List of unreleased projects

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Rammstein

Songs

Over the years a lot of songs became known, that are still unreleased. Some of the songs leaked onto the internet, but saw no commercial release to the public.

Title Length Info Recorded Notes
Jeder lacht 04:30 A demo of the song was found on a demo tape, but the version listed in the GEMA database remains unknown. 1994/1995
Sadist Demo version of Tier, with completely different music and lyrics. Played live in 1994. 1994/1995
Schwarzes Glas 04:45 Two different demos of the song were found on demo tapes, but the version listed in the GEMA database remains unknown. 1995
Feuerräder 04:20 The Herzeleid studio version remains unreleased. Only a rough mix is available on a promotional tape. 1995
Sonne This song was only played one known time on 15 December 1995 and remains unknown to this day. 1995
Azzurro This song was only played one known time on 29 June 1996. It is unknown if a studio or demo recording of it exists. 1996
Ich sehe was 03:00 Found in the GEMA database in 2004. Speculated to be an earlier version of Claudia. 2003
Claudia 03:55 Found in the GEMA database in 2004. 2003
Ich bin 03:34 Found in the GEMA database in 2004. 2003
Sonntag bei Omi 03:57 Found in the GEMA database in 2004. 2003
Seid bereit 04:10 Found in the GEMA database in 2004. 2003
Absinth 03:56 Found in the GEMA database in 2004. 2003
Student 03:55 Found in the GEMA database in 2004. 2003 Reworked into Benzin.
Spring weiter 03:08 Found in the GEMA database in 2004. 2003 Reworked into Spring.
Spring Jungle 03:23 Found in the GEMA database in 2004. 2003 Reworked into Spring.
Holz 04:57 Found in the GEMA database in 2004. 2003
Stirb nicht vor mir (German version) Full German lyrics, without Sharleen. 2005 A low quality demo recording of the song leaked on the internet.
Stirb nicht vor mir (German version) Full German lyrics, with Bobo. 2005
Don't Die Before I Do (English version) 04:14 Full English lyrics, with Sharleen. 2005 A photo of a CD with this song can be seen on the Instagram page of Alex Becker.[1]
Stirb nicht vor mir (Don't Die Before I Do) (French version) Featuring French singer Zazie. 2005
Vergiss uns nicht (feat. Bushido) Bushido wrote the chapter "Auf dem Klo mit Rammstein" about the recording of the song in his autobiography. 2005 Released in 2011 on the Mein Land single without Bushido.
Eisenmann The band recorded the song in the studio, but did not like it. It was reworked again in 2008. 2005/2008 A demo of it leaked on the internet.
Ramm 4 06:00 Played live for the first time on 26 May 2016. 2018
Deutschland (Alternate Version) During the recording, the band had two different versions of the song recorded. The second version remains unknown. 2018

Remixes

The band amassed a lot of remixes. Not all of them were released.

Title Length Info Remixed Notes
Der Meister (Proper Mix) 04:08 Remixed by Milch 1995 Found on a DAT tape that was sold on eBay
Mutter (Zend Avesta Mix) Remixed by Zend Avesta 2002 Mentioned in an early tracklist of the Mutter single
Keine Lust (Bommer & DJ Ilan Remix) 04:30 Remixed by Bommer and DJ Ilan 2004 Made available on Soundcloud by Bommer in 2019
Mann gegen Mann (Bob Mould Remix) 05:43 Remixed by Bob Mould 2005 Seen on streaming platforms in 2020.[2]
Du hast (Aldubb Dub) 04:24 Remixed by Aldubb 2014 Part of the unreleased project Rammstein in Dub
Du hast (Robo Bass Hifi Dub) 04:12 Remixed by Robo Bass Hifi 2014 Part of the unreleased project Rammstein in Dub
Aired on webradio[3]
Mein Herz brennt (Umberto Echo Dub) 04:22 Remixed by Umberto Echo 2014 Part of the unreleased project Rammstein in Dub
Amerika (Dubblestandart Dub) 03:46 Remixed by Dubblestandart 2014 Part of the unreleased project Rammstein in Dub
Rammlied (Combichrist Remix) Remixed by Andy LaPlegua 2009
Mein Land (Donkey Rollers Remix) 03:59 Remixed by Donkey Rollers 2011 Played during DJ sets by Donkey Rollers on multiple occasions
Ausländer (Extended Remix by Felix Jaehn) 05:09 Remixed by Felix Jaehn 2019 Listed on the website Beatport as an exclusive, now deleted
Du riechst so gut (Andrea Marino Club Edit) Remixed by Andrea Marino 2022 Played during a DJ set by Andrea Marino[4]

Videos

Title Length Info Shot Notes
Das Modell Directed by Philipp Stölzl. Was said to appear on Lichtspielhaus. 1997 A short behind the scenes video was shown on German TV.[5]
Mexico 1999 live material First press releases for Lichtspielhaus listed live material from the KISS tour in the tracklist.
Stirb nicht vor mir Unknown if this video was ever shot. Mentioned by Richard in an interview.[6]
Made in Germany EPK 45:00 Before release of Made in Germany, Fontana Distribution released a PDF that statetd, that a 45min EPK for the compilation was in the works.
Made in Germany Live footage First versions of the Japanese listing for Made in Germany listed bonus live videos for DVD 3.
Zeig dich Directed by Jonas Åkerlund. 2019 Behind the scenes photos were shared on the official Rammstein Facebook page.

