Rammstein, who should be in the middle of their eagerly anticipated European tour, are attempting to make the most of the current coronavirus crisis.
The band, whose tour dates were postponed mind strict social distancing measures, are trying not to take it easy during their period of isolation and are instead putting their heads together in a bid to forge new material.
Sitting down with ‘Bosshoss’, a German podcast on Rodeo Radio, Rammstein drummer Christoph Schneider detailed his current lockdown routing: “Last week, we were supposed to play our first 2020 concert and then we said, ‘Let’s meet and think about what we could do this year’,” he said as part of the interview.
“We still have so many ideas lying around, so many unfinished songs,” he added. “We met and we’re working on new songs. We want to work on songs, but whether it’s going to be a new record, nobody knows.”
Listen to the interview, below.
In other Rammstein related news, the iconic metal band recently announced plans to reissue their Live Aus Berlin concert film which now including the infamous ‘dildo scene’.
The 1998 film was largely censored because of the footage which saw frontman Till Lindemann and keyboardist Flake Lorenz mime anal sex while playing their song ‘Bück dich’.
It’s kind of provocative act that has seen Rammstein find their way on to most censor lists during their career, an accolade we’re sure they hold with pride. In 1999, the same onstage act actually got the pair arrested for “lewd and lascivious behaviour.”
As such, the song was removed from the original release of Live Aus Berlin. It still received an 18+ rating and only further grew the band’s infamy.
The band stated via Instagram: “Get ready for the re-release of “Live aus Berlin” – Rammstein’s iconic Berlin concert in August of 1998! Enjoy this concert-film, including the previously censored rendition of “Bück dich”!
Despite the constant calls for censorship and banning across the globe, it has never slowed Rammstein down. And judging by this move, the band intend on shocking people for a lot longer.