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Myspace Music/Vagrant Records Rammstein Contest
November 12, 2009
Myspace Music and Vagrant Records are offering Rammstein fans in America something they haven’t had in over 8 years... the chance to see the band perform their vaunted live show in person. You’ve seen the clips and you’ve heard the stories of what the band’s live shows are all about. Now here’s your opportunity to see it in a sold-out, hometown venue with 12,000 fellow Rammstein lovers.

The contest kicked off yesterday, Nov. 11, and runs through Nov. 25 with entry forms available on Rammstein’s Myspace page. The prize package includes a pair of roundtrip tickets to Berlin from a U.S. airport, ground transportation to and from the airport in both cities, a three night hotel stay, a pair of tickets and VIP passes to their sold out Dec. 19 performance at the Velodrome. The winners will have the opportunity to meet the band prior to Rammstein’s performance that evening.

Entrants must be 18 years or older, a U.S. resident and possess a valid passport with the same requirements for their guest.

'Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da', arrived in stores on Oct. 20 through a marketing and distribution deal with Vagrant Records and Universal Music Germany. The album was produced by Jacob Hellner and Rammstein with recording done at Northern California’s Sonoma Mountain Studio. The first single from the 11-track release is “Pussy,” which was released as a digital single on Sept. 22 and accompanied by one of the year’s most viral videos.
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Rammstein Announce Limited Edition Box
October 19, 2009
With the release of Rammstein’s new studio album, 'Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da', rapidly approaching the German sextet have announced plans for a very unique limited edition version of the 11-track release.

Available later this fall, following the Oct. 20 release date for the album, will be a flight case packaged with a 'Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da' CD, six sex toys (numerically corresponding to the number of band members), handcuffs and lubricant.

Availability, pricing and release date to be announced shortly.

In other news, Revolver Magazine and Rammstein are giving away a signature ESP RZK from the Richard Z Signature Series autographed by the band via Revolver’s website (http://www.revolvermag.com) with entries accepted as of Friday, Oct. 16.

Rammstein’s sixth album, 'Liebe Ist fur Alle Da', arrives on Oct. 20.
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Rammstein's New Album Now Available For Pre-Order
October 1, 2009
Rammstein’s new album, 'Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da' (Oct. 20 release), is now available for pre-order via Amazon.com.

The 11-track album is the Berlin band’s first new studio album in four years and features the current single “Pussy,” which is available now via iTunes.

There are two physical versions available: the standard version as well as a deluxe edition which includes five bonus tracks. A vinyl release is forthcoming with details to be announced shortly.
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Rammstein Guitarist Launches New Project
October 11, 2007
For fans of Rammstein, Richard Kruspe needs no introduction as one of the two guitarists in the group, Kruspe is an integral part of everyones favorite flame-spewing industrial metal band. Still at work with Rammstein after more than a decade, Kruspe recently found time to launch a new project, Emigrate.
Long in the planning stages, Emigrates self-titled debut will be released on January 28th, 2008 by Pilgrim/Motor Music and distributed by ADA.

The first single, My World, and its video are already available via iTunes. The song features in the film Resident Evil: Extinction, the final part of the trilogy, which has recently premiered world-wide. The video My World Resident Evil: Extinction Videomix contains a hard-pounding performance by Emigrate combined with original film material highlighting Milla Jovowich.

My World Resident Evil: Extinction Videomix can be seen at this location.

The video for the albums second single, New York City, was shot in New York and appears online in preview on the official Emigrate webpage.

For those concerned that Kruspe would take off on a musical detour with Emigrate, rest easy. Kruspe lined up longtime Rammstein producer/mixer Jacob Hellner and Stefan Glauman, resulting in an album that retains some of the same elements as Rammstein while also coming across as pleasingly its own. And to answer a question sure to be on the mind of Rammstein fans everywhere no, Kruspe is not leaving the group. Rammstein have currently gathered in Berlin to write a new album.

Rounding out the Emigrate line-up is Arnaud Giraux (bass), Henka Johansson (drums), Sascha Moser (Logic programs editor), and Olsen Involtini (guitar & vocal producer), with Kruspe as expected handling guitar duties and unexpectedly supplying lead vocals (his first lead-vocal appearance on record). Recently speaking with acclaimed UK music critic Dante Bonutto, Kruspe gave his thoughts about the project. At one point, I was asking myself, Does the world really need my record? But the answer to that question soon became obvious: Richard needed, and needs, this record for the sake of his health.
I HAD to do it, simple as that!

