German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN will release a new DVD, entitled "Völkerball" before Christmas. According to RAMMSTEIN's manager Emanuel Fialik, the disc will be packed with footage, including "almost three hours of live recordings filmed in France, Japan, England and Russia. Also there is an audio CD featuring 75 minutes of concert footage. In a special edition the band will release a second DVD with two documentaries [with a running time of] 90 minutes. That makes three discs in a special edition: two DVDs and one audio CD. On top of that, we are working on another surprise... Now it is most important to release the finished work soon. I don't want to keep anybody waiting longer than to the end of October. It was hard work and we are absolutely proud of it! We are now looking forward to the verdict of the RAMMSTEIN fans."
"Völkerball" will be released in two configurations:
* As a 1-DVD/1-CD package — the so called "Standard Edition"
* As a 2-DVD/1-CD package — the "Special Edition"
RAMMSTEIN's latest album, "Rosenrot", received its long-overdue U.S. release on March 28 via Universal Music. The CD, which was certified platinum in Germany for sales in excess of 200,000 copies within two weeks of release last October, topped the official album chart in Germany, Austria and Finland, and landed at No. 2 in Sweden and Denmark, No. 4 in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic, No. 5 in France, No. 6 in Mexico, No. 11 in Italy and No. 29 in the U.K. In addition, "Rosenrot" achieved gold status in Austria, the Czech Republic and Switzerland.
RAMMSTEIN's track "Mein Teil" was nominated in the "Best Metal Performance" category at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, which were held in Los Angeles in early February.