List of unreleased Rammstein projects
On 15 December 1995, the band played an unknown song that went by the name of Sonne on the setlist, so it might have been a working title for a completely different song. Even now, 20 years later, the song still remains unknown. No audio or video recording of it is available anywhere. The only thing that's known is that it can't be the same song as the one that got released in 2001 on the album Mutter, because that song was only written on request by Vitali Klitschko. Maybe the song was released under a completely different name, or maybe parts of it were used in other songs.
Das Modell video
In 1997 Rammstein shot a video for their single Das Modell. The story of the video was about a young and successful model, who got killed in a car accident. Two girls in the video were contest winners that got to meet the band and play small roles in the video. The video was shot but never released, because the same year Lady Diana died in a car accident. It is unknown if the video is completely cut and produced. In an interview Paul said, that the video might be released on their DVD Lichtspielhaus. Later it was supposed to be included on Made In Germany 1995-2011. The only known footage of the video is a TV show by German TV station RTL2.
Since 2001 the band had the idea of recording an orchestra album. That's all known from interviews. Up to now, nothing official was released anywhere; and no band member has even mentioned the orchestra project since. In 2012 a MIDI Orchestra demo of Asche zu Asche leaked on the internet, but it is not known if it is directly related to this project.
Johnny Cash cover
In a 2001 interview, Flake was asked if they would do another cover song for the then-new album Mutter. He replied by saying "We wanted to cover a song by Johnny Cash, but unfortunately another German band did the same track before us. We gave up our plans, because we did not want it to seem like if we were trying to copy the other guys. We'd better wait a little bit until our next cover version. I don't know which one it's going to be," It is unknown which Johnny Cash track they wanted to cover and also which German band covered it before them. It's possible that Flake talked about Ring Of Fire by the H-Blocks.
Vergiss uns nicht feat. Bushido
In 2005 Richard met up with German rapper Bushido. They went home and the rapper recorded a verse for a different version of Vergiss uns nicht. The rapper's self-titled biography features a complete chapter named "Auf dem Klo mit Rammstein" about the recording process. In 2011 a version of the song without him was released.
Los single and video
According to Paul, there were plans to release a single for the song Los. The single was supposed to feature the rock version of the song. Even plans for a video were made. One of the ideas was including a "Trabi" (car from the German Democratic Republic). The video was never realised, although the rock version appeared on XXI in 2015.
Stirb nicht vor mir different versions
Up to now there is a total of five different versions of the song known (including the album version):
- French version feat. Zazie, played to journalists during the 2005 press conference in Paris.
- German version 1, a demo of the song leaked on the internet
- German version 2 feat. Bobo
- English version
Stirb nicht vor mir single and video
For a short time the band planned to release the song as a single. Nothing ever happened.
A music video was also planned for the album version of the song, featuring Sharleen Spiteri, but nothing is known about its fate.