Based on latest discussions on this forum, and studiing copyright laws, it is necessary to state out new forum mandatory rules, effective immediately, so, here we are.

LINKS TO MUSIC & VIDEOS: what is legal/what is not.
NEW RULES in the forum state:

From now on in our forum users shal NOT POST TOPICS THAT containin the following :
• Requests for or links to MP3s, music videos, or other files of questionable legality
• Bootlegs

So, please do not POST A LINK TO music or videos which does not directly originate from an officially legal site.

An OFFICIALLY LEGAL SITE is: or, universal music, a legitimate music site like MTV or VIVA. The links must be direct and linked only to the approved site. Any links which have copied and transferred the music or videos from an official legal site to ANYWHERE else are NOT OFFICIAL.

• Do not ASK FOR A LINK to music or videos. If there is a legal site for either listening or viewing, xTERNAL will provide the information in the NEWS section of

WHAT YOU CAN DO in the forums: You can DISCUSS a new song or a new video.

WHAT YOU CANNOT DO in the forums: provide illegal links or ask for links, give directions of any kind as to where something might be found (examples: file-sharing, other fansites, etc.). Screen caps will be allowed (within reason) AFTER a video has been made available through an OFFICIAL LEGAL LINK. Fan remixes of songs will be allowed (within reason) after the song has been officially released.

The above restrictions are necessary not because we are being “damn babies” or “. The reason is simply that RAMMSTEIN-EUROPE has made the decision to not be a facilitator of illegal activities involving copyrighted material. The reason for that is also clear. Rammstein’s Management has shown aggressive behaviour in combating copyright infringement.

Anyone who violates the spirit of the aforementioned expansion/explanation of what the RULES mean here as applied to music and videos (and this also includes the "making of videos") will meet up with one of the following consequences:


If you have ANY questions about what may or may not be acceptable here, you can always PM a Moderator and ask first before posting something that might get you in trouble here.

•any links to (or other sharing sites of a similar nature)are generally not allowed.
While some videos like fan made items or spoof animations are allowed, we do not allow linking to youtube. Oftentimes there is/are illegal videos of Rammstein performances to the side of the linked videos. Actual Rammstein Videos which are very illegal to be hosted by that site - therefore we cannot allow links to youtube to be allowed.

So, links to youtube are now allowed - ONLY IF it is a fanmade video by you, and does not contain bootleg footage or footage of live performances or released performances. Stills from photos found on the net are OK. A montage is OK. Clips of released footage are NOT OK.

Please try to understand that sometimes while we may allow a certain individuals fanmade videos, and deny another persons it is usually because the content in it could get the forums in trouble.

Also if some individuals post their fanmade video and it turns out to be bootleg footage that they filmed themselves at a concert and consider that "fanmade" - then we will have to reverse the ruling on allowing fanmade videos PERIOD!

Here is an update on what is considered "fanmade".
Fanmade is fanmade. You did it yourself. Like cut and paste. You creatd everything yourself. No footage filmed by someone else no clips. Still images are OK.
For example:
If you go out and find 6 banana slugs in the yard, dress them up in LAB outfits, and put the skinniest one in a paper boat and play the music to SEEMANN on a kazoo. That is fanmade.

If you have a coverband and you do your own video or you have footage of YOUR band's performance. That is fanmade.

If you have images that you sketched of how you think the video for a song should have been and you put it to music - I think we can allow that.

Use your creativity.


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RZK in HOTEI's new album

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  • RZK in HOTEI's new album

    HOTEI's upcoming album, STRANGERS, will feature Richard Z. Kruspe as a special guest!

    It has been announced on HOTEI's Facebook Page and site.


    Hotei’s new album STRANGERS will be released internationally on October 16th. Featuring special guests- the iconic Iggy Pop, Richard Z. Kruspe (Emigrate/ Rammstein), Matt Tuck (Bullet For My Valentine) and more...

    Thanks to R+ USA for the finding.

