Rammstein Premiere New Song to French Astronaut In Space

Rammstein by Kim Erlandsen, Thomas Pesquet by Nasa. Via Flickr.

Back in March, it was revealed that German industrial metallers Rammstein had recorded a follow-up to their massive 2019 album in quarantine. Now, the band have premiered a new song — in fucking space, of all places, to an audience of one.

As reported by MetalSucks, yesterday, Rammstein drummer Christoph “Doom” Schneider played a taste of Rammstein’s new music to astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who’s currently on the International Space Station.

“Space is calling!” wrote Schneider. “I had the honor to speak with ISS astronaut @thom_astro on behalf of @rammsteinofficial. He is the current commander of the @iss and living in space since half a year. It felt like a childs dream coming true for me – talking to a person living in the sky, sharing a glimpse of his view, realizing again how small we all are compared to the depth of the universe…

“He was the first to listen to one of our new songs from the upcoming album. It premiered in the sky, which is an honor for us. Thank you @nasa @europeanspaceagency and Thomas for this unique experience.”

So there you have it: if you want a sneak preview of new Rammstein music, you should train your whole life to be an astronaut and take a ride up to science hell.

Terran audiences can catch Rammstein at one of the following dates in 2022:

European Tour 2022

5/20 – Leipzig Red Bull Arena
5/21 – Leipzig Red Bull Arena
5/25 – Klagenfurt Wörthersee Stadion
5/30 – Zurich Stadion Letzigrund
5/31 – Zurich Stadion Letzigrund
6/4 – Berlin Olympiastadion
6/5 – Berlin Olympiastadion
6/10 – Stuttgart Cannstatter Wasen
6/11 – Stuttgart, Cannstatter Wasen
6/14 – Hamburg Volksparkstadion
6/15 – Hamburg Volksparkstadion
6/18 – Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena
6/19 – Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena
6/22 – Aarhus Ceres Park
6/26 – Coventry Ricoh Arena
6/30 – Cardiff Principality Stadium
7/4 – Nijmegen Goffertpark
7/8 – Lyon Groupama Stadium
7/9 – Lyon Groupama Stadium
7/12 – Turin Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino
7/16 – Warsaw PGE Narodowy
7/20 – Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
7/24 – Oslo Bjerke Travbane
7/29 – Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium
7/30 – Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium
8/3 – Ostend Park De Nieuwe Koers

North American tour 2022

8/21 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
8/27 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
8/31 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
9/3 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
9/6 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
9/9 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
9/17 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
9/23 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
9/24 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
10/1 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
10/2 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
10/4 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol

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Words by Chris Krovatin