Style: Industrial |
Year of birth: 1993
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Biography of Band
|Rammstein was formed in 1993 by an assembly of factory-weary proletarians raised in East Germany. They took their name (adding an "m") from the location of a German tragedy where 80 people were hurt and killed as the result of a crash during an American Air Force flight show. The literal translation of "ram stein" is a battering ram made of stone.
Word of Rammstein's horror romanticist blend of theatre and music spread like wildfire. 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. Later Rammstein released two more albums: Live aus Berlin (Live from Berlin) and their fourth full album, Mutter (Mother) in 2001.
Last album "Reise Reise" has been realesed in 2004
Members of Rammstein
| Current Members:|
Till Lindemann (Founder). In Band at: 1994 - . Role: Vocals
Richard Kruspe-Bernstein (Founder). In Band at: 1994 - . Role: Guitars
Paul Landers (Founder). In Band at: 1994 - . Role: Guitars
Oliver Riedel (Founder). In Band at: 1994 - . Role: Bass
Christoph Schneider (Founder). In Band at: 1994 - . Role: Drums
Christian Lorenz (Flake) (Founder). In Band at: 1994 - . Role: Keyboards
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