Rammstein shared a new song from his upcoming eighth studio album … but only with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station.
In March, the band’s keyboardist Flake Lorenz confirmed that German industrial metal superstars had recorded a new album during the lockdown – not the biggest reveal, admittedly, as the band had previously released photographs and videos from the studios. La Fabrique in Saint-Rémy-de -Provence, France where they recorded the 2019 Untitled album – and drummer Christoph ‘Doom’ Schneider has now admitted to sharing a song from the album with French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who has worked aboard the International Space Station for six months.
“Space is calling! Schneider posted on Instagram. “I had the honor of speaking with ISS astronaut @thom_astro on behalf of @rammsteinofficial. He is the current commander of @iss and has lived in space for six months. It was like a childhood dream come true for me – talking to a person living in the sky, sharing a glimpse of their perspective, realizing again how small we are compared to the depth of the sky. ‘universe…
“He was the first to listen to one of our new songs from the next album. He was created in the sky, which is an honor for us. Thank you @nasa @europeanspaceagency and Thomas for this unique experience. ”
While no one would fault Mr. Pesquet for this rather cool and unique honor, we hope this first release of new material from Rammstein’s Eight album could be the opening salute in the enigmatic Germans unveiling new tunes to us too. , earthlings mortals.
In other Rammstein-related news, frontman Till Lindemann revealed the opening dates for his 2022 Ich Hasse Kinder (“I Hate Kids”) solo tour earlier this week.
Visit Ich Hasse Kinde will visit:
January 18: Kievi Stereo Plaza, Ukraine
January 20: Bratislava EXPO-Aréna, Slovenia
January 22: Prague Tipsport Arena, Czech Republic
January 23: Tallinn Ice Hall Tondiraba, Estonia
January 26: Novosibirsk Mvk “Novosibirsk Ekspotsentr”, Russia
January 28: Adrenaline Stadium in Moscow, Russia