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Rammstein Begin Songwriting for New Album

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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.

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1. broken face writes:

fukin hell i didnt even think rosenrot was tht gd

# May 23, 2007 @ 2:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ArchEnemy84 writes:

Oh f*** yeah. This is going to f***ing rule. My favorite band by far.

# May 23, 2007 @ 6:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. SexBloodandMetal writes:

Honestly, I didn't think it was their best work...

# May 23, 2007 @ 8:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. DeathInEye writes:

Honestly, I love Rosenrot. Reise, Reise didn't impress me at all though. Rosenrot is a good mix of Sehnsucht and Reise, Reise (Mein Teil and the title track are the only redeeming songs imo) and I applaud it!

# May 23, 2007 @ 10:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BodomBastard writes:

i'm surprised they haven't broken up by now... i think that their music has gone downhill... now their earlier stuff was good...

# May 24, 2007 @ 1:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Cynic writes:

I remember how awed I was at 14 by the song Mutter. Still am, great song. Besides Fear Factory and Godflesh, Rammstein are the only other industrial band I'm a fan of - Rosenrot had some pretty great tracks on it, Mann Gegen Mann being a Rammstein classic.

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# May 24, 2007 @ 1:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

There's something about their precision and their faultless execution that I've never heard anywhere else. They're like some kind of fxcked up machine that never loses time. I didn't like Rosenrot half as much as I liked ANY of their other releases, but I was still entertained. It is a very rare occasion that Rammstein disappoints me. Herzelied is still my favorite...what an intense album, from start to finish. It's rare to hear that kind of machinegun perfection nowadays. Plus, when they play live, they practically burn motherfxckers! That's badass by itself! Oh, and "Mein Herz Brennt" translates to "My Heart Burns". Maybe he should relax on the chili...

# May 24, 2007 @ 9:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. DeathInEye writes:

I think Benzin, Rosenrot itself, and Zerstören are fantastic songs too. I really enjoy Wo Bist Du and Stirb Nicht vor Mir as well. Reise, Reise is the same thing over and over again. I agree their earlier stuff is definitely the best, but I think they realized that and are high-tailing it back.

# May 24, 2007 @ 10:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Metalmaddness420 writes:

All of thier cd's are great but reise and rosenrot are not as perfect as thier first few,but still have some great songs on those albums.cant wait for the new stuff !

# May 24, 2007 @ 2:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BBL writes:

"I think Benzin, Rosenrot itself, and Zerstören are fantastic songs too. I really enjoy Wo Bist Du and Stirb Nicht vor Mir as well. Reise, Reise is the same thing over and over again. I agree their earlier stuff is definitely the best, but I think they realized that and are high-tailing it back."

That really depends on what you enjoy hearing. Personally I like the fact that Rammstein are experimenting with their music. Seriously if you have ever tried listening to more than one album of AC/DC you will know what I mean. It's all exactly the same. Many of Rammstein's songs such as Wo Bist Du, Rosenrot, Spring, Ein Leid, Feur Und Wasser and even Te Quiero Puta are all softer admittedly, but they are good in their own right. I think they can't be faulted with trying to find find a new style as they mature. If it sounds crap I'm sure they will redress this in a new album. And if you don't like it then keep listening to their older albums.

# May 26, 2007 @ 5:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. warlockzero writes:

Honestly, I think rammstein is one of the best bands out there, period. They can give any of these american bands a run for their money. I have all there albums and I like all of them. They each have their strengths and weaknesses. If I had to pick my favorite though its between mutter and their first album herald whatever i forget the name. But those two albums out of the five were the best. Reise was different but in a good way. I thought rosenrot was a perfect medium between mellow and heavy. The second album kicked a$$ as well. I agree with cynic though, fear factory and rammstein are two of the best industrial bands ever. I cant say ANYTHING ABOUT GODFLESH AS i HAVE NEVER HEARD OF THEM. I just hope rammstein tours the U.S, as I have yet to see them live.

# May 26, 2007 @ 10:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. DeathInEye writes:

BBL, I was praising the album, not criticizing it. My comment about their earlier stuff being better is my own opinion. Not to mention Benzin, Mann Gegen Mann, and Zerstören are actually reminiscent of their older material. And I said I liked the softer songs too. So, quite frankly, I don't understand your comment.

# May 26, 2007 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. BBL writes:

well I apologize :)

# May 27, 2007 @ 2:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. psythe writes:

To be honest, I havn't cared much for this band for a while now. I was unimpressed by both Rosenrot, which was by far their worst offering to date, and Reise, Reise, which basically had very little going for it. R,R sounded like they took their music, made it as commercial as possible, and then, just for extra measures, dumbed down on the few things that were helping them be somewhat unique.

Mutter remains my favourite, and always will, I would say. It had power and it had atmospherics. The recent albums have lacked both of those. Hopefully they turn that trend around with this forthcoming album.

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# May 27, 2007 @ 4:39 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. sore writes:

