S1 E1 – A Brief History Of RAMMSTEIN – Documentary 2019

S1 E1 – A Brief History Of RAMMSTEIN – Documentary 2019

When Rammstein Formed in the 90s a few people could have predicted that they were to become one of the biggest bands on the planet With their unique blend of industrial metal Explosive stage shows and a history of controversy behind them Rammstein have certainly left their mark on the world and continued to grow from their debut album hurt slide released in 1995 to what some would consider as their first major tour with Korn Limp Bizkit and Ice Cube in 1998 all the way to present day to their latest self-titled record Rammstein have become a globally infamous name Rammstein emerged from a political revolution in what is now modern-day, Germany? Formerly known as the German Democratic Republic or GDR and West Berlin East and West Berlin was separated by physical and ideological divide [The GDR wall was a stand against fascism, not anit-fascism] Berlin wall was constructed by the GDR in the early sixties as a stand against aunty fascism whereas the West saw this as a stand against freedom of movement when the Berlin Wall was denounced in 1989 Richard Z crisp moved to West Berlin to start a band called orgasm death gimmick But shortly moved back to his hometown of Schwerin where he was to meet till at Linderman At the time Linderman was actually a drummer in a band called a first ass And it wasn’t until later on the crust would catch Linderman singing at work and convinced him to join his new project a project that would become the Rammstein we know today Although it’s quite difficult to imagine what an early Rammstein would have actually looked like before they decided on how they would present themselves to the world as this rare 1995 interview of crisp Landers and Schneider demonstrates their somewhat very different to what we know today via Let’s play let’s material Although this certainly does not represent the Rammstein that the band came to be in later years It’s a very interesting early look at how they started their career Rammstein actually weren’t an amateur battle of the band style competition in 1994 winning them a week of professional studio recording time crisp Riedel Schneider and Linderman put together a four-track demo tape that would later contribute to their debut album Hertz light Taking their name from a combination of an airshow disaster and the German words ram and stein meaning ramming stone Rammstein was born The band would also go on to help create a new musical movement called new Translates to English as a new German Shortly after forming the band in 1995 the band quickly found their own image an unforgettable image that would also find its way to the shores of the United Kingdom for their first live performance in 1996 this performance took place on MTV on a show called hanging out which took place in London Not only was this their introduction to the UK music scene it was also the start of Ram Stein’s controversy Halfway through this set MTV pulled the video due to till Lindemann having an incident with some blood live on air So it was clear from the start that Rammstein were always going to try and push boundaries and other such as essential pesetas visitors as all Geeta what it does is it By this time Rammstein had already released their debut record hurt slide and by today’s standards It’s still a very impressive album However, at the time the record only made one top 10 chart appearance globally, which was in Germany It wasn’t until nine inch nails frontman Trent Reznor teamed up with director David Lynch to have two of Rammstein songs Included for the soundtrack to the 1997 Neo-noir film Lost Highway, this is where Rammstein started to become an international name Although hurt slight was an impressive start to the band and featured some of their biggest hits such as Dudek so good as Well as vault ear dust better in Fleming’s in all recorded that polar studios in Stockholm Sweden The second record would truly land Rammstein a place in rock and metal history Their second record Sehnsucht would completely alter how the world would see Rammstein Just one month after its release. It went gold in Germany and Rammstein was selling out tours across Europe The artwork for Sehnsucht especially hinted at the band’s Evolutionary creativity with six versions of the album cover made available for every member of the band Each one as creepy as the next Angle was to be the lead single from the album where their now iconic du hast to follow Not only did sensor to reach platinum status in over five countries This was the era that would eventually give Ramstein their platform to a bigger stage a bigger audience and bigger pyrotechnics in 1998 Rammstein embark on that biggest tour to date they traveled to the United States to join new metal legend Korn and Limp Bizkit on the Family Values tour, which led to Sehnsucht receiving gold status in the US however In the same year Rammstein would have their first global taste of controversy and backlash wolf. I swam in by Jointed internets and a flow of new friend on either side to organize a impressive, Kentucky Rammstein were invited to feature on a Depeche Mode tribute record named for the masses other artists included Deftones Monster Magnet Smashing Pumpkins and The Cure they covered Depeche Mode’s stripped and with it also produced a music video The video started to air on MTV but was quickly removed from rotation just two short weeks later after Rammstein were accused of supporting far-right ideologies [Correction – 1936 Games were not held under the GDR] The video took aesthetic inspiration from the 1936 Olympic Games which at the time was hijacked by right-wing parties as a platform for right-wing ideologies and Nazi propaganda Rammstein have continued to be misunderstood over the years citing time and time again that they refused to compromise their artistic expression simply because people misinterpret their intentions as Till Lindemann has stated previously in an interview regarding the video footage Rammstein have made it very clear that the video aesthetic was only created purely to take artistic inspiration From the style of the video at the time and was in no way meant to represent Anything other than art in 13 videos decoyed no old As the same dentists an uncommon garbage Amish a film patent for the fan-man constant politican con the inner dark and considering Rammstein actually took a lot of inspiration from the American rock band Kiss with two of their principle songwriters being Jewish It’s absurd to think that Rammstein could ever Harbor right-wing views As Rammstein drew near to closing another chapter in their already illustrious