Asche Zu Asche


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"Asche zu Asche" (German: [ˈaʃə tsuː ˈʔaʃə]) 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.  


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Rammstein is a Neue Deutsche Härte (New German Hardness) band from Berlin, Germany. The band was formed in 1994 and consists of Till Lindemann (lead vocals), Richard Z. Kruspe (guitar and backing vocals), Paul H. Landers (guitar, backing vocals), Oliver "Ollie" Riedel (bass guitar), Christoph "Doom" Schneider (drums and electronic percussion) and Christian "Flake" Lorenz (keyboards). more »

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Origins and Background
"Asche Zu Asche" is a song by the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein. It is both one of Rammstein’s most popular songs and an iconic example of their unique blend of industrial metal and techno.
Song Album
The song is from their debut album "Herzeleid," released in Sept 1995.
Live Performances
"Asche Zu Asche" was the opening song of the band's concert tour for the album Herzeleid and has been a staple of Rammstein's live shows.
Lyrics Significance
The lyrics of the song repeatedly incorporate the phrase "Asche zu Asche, Staub zu Staub," an alteration of the well-known idiomatic phrase from the Anglican burial service "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust."
Music Video
Unlike many of their other hit songs, "Asche Zu Asche" does not have an official music video.
Cover Versions
The song has been covered by several artists over the years, establishing its reputation within the metal and industrial genres.
Translation and Interpretation
The song's title translates to "Ashes to Ashes" in English, and lyrically, it appears to deal with themes of death, rebirth, and the cyclical nature of existence.
Album Success
"Herzeleid," the album featuring "Asche Zu Asche," peaked at number 6 on the German album chart.
Instruments Used
The song features the band's signature style, highlighting the aggressive guitar riffs, pounding drums and the distinctive deep, growling vocals of frontman Till Lindemann.
Song Length
The track "Asche Zu Asche" runs for around 3 minutes and 51 seconds.
Single Release
Although being a highly popular track among fans, "Asche Zu Asche" was not released as a single from the "Herzeleid" album.
Artist Recognition
The song showcases Rammstein’s musical prowess and creativity, with it frequently being cited as one of the key driving songs that helped establish Rammstein as global stars within the hard rock and metal music scene.
Digital Platforms
"Asche zu Asche" is available on all major music streaming platforms including, Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon Music.

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