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Prepare for a Rammstein Invasion! [NSFW]

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In anticipation of their upcoming greatest-hits release Made in Germany, international metal superstars Rammstein have announced they will be returning to North America in 2012 to play a huge number of venues. The band's literally explosive live show (they pack enough pyro to make KISS cringe) ripped through a small number of North American cities last year, but this looks like one of their most far-reaching tours on this side of the Atlantic in a long time. Hit the jump for more info about the band's 2012 plans, including details on the retrospective album, and watch a completely insane (and NSFW) video for their new single "Mein Land"...

Made in Germany, which is scheduled for release on December 13th, is a retrospective of the band's hits from their 1995 debut Herzeleid though their 2009 smash Liebe Ist Für Alle Da (check out our review) and beyond. It will be available in multiple versions, including a limited-edition box featuring the best-of singles, best-of remixes, and the band's complete video reel (which contains some previously unseen clips). To promote the release, the "Made in Germany" tour will now include 21 North American venues over the course of one month (April 20th through May 25th). If you're interested, be sure to drop by the band's official site for the complete list of venues and ticket buying info...  but move fast, because they're going on sale this Friday.

The new single "Mein Land" is part of a four-track digital EP the band released in the US on Monday, along with the b-side "Vergiss uns Nicht" and remixes by BossHoss and Mogwai. The video, directed by Jonas Akerlund – who also helmed their hilarious XXX clip for the single "Pussy" – is not as overtly horror-themed as many of the band's earlier efforts (including the notorious cannibal-themed "Mein Teil"), but don't be deceived by the beach-blanket-bingo presentation: by the end of the clip it's a total Rammstein-a-palooza... in other words, fire, violence, boobs, fire, explosions, girl-on-girl action and fire. Be sure the boss isn't looking over your shoulder...

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