Universal Music Germany confirmed in Berlin today (Nov. 11) that in the near future it will be re-releasing Rammstein's new album "Liebe ist Für Alle Da," having removed the track and artwork that got the set banned from public display or sale to under-18s in Germany.

The album was placed on the restricted list by the German Federal Office for the Examination of Media Harmful to Young People and has been banned from being sold by people under 18 years or promoted by retailers in Germany, with effect from today.

Universal will reissue the album without the contentious track, "Ich tue Dir Weh" ("I Want to hurt you"), and the artwork showing guitarist Richard Kruspe with a masked naked woman on his knees will also be removed from future editions.

Universal reported today that over 300,000 copies of the album have been sold in Germany since it was released on Oct. 10.

Speaking to the media today, Rammstein's Keyboard player Christian Lorenz criticized the "petty misunderstanding of art and the massive interference with civil rights."

An erstwhile member of the Eastern German punk band Feeling B, he said the entire affair was very reminiscent of the days before the fall of the Berlin Wall. An official statement from Rammstein was not released yet.