RAMMSTEIN HAS SOLD OVER 3 MILLION ALBUMS IN THE U.S.,
OVER 14 MILLION ALBUMS SOLD WORLDWIDE!
Rammstein is a German rock band from Berlin, formed in 1994. The band consists of members Till Lindemann (lead vocals), Richard Z. Kruspe (lead guitar and backing vocals), Paul H. Landers (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Oliver "Ollie" Riedel (bass guitar), Christoph "Doom" Schneider (drums and electronic percussion) and Christian "Flake" Lorenz (keyboards). They are widely accepted as part of the Neue Deutsche Härte scene, alongside bands such as Oomph!, Eisbrecher, and Die Krupps. Their sound has been dubbed as Tanz-Metal (lit. "Dance Metal"). Their songs are almost exclusively in German, but they have also performed songs entirely or partially in other languages such as English ("Pussy", "Amerika", "You Hate", "Angel"; covers of Depeche Mode's "Stripped" and the Ramones' "Pet Sematary"), Spanish ("Te quiero puta!"), French ("Amour" and "Frühling in Paris"), and Russian ("Moskau"). As of 2009, they have sold more than 15 million records worldwide.
Rammstein takes their name indirectly from the West German town of Ramstein-Miesenbach, the site of the flight show disaster on August 28, 1988. The band's signature song, "Rammstein", is a commemoration of the Ramstein airshow disaster. The second "m" in the band's name makes it translate literally as "ramming stone" to convey the Teutonic sound of their music. In a short period before the band became well known, they performed using the name "Rammstein-Flugschau" (literally meaning "Rammstein-Airshow").
Although the majority of their songs are written in German, Rammstein has had massive success all across the globe. The band's sixth studio album, Liebe Ist Für Alle Da, was released in October 2009.