The complete tracklisting for Emigrate:
1. Emigrate
2. Wake Up
3. My World
4. Let Me Break
5. In My Tears
6. Babe
7. New York City
8. Resolution
9. Temptation
10. This Is What
11. You Can't Get Enough
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Rammstein Bring 'Volkerball' To The People
September 28, 2007
Rammsteins 'Vlkerball' DVD debuted at #4 on the Music DVD charts. The German industrial metal bands new DVD features live performances taken from shows in England, France, Japan, and Russia. Hardcore fans of Rammstein were able to pick up a limited edition 'Vlkerball' set that comes with 4 discs and a 190 page photo book from the tour. The DVD is the first time Rammstein fans from the US have been able to see the band play since 2001. Check out the links below to get a taste of their amazing stage show in 'Vlkerball'.

"Sonne" - Live at Brixton Academy, London, England

http://mms.sonix.de/universal/rock/rammstein_sonne_liveinbrixton2_uni_60.wmv http://mms.sonix.de/universal/rock/rammstein_sonne_liveinbrixton2_uni_300.wmv

"Ich Will" - Live at Nimes, France

http://mms.sonix.de/universal/rock/rammstein_ichwill_uni_60.wmv http://mms.sonix.de/universal/rock/rammstein_ichwill_uni_300.wmv
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HOME TOWN: Germany
Till Lindermann (vocals)
Richard Kruspe (guitar)
Paul Landers (guitar)
Oliver Riedel (bass)
Christoph Schneider (drums)
Flake Lorenz (keyboards)