Career and look towards entering a new millennium with the year 2000 quickly approaching They played their biggest headline show to date 17,000 fans came out to witness their spectacular performance in Berlin, Germany Which would later be released on DVD as live out Berlin Not only had Ramstein secured their place in history by the end of the 20th century they also featured on the soundtrack to one of the biggest films of the decade a Science fiction film about the dystopian future of humanity being trapped inside a simulated reality called The Matrix Remember all I’m offering is the truth nothing Although the song you most probably remember from this film isn’t du hast which was on the soundtrack It’s most likely robbed Duggan’s clubbed to death Just six years into their career Rammstein had already become a global name and the new millennium would also see the beginnings of a new Creative outlet for guitarists Richard said crisp and singer till Lindemann Crust would go on to form a new project called emigrate and till Lindemann would also release his first solo record with Peter Tigran of Swedish death metal band Apocrypha and pain To date crispers released three records with his side-project emigrate and worked with the likes of Lemmy from Motorhead Marilyn Manson and even Jonathan Davies of corn on the 2014 record of silence so long And The latest record released by emigrate which was in 2018 called a million degrees also featured till Lindemann himself and also Cardinal copia from ghost otherwise known as Tobias Forge By today’s standards Ram Stein’s antics probably seem somewhat tame However, they have constantly tried to shock people over the years with their unconventional artistic expression as will later discover with their 2009 album Libra stood for a Lada which spawned a sexually explicit music video a range of custom Rammstein sex toys and their 2009 album being banned in Germany for promoting Sadomasochism. We’re now entering one of the most important areas in Rammstein history Rammstein were experiencing more success than they could have ever dreamed of not only this the band seemed to be unstoppable Producing three globally successful albums within the space of just five years and a seemingly endless amount of hits from each one Muhtar released in 2001 Reiser Reiser in 2004 and Rosenrot in 2005 went gold double and triple platinum in countries all over the world This was an astonishing achievement for any artist. Let alone a german-speaking industrial band from Berlin Although Rammstein seemed like they were on top of the world Muhtar was very nearly their last album After three long months on tour the band were destroyed However, they had already arranged for a music video to be made for the single mutter Which was scheduled to take place shortly after they arrived back in Germany Throughout Rammstein entire history, the band had prided themselves in treating every member as an equal Ensuring nobody took the spotlight from anyone else and that the entire band did everything together however, whilst most of the band decided to take a break and go on vacation after a grueling tour till Lindemann and Oliver riedel were the only ones available to take part in the video shoot Rammstein had several conflicting Discussions regarding this situation and as Christopher Snyder reveals in an interview This was almost the end for Rammstein. This video hadn’t happened. So if he disclosed on our school is does passage to another McConville Luckily as we all know Rammstein and did not split up and the German powerhouse continues Liebherr is a leader brought Rammstein into another new era of controversy with a sexually explicit music video for the equally Explicitly titled song Percy the video premiered on adult website visit X this led to the German government Taking a particular interest in the band and their activities This particular Rammstein video showed scenes of a sexual nature Containing several adult film stars and also sees Rammstein there all Although Ramstein State the sex acts were performed by body doubles it’s still a topic debated to this day and this ultimately led to a damning censorship issue between Rammstein and the German government Although leader is for Allah dirt took top 10 chart positions in over 20 countries globally German officials thought the latest offering from the band second single egg to Devere had gone too far The German Federal Office said that Ramstein were now promoting unsafe sex aids and sadomasochism with their music and expressive videos Following this Germany banned lever East for a leader from being displayed in stores across the country And in order to buy the record you have to show ID proving that you were over 18 Many believes it’s only helped to increase Rammstein popularity and their record sales After the huge success of Lieber is for a leader and sold-out tours Ramstein decided to take a break One that would see the ban not reenter a studio for almost ten years After almost ten years of waiting on March the 28th 2019 Ramstein returned with one of their most epic videos of all time Deutschland Over 20 million views in the first weekend of its release Deutschland set a new standard for ram Stein’s creativity with a 9 minute long cinematic experience the artwork for the new record reflected Rammstein mysterious nature, but also Reassuring fans that they were about to set the world on fire yet again Rammstein 2019 untitled album went straight to number one in 14 countries and broke German sales records Along with one of the fastest selling stadium tours in history Rammstein have become one of the most infamous bands on the planet Hey guys, as you can probably tell I’m the voice behind this documentary And if you’re still watching this, I want to say a massive. Thank you for watching it all the way to the end Not only is it the first documentary in this series for war music TV? It’s also the first documentary that I’ve ever put together So I really hope you enjoyed watching it as much as I enjoyed making this there’s gonna be more episodes in this series featuring different bands So if you did like this, please let me know what you liked about it anything. You didn’t like about it Please let me know I’m not just making these for me. I’m making these for music fans all around the world so I want them to be as brilliant as they possibly can be Again, thanks for watching this if you want to support the channel Please subscribe and there’s more great content on wall music tv.com. That’s everything from me Thank you so much any of the bands that you want to see in this type of format, please? Let me know I’ll check every single one of them out and thanks again so much

