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Du hast space: ISS astronaut is first to hear new Rammstein song

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One very specific person has now heard a new Rammstein song.

Drummer Chris Schneider premiered the track for Thomas Pesquet, an astronaut and current commander of the International Space Station. In an Instagram post, Schneider shares that speaking with Pesquet felt like a “child’s dream coming true.”

“Talking to a person living in the sky, sharing a glimpse of his view, realizing again how small we all are compared to the depth of the universe…” Schneider writes.

“[Pesquet] was the first to listen to one of our new songs from the upcoming album,” the drummer adds. “It premiered in the sky, which is an honor for us.”

Rammstein recorded a new album while in lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the follow-up to 2019’s untitled effort.

There’s no word yet on when all of us Earth-bound people will get to hear new Rammstein music. Hopefully it will arrive in time for the German metal titans’ first-ever North American stadium tour, which finally kicks off in August 2022 after several COVID-related delays.

Pesquet, meanwhile, seems to be the go-to person for music premieres lately — he also debuted Coldplay‘s “Higher Power” single aboard the ISS.

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