THE long wait is finally over! Rammstein have just released their first new material since ‘Liebe ist für alle da’ back in 2009, and 'Mein Land' in 2011. This has been a long wait!

Back in April of this year (2018), the German industrial metal band started to post tantalising photos online of them working in a studio, as well as pictures of a full Choir recording backing vocals for the new record. The photo said they were putting finishing touches to the new material, and here it is…

In 1989, East German guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe escaped to West Berlin and started the band Orgasm Death Gimmicks. At that time, he was heavily influenced by American music, especially that of rock group Kiss.

After the Berlin Wall came down, he moved back home to Schwerin, where Till Lindemann worked as a basket-weaver and played drums in the band First Arsch (loosely translated as "First Ass" or "First Arse"). At this time, Kruspe lived with Oliver Riedel of the Inchtabokatables and Christoph "Doom" Schneider of Die Firma. Kruspe had come to realize that the music he had previously created did not really suit him.

He envisioned something that would combine machines as well as the sound of hard guitars. Kruspe, Riedel and Schneider started working together on a new project in 1993. Finding it difficult to write both music and lyrics, Kruspe persuaded Lindemann, whom he had overheard singing while he was working, to join the fledgling group.

The band called themselves Rammstein-Flugschau (Rammstein Airshow) after the 1988 Ramstein airshow disaster. Guitarist Paul H. Landers said the spelling of Ramstein with the extra "m" was a mistake. After the band became popular, the band members denied the connection to the air show disaster and said that their name was inspired by the giant doorstop-type devices found on old gates, called Rammsteine. The extra "m" in the band's name makes it translate literally as "ramming stone".

The band have since released 6 studio albums Herzeleid (1995), Sehnsucht (1997), Mutter (2001), Reise, Reise (2004), Rosenrot (2005), Liebe ist für alle da (2009) and embarked on several world tours including Herzeleid Tour (1994–1997), Sehnsucht Tour (1997–2001), Family Values Tour 1998 (22 September 1998 – 31 October 1998), Mutter Tour (2001–2002), Pledge of Allegiance Tour (2001) (In between the August–November dates of the Mutter Tour.), Ahoi Tour (Reise, Reise Tour) (2004–2005), Liebe Ist Für Alle Da Tour (2009–2011), Made in Germany 1995-2011 Tour (2011–2013), Rammstein Tour 2016 (2016), Rammstein Festival Tour 2017 (2017). Rammstein have also won over 30 music industry awards which include Grammy Awards 1999: Best Metal Performance – "Du hast" (nominated) & 2006: Best Metal Performance – "Mein Teil" (nominated), Revolver Golden Gods Award 2011: Best Live-band, and World Music Award 2005: Best Selling Artists Around the World – Germany, 2010: Best Selling Artists Around the World – Germany to name just a few.

Author Bio: AC Speed

Senior Editor

I started my career as a music journalist in 2013 and have been involved in the music industry as a touring musician, studio engineer and artist consultant since 2002, as well as previously being a signed artist. My passion for delivering high quality, informative music-related news is a daily driving force behind the content I create. Also a huge gaming nerd! Born in the United Kingdom and currently living in Sweden. Skål!


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