100 thoughts on “S1 E1 – A Brief History Of RAMMSTEIN – Documentary 2019

  1. *****Some corrections I must point out. The GDR wall was built as a stand against fascism, not anti-fascism. The 1936 Olympic games were not held under the GDR as the GDR did not form until 1949.***** I simply made some errors whilst recording the voice over. Thank you for understanding. Any abusive comments will be deleted and you will be banned.

    Official Rammstein Rum – https://fave.co/2OmIiGe
    Official Rammstein Christmas Sweater- https://fave.co/35aTZGK

    Till Lindemann is a hugely underrated style icon of the modern era on and off stage – https://www.rawmusictv.com/article/amp/2019/Till-Lindemann-is-a-hugely-underrated-style-icon-of-the-modern-era-on-and-off-stage.php

    Rammstein Interview – ‘If you didn’t pay your rent you could sometimes end up in prison’ 1997 Paul H. Landers – https://www.rawmusictv.com/article/amp/2019/Rammstein-Interview-If-you-didnt-pay-your-rent-you-could-sometimes-end-up-in-prison-1997-Paul-H-Landers.php

  2. Marvelously Exectuted, really.
    Of course your Series is focusing on the most important bands of modern times, yet i'd still like to see something similair with "Dir en Grey", which i regard of one of the most exeptional Bands, reaching a broad audience.
    Anyway, thanks for your work.

  3. Really good! The only recommendation that I have is turn your voice volume up, and turn the songs volume down a little bit. Great documentary

  4. Still remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I first heard Du Hast. It was back when MTV still played music, and they hyped up this new band from Germany. I have been hooked ever since. Over 20 years ago now.

  5. I'm a new subscriber, Awesome documentary😍 very informative, I love this band and now know more about them.

  6. I have dug so deep on to rammstein's history and i will NEVER claim to know everything about them but you've nailed it as far as i can tell,
    I subbed your channel because of seeing this vid in my recommended
    So du hast mich,
    As you have told truths and not speculation,
    Rammstein are helping me learn german (not litrally lol) as till's vocals are helping my pronunciation, and i live in wales and the way till rolls his letters helps me pronounce Welsh words better aswell as i grew up in london,
    So 2 birds with one stone,
    Plus that i thought german was just german,
    Didn't relise there is a old and new german language and till uses both vocabularys
    They create art, and people who say its not art simply have different tastes,
    I'm a engineer and i can look at a destroyed car and think of it as art as it appeals to my taste with how its reformed, where others just see a pile of scrap metal
    What i really liked about rammstein videos is watching them and to suss out what there saying with the video,
    as the videos always appear to follow the story of the lyrics of the song
    Then find the translation and that fills the gaps,
    Radio is a perfect example of this,
    Alot of bands make a video that has absolutly no relevance to the story that is being sung
    Looking forward to more content
    Many thanks for making the time to do this

  7. RawMusicTV. I enjoyed your documentary. Of coursed watched because of RAMMSTEIN. Cant get enough of those guys! How do Rammstein feel about your documentary? From the rainy shores of Seattle, WA USA.

