Word of Rammstein's horror romanticist blend of theatre and music spread like wildfire. One-time Olympic swimmer Till Lindemann would sing entire songs engulfed in flame from head to toe. The band's first album, Herzeleid (or Heartache), built on the grounds created by the band's live reputation. Scaling the German charts (and remaining there until the release of the second Rammstein LP some two years later), the album also introduced the band to the world outside of the Germany/Switzerland/Austria region. As Rammstein's second album, Sehnsucht (Longing), was released, the band was headlining throughout Europe to crowds of 10,000 to 30,000 people. Sehnsucht entered the German charts at number one immediately upon its release, and came very close to doing to the same in Austria and Switzerland. Within weeks, entries on other countries' charts had Sehnsucht rubbing elbows with Prodigy, Radiohead, and the Rolling Stones on Billboard's cumulative Eurochart. From there the fever spread, transcending any perceived language barrier. Somehow, the German language is integral to the Rammstein sound.
Yes turn it up.
Id: Till who?
Me: *slaps* Rammstein you doorknob!
Id: Ramm what?
Me: *slap slap* I dont know you.
Till Lindemann - Vocals
Richard J. Kruspe-Bernstein - Guitar
Paul Landers - Guitar #2
Oliver Riedel - Bass
Christoph Schneider - Drums
Christian "Flake" Lorenz - Keyboard
Their music is, to say the least, a great combination of soothing melodies and lightning-fast guitar riffs and drumlines that put them in a category of (almost) their own. Speaking german or looking up a translation of the lyrics shows just how deep and intuitive their songs can be, and is another affirmation that they are one of the best bands around today. Their closest rival is the Serbio-German Group Laibach, who have been doing this for more than 20 years.
DONT TRY Linkin Park or Slipknot (not that I don't like Slipknot, but they are nothing compared to Rammstein)
Till Lindemann: Lead Singer
Paul Landers: Rhythm Guitar
Richard Krupse-Bernstein: Lead Guitar
Oliver Riedel: Bass Guitar
Christoph "Doom" Schneider: Drums
Christian "Flake" Lorenz: Keyboard
The name of one of the greatest bands in human history. Known for their dark and militiristic music, Rammstein is like no other band in existance. They have practicly invented a new genere of music.
The name "Rammstein" actually oringinates from an accident that happened in 1988 at an air show at a U.S. air base near the city of Ramstein, Germany(hence the name Rammstein, notice how they added an m). The word "Rammstein" litterly means "Ramming Stone" in German, but that was not the intention of the band.
Rammstein's albums are:
(with hit songs and release dates included)
Herzeleid: Seeman, Du riechst so gut, Heirate Mich, Rammstein. Released in 1995, but was Re-Released in 1998 because the oringinal promoted the master race.
Sehnsucht: Engel, Du Hast, Bueck Dich. Released in 1997 in many verations.
Mutter: Links 234, Sonne, Ich Will, Feuer Frei. Released in 2001.
Rammstein has just released their current single "Mein Teil" from thier new album "Reise Reise" which should be released late 2004. Songs from this new album inculde Amerika, Morgenstern, Los, Wo Bist Du, and Moskau which is rumored to be sung with Russian pop duo t.A.T.u. With this new album on the way, Rammstein is continuing to rock on. It is certain that Rammstein will go down in hisory as Gods of Rock.