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According to the official Lindemann facebook page, Skills in Pills will be available in the following configurations:

1. Standard Edition
(2panel digipack, 28 pages booklet)

2. Special Edition
(BluRay-packaging, 28 pages booklet, bonus track)

3. Super Deluxe Edition
(large-size book, hardcover, 80 pages, telescope-carton, CD+bonus track)

4. Vinyl
(gatefold sleeve, 28 pages booklet, bonus track, includes album-download-code)

5. Digital

Skills in Pills Editions
Skills in Pills Editions

According to the iTunes store, the expected release date for the digital release is set to June 23, 2015.

UPDATE #2:

According to the italian edition of Metal Hammer Magazine, the first single from Skills in Pills is the song “Praise Abort” and should be released in May, 29th.

UPDATE #1:

Clemens “Ardek” Wijers delivers Orchestral Contribution to Lindemann!

“CARACH ANGREN are highly acclaimed for their mindblowing orchestrations, which accentuate and underline the epic and narrative aspects of their horror metal masterpieces. The extraordinary talent as a composer of keyboarder Clemens “Ardek” Wijers has not escaped the newly forged alliance between RAMMSTEIN frontman Till Lindemann and Peter Tägtgren of HYPOCRISY and PAIN, which operates under the moniker LINDEMANN.

The leading Dutch metal magazine AARDSCHOK has just revealed in its May issue that Ardek of CARACH ANGREN has contributed to this project.

The composer comments: “I’m very proud to announce that I have created orchestral arrangements for project LINDEMANN by Till Lindemann and Peter Tägtgren”, relates Ardek. “Their album called ‘Skills in Pills’ will be released in May and is going to be a killer! You can read more about this in the latest Dutch magazine ‘Aardschok’.”

Legendary Swedish producer and musical mastermind Peter Tägtgren compliments: “Clemens pimped up my orchestra parts like a god.”

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There is an official update on Emigrate Facebook page. Richard is sharing some insights from the recording of the upcoming album – called SSL II (Silent So Long II). We are not sure what will be the real name once released so let’s stick to what Richard suggested.

Here’s a quick update. We just finished recording drums for SSL II. Mikko flew in from Australia where he was on tour with Apocalyptica. This guy is an ANIMAL on drums and there is no higher compliment than that. He was able to bang out 8 tracks in 2 days like a champ. Much respect!
The atmosphere in the studio is very relaxed and free from frustration… I’m quite enjoying myself as I haven’t had one panic attack yet. Now that the drums are there I have set up my amps and recording chain to lay down the guitars. I don’t have the luxury this time to spend two months on it which is probably good since last time I ended up chasing the dragon (a.k.a. sound that doesn’t exist).
Ok, let’s all get back to work and I wish everybody some sunny days. We deserve it!
Richard ZK

There are also new promo pictures shared together with the quotation above:

Source: fb.com/Emigrate

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According to the latest issue of Metal Hammer magazine, Lindemann’s first album is titled “Skills in Pills”. The issue also reveals that the tracklist is the following:

1. Skills In Pills
2. Ladyboy
3. Fat
4. Fish on
5. Children Of The Sun
6. Home Sweet Home
7. Cowboy
8. Golden Shower
9. Yukon
10. Praise Abort
11. That’s my Heart

There is also a track-by-track review included in this issue. A translation of the review is already available thanks to Rammstein USA, and is available here.

UPDATE #4: The complete tracklist has been announced, and includes one additional song titled “That’s my Heart”.

UPDATE #3: The oficial facebook page as revealed the cover for Skills in Pills:

Skills in Pills Cover
Skills in Pills Cover

UPDATE #2: According to amazon.de, Skills in Pills is set to be released on June in 4 editions: Standard, Deluxe, Super Deluxe and Vynil.

UDPATE #1: Facebook page of Lindemann revealed a new promo picture:

SKILLS IN PILLS coming to you soon
SKILLS IN PILLS coming to you soon

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What’s going on with Rammstein these days? Guitarist Richard Kruspe tells Loudwire about the band’s future plans, and recalls his most memorable Rammstein moments here:

The guitarist also reveals that Rammstein have fulfilled a lot of dreams for him over the years. In the interview, Kruspe discusses getting to play one of America’s most vaunted venues and finally reaching the point in their career that they could play this historic stage. To see which venue he’s talking about, watch the video above.

Richard looks little bit different on the recent videos as he is aging but he still acts as one of the most interactive band members with a lot of public interaction, giving a lot of interviews. We are also looking forward to see some interviews with Till on his recent production – stay tuned!

