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01Aug 2017

New interview of The Independant about the new album

A new interview with Paul Landers and Christoph Schneider was published by the British website The Independent.

Both confirm that 28 song ideas have been retained so far for the new album, including 24 with lyrics. Some are bare-bones of songs, some are practically finished. There will be no double album, so the band will keep only the best songs.

Oslen Involtini (arranger for Rammstein since Mutter, live sound supervisor, co-producer for Emigrate), supervises the writing sessions. The producer of the record has not yet been chosen (it will not be Involtini, as a reminder it could be Sky van Hoff). Schneider explains:

Olsen is a good friend of ours. He has a lot of good qualities so we brought him in to lead the rehearsal and work through the songs with us. If two of us disagree, we take the direction that he likes. Often we would get lost in the making of something; there would be 20 different versions of a song and he would help us to focus on what was working and what was not.

Paul tells that the band has long been afraid to start writing this new album, as the tensions had been strong for the recording of Liebe ist für alle da (2009). Till and Richard released their solo projects and they did not really want to go back to the studio, but the band finally got to work. Paul explains:

We said "Let's just do three or four songs first and see how it feels with no pressure." And it felt good and now we have 28 song ideas. You're trying not to change your friends or colleagues anymore, you accept them more as they are and give them the space they need. It's close to unbearable harmony in this band at the moment (laughs)

The album is expected to be released in 2018.
30Jul 2017

Officiel Yukon: limited edition and signing session

As we already mentioned, Till Lindemann will release on October 5, 2017 a new book "Yukon: Mein gehasster Freund". Till will relate his trip through Yukon, thanks to photographed landscapes, portraits, and texts.

In addition to the standard edition (around €80), a box limited to 500 copies will be released. It will feature the book, as well as three hand-signed artworks and a certificate. The price is substantial (around €300).

A signing session is scheduled for October 14th at the Frankfurt Book Fair. You can find all information on the website of the projet, published by National Geographic.

You can pre-order both editions on the RammsteinShop:
Standard or Limited box

21Jul 2017

Officiel Flake's new book "Heute hat die Welt Geburtstag"

Christian Flake Lorenz wrote a second book: "Heute hat die Welt Geburtstag". It will be released on October 5, 2017 and published by S. Fischer Verlage. Given the summary provided by the editor, we understand that Flake talks about his musical career before Rammstein:

It is 4 o'clock. A man sits silently in a room without a window and listens to the crackling of a neon tube. The man is sitting there voluntarily, he is in a good mood. In four hours, he will be on stage with a band like Die Ärzte, Die Toten Hosen or so on the stage and play in front of a real audience, just as he has imagined it as a child. For all that was, his imagination was not enough. Some things you do not believe until you have experienced them. Some do not.

"Heute hat die Welt Geburtstag" is available on the RammsteinShop (368 pages, 21cm x 13cm Hardcover)
07Jul 2017

Various information about Rammstein's next album

In parallel with the festivals summer tour, Rammstein (mostly Paul and Richard) give interviews. Here are some information from various sources:
  • Some members of the band (including Paul) would like to work 100% on the album at the moment, others prefer to take live breaks. That's why the 2017 tour is short, they try to please everyone;
  • After the tour, the band will be on vacation until the end of August and will resume work on the album at the beginning of September;
  • The mood is excellent within Rammstein. The working sessions are as relaxed as those of Herzeleid and Sehnsucht eras;
  • Ramm-4 will be on the album. The lyrics will keep the same structure but will be slightly modified;
  • The band currently has 25 songs with music and lyrics. However, they will NOT make a double album. The songs will be improved, some will be merged, other abandoned, until they have an album with classic length;
  • Till announces that two verses among the 25 songs are present in his book "In stillen Nächten";
  • Paul emphasizes that the next album will be a 100% Rammstein album with heavy guitars. He does not like the bands that radically change they music (he gives Linkin Park as an example).
21Jun 2017

Officiel Ollie's signing session in Nîmes: July 12 from 2pm to 7pm

We already knew that Oliver Riedel, Rammstein's bassist, will sign autographs in Nîmes on July 12th, in Broc Music store (23 Bis Boulevard Sergent Triaire, 30000 Nîmes, France).

Well, the store just announced the official hours of the signing session: it will start à 2pm and end at 7pm. An official Facebook event was created:
https://www.facebook.com/events/201751320349303.

Good luck to everybody!
13Jun 2017

Filming with Till and Zoran Bihać in Estonia

On June 12, the day after the Rammstein concert in Tallinn, Estonia, Till Lindemann was seen in Rummu karjäär for a video and photo shoot.

Rummu karjäär is a former limestone quarry, later transformed into a prison, that is now disused. A team from the Estonian production company CineUnit, and Zoran Bihać (who filmed several clips of Rammstein and Lindemann in the past), accompanied Till, dressed in a red suit.

It's difficult to know for the moment if the film will be related to Lindemann, (Till's solo project), or Rammstein.

» Click to see photos of the filming
21May 2017

First concert of 2017

The first Rammstein concert of 2017 ended a few minutes ago in Iceland. The stage and setlist are identical to last year. Only a few costumes have been slightly modified, as well as one pyrotechnic effect.

Many of us were waiting for changes, but the fact that no public rehearsals were organized, showed that Rammstein planned this tour as a continuation of the 2016 tour. Maybe to better focus on writing the next album?

» Check the setlist in our Traval Journal
16May 2017

Is Sky van Hoff the new producer of Rammstein?

The German producer Sky van Hoff posted this message on his official blog, saying he is currently working with Rammstein:

This actually happened, it's an absolute blast for me as a musician, music producer, human being to work with a band I've been listening to since I was about 13 years old. A great week in Berlin with even better people! More to come!

Today, it's impossible to tell if Sky van Hoff will be Rammstein's producer for the new album, instead of Jacob Hellner, Rammstein's traditional producer. It's possible that Rammstein is only trying new things, as they indicated in a interview last month:

We even try unusual methods, new ideas, and change the path that one usually has. We might consider another producer.

Stay tuned!
09May 2017

Officiel Signing session in Paris on May 23rd

We are pleased to officially annonce that Rammstein will sign autographs at the Gibert Joseph store, in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, on May 23rd at 5pm (local time). The signing session will end around 7:30 pm. There should be a lot of people, so please come soon if you want to be sure to meet the band.

The address of the store is 34, boulevard Saint Michel, 75006 Paris. Good luck!
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