Metropolis mislabeled the back cover tracklisting on Civilization releases on at least three different occasions. The errors included swapping song titles, missing the song "Schicksal," and excluding the "Dissident" page in the booklet. These numerous errors led to rumors that Metropolis was releasing special edition copies of the album. All of these rumors were false. While the tracklisting found on the back cover was incorrect, the linear notes still had all the songs in correct order excluding copies with the missing "Dissident" page.
Civilization was accompanied by two singles. Maniacal was released about three months before the album. It contains the original version and a remix of the title track as well as the B-side "Anti". The follow-up to the album was the single Vanished. It includes two remixes of the title track and the non-album tracks "Stürm", "Disseminate" and "Uncivilized". "Stürm" is also featured on the soundtrack album from horror film Saw. Both singles reached the top of the Deutsche Alternative Charts single chart (see Chart positions).