As massive and spectacular as the band itself, this celebration of all things Rammstein features the impeccable work of German photographer Olaf Heine.
Arguably the most exciting live musical act in the world, Rammstein has been playing together for more than 25 years-- and Olaf Heine has been photographing them every step of the way. This massive and gorgeously produced celebration of the band features exquisite, mostly unseen images from every aspect of their decades-long history. There are, of course, dozens of concert shots featuring fireballs and fire- consuming costumes in enormous arenas packed to the gills with ramped-up fans. But Heine also ventures beyond the stage with individual portraits of the band, stripped of stage makeup and machinery; domestic scenes from their native Germany, and intimate glimpses inside the recording studio. One of the world's most sought-after photographers, Olaf Heine also creates masterful still-lifes and landscapes that give context and contour to the band's hard-living image. Fans will pore over close-ups of the complexly constructed costumes, outré stage props, and other artifacts that can't be appreciated from the stadium floor. Rounding out the volume are texts from the band members themselves. The book that millions of fans have been waiting for, this love letter delivers--in true Rammstein fashion--all they could want, and more.
Even though we know that Rammstein already had their eighth album in the corner of their head, the COVID-19 crisis probably accelerated its recording. Flake also discussed the band's sources of inspiration:
By not being able to perform live, our creativity increased. We had more time to think of new things and less distractions. As a result, we made a record that we hadn't planned.
Our themes are generally taken from daily life and world events, and there's always something happening. Our theme is basically the craziness of people, and it's not much different in Corona times than in normal times. Donald Trump was very present last year, you could take a lot of traits from that and from people in general, how they behaved in the lockdown. So the sources of inspiration are actually always there. Most of the things you deal with happen in your own head anyway. Only small impulses come from outside, and enough comes through when the streets are only half as full.
Our little finger tells us that we should get our hands on the band's eighth album, recorded at La Fabrique studios last September. And who knows, maybe we'll be able to attend some concerts…
First Arsch is a punk band from Schwerin, founded by Till Lindemann and Jörg (Steve) Mielke during the GDR era. Paul Landers and Richard Kruspe joined them on guitars.
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The album will feature remastered songs and a new packaging revisited by Dirk Rudolph, the creator of the original artwork.
Herzeleid (XXV Anniversary Edition - Remastered)will feature the original tracklist on a single CD, housed in a lavish, cross-shaped digipak with deluxe slipcase. In addition, there will be a 2LP version with a slipcase containing two 180 gram heavyweight vinyl discs with blue splatter effect. The creator of the original artwork, Dirk Rudolph, is responsible for the revised packaging.
And, for the first time ever, the remastered album with HD sound will be available digitally. Both the CD and vinyl editions are strictly limited.
Do not hesitate to visit our exclusive website Herzeleid25.com for more information about Rammstein's first album.
Some of you guessed it already: all videos the past eleven days were our countdown to this special day. Herzeleid turns 25 today!
While waiting for an official announcement, to celebrate this special anniversary we worked together with RammWiki.net and created a website with some exclusive content: Herzeleid25.com. We were able to get exclusive interviews from Carl-Michael Herlöffson, one of two producers of the album, and the one who invented the now well known Rammstein sound: mixer Ronald Prent.
More exclusives include some concerts videos in an unrivaled quality, the listening of demo tapes, the finally complete lyrics to the Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen? demo "Bringer". Also even more lyrics to the unreleased song Tier 1994.
Go through Herzeleid25.com and you will find a lot of new stuff and info, not available on Rammstein World. Have fun with this. We hope you enjoy this just as much as we do!
Till had declared in 2019 that the band still had unreleased songs, and Schneider confirmed that Rammstein would work on new songs in 2020. Stay tuned!
It’s always special to receive recognition for doing something you believe in, and when that recognition comes straight from the fans, it means a great deal.
The book can be found on the official RammsteinShop.