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Rammstein premiere new music in space

By | Published on Thursday 28 October 2021


Rammstein have premiered the first track from their new album. Not to you though. This premiere was out of this world. In that they played the track to an astronaut.

Drummer Christoph Schneider has revealed that he recently had a video call with French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who is currently living on the International Space Station. During the call, he played a new Rammstein track.

“Space is calling”, writes Schneider inĀ an Instagram post. “I had the honour to speak with ISS astronaut Thomas Pesquet on behalf of Rammstein. He is the current commander of the ISS and living in space since half a year. It felt like a child’s dream coming true for me – talking to a person living in the sky, sharing a glimpse of his view, realising 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”, he goes on. “It premiered in the sky, which is an honour for us. Thank you NASA, the European Space Agency and Thomas for this unique experience”.

No word on what Pesquet thought of the new music. There’s a real gap in the market for a space-based music review show and Pesquet has very much failed to fill it. Still, I think the news that Rammstein are trying to impart here is that they have a new album on the way. They also have tour dates set for next year (on Earth), including UK shows in June.