Exactly three years after Rammstein’s untitled multi-platinum album, one of the most globally successful German bands of all time returns with the follow-up, Zeit
Rumors have been buzzing around but now it’s official: Rammstein’s new album Zeit is here. The eighth album from the Berlin musicians follows the untitled #1 album that shot the band straight to the top of 14 international charts in 2019, after the longest break between albums of their career to date.
Over the course of a career spanning almost 30 years, 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 the new album.
Till Lindemann (vocals), Paul Landers (guitar), Richard Z. Kruspe (guitar), Flake (keyboards), Oliver Riedel (bass) and Christoph Schneider (drums) spent two years working up the eleven songs on Zeit, once again assisted by Berlin producer Olsen Involtini at La Fabrique Studios in St. Rémy de Provence, France.
On Zeit, Till Lindemann’s commanding baritone resonates over solemn piano chords and an angelic chorus of sirens on songs dealing with transience, our mortality and the precious, fleeting happiness of the perfect moment.
And just when you think Rammstein couldn’t surprise you any more, you find out Zeit’s cover photo was taken by photographer Bryan Adams. Yes, THAT Bryan Adams. The same guy who wrote “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” took the photo of Rammstein on the steps of the Trudelturm in Berlin Adlershof, an imposing monument to aerial research in the city’s Aerodynamic Park.
Rammstein fans can choose from multiple formats – a standard CD in a digipack with a 20-page booklet, a special edition CD in a 6-panel digipack 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.