Psythe, it appears to me that you have really neglected an important aspect of Rammstein. And that is that they are controvertial. When you say that they have dumbed themselves down to become more commercial, which aspect of themselves do you mean? Do you mean the fact that they have less grinding riffs and speed to their music? Because if this is your view then I might inform you that Rammstein as any other band needs to develop and experiment with itself. It is natural and reasonable that within the industrial genre they should wish to explore different styles. Rammstein have never been quite definable and this is one of their attributes that adds to their greatness. I might remind you (if your memory can stretch back to the one time you probably listened to Rosenrot) that within Rosenrot there are many different styles all suitable for different purposes and moods. Rosenrot and Feur Und Wasser are ballards perfect for relaxation. Spring, Wo Bist Du and Hilf Mir are excellent for self reflection and a kind of sadness. Zerstören and Benzin are both Rammstein classics that are great pump up songs. Mann Gegen Mann and Te Quiero Puta are both quirky and unconventional in a metal sense but both very good songs. Forget about Stirb Nicht Vor Mir for the moment. In my view there is something for everyone here. Now you might say that this is a definate indicator of their commercialization, however this is an indicator of the complete opposit. Since the album Mutter and the subsequent break up scare, Rammstein realized that they needed to be more liberal with new concepts and needed these to releive the tension that existed between the band members. In the song Keine Lust from Reise, Reise Rammstein essentially announced that they were done with popularity and the media and merely wanted to go back to making music. And that is exactly what they have done. From then on Rammstein have been producing a greater variety of industrial music. It seems to me that what you supposed to be a commercialization of Rammstein is the exact opposit. It is an artistic expression of music, now unconstrained by the need to make itself commercially viable. And now the last peice of evidence I give you is Stirb Nicht Vor Mir. Do you suppose that if Rammstein were trying to appeal to metal heads or even rock 'n' roll fans that they would have included this embarrassing song? Certainly not, it was inserted purely for artistic experimentation. And secondly, do you mean to say that they have been dumbed down and this manifests itself in the fact that their songs are no longer about dark aspects of the human psyche. Well don't you suppose that they have sung about plenty of rapists and necropheliacs. Now they have moved on to an even more controvertial issue; homosexuality. In the video for their single Mann Gegen Mann, Rammstein performed naked except till and openly advocated homosexuality, despite the fact that they are not gay. And this gayness was not represented in a dark or psychotic way that usual Rammstein songs are, this one displayed body builders (as well as the Rammstein band members) writhing around ontop of one another in a viscus orgy. Now if this isn't a surefire way of defeating their macho reputation then I don't know what is. It seems to me that they have found yet another way of being controvertial within even their fan base and are doing what they do best; generating controversy. It is this fearlessness of controversy that make Rammstein great. Their song Zerstören is also about the world's political situation and George Bush's role in this. Now don't try and tell me they are trying to be overly commercial. You appear to be unused to change, unwilling to embrace variety and stuck with outdated perceptions of a band that has begun to move on and evolve. I'm sure if you were in charge of Rammstein, all their albums would sound the same and eventually any song woud be indistinguishable from those on Mutter.

# May 27, 2007 @ 8:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. psythe writes:

I absolutely agree with experimentalism. All bands should experiment with their sound. Change is often positive. I don't, however, agree with "radioism" - go ahead and experiment with your sound, but don't just make your sound more commercial and call that 'experimenting'!

The problem with encorporating too many "styles all suitable for different purposes and moods" is that it makes the album sound wishy-washy. It doesn't have a solid definable direction, because it's trying to go in too many places. If you're gonna make an album that has three sad songs on it, give the whole album a sad feel, if you're gonna make an album that has three "pump up songs" on it, make the whole album energetic. Don't mix and match your atmosphere, man, use it to your advantage! Make a sad album AND an energetic album, THAT is experimenting with your sound - properly, anyway.

Rammstein is a band - OF COURSE they were going to "go back and make music". And the music they made was more accessible than any they had previously made (and with the size of Rammstein's fanbase in Europe, you have to wonder why they would need to go more commercial anyway). Maybe it was what they wanted to play - more likely it was what the record company wanted them to play. If they really wanted to make music without making it commercially viable, maybe they should follow the footsteps of Devin Townsend.

Stirb Nicht Vor Mir - sure, maybe it was put on the album for artistic reasons. I would hazard that it was put on there because they knew it was the only song on the whole damn album that would cause any attention, whether it be good or bad publicity.

Since this band sings in German, and I don't speak German, I could actually care less what the lyrical content of the songs are, because with the right attitude and so on, the vocals sound pretty awesome anyway.

Pfft, homosexuality is only controversial if you're a goddamn fundamentalist.

Unwilling to embrace variety? Here's an interesting fact for you: the ONLY genres of music (not metal, but ALL music) that I do NOT appreciate are gospel and opera. There are a lot of genres that I don't listen to much of, such as hiphop, rap and nu-metal, but I do enjoy the occasional band/act/group/whatever no matter what the genre (gospel and opera aside, obviously) - as long as they have talent, and aren't making music that sounds like it was made just to ride the next commercial fashion trend.

Heh. If I were in charge of Rammstein right now, here's what I'd do: I'd take them back to the Mutter days. THEN I would do this: I would introduce some crazy solos. Why? Because with their energy and atmospherics, solos could really give both a boost. If done properly, of course. Anyway, this is all hypothetical daydreaming here, who knows what that would actually turn out like.

All in all, I think Rammstein are a good band going in a bad direction. Or perhaps too many directions. Either way, they shouldn't make anything like R,R or Rosenrot ever again (in MY opinion, thank you).

# May 27, 2007 @ 9:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. DeathInEye writes:

Life doesn't have a "set atmophere" so I find it unfair to criticize them for portraying different emotions. Besides, neither are concept albums so they need not be programmed into one mindset.

# May 27, 2007 @ 4:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. alesana writes:

hahahah they suck

# May 28, 2007 @ 8:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. slayerdisciple writes:

ive never liked this band but they are very talented and had somethin unique in their sound in their early days, hell mutter had some parts i enjoyed but i listened to rosenrot because someone told me i might like it but it just gave me more reason to dislike them

# May 28, 2007 @ 9:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. BBL writes:

Does any one know how many albums rammstein have sold? And in particular how many each album has sold?

# May 29, 2007 @ 8:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. xXxBODOM OF MY HEARTxXx writes:

hhahahhahah niiiceee!!!
well if they do tour out here i WILL be there
and one of the best dvd's i have ever seen for a band...
COME ON US TOUR!!

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