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Their six-man lineup—lead vocalist Till Lindemannlead guitarist Richard Z. Krusperhythm guitarist Paul Landersbassist Oliver Riedeldrummer Christoph Schneiderand keyboardist Transparent - Various - Rammstein Presents 7 "Flake" Lorenz —has remained unchanged throughout their existence. 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.
Transparent - Various - Rammstein Presents 7 second album, Sehnsuchtwas released in and debuted at No. Following the expansive tour, Rammstein signed with major label Universal Music and released Mutter in Six singles were released from the album, all charting in multiple countries throughout Transparent - Various - Rammstein Presents 7.
The lead single, " Sonne ", reached No. They released Reise, Reise in and had two more singles reach No. The Ride On Time - Various - Very Best Of Back To The Old Skool 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 Transparent - Various - Rammstein Presents 7 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.
Kruspe . InEast German guitarist Richard Z. 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 Ass" or "First Arse".
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  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. Salon Baby - Deadstar - The Definitive Collection 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 Then You Look At Me - Celine Dion* - All The Way.
A Decade Of Song 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 Transparent - Various - Rammstein Presents 7 to Octoberperforming an anniversary concert Transparent - Various - Rammstein Presents 7 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 The album reached No. Rammstein continued to headline sold-out shows throughout Europe in September and October. In Julythe band released a cover of the song Strippedoriginally released by Depeche Mode in early ; it was included on the tribute album For the Massesthe Rammstein version obtained moderate success in Germany and Austria.
On 22—23 AugustRammstein played to over 17, fans at the Wuhlheide in Berlin; the biggest show the band had played there up to that date.
Rammstein had further success instarting off the year in February with a nomination for Best Metal Performance at the 41st-annual Grammy Awards. A year after it was filmed, the Live aus Berlin concert was released on CD on 30 Augustwith a limited edition double CD also available. Two weeks after it was released, Live aus Berlin went to No. On 13 September and 26 Novemberthe video and DVD versions of the concert were released respectively.
Rammstein's album Mutter was recorded in the south of France in May and Juneand mixed in Stockholm in October of that year. During DecemberRammstein released an MP3 Douce Ambiance - The Howard Alden Trio - The Howard Alden Trio Plus Special Guests Ken Peplowski & W of " Links " as a teaser for their new album.
January also heralded the shooting of the video for their upcoming single, " Sonne ", recorded in Potsdam at Babelsberger Filmstudios from 13 to 15 January The video was Vinum Sabbathi - Electric Wizard - Dopethrone on 29 January The single for "Sonne" was released on 12 February in Europe, featuring an instrumental version of the song, two remixes by Clawfinger and the song "Adios" from the upcoming album.
Mutter was released on 2 Aprilsparking another Rammstein tour through Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. On 14 May, the second single from the album, "Links 2 3 4", was released, along with a video of the single on 18 May. After a tour throughout Europe in June, the band then toured the U. The band is seen in the opening scene, performing their song " Feuer frei! Rammstein released two remixes of the song. The video for the single was edited by Rob Cohen and contains part Rammstein performance at the beginning of the film and part snippets from the film itself.
Rammstein recorded Reise, Reise meaning "journey, journey", or as a command "travel, travel", but also an archaic Reveille at the El Cortijo studio in southern Spain in November and December ; it Ring Ring - ABBA - The Very Best Of ABBA (ABBAs Greatest Hits) mixed at Toytown studio in Stockholm, Sweden in April and Transparent - Various - Rammstein Presents 7 咲きほこる花に・・・ - 中森明菜* - バリエーション(変奏曲) The first single from the album was " Mein Teil ", released on 26 July.
The video was shot in the Arena, in the Treptow district of Berlin. The director was Zoran Bihac, who also filmed the "Links 2 3 4" video. The space suits for the moon scenes were borrowed from Hollywood and tons of ash were needed to create the moon landscape. The video premiered on 20 August, while the single was released on 13 September. Reise, Reise was released on 27 September and went straight into top 10 charts throughout Europe. According to the Billboard charts, Rammstein were at that stage the most successful German-language band of all time.
Rammstein toured Germany through November and some of Decemberreleasing the single " Ohne dich " on 22 November. In FebruaryRammstein toured Europe again. By 28 February, Rammstein had played 21 concerts in front of more thanspectators in ten countries. It was on this tour that the band was faced with several lawsuits resulting from severe fire breathing accidents involving audience members. From 27 May to 30 JulyRammstein played music festivals across Europe.
In AugustRammstein revealed that the follow-up album to Reise, Reise would be called Rosenrot. Their first single from the album, " Benzin ", was released on 5 October, with its video premiere Transparent - Various - Rammstein Presents 7 16 September.
Rosenrot was released worldwide on 28 October. Directly following the release, the album continued the success of its predecessor, Reise, Reiseplacing on top 10 charts in 20 countries. The video for " Mann gegen Mann " was released on 6 Februarywith the single being released on 3 March. On 19 FebruaryRammstein had an asteroid named after them, Rammstein. The limited edition was released as a large black-and-white photo-book with photos by Frederic Batier, who had accompanied the band through their recent tours.
The photo-book edition contains two DVDs and two live albums. The band took a hiatus in and began work again in The recording process reportedly took two years. This led Universal Music to take action against certain fan sites. It was confirmed in August that the new album would have 11 tracks,  and mixing of the album — which was taking place in Stockholm — had been completed.
On the same day, The Gauntlet posted a promotional video for it. Later, the title was confirmed again in an interview with Paul Landers for RockOne magazine. The music video for "Pussy" was released on 16 Septemberat GMT, released especially for the adult website Visit-x. Any references to the video on the official website have since been deleted. In Europe, the single was released on 15 Januaryand in the U. On 23 AprilRammstein released their video " Haifisch ". Unlike the video for "Ich tu dir weh", it contains more of a narrative rather than a performance.
It was their first North American appearance in nine years. The band announced that their last tour dates of were to be in the Americas. The tickets sold out in a very short time under 20 minutes. This concert sold out within the first hour of tickets going on sale, indicating a high demand to see Rammstein in North America.
The band also visited South Africa for the first time in early and played two sold-out concerts in Cape Town and Johannesburg respectively, indicating another territory eager for the opportunity to enjoy the band live.
On 16 FebruaryRammstein announced that, after Transparent - Various - Rammstein Presents 7 massive success of their sold out Madison Square Garden show on 11 Decemberthey would be touring North America after ten years. Tickets went on sale 25 and 26 February to great response, with many shows completely selling out, making this tour a complete success. Rammstein released a greatest hits album titled Made in Germany — on 2 December It contains one previously unreleased track, " Mein Land " which was released as a single on 11 November with another track, "Vergiss uns nicht", that was released at a later date.
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