Orchestra album

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 circulated among fans, 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.[7] It's possible that Flake talked about Ring Of Fire by the H-Blocks.

Los single and video

According to Paul, there were plans to release a single for the song Los.[8] 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.

Olaf Heine book

In February 2021 a listing for a book by Olaf Heine, called Rammstein, was found on Amazon and different other retailers. It had a given release date of 12 October 2021. The book was to be published by Prestel. The full article description for the book was as follows:

As massive and spectacular as the band itself, this celebration of all things Rammstein features the impeccable work of German photographer Olaf Heine.

Arguably the most exciting live musical act in the world, Rammstein has been playing together for more than 25 years-and Olaf Heine has been photographing them every step of the way. This massive and gorgeously produced celebration of the band features exquisite, mostly unseen images from every aspect of their decades-long history. There are, of course, dozens of concert shots featuring fireballs and fire-consuming costumes in enormous arenas packed to the gills with ramped-up fans. But Heine also ventures beyond the stage with individual portraits of the band, stripped of stage makeup and machinery; domestic scenes from their native Germany, and intimate glimpses inside the recording studio. One of the world's most sought-after photographers, Olaf Heine also creates masterful still-lifes and landscapes that give context and contour to the band's hard-living image. Fans will pore over close-ups of the complexly constructed costumes, outre stage props, and other artifacts that can't be appreciated from the stadium floor. Rounding out the volume are texts from the band members themselves. The book that millions of fans have been waiting for, this love letter delivers-in true Rammstein fashion-all they could want, and more.

Other details given were 364 pages, 400 photos in total (300 in colour, 100 in black and white), English language, the ISBN-10 number 3791387731 and a price of around 70€. But in May 2021 different retailers sent out an e-mail to customers that ordered the book, to announce the cancellation of the book. The e-mail said, that Olaf Heine and the band management had artistic differences, which led to the book being cancelled. It had never been officially announced.

Emigrate

Songs

Over the years a lot of songs became known, that are still unreleased. Some of the songs were reworked later on, but their original versions were never released.

Title Length Info Recorded Notes
We Are Together 07:03 Found in the GEMA database in 2007. Reworked version released on A Million Degrees.
We Two (Buddy) 04:13 Found in the GEMA database in 2007. Reworked version released on A Million Degrees.
Freeze My Mind 03:35 Found in the GEMA database in 2007. Reworked version released on The Persistence of Memory.
I'm Still Alive 03:00 Found in the GEMA database in 2007. Reworked version released on The Persistence of Memory.
Fear 04:24 Found in the GEMA database in 2007.
Perfect World 04:11 Found in the GEMA database in 2007.
This Is Not Your Story 03:29 Found in the GEMA database in 2007.
Mother Mentioned in interviews.

Videos

Title Length Info Shot Notes
Alter Ego Directed by Alexander Herzog. Found on Crew United.[9] 2007 Unknown if this is also a song or another kind of video.

Emigrate Podcast

On 20 August 2021, a Facebook post was shared on the official Emigrate Facebook page, having the following content:[10]

How would you like a chance to speak with the man behind Emigrate yourself? We are currently in the middle of a top secret project and would like to invite a select number of people to have an opportunity to speak personally to RZK and have a chance to tell him yourself your very own Emigrate related story. Have you been inspired in some unique way by a song or an idea related to Emigrate? Perhaps you even have a question that you have been dying to ask!

If you would like to be involved, send an email to EmigratePodcast@gmail.com.
Be sure to include:
• Your favorite Emigrate song and why
• Any specific Emigrate related stories in relation to your personal life
• One question you would like to ask Richard
• Name
• Age
• Location

According to people who took part in the recording of these talks, those took part on 23 and 24 October 2021. To this day, nothing of those recordings has been released.

Lindemann

Songs

Title Length Info Recorded Notes
Ich liebe das Leben 04:28 Played during Hänsel & Gretel. Reworked version released on F & M.
Schlaf ein 05:49 Played during Hänsel & Gretel. Reworked version released on F & M.
Allesfresser 03:28 Played during Hänsel & Gretel. Reworked version released on F & M.
Sauber 03:16 Played during Hänsel & Gretel.
Knebel 03:51 Played during Hänsel & Gretel. Reworked version released on F & M.
Blut 04:05 Played during Hänsel & Gretel. Reworked version released on F & M.
Ach so gern (Balkan Version) Partly released as a music video.
Ach so gern (Shuffle Rock Version) Partly released as a music video.
Ach so gern (Bossanova Version) Partly released as a music video.
Ach so gern (Orchestral Version) Partly released as a music video.
Ach so gern (Unknown Version) The song is known to have seven different version.
Including the two album versions and the four for videos, one is missing.

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