  • #2
    This will be interesting to hear. I am not familiar with HOTEI, but it seems to be the sort of thing up RZK's alley with doing guest appearances in music...


    • #3
      Woooow, he'll sing

      'Strangers' demonstrates Tomoyasu Hotei's diversity as a songwriter and virtuoso guitarist, mixing instrumental epics with contemporary masterpieces such as ‘Move It’, an upbeat industrial thumper featuring Emigrate/Rammstein guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe on vocals, following on from Richard's ‘Silent So Long’ album – his second release in front of the microphone with his new band Emigrate.
      Last edited by Maya; 08-06-2015, 12:15 AM. Reason: Forgot to add the source


      • #4
        It seems like Emigrate's third album won't be finished by the end of the year, as Richard is not that focused on his new album (I may be wrong, I hope I am).
        The band is getting back together on September, so it seems like he will not have time to work on the new album, but once again, this is just my opinion, and I hope he does work on the album.
        Ich tu' dir weh, tut mir nicht Leid, das tut dir gut


        • #5
          Wow. Very jazzy sound! The snippet from Move sounds pretty cool...doesn't really sound like RZK...Kill to Love You with Matt Tuck sounds VERY good. Might have to give this a listen when it comes out...


          • #6
            Hotei's promo CD with "Move It"



            • #7
              ^Funny it only mentions RZK as from Emigrate. I wouldn't say that's were his fame stems from?


              • #8
                ^Probably due to the fact that his contribution is in vocals, hence being credited to Emigrate only. Still yet another dick move, though.
                "Which is better, eternal happiness or a ham sandwich? It would appear that eternal happiness is better, but this is really not so! After all, nothing is better than eternal happiness, and a ham sandwich is certainly better than nothing. Therefore a ham sandwich is better than eternal happiness."

                - Raymond M. Smullyan


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Snake View Post
                  Still yet another dick move, though.
                  That's quite the rude and exaggerated way to put it

                  This all strikes me as very weird as Richard doesn't seem to me like someone you would invite as a guest singer. His singing skills aren't remarquable in any way (not too good, original, etc.) and it's obviously not something he's very very good at. I'm convinced one of the reasons he won't do Emigrate live is because he just wouldn't be able to pull it off. The man can sing above average, but maybe not an entire gig and probably not a few nights in a row.
                  Dort wo der Horizont
                  Sich mit dem Meer verbindet
                  Dort wollt' ich auf dich warten
                  Auf das du mich dort findest


                  • #10
                    Album Strangers is out today, and song Move It is there. In my opinion it's not something too great, but it's a decent song anyway. Richard's voice sounds even more computer-edited than in Emigrate's songs XD


                    • #11
                      Why was he guest singer? It still puzzles me, why him? Was it just for his and fame? Or I guess the band just really liked Richard and wanted to something with him.
                      Dort wo der Horizont
                      Sich mit dem Meer verbindet
                      Dort wollt' ich auf dich warten
                      Auf das du mich dort findest


                      • #12
                        Well actually it's not the band. Tomoyasu Hotei is guitarist from Japan, and this is his first international release, because he wants to find some world fame now. This album is mostly based on his 2014 Japanese album New Beginnings, and this song "Move It" is rerecorded "New Chemical" from New Beginnings. Maybe Richard had some business around Spinefarm Records in the time of recording this song (maybe something about Emigrate's 3rd album, Matt Tuck from Bullet For My Valentine ended on album that way), so Hotei called him to join him on this song, or they know each other from before.


                        • #13
                          ^Uhu, might be.
                          What's up with you posting numbers in front of half of your posts anyway, Rocky?
                          Dort wo der Horizont
                          Sich mit dem Meer verbindet
                          Dort wollt' ich auf dich warten
                          Auf das du mich dort findest


                          • #14
                            I don't know really, it seems to be some bug or something like that. I write a post and when I post it, some random number appears at the beginning or end. o.O


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Waidmann View Post
                              What's up with you posting numbers in front of half of your posts anyway, Rocky?
                              I was about to ask too ;-)