  8. I had to laugh at the censorship of " Pussy " . If you know the Band is controversial to begin with then wtf did you expect ?! They don't exactly have tea parties with the Queen of England and besides , nothing wrong with a little slap und tickle jah ? 🤫🤭😜

  9. Rammstein has been my favourite band since i was a toddler! this video was put together well and had a lot of info! Can't wait until they come to Australia again for a tour, despite being my favourite band since i have memories i was never old enough when they came. its been a long time now and im not missing it!!

  10. Good job, sir! Really great documentary and great research! I have been at the tour, it was an absolute blast. I still haven't stopped hoping for another album…

  11. Thank you this is a really enjoyable documentary. Amazing work, you got yourself a new subscriber. You did a amazing job on reflecting how Rammstein is misunderstood. It is one of the best bands of the century in my opinion. Rammstein live shows are unmatched by any band in my opinion, it is truly a life changing experience.

  12. Great video m8, a bit surprised to see an expected face haha. so somewhere in 2017 i heard du hast for the first time, i wasn't satisfied at the beginning but after a while i was quickly into rammstein, and now im here watching ur video lol, im not really a metal guy but for rammstein they just have this passion in their creations, i mean both the music and the MVs. So yea, fucking love rammstein

  13. that's what it is "industrial metal" thank you, now i know. I love this band, just started to listen to them like a year ago.

  14. Funny how DDR took on many characteristic of the National Socialists … in many ways, they were inheritors of the fascist crown.

  15. I was kind of hoping you would mention some of the early links with the band "kmfdm" they actually brought Rammstein on tour with them back around 97 just before they blew up! in the states on their symbols tour, they actually booted "pig" off the opening line which pissed me off! because I'm a much bigger "Pig" fan!

  16. First rate rockumentary! You could not have picked a better band to start with. Rammstein is the standard today that I judge other bands by…I love them.

  17. Really enjoyed your mini documentary. I think you did a great job putting only the most important aspects into it.
    The only choice I don't agree with is when you mentioned Till's and Richard's solo projects. The way you structured it in your video, makes it seem as if they started them before Mutter (2001), even though Lindemann's first solo album Skills in Pills was not released until 2015.
    I think people who don't know much about Rammstein might get the chronology mixed up because of that

  18. There are a number of issues with this mini-documentary, but on the whole it was good and recommendable. Since you've asked for feedback on ups and downs, I'll gladly provide.

    Presented in order of occurrence in the video, rather than severity:

    – The opening statement that "few could have guessed they'd become famous" – this is a somewhat fatuous statement, since no-one knows if a total novelty will or will not become big. The thrust of this statement is to highlight Rammstein's humble beginnings as an ad-hoc group of late 20 somethings in East Germany – it's better then to simply state this directly over something that's probablistically redundant.

    – Peculiarities of grammer in the segment on East/West Berlin and the Berlin wall. A sentence begins "Berlin Wall was constructed…" when it should be "THE Berlin Wall was constructed…", and similarly "[East/West Berlin] was seperated by physical and ideological divide" – that should be either "A physical and ideological divide" or "physical and ideological divides". Plus, there's a puzzling bit where the Berlin Wall is stated to be built as a stand against "antifascism", when the wall was built as part of the Cold War conflict between the communist USSR and the western world, with both sides arguably anti-fascist. This particular sentence feels unusually low in English quality and feels like it was written by someone who speaks it as a second language.

    – Small detail – Lindemann was singing while working as a basket weaver between gigs. An interesting touch.

