The first-ever screening of “Rammstein: Paris”, the new documentary from German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN, was held this past Thursday, March 16 at Volksbühne in Berlin, Germany. Video footage from the band’s red-carpet arrival can be seen below. Photos are available at Getty Images.
“Rammstein: Paris” will screen in around 350 cinemas internationally, including in the U.S., on March 23. The film was shot in March 2012 at the then-named Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in Paris (now AccorHotels Arena) during RAMMSTEIN‘s “Made In Germany” tour, and was helmed by the band’s longtime collaborator, Swedish director Jonas Åkerlund.
“Rammstein: Paris” has been picked up for worldwide rights (excluding Germany, Austria and Switzerland) by Picturehouse Entertainment, the distribution arm of the U.K.’s Picturehouse Cinemas chain.
“Concert films are always a big challenge,” said Åkerlund, who has also worked with METALLICA, SATYRICON, MADONNA and THE PRODIGY, among others. “I compare it to shooting fireworks. The way I approach it is to try to translate the energy that you get in the room onto film, using every trick in the book to make as much of an impression as I can on the audience.”
“Rammstein: Paris” was shot over two nights, using 30 cameras.
“That gives you a massive amount of footage,” Åkerlund added.”This is a two-hour-twenty-minute show, and I take the footage and cut it with the same precision that I would a three- or four-minute music video. Even with a big crew of editors, it took us over a year to nail down the edit.”
RAMMSTEIN last year played a number of concerts where the band opened each show with a brand new song, presently only known as “Ramm 4”. The track contains lyrics that seem to be a combination of various titles of previous RAMMSTEIN songs.
RAMMSTEIN in 2015 released a 21st-anniversary box set, a numbered, career-wide collection titled “XXI”. The set included the band’s six studio albums, produced by Jacob Hellner and remastered onto 180-gram heavyweight double vinyl by Svante Forsbäck, as well as a separate rarities double LP, “Raritäten”, including a previously unreleased version of the track “Los”.
RAMMSTEIN hasn’t made a new CD since 2009’s “Liebe Ist Für Alle Da”.
The band’s frontman Till Lindemann in 2015 released a debut album with his side project LINDEMANN.
RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe‘s EMIGRATE project issued its sophomore album, “Silent So Long”, in November 2014 via Spinefarm.