Rammstein: A Bio

Rammstein
Rammstein
Richard Kruspe
Richard Kruspe
Till Lindemann
Till Lindemann
Christoph Schneider
Christoph Schneider
Christian Lorenz and Paul Landers
Christian Lorenz and Paul Landers
Oliver Riedel
Oliver Riedel
Herzeleid album 1
Herzeleid album 1
Sehnsucht album 2
Sehnsucht album 2
Mutter album 3
Mutter album 3
Reise Reise album 4
Reise Reise album 4
Rosenrot album 5
Rosenrot album 5
Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da album 6
Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da album 6
Live Aus Berlin DVD 1
Live Aus Berlin DVD 1
Lichtspielhaus DVD 2
Lichtspielhaus DVD 2
Volkerball DVD 3
Volkerball DVD 3


Rammstein. Is that a type of food? What is "Rammstein"?


This is Rammstein

Rammstein is German rock group. Their music can be described as Neue Deutsche Härte ("new German hardness"). To some people, it is a pointless group that just make a lot of noise. To others, it is another band with meaning in the lyrics and related to life.


Who's In Rammstein?

Rammstein was formed by Richard Kruspe and consists of him as a lead guitarist and back up vocalist; Till Lindemann as a main vocalist; Paul Landers, a guitarist, Christoph Schneinder is the drummer, Oliver Riedel is the bassist and Christian Lorenz as the keyboardist. These six men have been composing music for Rammstein for over 15 years.


Where Did The Name Originate?

Even though the majority of their songs are composed in German, Rammstein has had world wide success; releasing their sixth album in October 2009. The band took their name indirectly from the German town of Ramstein-Miesenbach, the site of the flight show disaster on 28 August 1988. The literal meaning of Rammstein is ramming (Ramm) stone (stein).


Albums, DVDs and Concerts

Their first album was released and titled Herzeleid, which mean heartache and could be seen an album filled with emotion. Sehnsucht (longing) was released in a period where most of the band members were having relationship problems and thus this was reflected on that album. Rammstein's first concert "Live Aus Berlin" was performed in 1998 and attracted over 17 000 fans. World wide success had only just begun.

Mutter (Mother) was released in 2001 and Rammstein flew to Prague to hold a concert for the beginning of a movie starring Vin Diesel called xXx. Lichtspielhaus (Light House/Opera House) was a compliation of music videos, clips of live concerts and contained "The Making Of.." some of their videos. The fourth album, Reise Reise (Arise Arise) was released in September 2004 and one of the songs title "Mein Teil" (My Part) was related to the cannibalism case in Germany the previous year.

October 2005 saw the release of Rosenrot (Rose Red), followed by yet another concert captured on DVD titled "Völkerball" (Dodge ball) in November 2006. The band took a break after the concert and started working on another album in 2007. October 2009 brought the release of Liebe Ist Für Alle Da (Love Is For Everyone), shortly before their next concert which is to be held in December 2009.


Trivial information about Rammstein

Oliver Riedel commented that, "German language suits heavy metal music. French might be the language of love, but German is the language of anger". There have been a few songs done in both German and English namely Du Hast, Engel and Amerika amongst others. Till Lindemann's voice is both poetic and soft in ballads while full of emotion in other songs. Most of the guitar solo's are done by Richard Kruspe.

According to rumors, Till Lindemann plans to retire when he reaches fifty years old so that he can spend time with his family. Until then, may Rammstein live long and produce may more exciting albums! I am a huge fan myself and a collector of their music so therefore I can say that every album and every DVD is certainly worth it. How would i know? Because i own every album and every DVD myself.

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queenbe 7 years ago from NY

Thank you for introducing me to this band. I had not heard of them until now and I want to hear some of their music.


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CiscoPixie 7 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all? Author

It's a pleasure :) I never thought someone would be interested in listening to them but i thought i'd try anyway.


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Char-Ann 6 years ago from New Zealand

I don't really listen to Rammstein but I know you do... :)


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CiscoPixie 6 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all? Author

I do indeed char-ann.thank you for commenting.


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Shinkicker 6 years ago from Scotland

Nice Hub about a fantastic band. I've seen them twice and I agree Oliver Riedel that German sounds great in Hevay Metal


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CiscoPixie 6 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all? Author

Oh you are so lucky shinkicker! I wasn't able to see them so my parents bought me the dvd's instead.. thank you for commenting and i also agree with Oliver.


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Fresh_Flower 6 years ago from London

Must say I love how David Lynch uses Rammstein's music in the movie Lost Highway


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kea 6 years ago

Great info! I love Rammstein and other German bands, like Subway to Sally!


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CiscoPixie 6 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all? Author

Rammstein is my favourite band of all time! :) thanks for commenting


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optimus grimlock 6 years ago

great hub!!! I wish they would release all there songs in english, i think it might take away from the metal aspect of it. I wish they would tour in the u.s. start in florida, i'll be there!!!


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CiscoPixie 6 years ago from I'm in a world of my own, but aren't we all? Author

Well optimus grimlock, if they released all their songs in english it would lose the spark it maintains now because it is a language that english people do not understand. I'm still waiting for them to come to New Zealand and you should check the tour dates. I heard they might be doing an American tour sometime. thank you for commenting!

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