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Rammstein: Be there and let the fire burn

28 August 1988, city Ramstein-Miesenbach, West Germany. An air show ends in tragedy as 2 Italian Aircrafts collide ...
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28 August 1988, city of Ramstein-Miesenbach, West Germany. An air show ends in tragedy after two Italian aircrafts collision debris falling on the 300000 spectators, killing 70 and wounding very seriously 346.

January 1994. After having gone through quite a few bands, guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe met with Till Lindemann, Oliver "Ollie" Riedel, Christoph "Doom" Schneider and found the Rammstein, a name that leads directly to the city that the accident took place in 1988. The extra "m" in the name of the group leads to the literal translation of the name of the band as swing (= piston, siege engine-machine), thus enhancing the image of the music of the group, which combines metal and industrial rock electronic music. The four winners in a contest for new bands, won the attention of guitarist Paul H. Landers, who along with Christian "Flake" Lorenz come to the Rammstein and form until today the composition of the group.

Rammstein Having released their first album "Herzeleid" in September 1995 after the release of single Du Riechst So Gut, making a series of concerts, appeared on MTV and are known worldwide after the song choice "Heirate mich" and "Rammstein" in the film Lost Avenue of David Lynch. Thereafter they released other four records Sehnsucht (1997), Mutter (2001), Reise, Reise (2004), Rosenrot (2005) and Liebe ist für alle da (2009) and their songs included in several films.

The group knows huge success and is the most popular band in Germany having sold 15 million albums to date. In this recognition has contributed the use of spectacular fireworks during the concerts, which they admitted themselves was a clever trick to overcome the German lyrics of the band and become easily known to non German speaking countries.

The lyrics of frontman of the band Till Lindemann in a lot of songs deal with taboo subjects such as sadomasochism ( "Bück dich", "Rein raus", "Bestrafe mich" and "ich tu dir weh"), homosexuality ("Mann gegen Mann"), incest ("Laichzeit" and "Spiel mit mir"), pedophilia ("Weißes Fleisch "and" Halleluja "), rape ("Weißes Fleisch", "Liebe ist für alle da"), necrophilia ("Heirate mich"), pyromania ("Benzin","Hilf mir"), cannibalism ("Eifersucht" , "Mein Teil"), and anything else a sound mind can imagine. In 1999, involved unwittingly in the Columbine case as the young killers wore shirts of the band.

The name, however, appears twice, as their songs are said to be heard by the perpetrators of the 2004 hostage in a Russian school and in 2007 in a school attack in America. Last ethical action and after having communion the circulation of the video of the song "Pussy" contained in their last album that although it is at least miserable like a song, it manages to become known as supposedly the band members engaged in hot uncensored acts (shame on them and I liked them) with beautiful girls.


To complete the spectacle they release an edition of the record in a suitcase with six vibrators and oil products causing the German government to ban the sale of this pack in record shops.

Apart from lyricist, Lindemann is now a professional pyrotechnics, having passed certainly the stage of amateur in the actual performances of Rammstein after having won several burns on the hands, ears and neck. However, if you watch even one of "Live aus Berlin", "Lichtspielhaus" and "Völkerball" you will see that it was worth it as we are talking about an impressive game with the fire that makes you keep your eyes on the stage.

So for the first time in Greece and in their best phase they are expected to compensate those who will be found in the evening of June 28 in Terra Vibe, hoping they will be able to use the full set of fireworks used in previous concerts on the tour mainly due to the play area. Songs like Du Hast, Engel, Reise Reise, Du Riecht So Gut, Sehnsucht, Asche zu Asche, Mutter and Mein Herz Brennt will be able to rouse anyone found in concert.

So be there and let the fire burn ...

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