Rammstein Mark 21st Anniversary With Career-Spanning ‘XXI’ LP Box Set
German industrialists Rammstein have been relatively quiet over the last two years, without a single performance coming after their 2013 appearance at Wacken. In a Facebook post earlier this month, the band announced that they're "back on." Without a studio release since 2009, fans are anxiously awaiting a new album. Until the album comes, they will have time to catch up on the band's discography with the announcement of the XXI LP box set, which celebrates the 21st anniversary of one of rock's most engaging bands.
The career-spanning set is comprised of 14 discs in total, including each of the band's six studio albums as well as a double LP of 16 rarities taken from singles, fan edition releases and special album formats, in addition to a previously unreleased version of the song "Los." Each LP comes in 180-gram heavyweight double vinyl (to prevent the records from warping over time) and each studio album has been re-mastered by Svante Forsbäck.
XXI will be available Dec. 4, 2015 through Universal Music. Fans looking to pre-order the box set can do so here.
Rammstein also announced a new double DVD, Rammstein In Amerika, back in August. The set, available now, features the band's 2010 Madison Square Garden Performance as well as a feature length documentary detailing the band's career.
Frontman Till Lindemann announced in June that the band would be reconvening in September, but did not disclose if the band planned to start touring or hit the studio. While Rammstein have not released a studio album in six years, the singer has not strayed from recording for long. His solo project Lindemann, which also features Hypocrisy and Pain frontman Peter Tagtgren, released their debut album Skills in Pills in June. The album is the singer's first go-around at singing entirely in English and boasts some quirky lyrics to say the least.
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