Everyone’s favourite German industrialists, Rammstein, are back with a brand new video clip. With elements of a glam rock visual, a trashy club, and a bunch of pensioners, ‘Zick Zack’ captures them in a genuinely off-beat mood.
Released just a short while after the band announced the opening of a new beauty clinic, it’s almost impossible to guess what the band will do next, but unlike some acts that like to surprise (Flaming Lips, we’re looking at you), Rammstein’s big ideas never feel like a cheap publicity stunt.
‘Zick Zack’ (‘Zig Zag’) is taken from the upcoming, much anticipated new album ‘Zeit’, which will be released via Universal Music on April 29th. The cover art features a photograph taken by the legendary Bryan Adams!
You can watch the new video clip below, and also find out more about the current single and other upcoming Rammstein activities in the full press release which follows.
RAMMSTEIN RELEASES NEW VIDEO AND NEW SINGLE “ZICK ZACK”
TEEN MAGAZINE AND VINYL SINGLE INCLUDED IN RELEASE PORTFOLIO
RAMMSTEIN KIOSK WILL OPEN ITS DOORS ONLY ON 9/4 IN ALEXANDERPLATZ, BERLIN
Popular music, popular artists should always strive to surprise listeners – with good ideas, powerful and at times unexpected content, as well as great songs – something that Rammstein succeeds in doing again and again.
At any rate, the rumour that emerged at the beginning of April that the Berlin band had invested in a “beauty clinic” by the name of “Zick Zack” certainly spread like wildfire.
Fans around the world called the “Zick Zack” hotline to make an appointment, find out more about the clinic or even to talk to the team of experts.
The lyrics for “Zick Zack” and the video do in fact deal with what is nowadays often a compulsive tendency on the part of the individual towards self-optimisation, sometimes through radical alteration of the visual appearance by use of the scalpel.
The digital single and video are released on 7/4.
For the physical release of their new single, Rammstein are publishing a teen-style “Zick Zack Magazine”. The 32-page magazine contains stories, photos and interviews on the theme “Prettier, Bigger, Harder” as well as a reader’s letter column called “The Dr Flake Botox Box”, an XXL poster, six posters and 30 exclusive Rammstein stickers. And of course, the 2-track single CD is included with the magazine.
“Zick Zack” will also be released on 7” black vinyl. Boys Noize supplied the remix to the song. Both physical formats will be released on 13/4.
Rammstein fans should mark April 9th in the calendar. A Rammstein pop-up kiosk will open at Berlin’s Alexanderplatz (Alexanderplatz/Otto-Braun-Str. 70-72) at 10 a.m. (until 2 p.m.), where the Zick-Zack single will be sold as part of the aforementioned extra magazine, before its official release – while stocks last.