The group was founded by guitarist Richard Kruspe, an immigrant from East Germany, after his return to the city of Schwerin. All members of the group – from the former German Democratic Republic, in particular in East Berlin and Schwerin. Kruspe, a fan of Kiss, looking for opportunities to combine his favorite hard rock with electronic sounds of industrial music. To do this, he unite efforts with their neighbors, Oliver Riedel (bass) and Christoph Schneider (drums). Later, Richard acquainted with the novice athlete Tilem Lindemann, who sang well and knew how to write poetry, and invited him to the group.
Name of the group was made up of words – Ramm (ram) and Stein (stone), and also refers to the name of the city Ramstein-Mizenbah (with one m), where, at a military base in NATO during an air show in 1988, an accident with multiple victims. On the accident says the same city (but not the band) song Ramstein. 1 In 1994, four of them won the competition for Rammstein young bands in Berlin, getting the right record at a professional studio. A year later, the group added a second guitarist, Paul Landers, and then, and keyboardist Christian Lorenz, who played in a punk band Feeling B. In this composition and with Producer Jacob Helnerom debut album was recorded Herzeleid. All lyrics on this album, as on most subsequent ones, written by Lindemann. After several unsuccessful attempts to write lyrics in English, as required by label, Til insisted to write songs in German.
Released on the label Motor Music, the first disc Rammstein won wide popularity by becoming the "gold. Rammstein noticed Nine Inch Nails leader Trent Reznor, who suggested that two of their songs on the soundtrack to David Lynch's thriller "Lost Highway". This brought the group more popularity. In 1995, in support of the album Rammstein toured Europe opening for Clawfinger. In concert, Rammstein showed bright fireworks show. This contributed to previous work Thiel pirotehnikom.V this time the press in some countries began to spread about a group of rumors that its members are Nazis. The reason for that was defiantly brutal aesthetics show Rammstein. Because of these rumors a few concerts in Poland and the Czech Republic have been thwarted. The musicians were outraged by this calumny. However, the notoriety only added to their popularity. In 1997, the first made by Rammstein on TV MTV.Etot section is not completed. You can help Wikipedia by expanding ego.Gruppa enjoyed great success both in Germany and abroad, and after the release of the album Reise, Reise they became the most popular of all time, singing at German. Rammstein got a few singles in the top ten in Germanii.Astronomom of France Jean-Claude Merleni, fan groups, and in 2001 opened a small planet in the asteroid belt. Asteroid # 110 393 received from him the name Rammstein, in after the group.