âVIDEOS 1995-2012â:COMPLETE VIDEO COLLECTION, INCLUDING EXTENSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES FOOTAGE & TWO BRAND NEW CLIPS, SET FOR UK RELEASEON DECEMBER 17th2012 PRECEDED BY MULTI-FORMAT SINGLE FOR âMEIN HERZ BRENNTââ¦
SEX AND CRIME, blood and fire, monsters and mutations…
What sounds like a compendium of midnight movies is really just a collection of music videos. If we call them clips, at least Americans will think of the gun magazines they use to reload their weapons. That suits the explosive content.
With just a small creative core to set the agenda,RAMMSTEINhaveconsistentlycreated stunning image sequences that are unparalleled internationally. Directors working with the band have demonstrated a clear sense of vision, tremendous courage, plus a unique refusal to compromise â and no box-set to date can attest to this as gloriously as the forthcoming box set,âVideos 1995-2012â, released throughSpinefarm Recordsin the UKonDecember 17th2012.
Almost a decade after the arrival of their first video retrospective,âLichtspielhausâ(2003), an up-to-date and more complete picture of the band has finally emerged. While the clips showRAMMSTEINin their purest form, a few lesser-known facts also come to light, primarily via the behind-the-flames footage from the individual shoots, plus the many interviews with the various people involved and of course the band members themselves.
A high point is the new clip forâMein Herz Brenntâ (âMy Heart Burnsâ), lead track on the seminalâMutterâalbum (2001), and the story behind it. So time-consuming was the promo to get right, that some of the band members started to see it as the âeternal videoâ, one they would be working on until their collective death. It ultimately took several attempts and the work of two directors to get this monumental piece off the ground.
Not only did this result in one of the most unusual videos in the history of a band notorious for their output in this area (âDu Hastâ, âSonneâ, âLinks 2 3 4â, âMein Teilâ, âMann Gegen Mannâ, âPussyâ,etc.); but as a reward for all the hard work, some extra footage was shot featuring front-manTill Lindemannin a solo performance of the âpiano versionâ ofâMein Herz Brenntâ âthe clip will premiere on theRammsteinwebsite onDecember 7th2012.
This âpiano versionâ of the song will be released as a singleviaSpinefarm UKonDecember 10th2012; the single will be available on7â vinyl&CD Maxi, with both formats featuringthe previously unreleased studio recording, âGib Mir Deine Augenâ.
âVideos 1995 â 2012â, meanwhile, is available as aDigi-pack Box Setwith3 DVDsortwo Blu-ray discs; all 25 videos, including the makings-of (24), have been recently updated â a fulleight hoursof official content complete with adetailed, 56-page booklet plus lenticular cover.
With this box set,RAMMSTEINpresents itself in all its glory:larger than life, larger than Hollywood.
Mein Herz Brennt preorder:
Singles 1995 – 2012 preorder
Blue Ray: http://goo.gl/hg0Qk
Richard Z. Kruspe
Christian Flake Lorenz