Source: Loudwire

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As you know, the Lindemann album should be released some time in May this year and the below video is the very first teaser from the coming album.

Do you like the sound? Let us know in the comments.

UPDATE: Lindemann can already be pre-ordered at swiss store CeDe.ch, with a release date set to May 15th!

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Richard Kruspe announced via Emigrate’s official Facebook page he has written six more songs, and will go back to studio in March to record the next Emigrate album. Kruspe expects to mix the songs in late April and release his third Emigrate album in September.

Photo: Terry Matlin
Photo: Terry Matlin

You can read the original text below and check out the original post here. More information should be revealed soon.

“Berlin in January:
It was grey and it was depressing. My studio should’ve been my escape but in an environment like this I only wound up writing more depressing songs. It would’ve been a no-win situation if we hadn’t come up with some good stuff for the next record, but we did. More than we needed, actually. The goal was to get two more songs and suddenly we had six in the basket. I’ll be taking these songs along with others we’ve done back into the studio in March to record with the same crew. With any luck we’ll be mixing by late April, giving us a new Emigrate record in September. The grey should be gone by then, but for now I wish everyone more light than I’ve been getting here. Unless you’re writing depressing songs too.

Bis gleich, Richard Z.K.”

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A new book with the complete collection of poems by Till Lindemann will be published on 5th March 2015, the book is titled “Die Gedichte: Messer. In stillen Nächten” and contains his two books “In stillen Nächten” (2013) and “Messer” (2002).

Die Gedichte: Messer | In stillen Nächten

The book will be released in paperback edition by Kiwi Verlag and is now available for pre-order at RammsteinShop and amazon.de.

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Till Lindemann’s solo project (which Richard Kruspe already mentioned some weeks ago) is starting to be revealed to the world. It is titled “Lindemann” and it includes Peter Tägtgren from PAIN / Hypocrisy!

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A new page on Facebook is now available and you can check it here: https://www.facebook.com/Lindemann

Here is the most recent picture:

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On the picture: Till Lindemann  and Peter Tägtgren from Hypocrisy / Pain. Photo by Stefan Heilemann.

Finally, this project was announced today (January 4th, 2015), when Till celebrates his 52nd birthday. Happy Birthday Till!

UPDATE (09/01/2015): According to the site musikmarkt.de, Lindemann is set to be released in May 2015 via Warner Music.

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The book that Richard Kruspe mentioned that Flake was writing is now available for pre-order at amazon.de. The book is Flake’s autobiography, titled “Der Tastenficker – An was ich mich so erinnern kann”.

Der Tastenficker - An was ich mich so erinnern kann
Der Tastenficker – An was ich mich so erinnern kann

The book will have 352 pages and will bw published by Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf on March 16th, 2015. Rammstein USA has kindly shared the following translation of the excerpt available at amazon.de:

When I discovered the Rolling Stones, my mother enthusiastically came dancing into the room. Cheerfully, she informed me, that this Mick Jagger of mine was exactly as old as she was. It wasn’t something I was keen to learn since I would always think of my parents whenever I heard the Stones. After that, the Stones weren’t even half as good anymore. I also got into the Dead Kennedys since they were playing so fast and hard. What can I say? My mother was quite impressed with them as well, and told me that Jello Biafra was a left-wing local politician and that alone made her like him. So that music was spoiled too. But the worst thing of all was when my parents came to a concert. Just knowing that my mother was in the audience, freaked me out. And once I saw her, excitedly swaying to the rhythm of our music, I felt caught, as if I had behaved like the good boy for her for years, and withholding the music I was making.

UPDATE: The book is now also available for purchase at RammsteinShop.

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Chevelle-Emigrate-Slash

As 2014 winds down, we can reflect on an eclectic year in rock albums. You had new bands like Nothing More, Crobot, Starset and Islander bringing something fresh and new to the game. There were established acts like Chevelle, Slash and Seether showing they could still deliver some of their best work well into their careers. Acts like Hellyeah and Sixx: A.M. took some creative risks and a host of others also created albums that left their mark on 2014.

But who is the number one? It seems that Richard Kruspe made it to the top this year with his new album “Silent So Long”.

According to Loudwire:

The album offers up a mix of hard rock and industrial that is rock solid from beginning to end, but it’s the songs that boast guest spots that truly shine. ‘Rock City’ featuring Lemmy Kilmister is one of the best rock songs we’ve heard in years, while ‘Hypothetical’ featuring Marilyn Manson is a tour de force. With Peaches and Jonathan Davis among the album’s other guest stars, ‘Silent So Long’ stands out among the best rock albums of 2014.

Source: 20 Best Rock Albums of 2014

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