The band's lineup—consisting of lead vocalist Till Lindemannlead guitarist Richard Krusperhythm guitarist Paul Landersbassist Oliver Riedeldrummer Christoph Schneiderand keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz —has remained unchanged throughout their history.

Their approach to songwriting has also remained unchanged, with Lindemann writing and singing the lyrics over instrumental pieces that the rest of the band have completed beforehand. Prior to their formation, some members were associated with the punk rock acts Feeling B and First Arsch.

After winning a local contest, Rammstein were able to record demos and send them to different record labels, eventually signing with Motor Music. Working with producer Jacob Hellnerthey released their debut album Herzeleid in Though the album sold poorly at first, the band gained popularity through their live performances and the album eventually reached No.

Their second album, Sehnsuchtwas released in and debuted at No. Following the tour, Rammstein signed with major label Universal Music and released Mutter in Six singles were released from the album, all charting in countries throughout Europe. The lead single, " Sonne ", reached No. Rammstein released Reise, Reise in and had two more singles reach No.

Their fifth album, Rosenrotwas released inand the lead single, " Benzin ", reached No. The band then entered a recording hiatus and toured for several years, releasing the Made in Germany greatest hits album as well as the Rammstein in Amerika and Paris live albums. After a decade without new music, Rammstein returned in with the song " Deutschland ", which became their second No. Their untitled seventh studio album was released in May and reached No.

Commercially, the band have been very successful, earning many No. Their grand live performances, which often feature pyrotechnicshave played a part in their popularity growth.

At that time, he was heavily influenced by American music, especially that of rock group Kiss. After the Berlin Wall came down, he moved back home to Schwerinwhere Till Lindemann worked as a basket-weaver and played drums in the band First Arsch loosely translated as "First Arse" or "First Ass". He realized that he did not want to make American music and concentrated on creating a unique German sound. Kruspe, Riedel and Schneider started working together on a new project in Finding it difficult to write both music and lyrics, Kruspe persuaded Lindemann, whom he had overheard singing while he was working, to join the fledgling group.

The band called themselves Rammstein-Flugschau Rammstein Airshow [2] after the Ramstein air show disaster. Guitarist Paul Landers said the spelling of Ramstein with the extra "m" was a mistake. A contest was held in Berlin for amateur bands inthe winner of which would receive access to a professional recording studio for a whole week.

Kruspe, Riedel, Schneider, and Lindemann entered and won the contest with a 4-track demo tape with demo versions of songs from Herzeleid, written in English. This sparked Landers' attention, who wanted in on the project upon hearing their demo.

Though initially hesitant, Lorenz eventually agreed to join the band.


Later, Rammstein were signed by Motor Music. Rammstein began to record their first studio album, Herzeleidin March with producer Jacob Hellner. Later that year, they toured with Clawfinger in Warsaw and Prague. Rammstein headlined a show tour of Germany in December, which did much to boost the band's popularity and establish them as a credible live act.

They went on several tours throughout earlyreleasing their second single titled " Seemann " on 8 January. Their first major boost in popularity outside Germany came when Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor chose two Rammstein songs, "Heirate mich" and " Rammstein ", during his work as music director for the David Lynch film Lost Highway.

The soundtrack for the film was released in the U. Rammstein went on to tour through Germany, Austria, and Switzerland from September to Octoberperforming an anniversary concert on 27 September called " years of Rammstein". This prompted the release of a fan edition of the single, named Engel — Fan Edition. Release of the second single from the album Sehnsucht was " Du hast ", which hit the German single charts August at No.

Rammstein then continued touring in the summer while Sehnsucht was released on 22 August But even after their stateside breakthrough, Rammstein refused to make themselves more palatable and, with few exceptions, remained committed to issuing their crude sociopolitical critiques in their native tongue.

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Kruspe and Paul H. The majority of their songs are in German, but they have also performed songs entirely or partially in other languages including English, Spanish, French, and Russian. Rammstein's award-winning live shows are known for their pyrotechnic elements and both on and off-stage theatrics.

