Rammstein is a German Neue Deutsche Härte band formed in Berlin in 1994. The band comprises lead vocalist Till Lindemann, lead guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe, rhythm guitarist Paul Landers, bassist Oliver Riedel, drummer Christoph Schneider, keyboardist Christian "Flake" Lorenz. Prior to their formation, some members were associated with East German 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 signing with Motor Music. Working with producer Jacob Hellner, they released their debut album Herzeleid in 1995. Though the album sold poorly at first, the band gained popularity through their live performances and the album reached No. 6 in Germany. Their second album, was released in 1997 and debuted at No. 1 in Germany, resulting in a worldwide tour lasting nearly four years and spawning the successful singles "Engel" and "Du hast" and the live album Live aus Berlin. Following the tour, Rammstein signed with major label Universal Music and released Mutter in 2001.
Six singles were released from the album. The lead single, "Sonne", reached No. 2 in Germany. Rammstein had two more singles reach No. 2 in Germany. Their fifth album, was released in 2005 and a second live album, Völkerball, was released in 2006; the band released their sixth album, Liebe ist für alle da, in 2009, with its lead single, "Pussy", becoming their first No. 1 hit in Germany despite having a controversial music video that featured hardcore pornography. The band 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 2019 with the song "Deutschland", which became their second No. 1 hit in Germany. Their untitled seventh studio album was reached No. 1 in 14 countries. Rammstein were one of the first bands to emerge within the Neue Deutsche Härte genre, with their debut album leading the music press to coin the term, their style of music has had a positive reception from music critics.
Commercially, the band have been successful, earning many No. 1 albums as well as gold and platinum certifications in countries around the world. Their grand live performances, which feature pyrotechnics, have played a part in their popularity growth. Despite success, the band have been subject to some controversies, with their overall image having been subject to criticism. In 1989, East German guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe escaped to West Berlin and started the band Orgasm Death Gimmick. At that time, he was influenced by American music that of rock group Kiss. After the Berlin Wall came down, he moved back home to Schwerin, where Till Lindemann worked as a basket-weaver and played drums in the band First Arsch. At this time, Kruspe lived with Oliver Riedel of the Inchtabokatables and Christoph Schneider of Die Firma. In 1992, Kruspe made his first trip to the United States with Till Lindemann and Oliver "Ollie" Riedel, he realized that he did not want to make American music and concentrated on creating a unique German sound.
Kruspe and Schneider started working together on a new project in 1993. 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. Guitarist Paul Landers said the spelling of Ramstein with the extra "m". After the band became popular, the band members denied the connection to the air show disaster and said that their name was inspired by the giant doorstop-type devices found on old gates, called Rammsteine; the extra "m" in the band's name makes it translate as "ramming stone". A contest was held in Berlin for amateur bands in 1994, the winner of which would receive access to a professional recording studio for a whole week. Kruspe, Riedel 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. To complete their sound, Rammstein attempted to recruit Christian "Flake" Lorenz, who had played with Landers in Feeling B.
Though hesitant, Lorenz agreed to join the band. Rammstein were signed by Motor Music. Rammstein began to record their first studio album, Herzeleid, in March 1995 with producer Jacob Hellner, they released their first single "Du riechst so gut" that August and released the album in September. That year, they toured with Clawfinger in Warsaw and Prague. Rammstein headlined a 17-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 early 1996, releasing their second single titled "Seemann" on 8 January. On 27 March 1996, Rammstein performed on MTV's Hanging Out in London, their first performance in the UK, 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 1997 film Lost Highway. The soundtrack for the film was released in the U.
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