ICED EARTH's first officially filmed headline show, Live In Ancient Kourion, will hit stores on April 15th in Europe (North America on April 16th). This incredibly powerful package will come to you in various configurations and, a first for Century Media Records, also on Blu-Ray disc. The Limited Edition Deluxe Book features the main show and a plethora of bonus content on DVD and a Blu-Ray disc, as well as the entire concert on a 2CD set (4 discs in total). You can also enjoy the audio version of the full concert in a 3LP gatefold vinyl package or as a 2CD set. A standard DVD and Digital Audio Download will also be available.
Early on in the World Tour the band decided that they wanted to capture this newfound energy and passion on film. The biggest question was deciding where to film. There were so many great shows and audiences around the world that it was very challenging to decide which city to choose for this special event. When the offer came in to film at the ancient Kourion Theater in Limassol, Cyprus, they were immediately attracted to that idea. The history and culture there, as well as the Cypriot audience, which the band experienced in December 2011, solidified the decision to film the DVD in Cyprus. Filming and recording a 2 1?2 hour show in an amphitheater that is 6000 years old and is not set-up for a rock concert, paired with 40-degree Celsius heat, were just some of the obstacles to overcome. But the finished product makes up for any of the challenges that the band and crew faced on that special night.
Rammstein then went on to tour through Germany, Austria and Switzerland from September to October 1996, performing an anniversary concert on 27 September called "100 years of Rammstein". Guests to the concert included Moby, Bobo and The Berlin Session Orchestra, Berlin director Gert Hof was responsible for the light show.
On 22 and 23 August 1998, Rammstein played to over 17,000 fans at the Wuhlheide in Berlin; the biggest show the band have ever played there up to that date. Supporting acts were Danzig, Nina Hagen, Joachim Witt and Alaska. The show was professionally filmed, intended to be released on their upcoming live DVD, Live aus Berlin.
Ich will, the third single from the album, was released on 10 September 2001 and a tour edition of the Mutter album was released, featuring alternative artwork and live versions of Ich will, Links 2-3-4, Sonne and Spieluhr. From 8 to 12 January 2002, Rammstein traveled to Prague to participate in a minor scene for the film xXx. The band is seen in the opening scene, performing their song Feuer frei! in a concert. Feuer frei! was released across Europe as the first single from the xXx soundtrack on 14 October 2002. Rammstein released two remixes of the song. Furthermore, the single's track listing included Du hast and Bück dich cover versions by Battery. The video for the single was edited by Rob Cohen, which contains part Rammstein performance at the beginning of the film and part snippets from the film itself.
On 17 November the first Rammstein live DVD since Live aus Berlin from 1998 was released. Völkerball shows concert-performances by the band in England, France, Japan and Russia. The special edition is extended by a second DVD, which contains the documentaries "Anaconda in the net" by Mathilde Bonnefoy and the "Making of the album Reise, Reise" by Rammstein guitarist Paul Landers. The limited edition was released as a large black and white photo-book with photos by Frederic Batier, who had accompanied the band through their recent tours. The photo-book edition contains two DVDs and two live albums.
2/2/2023- GERMAN SHOWS CANCELED:A message from German concert promoter MCT regarding the spring EELS shows in Germany: "Dear ticket holders, we're terribly sorry to announce that the EELS' concerts in Germany this spring are being cancelled, through no fault of the band. Multiple economic and logistical factors in Germany have created a uniquely tough situation for live concerts and promoters nationwide, and the EELS performances are no exception. The band is (understandably) dismayed, and hope to return as soon as possible. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase."
1/25/2023- TWO NEW EELS LIVE RELEASES + STUDIO LP REISSUES:EELS are releasing two new 12 inch vinyl-only live recordings, "LIVE AT LARGO" (2019) & "GENTLE SOULS: 2021 KCRW SESSIONS", available exclusively at the 2023 EELS tour shows. Stream "Anything For Boo (Unplugged)" from GENTLE SOULS now HERE and check out the covers and track listings of both new releases HERE.Also: vinyl reissues of the HOMBRE LOBO, END TIMES & TOMORROW MORNING albums will be released March 17th and available at all fine record stores and outlets orHERE. The EELS 2023 tour starts March 26th, see all the dates with ticket links HERE.