Rammstein's entire catalogue is published by Universal Music Group. Members: Till Lindemann — lead vocals, harmonica — Richard Z. Kruspe — lead guitar, keyboard, backing vocals — Paul Landers — rhythm guitar, backing vocals — Oliver Riedel — bass — Christian Lorenz — keyboard, samples, synthesizers — Christoph Schneider — drums, percussion —. Viewing All Rammstein. Data Quality Correct. Show 25 50 Refresh. Reply Notify me Helpful.

Rammstein to me will always be the poor man's Laibach. Their sound and imagery always looks and sounds to me to be just a more diluted and acceptable obviously marketed at the USA type rock. Even looking at videos of their fans they seem to attract fans of Teutonic possibly fascistic rock. Even if the band don't want that image that seems to be the average American fan base.

Musically they are ok if a light more pop orientated hard rock. Think of them as a Twisted Sister for the 2k era. Best listened to with videos imho to get the full impact. Why they and more bands do not release video lps only is beyond me as the image is what they are selling before and above the music.

Reply Notify me 2 Helpful. What can you say about this band that has NOT been said. Possibly the best live event you will ever see but be warned, you may need to see a doctor after the show to get your senses back to normal.

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Amazon Payment Products. English Choose a language for shopping.Flake Lorenz can remember exactly where he was when the Berlin Wall came down. Nothing unusual there, except for the fact that the future Rammstein keyboard player and his bandmates were natives of East Berlin — a city that had been physically, politically and ideologically separated from its western twin for decades.

Did they have to jump the Wall? Someone informed him that the Wall had fallen that very night, smashed by protesters nearly 30 years after it had been erected. It was a momentous occasion, albeit one that prevented Feeling B from getting home. We had to stay the night in West Berlin. On a global scale, the fall of the Berlin Wall was the most momentous event since the end of the Second World War. It sparked off the reunification of Germany and set in motion a chain of events that would end in the dismantling of the USSR and the end of the Cold War.

But for Flake and Feeling B, it had a more detrimental effect. Everything was possible now, where it had been forbidden in the past.

And so everybody tried to make new things. Flake would become one of those people. Their name was Rammstein, and they would go on to become the biggest, boldest and most controversial German band of the last 25 years.

Like Flake, Rammstein guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe grew up in what was East Germany. He had moved from his hometown of Schwerin to East Berlin in his late teens. Both men agree that there was a thriving underground music scene in the capital. The authoritarian East German government forced bands to apply for a licence to make music, a process that involved playing in front of a commission of eight or 10 suited people.


An arty, livewire band like Feeling B could fudge the audition by changing their lyrics and toning down some of their more energetic songs. Few acts were turned down. If we needed a guitar player, we took them from another band.

I loved that idea. So much excitement, so much music going on. All that changed drastically after the Wall came down. The structure of the East German music industry collapsed completely. The eastern bands whose music had helped bring about the collapse of the system were now forced to reposition and reinvent themselves in order to gain a foothold in this new, thoroughly commercialised music business.

Feeling B managed to get with the programme. And soon, this half-serious side-project would overshadow everything else.

Feeling B would often ask if anyone in the audience could put them up for the night. One night, Till was in the crowd. When the shout out for five beds or even a floor came, he offered them space at his house.

Till was a former swimming prodigy turned musician. He was soon invited along to the extra-curricular jam sessions that would eventually sow the seeds for Rammstein. It was like a therapy group. One of the first songs this un-named collective wrote was named after the town of Ramstein, scene of a airshow disaster in which 70 people died after two planes collided in mid-air.

Ram-stone: a name that suited their sound perfectly. Sometimes they would play on the same bill as Feeling B, taking the money they earned from the latter and investing it back into their new project. Flake finds it difficult to pinpoint exactly when Rammstein became their main focus.Celebrating the band's 25th anniversary, this precision attack is both a satisfying return to classic sounds and a fresh vision of the band that remains triumphant and, most shockingly, even elegant and graceful.

Kruspe and Paul Landers provides a fresh batch of addictive, headbanging riffs. Beneath the frontal assault, Rammstein remains groove-heavy and melodic, owing to both bassist Oliver Riedel and the band's ever-patient whipping boy, keyboardist Flake.

