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Rammstein reportedly sing about Fritzl case

By Thomas Hochwarter

German scandal rock band Rammstein is set to cause controversy again as a new song allegedly deals with the incest case of Amstetten.

The lyrics of "Wiener Blut", a track of the group’s sixth studio album "Liebe ist für alle da" that hit the shelves today (Fri), have references to the story of Josef Fritzl, the Austrian pervert who jailed and raped his daughter Elisabeth for 24 years, according to advance information by music media.

"Wiener Blut" is also the title of an operetta by famed Vienna composer Johann Strauss.

The Echo-awarded Berlin-based industrial metal band has in the past caused public outrage with video clips to their songs containing displays criticised as "pornographic", while lyrics have dealt with topics like child death, cannibalism and violence.

Rammstein's only performance in Austria this year at the Stadthalle in Vienna on 21 November was sold out within one day.

That controversy has been preceded by news from Croatia, where a 48-year-old man has been taken into custody over accusations he had tortured and sexually abused his five children for years.

The man – already dubbed the "Croatian Josef Fritzl" by the country’s press – had worked for an Austrian business before the firm went bankrupt, according to his wife who also said she had no plans to file for divorce.

Lower Austrian Josef Fritzl, 74, was sentenced to life last March for keeping his daughter as a sex slave for 24 years in a cellar dungeon under the family home in the town of Amstetten. He fathered seven children with her and allowed one boy to die after he was born with breathing complications.

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