Rammstein (German pronunciation: [ˈʁamʃtaɪn]) is a German rock band, formed in 1994 in Berlin. Throughout its existence, Rammstein's six-man lineup has remained unchanged - singer Till Lindemann, guitarists Richard Z. Kruspe and Paul H. Landers, bassist Oliver "Ollie" Riedel, drummer Christoph "Doom" Schneider and keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz.

Rammstein were among the founding bands of a German/Austrian subgenre in the mid-1990's where industrial rock and (groove) metal were mixed in a vein that became known as NDH, Neue Deutsche Härte (New German Hard), clearly inspired by industrial acts like Laibach, Die Krupps and Ministry, but also metal bands like Pantera and Sepultura. 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, and nowadays, they call their music Tanz Metal ("Dance Metal").

There has been some controversy around their name. During their formative years 1993/94, they were throwing out names while in Feeling B's tour bus, and someone wrote Rammstein Flugschau ("Rammstein Air Show") on the wall. Ramstein Air Base outside Kaiserslautern in southern Germany is mainly the headquarters for the US Air Forces in Europe and Africa. In 1988 there was a horrible accident during an Italian air show that killed 70 people. They contemplated other names, like Milch (Milk), Erde (Earth) and Mutter (Mother), but the misspelt Rammstein stuck with them. They have long since distanced themselves from the old name and story.

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


none Rammstein - 6 Rough-Mixes / 3 Mixes album art Rammstein 6 Rough-Mixes / 3 Mixes(Cass) Motor Music none Germany 1995 Sell This Version
none Rammstein - Rammstein (Demo-Version) album art Rammstein Rammstein (Demo-Version)(Cass) Motor Music none Germany 1995 Sell This Version
529 160-4 Rammstein - Herzeleid album art Rammstein Herzeleid (Album) Motor Music, Motor Music 529 160-4 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
537 304-2 Rammstein - Sehnsucht album art Rammstein Sehnsucht (Album) Motor Music 537 304-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
547 593-2 Rammstein - Live Aus Berlin album art Rammstein Live Aus Berlin (Album) Motor Music 547 593-2 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
549 639-2 Rammstein - Mutter album art Rammstein Mutter (Album) Motor, Universal 549 639-2 Argentina 2001 Sell This Version
DR8905/9868150 Rammstein - Reise, Reise album art Rammstein Reise, Reise (Album) Universal Music, Universal Music, Universal Music DR8905/9868150 South Korea 2004 Sell This Version
9875124 Rammstein - Rosenrot album art Rammstein Rosenrot (Album) Universal Music 9875124 Argentina 2005 Sell This Version
06025 170506-7 Rammstein - Völkerball album art Rammstein Völkerball (Album) Universal Music Group, Pilgrim Management 06025 170506-7 Ukraine 2006 Sell This Version
2721358 Rammstein - Liebe Ist Für Alle Da album art Rammstein Liebe Ist Für Alle Da (Album) Universal Music Group 2721358 US 2009 Sell This Version
4250699800016 Rammstein - XXI Klavier album art Rammstein XXI Klavier (Album) Edition Rammstein 4250699800016 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
5752538 Rammstein - Paris album art Rammstein Paris (Album) Universal Music Group 5752538 USA & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
0602577493942 Rammstein - Untitled album art Rammstein Untitled (Album) Universal Music Group 0602577493942 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
0602445445738 Rammstein - Zeit album art Rammstein Zeit (Album) Universal Music Group, Vertigo/Capitol, Rammstein 0602445445738 Worldwide 2022 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Rammstein - Du Riechst So Gut album art Rammstein Du Riechst So Gut (Single, Maxi) Motor Music none Germany 1995 Sell This Version
none Rammstein - Seemann album art Rammstein Seemann (Single) Motor Music none Germany 1996 Sell This Version
PRCD 7938-2 Rammstein - Sehnsucht album art Rammstein Sehnsucht(CD, Single, Promo) Slash PRCD 7938-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
none Rammstein - Engel album art Rammstein Engel (Maxi, Single) Motor Music none Germany 1997 Sell This Version
569 029-2 Rammstein - Das Modell album art Rammstein Das Modell (Maxi, Single) Motor Music 569 029-2 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
none Rammstein - Du Hast album art Rammstein Du Hast (Single, Maxi) Motor Music none Austria 1997 Sell This Version
none Rammstein - Engel / Du Hast album art Rammstein Engel / Du Hast(CDr, Single, Promo) London Records none UK 1997 Sell This Version
TVT 8207-OP Rammstein - Megalomaniac / Engel album art KMFDM / Rammstein KMFDM / Rammstein - Megalomaniac / Engel(12", Promo) TVT Soundtrax TVT 8207-OP US 1997 Sell This Version
044 141-2 Rammstein - Stripped album art Rammstein Stripped (Maxi, Single) Motor Music 044 141-2 Australasia 1998 Sell This Version
044 033-2 Rammstein - Du Riechst So Gut '98 album art Rammstein Du Riechst So Gut '98 (Maxi) Motor 044 033-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
561 243-2 Rammstein - Asche Zu Asche album art Rammstein Asche Zu Asche (Single, Maxi) Motor Music 561 243-2 Germany 1999 Sell This Version

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May 12, 2022

Best band in the world...at least for me!!!!!!

My favourite albums ranked:

1 - Sehnsucht
2 - Rammstein 2019 / Untitled
3 - Rosenrot
4 - Zeit
5 - Reise, Reise
6 - Liebe Ist Für Alle Da
7 - Mutter
8 - Herzeleid


July 8, 2019
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.


February 16, 2018
What can you say about this band that has NOT been said. Have been into Rock / Metal and everything in between since 1976 and I can honestly say that this band are absolutely BRILLIANT. Have seen them in concert halls and outside gigs and they have NEVER put on a bad show.
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. Miss them at your peril.


March 20, 2017
Well, the Scorpions sold more than 100,000,000 albums (Rammstein 15,000,000 as of 2009), Kraftwerk have been even more influentual than Rammstein and Grönemeyer is the German artist who has been the most successful with selling German albums in the German market, but I certainly agree that Rammstein is one of the most successful German bands ever. If you only consider the last 20 years and all music markets worldwide, then I agree that Rammstein is the most successful German band.


January 6, 2017
Rammstein. One of the most successful bands ever and definitely the most successful German band.

I don't think there will ever be a band which comes close to this band. Many rip offs but none who manages to keep up with them.
Pretty much every of their tracks is great. There was no track which felt bad or boring. Well ok, maybe Pussy.
Every of their releases is a damn diamond and people who dont know them must have lived below a rock in the last 20 years.

Can't await them to release their next album. I am really hyped and hope they can reach LIFAD at least.


December 2, 2012
The best band in the world!!!


August 1, 2012

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