Rammstein Plans To Drop Live Album Before Returning To Studio

Remember Rammstein?

Sure you do... explosions, flames, crunching guitars... how could you forget. Well, the German band is making plans for the follow-up to its Stateside breakthrough "Sehnsucht."

After blazing through the States next month, the group will return to its native Germany this summer to work on the new album, which will arrive next year. While the band is gearing up for the recording process, spokespeople for the German pyromaniacs say they don't expect the group to try out any new material during its upcoming U.S. tour.

As we first reported last month, the band will hit the road in June with Soulfly, Skunk Anansie, and Mindless Self Indulgence along as well (see "Rammstein, Soulfly, Skunk Anansie Line Up Tour Dates"). This time around, Rammstein is promising to unveil onstage antics previously off-limits to its American audiences.

To tide fans over, Rammstein will release a live video and CD this

summer. "Live Aus Berlin" captures the group's homecoming gig last August and will be available on CD, VHS, and DVD.

If you'd rather see them in person, here's where Rammstein can be spotted before heading to the studio:

w/Skunk Anansie
  • 6/1 - Washington, DC @ Nation Ballroom
  • 6/2 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
  • 6/4 - New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
  • 6/5 - Worcester, MA @ Worcester Palladium
  • 6/6 - Montreal, Canada @ Metropolis
  • 6/7 - Toronto, Canada @ Docks Concert Hall
  • 6/8 - Detroit, MI @ State Theatre
  • 6/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
  • 6/11 - Villa Park, IL @ Odeum

w/Mindless Self Indulgence
  • 6/12 - St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
  • 6/14 - Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
  • 6/15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Wasatch Events Center
  • 6/17 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
  • 6/18 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
  • 6/20 - San Francisco, CA @ Maritime Hall
  • 6/21 - Las

    Vegas, NV @ House of Blues

  • 6/22 - Tempe, AZ @ Club Rio
  • 6/23 - Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall