At the beginning of April, rumors had spread in Berlin that legendary band Rammstein had invested in a “beauty clinic” by the name of “Zick Zack.” 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. It turns out the idea was a new song and video, but fans were nevertheless thrilled.
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-optimization, sometimes through radical alteration of the visual appearance by use of the scalpel.
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. Of course, the two-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 April 13.
Additionally, Rammstein fans should mark April 9 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 supplies last.
Back in March, the band announced that their new album, Zeit, will be released on April 29. Exactly three years after their untitled multi-platinum album, one of the most globally successful German bands of all time is releasing a follow-up!
The first single released by Rammstein was the title track, “Zeit,” a powerful ballad that builds to a towering epic.