    – Till Lindemann's drumming band was named "First Arsch". Arsch is a play on words as it means both "art" and "arse", and this pun is lost entirely on translating it to "ass". There's also the lesser issues that the name is deliberately bilingual and should be preserved as such, and that "arse" makes more sense as an english transliteration. Bottom line is that the name of that band is definitely not "First Ass".

    – Another case of pointless speculation – "it's difficult to guess what an early Rammstein would've looked like" – this is devoid of meaning. The young Rammstein members in that clip exhibit the same aesthetic that they continue to exhibit to date when they are not in costume on stage, and it "represents" them just fine. Again, the thrust of this sentence is to emphasis that Rammstein hadn't initial coalesced as a metal act – it is better to say this rather than something else, emphasising that Feeling B, for instance, was a Ska act.

    – Speaking of that, mention Feeling B as the origin band of Landers and Lorenz. The presentation in the video even makes it seem a little like they were a rival act, which couldn't be further from the case.

    – Rammstein were pioneers of the Neue Deutsch Harte movement, and they certainly inspired many mimic acts, but it's not entirely right to say they "created" in any sense, since it wasn't a goal of theirs. Simply saying "they were a leading part…" is accurate.

    – There is a recurring notion in this video, common in many other articles and videos about the band, that Rammstein is deliberately trying to push boundaries and create controversy. This is not particularly true and statements from the band confirm that this is not their goal or motivation, and they are simply not afraid of depicting dark or dangerous topics (incest, paedophilia, murder, rape, war crimes etc.). There's an interview on Youtube where an interviewer attempts to force the common and lazy interpretation of the band as a "shock rock" act onto keyboarder Christian Lorenz, which he does not accept at all in response. Acknowledging that the band has a reputation for creating shock and dark content is a seperate thing from an assumption of controversy-chasing motives, which does not corroborate with evidence.

    – Small audio editing mishap during the lead-in to the Engel segment.

    – Peculiar abscence of the incident in Texas, where Lindemann and Lorenz were arrested for simulating sodomy onstag during a performance of "Buck Dich", meaning Bend Down. Huge boost to their media profile.

    – Regarding the music video for Stripped – it's critical to mention that the footage was not original, but was actually reused Nazi propaganda footage filmed by Leni Riefehnstahl. This contributed to the accusations of Nazism.

    – Seperate to this, Rammstein was accussed, and continues to be, of supporting Nazism, but not any other form of "far rightism", which is a larger and more vacuous category. There are attached historical innaccuracies to this segment as well; the 1936 Olympics were not "hijacked" but actively hosted, and not by "right wingers" (an even broader and vaguer miscategorisation) but by the reigning Nazi party, a group which defies placement on a simplistic political spectrum in their wedding of national-racial superiority to aggressive socialist and redistributionist policies.

    – Finalising that last segment, Rammstein have made numerous statements that they align with what they identify as the left, which is even the centre of one of their hit singles, Links 2 3 4 (Left 2 3 4). Further, speculatively, many members of the band could be jewish – this is not a topic of polite investigation but several members have traditionally german-jewish surnames like Lorenz and Schneider. This supports the statement made about their inspiration from the jewish-helmed Kiss – but then that statement takes another turn into non-sequitur with the statement that "[a band inspired by jewish musicians] could not possibly be on the right", implying that jewish familiarity or tolerance and a broadly-defined right are incompatible. The existence of one Ben Shapiro should alone show that it is possibly for jewish people to be very right wing. Again, this seems to be a conflation of "Nazi" with right wing – Rammstein were/still are accused foolishly of Nazism, when their friendship and familiarity with jewish people and talents and their firm statements of political alignment entirely counter such nonsense. It is best to state this directly rather than something vague and innaccurate.

    – Projection of unfalsifiable expectations about "Rammstein's act seeming tame today" – the thrust seems to be saying that they might seem less extreme today in a world more used to them, so it is best to say this rather than something misleading.

    – Christoph Schneider, not Christopher Schneider. Small detail but important when it's a member of the band.

    – Pronunciation of "Liebe ist fur Alle Da" and "Ich tu dir Weh", which is strange when the pronunciation can be heard in the tracks. The da in LIFAD is pronounce long like daah (the dar in dart for British pronunciation) and the weh in ITDW is pronounce "vay".

    Everything else in the video is excellent. Great diction, could use of imagery and backing music, excellent coverage of albums, their contribution to lost highway, many of their major performances. I look forward to future content and expect even sharper assessment.

