Asche zu Asche

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"Asche zu Asche"
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Single by Rammstein
from the album Herzeleid
Released 15 January 2001
Format CD
Recorded Polar Studios, Stockholm, 1995
Genre Neue Deutsche Härte, industrial metal
Length 3:51
Label Motor
Writer(s) Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul Landers, Till Lindemann, Christian Lorenz, Oliver Riedel, Christoph Schneider
Producer(s) Jacob Hellner and Carl-Michael Herlöffson
Rammstein singles chronology
"Asche zu Asche"

"Asche zu Asche" is a single by the German band Rammstein, from their first studio album, Herzeleid. The single was included as a "Bonus CD" for the re-released Australian Tour Edition of Sehnsucht, and as a separate CD Single. It contains the 1995 album version of "Asche zu Asche", and five live tracks taken from Live Aus Berlin. It was only released in Australia as promotion of the Big Day Out Festival '01, for which Rammstein were a headlining act.

Live story[edit]

Since its release, "Asche zu Asche" has been a staple in Rammstein's live shows. It is the only Rammstein song to have been played in every one of the band's tours. During performances the microphone stands would be set on fire near the end of the song and clouds of smoke would cover the stage. The song was played at almost every concert from 1995 to 2002. Initially it wasn't played during the Reise, Reise tour, but it was included again by the end of February 2005, ultimately replacing "Rein, Raus" in the setlists. More recently, "Asche zu Asche" has been absent during most of the Liebe ist für alle da tour, but has made some rare appearances in Germany and Denmark, replacing the song "Ich tu dir weh", which was indexed by the German Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien. During these performances, the effects used for "Ich tu dir weh" are used, which means the flaming stand has not been used. In the current Made In Germany 1995-2011 Tour, the song is again on the setlist.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Asche zu Asche (Album Version)
  2. Spiel mit mir (Live Version)
  3. Laichzeit (Live Version)
  4. Wollt ihr das Bett in Flammen sehen? (Live Version)
  5. Engel (Live Version)
  6. Asche zu Asche (Live Version)
  7. Website extras included as Enhanced CD content


Year Chart Peak
2001 Australian ARIA Singles Chart[1] 94


  1. ^ "Pandora Archive" (PDF). 2006-08-23. Retrieved 2012-01-14. 

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