Rammstein To Release 25th Anniversary Edition of Their Debut Album – “Herzeleid” 


Rammstein released their debut album Herzeleid 25 years ago today, and now in 2020, the album will get a new life. The Industrial Metal greats will release a limited edition remaster of Herzeleid (XXV Anniversary Edition – Remastered) via Vertigo/UMe, on December 4th, 2020. The release will feature the album’s original tracklist on a single CD, housed in a lavish, cross-shaped digipak with deluxe slipcase, and, for the first time ever, the remastered album with HD sound will be available digitally. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Warkings – Revenge

A four-piece band of indeterminate origin (their home town is listed merely as “The Home of Kings”), Warkings are an international – presumably European based – supergroup who like nothing more than to cosplay while singing about such diverse subject matter as fighting, marching, combat, battles, warfare, and conflict.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Primal Fear – Metal Commando

Sometimes a title is all you need. And, as it unleashes a victorious scream of power metal majesty heard three townships away, Metal Commando (Nuclear Blast Records), the latest album from Primal Fear, is absolutely one of those titles. Continue reading

Rammstein is Writing New Music During The Quarantine 

Rammstein has revealed that they are using the time off from touring during the pandemic to write new music. The news of possible new material from the German industrial metallers was broken by the band’s drummer, Christoph Schneider, during an appearance Saturday (June 13) on the “Rodeo Radio” podcast, which airs on Germany’s Radio Bob! Last month, Rammstein postponed its 2020 North American stadium tour which was due to kick off on August 20 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and conclude on September 27 in Mexico City, Mexico. The band also announced the rescheduled dates for its European stadium tour. The trek was originally slated to take place this summer but was postponed due to coronavirus pandemic restrictions. The new Rammstein European shows will take place in May, June, July and August 2021, with all tickets purchased for the original concerts valid for the new dates.

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Rammstein Shares Update About 2020 Tour Dates

Stopping short of outright postponing their tour, Rammstein has asked fans to be patient while they figure out if any of their highly-anticipated 2020 tour will happen, based on the mass of cancelations and postponements due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The band booked a world tour, including a mostly sold-out North American tour, their first since 2017. The band likely doesn’t want to announce a postponement until they have the full tour rebooked. Continue reading

ALBUM REVIEW: Heaven Shall Burn – Of Truth and Sacrifice

It’s been four years since the German Extreme Metal act, Heaven Shall Burn, released their last album. After Wanderer (Century Media Records) came out, these hard-hitting fellas took a very justified break. Now with batteries recharged, they’re back with an adventurous new release. The band gifted us with the double album, Of Truth and Sacrifice (Century Media Records) earlier this month and it’s making quite the impression. Known for their aggressive sound and topical lyrics, this ninth full-length release is taking these extreme characteristics to a new level. The band has been around for nearly twenty-five years and they are still taking their massive sound to some exciting, uncharted territories. Continue reading

UPDATED: Rammstein Says that Frontman Till Lindemann Tested Negative For Coronavirus

UPDATED: Rammstein frontman has posted an update regarding frontman Till Lindemann. According to published reports from German newspaper Bild, and Blabbermouth.net Till was in intensive care in a Berlin hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Rammstein’s FB post now says TIll was in the hospital, in intensive care, but DID NOT have a positive coronavirus test. Bild is a formerly respected newspaper and Blabbermouth.net reported the story first in America, which we then shared. We hope Till gets well soon and Ghost Cult apologizes for any confusion our post has caused. Continue reading

UPDATED: Rammstein Refutes News That Frontman Till Lindemann Has Contracted Coronavirus

UPDATED: Rammstein followed up this news by confirming that Till Lindemann was admitted to the hospital for pneumonia, but that he tested negative for Coronavirus. The German newspaper Bild has not posted a retraction but updated the story with the corrected news. Shameful. More news here. According to published reports from German newspaper Bild and Blabbermouth.net, Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann is in intensive care in a Berlin hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Rammstein performed in Moscow earlier this month on March 15th. Once he returned home to Berlin he was hospitalized with an extremely high fever and he later tested positive for coronavirus. He was immediately sent to intensive care and placed under quarantine. Rammstein has released a new live DVD concert today, Rammstein Live Aus Berlin (Universal), and is in the midst of a world tour supporting last years’ self-titled album. 

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