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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  • Maya
    The following are part of the LIFAD quiz of last february:

    - Did you know Sven Helbig had the idea for the song cycle “Mein Herz brennt”, and the premiere was on 20th November 2003 in Kulturpalast Dresden?

    More details:
    You can find the videos in Torsten Rasch channel:

    - Did you know the name Flake originated from the cartoon series “Wickie und die starken Männer” / “Vicky the Viking“?. Vicky lives in a small Viking town, called Flake, with his parents.

    - Did you know Gottfried Helnwein made the cover photos for the Sehnsucht CD. The surgical instruments where property of (Ernst) Ferdinand Sauerbruch, he is considered the most important surgeon in the first half of 20th century.

    And you must guess the last, I'm sure it's not difficult.
    Is this song familiar for you?

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  • Waidmann
    Originally posted by rammsteingirl527 View Post
    Where do you find such information?
    Oh, in several places... Testemonies by people who meet or co-operated with the band, some of the lesser known interviews (there are rare sites that give you access to those interviews) and the book Bis das Herz brennt, the unoffical Rammstein biography .

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  • rammsteingirl527
    Where do you find such information?

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  • Waidmann
    Okay, I'll give some more, just to get things going:

    - Did you know in the early days the band toured in Till's old van? It was an old thing, but big enough for Till to drive them around with their gear.

    - Did you know Schneider's father earns even more money with music than his son? He's namely a well-known conductor constantly on the road with great orchestras.

    - The pre-production of the Mutter-album took place at Heiligendamm. When entering the city, you see a sign "Heiligendamm, da wo das Land das Meer berührt." Needles to say that sign was inspiration for a line in the song Nebel.
    Last edited by Waidmann; 10-12-2014, 10:07 PM.

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  • Maya
    I love this thread. I'll think about some stuff to add here.

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