In 1995 there was Herzeleid, the debut album that got the story started; then Sehnsucht (1997), Mutter (2001) and, most recently, Reise, Reise (2004), a typically widescreen outing supported by large-scale shows in Europe and the Far East. Inbetween this succession of releases, theres been a live album (Live Aus Berlin) and a couple of truly breathtaking DVDs (Live Aus Berlin & Lichtspielhaus), but generally speaking Rammstein the East German outfit with 10 million album sales to their name plus a host of Gold & Platinum awards have chosen to leave a gap of several years between studio-based projects. Its The Rammstein Way. A ten-year tradition that has been chipped into the toughest of stone, and will surely never be broken. Well... On March 28 2006, Germanys most famous (and sometimes infamous) rock export will be parting the veil on Studio Album No. 5; its called Rosenrot (Rose-Red), its been overseen by Swedish producer Jacob Hellner, a regular name on Rammstein releases, and its likely that as with all of their studio outings the 11-track barrier will not be broken... unusually, however, its entering the public domain just a year or so after Reise, Reise, while the confetti from the onstage cannons is still fluttering in the air, something that is bound to raise the eyebrows (and of course the excitement levels) of hard rock fans worldwide. So is this the end of an era? Have the Berlin-based sextet reduced their own rulebook to so many shreds? Not exactly. Whilst all of the numbers on Rosenrot will be fresh to the ear, some of them were recorded, at least in part, at El Cortijo Studio in Malaga, Spain during the sessions for Reise, Reise sessions that threw up an abundance of quality material, far too much to sit comfortably on a single release; a nice problem certainly, but one not easily resolved... They didnt want to go for a double album, the general feeling being that too much of a good thing can be equally as bad as too little; it was therefore just a question of putting the remaining (sometimes unfinished) recordings into temporary cryogenic storage, ready for the moment when the thawing process could be set into motion and if anyone has the means to do that, its Rammstein! Indeed, the band were keen to fire up and complete the remaining tracks as quickly as touring commitments would allow (including a brief trip to Tokyo in June 05), the idea being to a) Let the fans hear the music whilst it was still good an juicy on the vine, and b) Make it clear that the Reise, Reise tracks and those lined up for Ros-enrot were essentially drawn from the same session the exception to this being the handful of new songs required to make the latter into a full-length outing. For this batch of recording (undertaken with Hellner & mixer Stefan Glaumann, again a recurring name on the Rammstein cast list), the six chose to work close to home, at Teldex Studio in Berlin, something theyd never done before. Normally, a residential set-up would be sourced in a sunnier part of the world (Malta, France, Spain, those kind of places), a way of leaving behind all domestic distractions and focussing fully on the task at hand, but this time around a new plan was forged and a tighter-than-usual studio schedule drawn up What should be made clear here an now and for the record is that the material that couldnt be included on Reise, Reise was not left off for reasons of quality or creativity. There is no way that Rosenrot is a B-side or bonus track release; Spring (Jump), Mann Gegen Mann (Man Against Man), Zerstoren (Destroy), Hilf Mir (Help Me), Feuer & Wasser (Fire & Water), not forgetting of course the title track, a song deeply rooted in German prose, this is very much A-list material, spearheaded by first single/video Benzin (Gasoline). As you might expect from the name, this is classic Rammstein fare both musically & lyrically, addressing itself to a subject that the band know better than anyone; lets face it, when it comes to setting things (inanimate & otherwise) on fire, these guys are the pyro masters I need money for gasoline, Explosive like kerosene, With lots of octane & free of lead, A kind of fuel like (Benzin) Get the picture?! For the Benzin video, Rammstein were collectively keen to avoid the obvious; they wanted something altogether more inventive, something to give a fresh twist to their longstanding celebration of die nackte flamme. Enter video director Uwe Flade, a man whose previous credits include Depeche Mode, Apocalyptica, Franz Ferdinand and many more besides; Flades proposal for the clip grabbed the bands attention right from the start, its heavy use of green screen technology and detailed post-production making it possible for the six to further create a parallel world of their own; the animated Links clip (2001) had also been the result of some serious time on the computer, but the guys were in that footage only fleetingly, whereas this time around they are central to proceedings, driving the action (and one hell of a big fire engine, too!). Certainly, its a great platform for a track that will instantly connect with Rammstein fans the world over fans who are used to a healthy supply of remixes from interesting, sometimes unexpected names. Last time, there was The Pet Shop Boys (Mein Teil), Alec Empire (Amerika) & Laibach (Ohne Dich), to name just a few; and now we have the Beastie Boys, Swedish math-metallers Meshuggah plus the aforementioned Apocalyptica, the heavy metal lovin cellists who have toured with Rammstein, covered one of their songs (Seemann feat. Nina Hagen, 2003) & even joined them onstage for stirring run-throughs of Ohne Dich & Mein Herz Brennt. All in all, a marriage made in classical rock heaven! BACK AROUND the time of the Mutter album, its no great secret that the bond between the various Rammstein members was not as tight as it might have been. The group, it seems, had become locked into a particular regime a rigid way of working that was causing a build-up of tension and generally wiping the smile off of everyones face. With Reise, Reise, however, the approach was altogether more relaxed, with greater room for new ideas (such as the acoustic Los) and a greater focus on the fun side of things, and Rosenrot not only preserves this modus operandi, it takes it further still; put simply, its a 50-minute showcase for some of the most accessible tracks recorded by the troupe as well as some of the heaviest, with the aforementioned Zerstoren & Mann Gegen Mann being very much a part of the latter category. The basic musical idea for Mann Gegen Mann had actually been kicking around the vaults of Castle Rammstein for a number of years, but its only now that its been brought to full fruition, complete with chest-beating chorus and carefully crafted wordplay, both carried off with signature aplomb; and as for Zerstoren, well, not only does it move swiftly through the gears, all playful melody, chainsaw guitars & car crash ending, but it addresses itself (with just a small amount of disguise) to some of the more burning political issues of the moment, working as with many Rammstein compositions on a number of different levels. Spring too is cast in the weightier mould altogether darker than its title might suggest and a probable future highlight of the live set; believe me, when Till gives the order to spring you will be six feet in the air! And then theres Ein Lied (A Song) & Stirb Nicht Vor Mir (Dont Die Before I Do), a duet between Till & Texas singer Charlene Spiteri, tracks that for a while at least show Rammstein in a warmer glow. Wo Bist Du?, on the other hand, could as easily be sung from the prow of a Viking longboat as the centre of a stage the sort of controlled assault on the senses that the Berliners have refined to a virtual art, all tightly-reined rhythm, other-worldly keyboards & sweeping chorus. Rammstein, its clear, dont have to work at being epic, its naturally there in whatever they do even on a track as fundamentally different as Te Quiero, Puta (I Love You, Bitch), which must surely be the first mariachi metal track to exist outside of a Quentin Tarrantino fantasy jukebox! Till, a great lover of all things South American, takes easily to the Spanish tongue for this one, and rumour has it that the occasional shot of tequila might have been used just to loosen the larynx and add to the atmosphere. Its a welcome surprise on an album that not only confirms Rammsteins well-honed sense of fun, but sees the band testing their skills in a number of different areas... Stirb Nicht, for example, has Till & Charlene establishing a potent Anglo/German entente on a truly emotive ballad, while at the other end of the scale Mann Gegen Mann turns its attention to prejudice & perception. With the band not being overtly political in their approach, Till was keen for his lyrics to strike just the right tone, so he tested them on certain friends whose opinions he felt relevant; only then did he decide that, yes, the words & music were good to go. All in all, a sensitive subject skilfully handled so much so that the song along with Rosenrot has now been confirmed as a future single, supported by a video that promises to line up on the darker side of both Benzin & Keine Lust (the latter, incidentally, a larger than life outing in every sense of the word, has recently been nominated for an MTV European Music Award). IN A WAY, these disparate tracks neatly sum up the lyrical & musical span of a record that adds at least another couple of layers to a cake that some may feel they already have the taste of. According to the group themselves, its an outing that hovers somewhere between a sequel and a new album, Reise, Reise 2 and a different journey altogether, and to add to the excitement of the moment the final touches are now being put to a live DVD recorded at a host of sold-out venues on the Reise, Reise tour; these include the Arenes de Nimes in France, Club Citta in Japan & the Brixton Academy in the UK. A late 05 release is likely.