Ritual (Oomph! album)

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Ritual
Oomph! Ritual album.jpg
Studio album by
Released18 January 2019
GenreNeue Deutshe Härte, Industrial metal
LabelNapalm Records
Oomph! chronology
XXV
(2015)
Ritual
(2019)

Ritual is the 13th studio album by the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Oomph!. The title was announced in a post on the band's official Facebook page on 15 November 2018.[1] The band had earlier said they expected the album to release on 18 January 2019. On the following day, the official artwork for the album and a track listing,[2] pre-order URL,[3] and a segment of upcoming single "Kein Liebeslied" (No love song) were released,[4] as well as reconfirming the release date. "Kein Liebeslied" was released on November 30th, 2018 as the album's first single. The album's second single "Tausend Mann und ein Befehl" was released on January 4th, 2019. All songs were released on January, 18.

The album will be released in a number of physical formats:

  • A Jewel case CD
  • A digipack CD (6 pages)
  • 2 x 12" LPs in a gatefold sleeve
  • A Limited Edition box set[5]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleEnglish TranslationLength
1."Tausend Mann und ein Befehl"A Thousand Men and One Order4:19
2."Achtung! Achtung!"Attention! Attention!3:37
3."Kein Liebeslied"No Love Song3:36
4."Trümmerkinder"Wreckage Children4:20
5."Europa (feat. Chris Harms / Lord of the Lost)"Europe4:25
6."In Namen des Vaters"In the Name of the Father3:56
7."Das Schweigen der Lämmer"The Silence of the Lambs3:49
8."TRRR - FCKN - HTLR" 3:32
9."Phönix aus der Asche"Phoenix from the Ashes4:22
10."Lass' die Beute frei"Set the Booty Free4:13
11."Seine Seele"His Soul4:09

Bonus tracks[edit]

These are included on the Digital Download, Digipack CD, Vinyl, and Limited Edition Box Set releases.

No.TitleEnglish TranslationLength
12."In der Stille der Nacht (Bonus Track)"In the Dead of Night (idiom)4:14
13."Lazarus (Bonus Track)" 4:39
14."TRRR - FCKN - HTLR (Lord Of The Lost Remix) (Bonus Track)" 3:22

In addition, the Limited edition box set features a 7" Vinyl with the exclusive song "Ich bin ein Fels" (I am a rock).

Singles[edit]

  • "Kein Liebeslied"
  • "Tausend Mann und ein Befehl"

Tour[edit]

The band will be touring in support of the album in the following locations and dates[6]

  • 1 Mar 2019 - Capitol, Hanover, Germanya
  • 2 Mar - Astra, Berlin, Germanya
  • 3 Mar - Markthalle, Hamburg, Germanya
  • 5 Mar - Zeche, Bochum, Germanya
  • 6 Mar - Schlachthof, Weisbaden, Germanya
  • 8 Mar - Im Wizemann, Stuttgart, Germanya
  • 9 Mar - Backstage Werk, Munich, Germanya
  • 10 Mar - Kraftwerk Mitte, Dresden, Germanya
  • 12 Mar - Taubchenthal, Leipzig, Germanya
  • 13 Mar - Hirs'ch, Nuremberg, Germanya
  • 15 Mar - Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germanya
  • 16 Mar - Iduna, Drachten, Netherlandsa
  • 17 Mar - La Laiterie, Strasbourg, Franceb
  • 19 Mar - O2 Academy Islington, London, UKb
  • 20 Mar - La Machine, Paris, Franceb
  • 22 Mar - Sala Mon, Madrid, Spainc
  • 23 Mar - Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona, Spainc
  • 24 Mar - Ninkasi Kao, Lyon, Franceb
  • 26 Mar - Kofmehl, Solothurn, Switzerlandb
  • 28 Mar - Conrad-Sohm, Dornbirn, Austriab
  • 29 Mar - Nová Chmelnice, Prague, Czech Republicb
  • 30 Mar - Dark Electro Festival, Warsaw, Poland

a: with Nervenbeisser b: with Heldmaschine c: with Mind Driller

References[edit]

  1. ^ Facebook, 15 November 2018, retrieved 15 November 2018 Oomph! album title announcement
  2. ^ Facebook, 16 November 2018, retrieved 16 November 2018 Oomph! album artwork, track listing etc announcement
  3. ^ OOMPH! - Napalm Records Online Store, 16 November 2018, retrieved 16 November 2018
  4. ^ OOMPH! - Kien Liebeslied (Trailer)|Napalm Records - YouTube, 16 November 2018, retrieved 16 November 2018
  5. ^ OOMPH! Unveil Details For Upcoming Album 'Ritual' - Overdrive Music Magazine, 16 November 2018, retrieved 16 November 2018
  6. ^ OOMPH! - Unveil All Details Of Upcoming Album "Ritual!", 16 November 2018, retrieved 16 November 2018