Rammstein have released a making-of video showing how their promo for ‘Ausländer’ was created, which you can watch below.
The single was released in May this year, shortly after the band’s untitled seventh studio album launched through Spinefarm Records.
Speaking about the track, director Joern Heitman says: “It’s Eurotrash meets metal. I think that’s something we only previously saw in Pussy. In my opinion, that’s what made the song so incredibly special and a great summer hit.
“But the song’s lyrics are also very controversial – very sharp and edgy, leaving lots of room for me to exercise my creativity and come up with something really off the hook.
“The song ‘Ausländer’ inspired me to put Rammstein in an inflatable rubber boat wearing life-jackets and rowing across the sea for the video, because that’s something you definitely don’t normally do.
“But that’s exactly why I wanted to do it – because that’s who Rammstein are for me. You confront society with its own images.”
The German stars will tour across Europe from May next year in support of Rammstein, which is the follow-up to 2009’s Liebe ist für alle da.
Rammstein play the following shows in 2020:
May 25: Klagenfurt Wörthersee Stadion, Austria
May 29: Leipzig Red Bull Arena, Germany
Jun 02: Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany
Jun 06: Zurich Letzigrund, Switzerland
Jun 07: Zurich Letzigrund, Switzerland
Jun 10: Ostend Event Site, Belgium
Jun 14: Cardiff Principality Stadium, UK
Jun 17: Belfast Boucher Road Playing Field, UK
Jun 20: Coventry Ricoh Arena, UK
Jun 24: Nijmegen Goffertpark, Holland
Jun 27: Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena, Germany
Jul 01: Hamburg Volksparkstadion, Germany
Jul 04: Berlin Olympiastadion, Germany
Jul 09: Lyon Groupama Stadium, France
Jul 13: Turin Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Italy
Jul 17: Warsaw PGE Narodowy, Poland
Jul 21: Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, Estonia
Jul 26: Trondheim Granåsen, Norway
Jul 31: Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium, Sweden
Aug 04: Aarhus Ceres Park, Denmark.