"Rammstein" is a German band that was formed in 1994. The musical style, which they call ''Tanz-Metall'' ("Dance metal"), incorporates elements of metal, industrial rock and electronic music, and are considered in their native country to be part of the NDH-movement. Their songs are performed almost exclusively in German. They have sold over 10 million records worldwide.
Rammstein's entire catalogue is published by BMG Music Publishing.
Rammstein takes its name indirectly from the western German town of Ramstein, site of an airshow disaster in 1988. The band's signature song, the eponymous "Rammstein", is a commemoration of the tragedy that took place at the Ramstein Air Base. The extra "m" in the band's name allows the word to translate literally as "ramming stone" or "battering ram", reinforcing the image of the band's music as fierce and relentless.
Even though the lyrics are in German, the band has enjoyed success outside of Germany, both in Europe, North America as well as Australia and New Zealand. With the album ''Reise, Reise'' (2004), they became the most successful German-language band of all time internationally. Rammstein has had several top ten singles in...
|years active||1994 in music|
|music genre||Industrial metal|
|current members|| Till Lindemann|