- 1. Armee der Tristen 3:25
- 2. Zeit 5:22
- 3. Schwarz 4:18
- 4. Giftig 3:08
- 5. Zick Zack 4:04
- 6. OK 4:03
- 7. Meine Tränen 3:57
- 8. Angst 3:44
- 9. Dicke Titten 3:38
- 10. Lügen 3:49
- 11. Adieu 4:39
Zeit is the eighth album by Rammstein. Its release date is set for April 29, 2022.
Like the previous album, Zeit is co-produced with Olsen Involtini and was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France. The artwork is based on photographs by Bryan Adams, who had previously worked with Rammstein for ZOO Magazine.
The first hint of an eighth Rammstein album is made by Till in an interview with Russian magazine ЖAРA. While the seventh album is not even released yet, here is what he states:
I don't think this is the last album. We worked so hard, we have so many songs, that we are ready for the next album.
From this point on, it is clear that Rammstein has composed more songs than the 11 present on their seventh album. This information is confirmed by Schneider in June 2020, in a show on Radio Bob! He adds that the band members will take advantage of the lockdown to work on more additional songs.
In September 2020, the band members are spotted in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, at La Fabrique studios, where the previous album was also recorded. Rammstein confirms the information on October 7 when two photos of the band in the studio are posted on social networks.
On February 5, 2021, in an interview with Motor.de, Flake confirms that an eighth album is born from the 2020 sessions:
The fact that we couldn't perform live increased our creativity. We had less distractions and more time to find new things. So we recorded a disc that we hadn't planned.
On March 31, 2021, composer Sven Helbig posts a photo on Instagram where he is seen working with Ollie and producer Olsen Involtini on recording orchestral parts:
Rammstein’s upcoming album. It is the 5th album I am contributing to already. On the last 4 releases, I arranged bits of choirs, strings, horns, yodel etc.
The promotion of the album Zeit starts on March 10, 2022, together with the release of the video for the eponymous single. The album, its formats and covers are announced, but the tracklist is not yet revealed.
In order to reveal the album's tracklist, 11 "Zeit" capsules have been hidden by Rammstein around the world. On March 25, 2022, the GPS coordinates of the capsules are revealed. Each capsule, once found, gave access to a code allowing to display the name of one of the songs of the album, as well as the possibility to win 2 tickets for a concert of the 2022 tour, including transport and accommodation.
Purchase the album
- CD (4-panel digipack)
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- CD special edition (6-panel digipack)
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- Black LP (2 180g black vinyls)
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- Clear LP (2 180g transparent vinyls, EMP and RammsteinShop exclusive)
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- Blue marble LP (2 180g blue marble vinyls, Amazon and RammsteinShop exclusive)
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CD4-panel digipack, red banderole with gold embossed logo, 20-page booklet
CD Special Edition6-panel deluxe digipack (Blu-ray format), red banderole with gold embossed logo, 56-page booklet
Double black LP2 black 180g vinyls, red banderole with gold embossed logo, 20-page large format booklet
Double clear LP2 clear 180g vinyls, red banderole with gold embossed logo, 20-page large format booklet, RammsteinShop and EMP exclusive
Double blue marble LP2 blue marble 180g vinyls, red banderole with gold embossed logo, 20-page large format booklet, RammsteinShop and Amazon exclusive
Black cassetteWhatRecords.co.uk exclusive, limited to 250 copies worldwide
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Singles from this album
Credits and copyright
Produced by Olsen Involtini with Rammstein
Pro Tools & logic editing, audio engineering and additional production by Florian Ammon
Recorded by Olsen Involtini at Studios La Fabrique, Saint-Rémy de Provence
Studio assistant: Daniel Cayotte
Guitar recording, editing and additional guitar production by Sky Van Hoff at Studio Engine 55, Berlin
Additional synths and programming on Zeit, additional synths on Angst, and additional synths and Horns on Dicke Titten by Constantin Krieg
Drum technician Rossi Rossberg
Keyboard technician Nando Bernaldo
Mixed by Olsen Involtini
Mastered By Jens Dreesen
Background vocals on Zeit by J.J. Duvêt
Choir arrangements on Armee Der Tristen, Zeit, Ok, Adieu and orchestra arrangements on Schwarz, Meine Tränen, Dicke Titten by Sven Helbig
Armee der Tristen, Zeit, Lügen, Adieu performed by Konzertchor Dresden
Conducted by Friedemann Schulz
Session recorded by Martin Fischer at Loschwitzer Kirche, Dresden
Performed by the Academic Choir Of The National Television And Radio Company of Belarus, Minsk
Conducted by Wilhelm Keitel
Session recorded by Ozmitry Karshakevich and Siarhei Chaika at Studio of the National State Teleradiocompany Belarus, Minsk
Schwarz, Dicke Titten performed by The Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
Oboe by Berno Schobe
Clarinet by Wolfram Gros
Sessions recorded by Martin Fischer at Horos Tonstudio, Dresden
Artwork by Büro Dirk Rudolph
Photography by Bryan Adams
All songs published by Rammstein
Musikverlag/musik Edition Discoton Gmbh
Band Management: Birgit Fordyce, Stefan Mehnert
Album Project Management: Lisa Heins
Band Accountant: Jan Schäfer
Management assistant: Diana Chowdhury
Band assistant: Paulo San Martin
Rammstein Merchandising: Anna Dittmar, Carmen Bruhn, Cornell Freudenberger, Femke Detlefsen, Manu Mayer, Natalie Gasparinatos, Toni Illing
Philippe Koenig, Alice Vizethum, Cornelia Neff, Dante Bonutto, Frank Briegmann, Irena Al-saigh, Martina Schirrmeister, Meike Stünkel, Tom Bohne, Andreas Daermann
Universal Music Publishing: Diana Muñoz, Maren Siegmund, Niko Floss, Thomas Vidovic
Legal consultants: Boris Schade, Sebastian Ott
Special Thanks: Andrew Barta, Anne Becker, Ansgar Liem, Arne Weingart, Bettina Pfeifer, Chris Dalston, Erik Kämpfer, Joern Heitmann, Kristin Schulz, Luise Iffarth, Malte Schröder, Marie Heimer, Michelle Craig, Nicolai Sabottka, Pierre Beecroft, Rainer Bickel, Robert Gwisdek, Ruslana Port, Scumeck Sabottka, Stefan Kuhn
Besonderen dank an unsere lieben frauen.
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