Rammstein (album)

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Rammstein
Rammstein cover
Studio album by Rammstein
Released: May 17, 2019
Recorded: Studio La Fabrique,
France, 2018
Genre: Neue Deutsche Härte
Producer: Olsen Involtini
Rammstein album chronology
Liebe ist
für alle da

(2009)
Rammstein
(2019)
Singles from Rammstein
  1. Deutschland
    Released: April 12, 2019
  2. Radio
    Released: April 25, 2019
  3. Ausländer
    Released: May 28, 2019

This is the seventh album by Rammstein. It was released on May 17, 2019. The album itself is actually untitled; most people refer to it as 'Rammstein' because that's how the majority of the album's distributors referred to it.

Information

The first information about a new album was revealed by Till, who officially announced that the band will meet in September 2015 to start the pre-production on the new album, which might be released in 2017. Feeding the rumours about the band recording the new album, they released a photo of them in a rehearsal room.[1] After that it became quiet about a new album. Suddenly on May 10, 2017, producer Sky van Hoff revealed that he was working in the studio with Rammstein. He also uploaded a photo, which showed him together with Richard's guitar tech, Lutz Buch.[2]

During a press conference for the world premiere of the concert film Rammstein: Paris, Richard said, that the band had about 35 songs written. Later it was announced, that the band narrowed it down to 28-30 songs, to which Till started writing lyrics. On April 14, 2018, the band uploaded photos from the studio to their website, Facebook and Instagram. That same month fans found out, that the band stayed at the Studio La Fabrique in South France. New pictures from the studio were posted on the official Facebook page and on the website on April 27, 2018.

On September 17, 2018, another update was posted on the official Facebook page.[3]
Also in September, some short snippets of an unknown song were leaked online, which included lyrics, that were also found in the poem "Hare Krishna", by Till. Rumours say, that those snippets were recorded during a video shoot for a song.

In an interview with the German radio station Rock Antenne on October 28, 2018, Richard confirmed that mixing for the new album would start in December, in Los Angeles.

On November 2, 2018, a trailer for the upcoming Europe Stadium Tour 2019 was posted, which featured the first new studio audio snippet of Ramm 4.

In an interview in the issue 11/2018 of the German magazine "Gitarre & Bass", Paul said that a total of 16 songs were recorded in the studio.

On January 22, 2019, the official Facebook page uploaded new photos from the mixing in Los Angeles.[4]

The album was announced via the official website on March 28, 2019.[5]

On April 18, 2019, a teaser with a snippet of Tattoo featuring only the guitars was uploaded to the official Rammstein YouTube channel and the complete tracklist was revealed.

Short after the release of the album trailer fans found the original stock video that was used. The roundabout is located in Kherson, Ukraine.

The official German charts announced on May 24, 2019, that the album sold 260,000 copies in its first week, which is the best first week of a band in this millennium. Also all 11 songs of the album are located in the Top 60 charts.[6]

Promotion

Tattoo announcement

The album was promoted in a lot of different ways. At 00:00 CET a Spotify listening session was launched, where the album played simultaneously for every registered member, and they were able to write comments on the page during their listening.[7] Also a truck went on tour with a huge match, which also gave out codes to win tickets to sold out concerts of the Europe Stadium Tour 2019.

For Media Markt and Saturn in Germany and Austria, the album was given out with a special limited edition t-shirt, which is not available anywhere else.

On May 19, 2019, the band announced a free tattoo opportunity. When you bought the album at Fingerprints Music in Long Beach, CA, between 2PM and 8PM on May 20, you had the chance of getting a free Rammstein logo tattoo.

Other songs

It is known that five more songs were recorded. One of them is known:

  1. Ramm 4

Trivia

Interestingly, at least two versions of each song on this album appeared in the GEMA database at one point. The issue has since been corrected.

Formats

The Japanese special edition contains an additional Japanese-language lyrics booklet.

Awards

Rammstein
Rammstein cover
Type: Gold
To: Rammstein
From: Universal Music

Tracklist

Standard album
  1. Deutschland - 05:26
  2. Radio - 04:37
  3. Zeig dich - 04:15
  4. Ausländer - 03:51
  5. Sex - 03:56
  6. Puppe - 04:33
  7. Was ich liebe - 04:29
  8. Diamant - 02:34
  9. Weit weg - 04:20
  10. Tattoo - 04:11
  11. Hallomann - 04:11

Merchandise

Cover
Cover cover
Type: T-Shirt
Released: June 14, 2019
Origin: RammsteinShop
Price: 22.00€, 18.00€ (LIFAD)
Streichholz
Streichholz cover
Type: Longsleeve
Released: June 14, 2019
Origin: RammsteinShop
Price: 33.00€, 28.00€ (LIFAD)


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