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Astronaut in space is the first person to hear a brand-new Rammstein song

Aboard the ISS, Thomas Pesquet was the first person to be played a song from Rammstein's upcoming new album…

Astronaut in space is the first person to hear a brand-new Rammstein song
Words:
Emily Carter
Photo:
Paul Harries

While we're all desperate to hear the results of what Rammstein have been working on in lockdown (having confirmed in March that they have recorded a brand-new album), you're currently going to have to go a loooong way to listen to it, as they've chosen to debut a new track for the first time in actual space.

Christoph 'Doom' Schneider has shared that – from the comfort of his studio – he played French astronaut Thomas Pesquet a song from the follow-up to 2019's Untitled album while he's been staying on the International Space Station for the past six months, making Thomas the first person ever to listen to the band's new material. How cool is that?!

"Space is calling!" posted Christoph on Instagram. "I had the honor to speak with ISS astronaut @thom_astro on behalf of @rammsteinofficial. He is the current commander of the @iss and living in space since half a year. It felt like a child's dream coming true for me – talking to a person living in the sky, sharing a glimpse of his view, realizing again how small we all are compared to the depth of the universe…

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"He was the first to listen to one of our new songs from the upcoming album. It premiered in the sky, which is an honor for us. Thank you @nasa @europeanspaceagency and Thomas for this unique experience."

Incredible! Now if Rammstein want to start airing new material a little closer to home, that'd be great…

Check out a couple of photos and videos from their (virtual) interaction below:

Catch Rammstein live at the following dates next year:

May

20 Leipzig Red Bull Arena
21 Leipzig Red Bull Arena
25 Klagenfurt Wörthersee Stadion
30 Zurich Stadion Letzigrund
31 Zurich Stadion Letzigrund

June

4 Berlin Olympiastadion
5 Berlin Olympiastadion
10 Stuttgart Cannstatter Wasen
11 Stuttgart, Cannstatter Wasen
14 Hamburg Volksparkstadion
15 Hamburg Volksparkstadion
18 Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena
19 Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena
22 Aarhus Ceres Park
26 Coventry Ricoh Arena
30 Cardiff Principality Stadium

July

4 Nijmegen Goffertpark
8 Lyon Groupama Stadium
9 Lyon Groupama Stadium
12 Turin Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino
16 Warsaw PGE Narodowy
20 Tallinn Song Festival Grounds
24 Oslo Bjerke Travbane
29 Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium
30 Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium

August

3 Ostend Park De Nieuwe Koers
21 Montreal, QC Parc Jean-Drapeau
27 Minneapolis, MN U.S. Bank Stadium
31 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field

September

3 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
6 East Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
9 Foxborough, MA Gillette Stadium
17 San Antonio, TX Alamodome
23 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
24 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

October

1 Mexico City, MX Foro Sol
2 Mexico City, MX Foro Sol
4 Mexico City, MX Foro Sol

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