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Rammstein (German pronunciation: [ˈʀamʃtaɪ̯n]) is a German industrial metal band from Berlin, formed in 1994. The band consists of members Till Lindemann (lead vocals), Richard Z. Kruspe (lead guitar and backing vocals), Paul H. Landers (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Oliver "Ollie" Riedel (bass guitar), Christoph "Doom" Schneider (drums and electronic percussion) and Christian "Flake" Lorenz (keyboards). They are widely accepted as part of the Neue Deutsche Härte scene, alongside bands such as Oomph!, Eisbrecher, and Die Krupps. Their sound has been dubbed as Tanz-Metal (lit. "dance metal"). Their songs are usually in German, but they have also performed songs entirely or partially in other languages such as English, Spanish, French and Russian. As of 2009, they have sold over 15 million records worldwide. Rammstein's entire catalogue is published by Universal Music Group. Since their formation in 1994, Rammstein has had no changes in their band line-up nor have any members left the band.
December 10, 2009
Iron Maiden and Rammstein have been confirmed as the headliners of Sonisphere Festival 2010. The UK leg of Knebworth has also been extended to three days – running from July 30th to August 1st. Read more
November 10, 2009
Rammstein's new album 'Liebe Ist Für Alle Da' has been deemed as “harmful” to young people and can no longer appear on public display in some shops in Germany. Citing Section 18 of the Youth Protection Act, The Office for the Examination of Media Harmful in the band's native country put the ruling into effect from tomorrow (November 11). Read more
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