Here, Flake in particular has more moments to shine brighter than he has in years. While the Herzeleid synths on the Kraftwerk -indebted "Radio" inspire appropriate nostalgia, the cheesy Euro-techno stabs on "Auslander" complement the equally unsavory subjects of the song itself.

His finest work on RAMMSTEIN is the synth-washed centerpiece "Weit Weg," a soaring epic that conveys longing and loneliness through the lens of a voyeur, while elevating the lecherous subject matter with frontman Till Lindemann 's poetic celestial imagery.

It's not just an album standout, but a catalog highlight. In addition to the band's tightened execution, Lindemann has also advanced in terms of vocal delivery and lyricism. While Rammstein has always been more insightful and socio-politically minded than they're given credit for, mainstream controversy frequently distracts from their oft-misunderstood messages, which tend to condemn societal ills, not glorify them.

This set is no different, as Lindemann delves deeper into the darkness by exploring topics such as fraught nationalism "Deutschland"religion "Zeig Dich"and the sex trade "Auslander," "Puppe". From the perspective of a young child, the father of two daughters examines the human toll of sex trafficking, the pain and rage of the lyrics exploding through his bloodied vocals on one of his most intense performances to date.

By illuminating such perversions and the sordid side of ourselves and society, Rammstein 's maturity and wisdom continue to evolve, even when they reliably dip back into the playful and satirical, like on odes to the less complicated delights of life "Radio," "Sex," and "Tattoo"and love and loss "Was Ich Liebe," "Diamant".


Injecting their trademark sound with fresh flair, RAMMSTEIN is one of the band's best efforts, a potent distillation of all the elements that have endeared them to fans for two-and-a-half decades. After all these years together, it's a wonder that Rammstein continue to improve while still retaining the hunger and passion that has helped them amass a devoted following across the globe.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists.Ramstein is located near the town of Ramstein-Miesenbachwhich stands outside the base's west gate, in the rural district of Kaiserslautern.

The east gate of Ramstein Air Base is circa 16 kilometers 9.

Ramstein Air Base

Other nearby civilian communities include Landstuhlsome 3 miles 4. Moore, Jr. The wing provides rapid mobility and agile combat support for military operations, and maintains expeditionary forces and infrastructure. There are more than 16, military, U. The Ramstein Cadet Squadron was formed with Captain Mark Bailey serving as the unit's first liaison officer, as well as other like minded military volunteers and roughly six cadets. To this day, the squadron enjoys vibrant member participation, as well as base support, hosting drill competitions and encampments along with their traditional military studies and aerospace education efforts.

Current membership as of April was members. In the subsequent years, a companion cadet squadron was formed at Spangdahlem Air Base. While the KMC remains the largest U. Due to the departure of other main operating installations, more than geographically separated units receive support from Ramstein. The construction of the air base was a project designed and undertaken by the French Army and the U.

Army Corps of Engineers from to It was an example of international collaboration: designed by French engineers, constructed by local businesses and large number of temporary and migrant workers of Italy, Portugal, Spain, Greece, and Turkey and operated by Americans. The area was a swamp that had to be built up by two meters six feet. A train line was laid out from Einsiedlerhof-Kaiserslautern in a yoke shape around to the current base and back down to the Landstuhl spur in by agreement of the U.

Trainloads of earth were moved over the line and spread over the base's current area to raise it to its current level. Once the ground was level, building construction began. Two bases were laid out. From to the opening of the bases in it was the largest one spot construction site in Europe employing overEuropeans at one time. A part of the unused autobahn to the west of Mannheim, near Kaiserslauternwas used as an airstrip by the Luftwaffe. The airstrip was also used by the advancing U.

With the advent of the Berlin Blockade and the chilling of relations with the Soviet Union by it became obvious to United States Air Force planners that these bases were tactically untenable because of their proximity to the East German and Czechoslovakian borders. France agreed to provide air base sites within their zone of occupation in the Rhineland-Palatinate as part of the NATO expansion program.

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