  19. I have listened to Rammstein for 15 years or so, seen live many times. I was quite suprised when my 52 year old mother sayd that she would like to see them live as well. She's more Cher, Diana Ross kind of person. Well next summer we'll be going to Tallin for the stadium concert.

  20. I really believe this could BLOW-UP! as a channel, you did well summing up the real facts about the band's history and the "relevant for the fans" facts, thanks for this! and I hope you get the support you deserve to grow and do much much more projects like this one!

  21. very nice video, but the pronunciation of German names in American English tears my ears apart

    especially their own names, I mean how hard is it to find out how to pronounce them after you've already gathered all the other information

  22. Not sure how you can mispronounce so many song/album titles when you can listen to the correct pronunciation on the bl**dy record!!!

  23. I'm so tired of the press trying to connect Rammstein to some right-wing or Nazi shit every once in a while when they've got nothing else to write nonsense about. I'm quite sure that the boys from Rammstein just found a surefire way to piss off some uptight people and they enjoy knowing how to trigger them while at the same time making really good music.
    That's basically the idea behind Rock'n'Roll in the first place. Getting people angry who actually are full of shit is part of the fun.

  24. I was introduced to Rammstein music by my mom, she doesn’t know what they are singing about so she just liked it 😀 For some reason Rammstein are very popular in Russia.

  25. Does everyone cringe every time he says "Richard Crusp"?
    also, Schneider is pronounced with "sh", too
    otherwise, great video dude, love them

  26. Fer pete's sake, if you are making a documentary about a german band PLEASE learn how to pronounce the names!! uurgh… my ears!

  27. Also: I learned today, that they made the video for Stripped already in 1998, but was released only in 2019! Cool!
    And then I learned, that they took inspiration from the
    aesthetics of Leni Riefenstahl's 'Olympia' Film. BUT being from Austria, I know for a historical fact, that Leni Riefenstahl's movie was called 'Sieg des Willens' ('Victory of the Will') and was produced in 1936 – during and FOR the NAZI regime of Adolf Hitler! The GDR you are mentioning was only founded AFTER the 2nd World War and under strict Sovjet (that means communist!!) control. As you state yourself, the complete opposite of the Nazis.
    Check your history.

  28. I'm a 62 year old American in the US. I recently found out about Rammstein. Now I'm obsessed with them. This was an excellent video and documentary!

  29. Amazing loved this!!! please please make a video documentary about The Prodigy!! That band has enough shit to talk about they can make their own movie!!!

  30. This is the look James May would have had if he was really into heavy metal in the 80's. Really enjoyed the documentary though. Gojira next?

  31. "Oh noez right wing views!" So? Yes,truly any person on the right has to be a Nazi, muh college professor told me so! I could say anyone on the left is apart of the KKK because it was southern Democrats that founded that hate group here in the United States. Regardless, I love Rammstein,just pointing out the hypocrisy of using broad sweeping generalizations to vilify political affiliations. Neither side is entirely clean or "good"…they just go thru periods of being the better choice as well as the authoritarian anti-fun douchebags everyone wants to give the big middle finger to. Presently here "the far left" are the worst of the worst. It's not like the 80's-90's anymore when Tipper Gore and Jack Thompson mostly appealed to evangelicals,religiously zealous conservatives and soccer moms. At least those people were "shut up" after the ESRB rating scale was established. Now days chances are if someone flags you for being a bigot,flags you for hate speech,or flags you for being offensive it'll usually be a social justice warrior/npc. Yeah,there are some jerks on the right too but they don't control the mainstream media or get their ideologies echoed by mega corporations,public schools,universities,and Hollywood competing for "WOKE" points. Having zealous nationalistic fascism replaced by socialistic identity politic driven Marxism isn't any better…..it's like flipping a coin where both sides give you bad luck! That's why center-of-right moderate conservatism is becoming more popular. People are sick and tired of the lunacy…

  32. Thanks for making this video!
    Just allow me to point out a small correction. At 9:02 when talking about the controversy behind "Let me see you stripped" video, you weren't completely clear. That video was taken from the movie Olympia by Leni Riefenstahl, who was also a director of Triumph Of the Will, the most famous Nazi propaganda movie. And because of that some crazy people made the connection that Rammstein supports far right

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