Ritual (Oomph! album)

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Ritual
Oomph! Ritual album.jpg
Studio album by
Released18 January 2019
GenreIndustrial metal, Neue Deutsche Härte
LabelNapalm
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" (Not a love song) were released,[4] as well as reconfirming the release date. "Kein Liebeslied" was released on 30 November 2018 as the album's first single. The album's second single "Tausend Mann und ein Befehl" was released on 4 January 2019. All songs were released on January, 18.
At the end of its release week, Ritual became the band's first #1 album, in their native Germany[5].

Track listing[6][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"Not a Love Song3:36
4."Trümmerkinder"Children of Debris4:20
5."Europa (feat. Chris Harms)"Europe4:25
6."Im 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
Total length:44:18

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
Total length:12:15

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 toured in support of the album in the following locations and dates[7]

  • 1 March 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

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[8] 12
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[9] 1
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 24

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. ^ "Offizielle Deutsche Cherts" (in German). Retrieved 14 February 2019.
  6. ^ "OOMPH! official website". www.oomph.de (in German). Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  7. ^ OOMPH! – Unveil All Details Of Upcoming Album "Ritual!", 16 November 2018, retrieved 16 November 2018
  8. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Oomph! – Ritual" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Oomph! – Ritual" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Oomph! – Ritual". Hung Medien. Retrieved 30 January 2019.