It’s been 10 years since German pyromaniacal industrial-metal juggernaut Rammstein issued their last album of new material, 2009’s Liebe Ist Für Alle Da. That long wait finally looks to be coming to an end. The band has been teasing a spring release for its follow-up and guitarist Richard Z. Krupse even reported that the group would be dropping not one, not two, not three, not four, but five music videos in support of the record. In January, Rammstein shared some behind-the-scenes images from what appeared to be a church-set video shoot with Lords of Chaos director and frequent collaborator Jonas Åkerlund. Now the sextet has offered up a 30-second video teaser for what fans are hoping will prove to be a new video and a new song.
The clip slowly pans and pulls back to reveal singer Till Lindemann, keyboardist Flake, guitarist Paul Landers and drummer Christoph Schneider all standing solemnly at the gallows with nooses around their necks. A swelling ambient score rumbles beneath the visuals before everything cuts out and the words “Deutschland XXVIII.III.MMXIX” take over the screen, followed by the Rammstein logo. The Roman numerals presumably represent the impending date March 28th, 2019 — in other words, this Thursday. As for “Deutschland,” it’s unclear if this is the title of a new song/video or just a nod to Rammstein’s homeland. Either way, fans will be waiting with bated breath until whatever the band is teasing hits the internet. Rammstein are scheduled to kick off a European stadium tour starting May 17th and running through August 22nd — see the full itinerary here.