Rammstein return with new album and NSFW video for Deutschland

From Loudersound.

We’ve been waiting a long time for the follow-up to Rammstein’s 2009 album Liebe ist für alle da – but we won’t have too much longer to wait for their eagerly-anticipated seventh record.

The self-titled album will launch on May 17, with the band marking the announcement with a hard-hitting video for the first single titled Deutschland, which was directed by Specter Berlin and can be watched below.

The news comes just days after Rammstein teased fans with a series of videos, which followed a number of video stills. And if Deutschland is anything to go by, album no.7 should be something special.

 

Speaking previously with Metal Hammer, guitarist Richard Kruspe said: “We started on five or six years of ideas and took it from there.

“We were talking about harmonies, how certain kinds of melodies can change things. Things we never really cared about in the beginning, but things that matter more now.”

He added: “It’s more interesting for me as a musician to see how the vocals fit into a song, and which melody fits in that.”

The timing of the new single and album couldn’t be better – with Rammstein gracing the cover of the brand new issue of Metal Hammer magazine, which is out from tomorrow.

Rammstein will head out on the road across Europe this summer.

RAMMSTEIN Unveils Epic 'Deutschland' Video

And from Blabbermouth.

Earlier this week, RAMMSTEIN was criticized by some Jewish leaders in Germany who believed early teasers for “Deutschland” trivialized The Holocaust.

Speaking to German newspaper Bild, Charlotte Knobloch, former president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany and Holocaust survivor, said: With this video, the band has crossed a line. The instrumentalization and trivialization of the Holocaust, as shown in the images, is irresponsible.”

“I consider this a tasteless exploitation of artistic freedom,” added Felix Klein, commissioner of anti-semitism in Germany.

RAMMSTEIN‘s first studio album since 2009’s “Liebe Ist Für Alle Da” was produced by Olsen Involtini with RAMMSTEIN and was mixed at a Santa Monica, California studio with Rich Costey, an American producer who has previously worked with MUSE, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and FRANZ FERDINAND, among others.

RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Kruspe told Metal Wani about the making of the band’s new album: “Well, when I thought to do another RAMMSTEIN record, I was like, ‘No, I’m going to do that. I’m not going through more suffering,'” he said. “That was four years ago. But what we did in the beginning is we said ‘Let’s get together and try to come up with three or four songs.’ We didn’t really put any pressure on us, which was very important at this time. While we were starting to rehearse and stuff and getting ideas, I thought, ‘Wow, it’s actually very good. Things have changed.’ All of a sudden, there’s a certain kind of respect that I always missed a little bit. We just had good chemistry, which reminded me of the first time when we started. Then I felt, like, ‘What would interest me on a new RAMMSTEIN record?’ I thought, ‘Every time people talk RAMMSTEIN, it’s about fire. It’s all about the show.’ Nobody talks about the music anymore for RAMMSTEIN, and it kind of bothered me. I was thinking, ‘I want to do another record. It has to be musical in a way that can really stand out from other records.’ That was my goal, or our goal.”

As for the disc’s musical direction and how it compares to the band’s previous efforts, Kruspe said: “It’s so hard to say it, because I’m working four years on the record, I’m so close. I think when I listen to the record — we’re still in the process, but it’s almost ‘RAMMSTEIN 3D’ is how I describe it. We have written a lot of stuff, but we recorded, I think, 16 songs right now. We’re probably going to mix 11 songs because we’re running out of time right now. I think it’s going to be out in April, which will be the release date. Then, we’ll be on our first stadium tour, which is very exciting.”

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