Stream the track’s official music video now
Industrial metal titans Rammstein have confirmed their new album Zeit. The record is scheduled for release on April 29. The eighth album from the Berlin musicians is the follow-up to their 2019 untitled No. 1 album that shot the band straight to the top of 14 international charts after the longest break between albums of their career to date.
Rammstein have also unleashed the music video for the album’s title track. The spectacular clip was directed by actor and musician Robert Gwisdek, collaborating with the band for the first time. Stream the video below.
Till Lindemann (vocals), Paul Landers (guitar), Richard Z. Kruspe (guitar), Flake (keyboards), Oliver Riedel (bass) and Christoph Schneider (drums) spent two years working on the eleven songs on the new album. They were once again assisted by Berlin producer Olsen Involtini. Zeit was recorded at La Fabrique Studios in St. Rémy de Provence, France.
Bryan Adams managed to get a special scoop for the cover of the new album – the Canadian musician and photographer took the shot of Rammstein on the steps of the Trudelturm in Berlin Adlershof, an imposing monument to aerial research in the city’s Aerodynamic Park.
Today the eponymous first single is released on 10” gatefold black vinyl, CD digi-pack and digital download.
Till Lindemann’s commanding baritone resonates over solemn piano chords and an angelic chorus of sirens. The song deals with transience, our mortality and the precious, fleeting happiness of the perfect moment. “Time, please stand still, stand still,” Lindemann laments and implores. “Time, this should always go on so/Time, it’s so beautiful, so beautiful/Anyone knows the perfect moment.”
After an epic like this, you need a moment’s rest, and Rammstein give it to us.
Fans can look forward to a total of three versions of “Zeit.”
For the B-sides, the band is releasing a meditative, atmospheric neoclassical arrangement by Grammy-nominated Icelandic multi-instrumentalist Ólafur Arnalds, as well as a remix by electro producer Robot Koch.
Over the course of a career spanning nearly three decades, Rammstein have sold more than 20 million albums around the world and played countless spectacular, groundbreaking tours. When the band’s sold-out stadium tour had to be postponed due to the pandemic, Rammstein used the time to work on their new album.
Rammstein fans can look forward to multiple Zeit formats. The new album will be released as a standard CD in a digi-pack with a 20-page booklet, a special edition CD in a 6-panel digi-pack with a 56-page booklet including slipcase, and as a double 180g vinyl LP with a 20-page large-format booklet, as well as in the usual digital formats.
This summer, Rammstein are embarking on their first-ever stadium tour of North America. The trek kicks off on August 21 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal and finishes with back-to-back performances at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. From there, the band heads to Mexico for three shows at Fore Sol in Mexico City.
Check out the full tour itinerary HERE.