11/18/2020- WATCH EELS 2019 GREEN MAN SHOW:Immediately following their blistering Pukkelpop set last year the EELS crew packed up the truck and the band jumped on the bus late that night for the impossibly long trip to play at UK's Green Man Festival - the next afternoon! They didn't think they'd make it - but they did. And they brought it! You can't hear the audience in the mix (they were amazing) but as a result, you CAN hear every little nook and cranny of the EELS live set, and for the first time you can hear what the EELS say to each other between songs. This may be the most intimate EELS live experience, and the fine folks at Green Man are allowing EELS to post the entire show for you to watch it FREE right now HERE.
11/14/2020- E RETURNS TO JONAH RAYDIO:E discusses the EELS approach to live performing, his time on the LOVE TV show and taking his son to Take Your Kid To Work Day on the new episode of Jonah Raydio. As a bonus, the Zoom connection sometimes makes it sound like E's talking through Kanye's autotune mic. Listen HERE.
3/7/2019- ACOUSTIC VERSION OF "TODAY IS THE DAY" GETS VINYL RELEASE ON MARC MARON'S WTF LP:Marc Maron is releasing a limited edition vinyl LP of some of his favorite live performances from his WTF podcast, including E's solo acoustic performance of "Today is the Day" from his second appearance on the show last April, along with performances by J Mascis, Margo Price, Jason Isbell, Nick Lowe and more. IN THE GARAGE: LIVE MUSIC FROM WTF WITH MARC MARON will be released for Record Store Day, April 13th, proceeds go to Musicians On Call, which brings music to patients of health care facilities.
10/28/2018- LISTEN TO THE LAST EPISODE OF E's RADIO SHOW ONLINE NOW: E of EELS is Double J Radio's Artist In Residence for October! Show #4 (of 4) aired Sunday and is now streaming online this week only. Check out "the most eclectic and intriguing radio show you'll hear all year" HERE. About this week's show E says: "The bittersweet occasion of my last show of the month will be celebrated by going out with a BANG. A musical bang, if you will. It's like banging for your ears. I will prove how much I cherish you, gentle listener, by treating your ears to the utmost in audial lovemaking. Zombies, Zeppelin, Beach Boys, Billy Preston... even some curveballs like a couple from Lynyrd Skynyrd that may catch you by surprise. Yep. You didn't realize you liked Lynyrd Skynyrd until now. And a whole lot more. Times a-'wastin'! Let's get on with it!!" Listen HERE.
10/2/2018- E HOSTS HIS OWN RADIO SHOW:EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett aka E will be Australian National Radio Double J's "Artist In Residence" for the month of October, hosting a weekly show every Sunday at 3pm Sydney time, and everyone everywhere can listen online for 7 days after HERE. E will be playing "whatever the fuck he wants" as well as saying "whatever the fuck he wants" and promises all 4 two-hour shows to be both enlightening and entertaining, with plenty of amazing music you may have never heard before. Read the full announcement HERE and listen to show #1 this Sunday or any time 7 days after HERE.
12/7/2017- EVERYTHING'S GONNA BE COOL THIS CHRISTMAS: EELS leader E surfaced for his only live appearance of 2017, joining John C. Reilly, Jon Brion, Maria Bamford, Inara George and Dewey Cox at Judd Apatow's Largo birthday show last night in L.A. E played "Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas" and "It's a Motherfucker" before leading the entire troupe through "Raspberry Beret". See a photo from backstage HERE.
5/4/2015- ROYAL ALBERT HALL VINYL, CD, DVD & DOWNLOAD BACK IN STOCK EVERYWHERE!:Unanticipated demand created initial delays and shortages in supplies of the ROYAL ALBERT HALL triple purple LP+DVD, double CD+DVD, and iTunes album and concert film downloads, but now it's back in stock everywhere in every form! Order from Amazon, iTunes, or the EELS online store now HERE.
5/1/2015- E PERFORMS AT L.A. BENEFIT:For the first time since the EELS 2014 world tour ended last July EELS leader Mark Oliver Everett aka E appeared publicly, joining David Spade, Carol Leifer, Jon Brion and Judd Apatow at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society benefit held at Largo in Los Angeles last night. E performed "It's a Motherfucker", "My Beloved Monster", "Climbing to the Moon", "Can't Help Falling In Love" and sat down for an interview with Judd Apatow. See a backstage photo from the show HERE.
4/15/2015- "I'M NOT INTERESTED IN ANYTHING SHORT OF KICKING COMPLETE ASS"- E ON 20 YEARS OF EELS LIVE:Fuse has a new in-depth interview with EELS leader E about the ROYAL ALBERT HALL concert film & live album, what it's like to go into an audience for hugs, 7 live albums, and 20 years of live performances. Read it HERE. 2b1af7f3a8