German industrial metallers Rammstein make their long-awaited return with the first music video off their new, untitled album, arriving on May 17th via UME/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the U.S.
The epic nine-minute video for the first single from the album, titled "Deutschland," features the controversial and beautiful footage the band has been hinting at this past week. The video is said to be the first of five being released from the new album.
The forthcoming album was produced by Olsen Involtini with the band and was mixed at a Santa Monica, California studio with Rich Costey, an American producer who has previously worked with Muse and Rage Against the Machine.
Watch the video below and stay tuned for more Rammstein news!
Rammstein guitarist Richard Kruspe recently spoke with 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,'" Kruspe 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."
When talking about the new album'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."