Growing up in East Berlin before the fall of the Berlin Wall, I always dreamed of owning a DW drum set one day. After the wall fell in 1989, one of the first things I did was walk over to the former West Berlin and I bought a set of DW drums, which were very costly at the time by East Berlin standards. Those were the drums I used to record our first Rammstein record. Signing with DW now as an artist feels like coming full circle in my musical career.
Not far away, Rammstein had participated in the construction of Black Box Music's warehouses, which manages the logistics of the band's tours. The project was the starting point for revitalizing the entire district, according to the German ministry of culture.
Christian "Flake" Lorenz will receive the award, accompanied by Stefan Mehnert, Rammstein's Business Manager.
2017 has been a rich year for us, with the release of Rammstein: Paris in cinemas and then in CD/DVD/Blu-ray, a festivals tour, two books by Till and Flake, and finally the release of all Rammstein's albums in individual vinyl.
So what to expect from 2018? Simply the next Rammstein album. The band should enter the studio around February to finalize their 7th disc. To be continued!
The album is currently in its pre-production phase: Rammstein members play together, come up with ideas and record demos in an informal way. The objective is to have a sufficient number of finalized demos, and enter the studio to record them properly, and mix them. According to Flake, Rammstein will enter studio in February 2018.
During the pre-production phase, Rammstein called in several producers, with the intention of replacing Jacob Hellner (as Paul said, they "want to try new paths"). The only name that filtered out was Sky Van Hoff, with whom Paul and Richard tested their guitar sound. Hence the studio photos published at the time (see news).
Beware, this doesn't mean that Sky Van Hoff will be the producer of the next album. Rammstein could very well choose another person.
Anyway, according to Flake the album is expected by the end of 2018, with a tour in 2019. We can't wait!
The official price will be €29.99 (or $35.98). Perfect to receive your favourite album as a Christmas gift!
For this event, the film will be shown at London's Vue Piccadilly Cinema as part of the War Child Film Festival on October 1, 2017. Get your tickets for the event now!
Update : Rammstein won the "Best Live Concert" UK Music Video Awards!
Rammstein machen Schluss!). Rammstein official responded to the rumors:
Richard recently stated in an interview that he felt that Rammstein's next album would be the last one. But it was a personal reflection, and he never said anything about the next tour being the last.
Contrary to a different statement published today in the press, Rammstein has no "secret plans" for a "last album" or a "last tour". The band is working on new songs after a successful festival tour.
While Internet is a great source of information, rumors can spread at high speed. On RammsteinWorld.com, we only publish official or reliable articles. And we indicate the sources of articles, official or not.
The Pop Culture Prize is awarded by the "Verein zur Förderung der Popkultur" (Association for the Advancement of Pop Culture) for outstanding merits and achievements in various area of pop culture.
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:
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:
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.
The album is expected to be released in 2018.
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)
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