scheduled for release on September 6, according to Herzeleid.com. The complete track listing for the single is as follows:
02. Amerika (English Version)
03. Amerika (Digital Hardcore Mix)
04. Amerika (Western Remix)
05. Amerika (Andy Panthen & Mat Diaz's Clubmix)
06. Amerika (Electro Ghetto Remix)
07. Amerika (Jam & Spoon So kann's gehen Mix)
08. Mein Herz brennt Orchesterlied V (Album Version)
RAMMSTEIN's new album, "Reise Reise", is scheduled for release on November 2 through Universal Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Mutter" was recorded in Spain and Germany. Production duties on the CD were handled by Jacob Hellner, who worked with the group on "Mutter".
RAMMSTEIN's last single, "Mein Teil", entered the German singles chart at position No. 2.
German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have issued a statement denying reports that they have filed a lawsuit against top German RAMMSTEIN fan site, RammsteinFan.de, over allegations that the site's owners are capitalizing on the band's name. The group's statement reads as follows:
"It has been posted in various forums and websites that the domain owner and webmaster of Rammsteinfan.de is being sued by RAMMSTEIN and its management. Many sites even mention a 14-page notice a high monetary claim for damages.
"The following facts are correct:
"The domain owner and webmaster of Rammsteinfan.de simply received a 3-page warning, in which he was asked, among other things, to cease the distribution of audio recordings and images, as well as using these for the advertisement of services, products, etc. The remaining three pages of the letter consisted only of a statement of cessation that he is supposed to send back.
"Because the repeated demands of the management were only partially or occasionally met, the management saw itself forced to give its demands more weight with a letter from their lawyer."
The confirmed tour dates for the European tour 2004:
Nov. 02, 2004 - Antwerp, Sportpalais
Nov. 04, 2004 - Rotterdam, Ahoy
Nov. 09, 2004 - Lisbon, Atlantico
Nov. 10, 2004 - Madrid, Plaza de Toros de Vista Alegre
Nov. 11, 2004 - Barcelona, Palau Olimpic Badalona
Nov. 12, 2004 - San Sebastian, Velodroma Anoeta
Nov. 16, 2004 - Oslo, Spektrum
Nov. 18, 2004 - Stockholm, Hovet
Nov. 20, 2004 - Copenhagen, Forum
Nov. 22, 2004 - Tallinn, Saku Arena
Nov. 24, 2004 - Helsinki, Hartwall Arena
Nov. 26, 2004 - St. Petersburg, Sport Concert Complex
Nov. 28, 2004 - Moscow, Sport Complex Olympiski
Dec. 01, 2004 - Katowice, Spodek
Dec. 03, 2004 - Prague, T-Mobile Arena
Dec. 05, 2004 - Basel, St. Jakobshalle
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