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Lindemann (Rammstein/Hypocrisy) Explain Why They Recorded Their New Album In German


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If you’ve heard the first few singles from Lindemann‘s forthcoming new album “F & M” you’ve undoubtedly noticed the band’s shift to German lyrics. A pairing of Rammstein vocalist Till Lindemann and Hypocrisy‘s Peter Tägtgren, the outfit indulged in English vocals on the band’s 2015 debut album, “Skills In Pills“. This time around Lindemann opted for his native tongue.

Speaking in a recent interview with Revolver, Lindemann was asked why he made the decision to record this new album in German, he replied:

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“The first one we did in English because we didn’t want to collide with Rammstein. You know, it sounds almost the same — a little bit at least — and to bend it when I went solo, I did it in English. It’s a different thing in the end, and now we’ve begun recording in German because of a theater project, actually.

We made music for a theater project called ‘Hänsel und Gretel‘, like the Grimm Brothers, a very modern piece in Hamburg. Very bizarre, very modern with backing projections … We got asked to jump in with three songs, and in the end it was five. So we had an EP almost done, and we started spinning around and decided to do even more songs. It was very creative! I was working on some songs at the time, and Peter was writing.

To make a long story short, it started with a theater project then we got crazy with hip-hop, then we have a lullaby, we have a tango … We went crazy in the end, and very creative.”

F & M” will be in stores on November 22nd. The band have some limited touring booked in support of it lined up for March, including the following shows:

03/02 St. Petersburg, RUS – Sibur Arena
03/04 Minsk, BEL – Sport Palace
03/06 Kyiv, UKR – Stereo Plaza
03/09 Ekaterinburg, RUS – Expo
03/12 Krasnodar, RUS – SP Olymp
03/15 Moscow, RUS – VTB Arena
03/17 Novosibirsk, RUS – Expocenter

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