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Rammstein

Rammstein is a German Industrial Metal band from Berlin, formed in 1994. The band consists of members Till Lindemann, Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul H. Landers, Oliver “Ollie”, Christoph “Doom” Schneider and Christian “Flake” Lorenz. They are widely accepted as part of the Neue Deutsche Härte scene and they are the genre’s most successful band, achieving worldwide fame.

The extra “m” in the band’s name makes it translate literally as “ramming stone” 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 live shows are famous for their pyrotechnic performance and theatrics, earning them awards from many countries, including The United States of America. 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. The band have stated they were named after the Ramstein airshow disaster.

Rammstein have achieved particular fame for their hugely over-the-top stage show, using so many pyrotechnics that fans eventually coined the motto “Other bands play, Rammstein burns!” After an accident in the Arena in Berlin where some burning decoration parts fell the band used professionals to handle the pyrotechnics; Lindemann is now a licensed pyrotechnician who spends entire songs engulfed head-to-toe in flames. He has suffered multiple burns on his ears, hair and arms.

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