Rock Nad Volgoi is the major open-air festival in Russia, and took place for the fifth time. This year’s edition had Rammstein headling the event, as well as performances from Mordor, Smyslovye Gallyutsinatsii, Bi-2, Chizh & CO, Piknik, Aquarium, Kipelov and Alisa.
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The oficial site announced that Volbeat is set to be the opening act for their open-air show on July 11st in Udine, Italy.
Volbeat is a Danish metal band from Copenhagen. Their current line-up consists of vocalist and guitarist Michael Poulsen, bassist Anders Kjølholm, guitarist Rob Caggiano, and drummer Jon Larsen.
According to the Germany’s Amazon store, Till Lindemann will release a book entitled In stillen nachten: Gedichte (“In silent nights: poems”). This book is a new compilation of poems written by Lindemann similar to Messer, which was published in November 2002.
According to the publisher’s website, In stillen nachten contais an introduction written by Alexander Gorkov (author of the report for Süddeutsche Zeitung-Magazine) and black and white illustrations drawn by artist Matthias Matthies.
The book will be released on October 2th, 2013. It can be pre-ordered already via amazon.de.
An alternative version of Mein Herz Brennt’s videoclip as recently been released. This version is totally directed by Eugenio Recuenco, and can be viewed exclusively at his official website.
The official videoclip for Mein Herz Brennt – released in December of 2012 – was directed by Zoran Bihac. However, the first version of this videoclip was created by Eugenio Recuenco in 2011, which was rejected by the band. Due to this situation, Zoran Bihac was asked to reshoot the videoclip, while still using partial footage created by Recuenco.
Rammstein are nominated for Germany’s Echo Awards 2013, in the category Musik-DVD-Produktion, for their videoclip compilation “Videos 1995-2012″.
Also nominated in the same category are artists Fische Helene, Peter Maffay, Toten Hosen and Unheilig. The ceremony will take place at Messe Berlin, on March 21st.
This is the third consecutive year in which the band gets nominated for the Echo Awards. In 2012 they were nominated in 4 categories (winning two of those nominations), and in 2011 they were nominated for the category of best national video (which they also won).
A few days ago a video started spreading across many Rammstein communities. This video depicted footage of Rammstein complementing Jonas Åkerlund as an artist. The initial source that presented this footage claimed that it was filmed during Bercy’s double-gig in 2012. The same source claimed that it was a behind-the-scenes from the next live DVD/Bluray.
However, all this information is erroneous. The footage is not set to be part of Rammstein’s next live DVD/Bluray. In fact, it belongs to a tribute film dedicated to Åkerlund, that is available in his oficial website. You can see the original tribute film in this link (you need to click on “ICON AWARDS 2011 – Tribute Film”).
The oficial site has announced DJ Joe Letz as Rammstein’s support act for the upcoming European tour. He shall warm up the crowd with his DJ set.
Joe Letz has already served has the band’s supporting act through out North America last year. You can consult the official announcement here.
Rammstein are nominated for the 5th edition of the Revolver Golden Gods Awards, in the category of most dedicated fans.
Also nominated in the same category are Day To Remember, Black Label Society, Black Veil Brides, HIM and Slipknot. You can cast your vote here.
The ceremony will be held on May 2sd at Club Nokia (Los Angeles). Recall that Rammstein were part of the 2011 edition of this event, winning in best live band category. They were again nominated last year for best international band, but lost to X Japan.
Rammstein were confirmed as one of the bands joining Movimentos Festival 2013. They are scheduled to perform on May 4th and 5th, 2013.
This will be the 11st edition of this festival, which is going to take place in Wolfsburg, Germany. The upcoming edition is dedicated to the theme of tolerance. The band will perform in Kraftwerk, a room with a maximum capacity of 1400 people.
Tickets will go on sale at 9 pm (GMT +1) on February 2nd at tickets.de. Sales will be limited to 2 tickets per person.
Rammstein confirmed today via their official website that they will return to Wulhleide (Berlin, Germany) to perform a double gig on 24th and 25th May, 2013.
LIFAD Community members can already buy tickets (with a limit of 8 tickets per member) in RammsteinShop. Sales to the general public will start tomorrow at 11 am (GMT+1, with a limit of 4 tickets per member).
Remember that this was the venue were Rammstein performed the concerts for Live Aus Berlin, back in 1998.