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Watch Rammstein's brilliantly daft new video Zick Zack

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After teasing its release over the course of the week, Rammstein have finally unveiled the video for new song Zick Zack. The single serves as the second track taken from new studio album Zeit, which arrives later this month and just three years after the release of Rammstein's critically acclaimed 2019 self-titled opus.

Featuring a classic Rammstein dress-up job that includes the six-piece decked out like something from a Bo Selecta! skit set on LA's Sunset Strip in the late 80s, it's packing glitter, glamour, dancers, diva tantrums and a hilariously daft scene in which frontman Till Lindemann's character attempts to literally piece his botox-filled face back together using a stapler and tape. You just don't get this kinda stuff with Watain.

Sonically, the song is a world away from the slow and mournful ambience of previous single Zeit, which featured a much emotionally heavier video to accompany it. This track is far more in fitting with the Pussy and Amerika vein of Rammstein's back catalogue: fun, bouncy, silly but still packing that intense groove and crunch you'd expect from any certified Rammstein banger. 

Directed by regular Rammstein collaborator Joern Heitmann, Zick Zack seems destined to go down as one of the funnest Rammstein videos yet. Quite how they'll translate it live on a stage is anyone's guess, but given this is the band that has previously brought a giant, spaffing penis cannon on the road with them, we imagine they'll cook up something special.

Rammstein's new album Zeit is due for release on April 29. Watch the video for Zick Zack below and find Rammstein's upcoming tour dates just below that. 

Rammstein tour dates 2022

May 15: Prague Airport Letnany, Czech Republic
May 16: Prague Airport Letnany, Czech Republic
May 20: Leipzig Red Bull Arena, Germany
May 21: Leipzig Red Bull Arena, Germany
May 25: Klagenfurt Wörthersee Stadion, Austria
May 26: Klagenfurt Wörthersee Stadion, Austria
May 30: Zurich Stadion Letzigrund, Switzerland
May 31: Zurich Stadion Letzigrund, Switzerland
Jun 04: Berlin Olympiastadion, Germany
Jun 05: Berlin Olympiastadion, Germany
Jun 10: Stuttgart Cannstatter Wasen, Germany
Jun 11: Stuttgart Cannstatter Wasen, Germany
Jun 14: Hamburg Volksparkstadion, Germany
Jun 15: Hamburg Volksparkstadion, Germany
Jun 18: Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena, Germany
Jun 19: Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena, Germany
Jun 22: Aarhus Ceres Park, Denmark
Jun 26: Coventry Ricoh Arena, UK
Jun 30: Cardiff Principality Stadium, UK
Jul 04: Nijmegen Goffertpark, Nertherlands
Jul 05: Nijmegen Goffertpark, Nertherlands
Jul 08: Lyon Groupama Stadium, France
Jul 09: Lyon Groupama Stadium, France
Jul 12: Turin Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Italy
Jul 16: Warsaw PGE Narodowy, Poland
Jul 20: Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, Estonia
Jul 24: Oslo Bjerke Travbane, Norway
Jul 29: Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium, Sweden
Jul 30: Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium, Sweden
Aug 03: Ostend Park De Nieuwe Koers, Belgium
Aug 04: Ostend Park De Nieuwe Koers, Belgium  
Aug 21: Montreal Parc Jean-Drapeau, QC
Aug 27: Minneapolis U.S. Bank Stadium, MN
Aug 31: Philadelphia Lincoln Financial Field, PA
Sep 03: Chicago Soldier Field, IL
Sep 06: East Rutherford MetLife Stadium, NJ
Sep 09: Foxborough Gillette Stadium, MA
Sep 17: San Antonio Alamodome, TX
Sep 23: Los Angeles Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, CA
Sep 24: Los Angeles Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, CA
Oct 01: Mexico City Foro Sol, MX
Oct 02: Mexico City Foro Sol, MX
Oct 04: Mexico City Foro Sol, MX

Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin stepped into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He is also probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.