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Please be advised that Rammstein’s latest album, “Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da” has been ‘indexed’ as it is commonly referred to in Germany, meaning that the album cannot be sold to minors and cannot be stocked on store shelves.

The album will now only be made available for purchase behind the counter at shops that still carry the album. Word is that the tracks “Ich Tu Dir Weh” and “Pussy” along with some promotional imagery featuring guitarist Richard Kruspe spanking a female were cause for the Kreisjugendpfleger (district youth guardian) to act.

With the songs being indexed, the band will not be allowed to perform them live which could cause potential problems down the road as “Ich Tu Dir Weh” was reportedly scheduled to be the next single and a video has already been shot according to band members.

“Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da” is the first Rammstein album to be indexed. In 2007, religious groups, child welfare authorities and other ‘do-gooders’ petitioned the Kreisjugendpfleger to hold a hearing on indexing Rammstein’s entire back catalog. The review board dropped the petition allowing the albums to continue to be sold.

Source: thegauntlet.com

  • Yacob Von Clarkenstein

    Ich tu dir weh is my favourite RAMMSTEIN song ever… I went to Perth big day out and they didn’t play it… if the government is behind this I will hire Till to burn down Parliment house >:(… but I’m happy that they performed pussy… I was right at the front and got sprayed by the giant penis cannon hahahaha!!!

  • Mermaid

    How hypocritical. There’s MUCH WORSE on TV!!

  • Lilith

    MBL is so right!! the first thing that came to my mind is how incredibly unjust this is!!! i dont see anyone banning the shit that SHOULD BE FUCKING BANNED. i am of course talking about RAP! (and i mean the modern shit not old school rap) rammstein is sometimes agressive and brutal but in a poetic form and kids have no business listening to them anyways! its not all over the place like fuckign rap is (then again i dunno much about germany but at least here in US you see it fucking everywhere! this is what kids are growing up with! or fucking hanna montana shit) so those fuckfaces need to get a fucking LIFE! and get off Rammies’ back! sorry for lingo i just can’t stand bullshit like that…

  • Iceman777 and Rus

    This is soooo fuckin bullshit!!!!! The goverment just doesnt now anything about good music: They all try to protect the fuckin children. Who gives a shit. they all start swearing at the age of 6 and have sex at age of 12!!!! Doesnt the goverment have more important things to do!!!! Leave Rammstein alone!!!!FUCK!!!! I just hope that my pathetic country of Croatia doesnt follow the lead of germany or I am going to go crazy and start killing people and to quote Combichrist ” If I start killing people there will be none of you left!”!!! And hell yeah I am going to the Concert and listen to Pussy and Ich Tu Dir Weh!!!!! Cajke sucks (Cajke – the worst kind of music in the world , comes from serbia and kills normal people with its sound) ?ao kurac!

  • Ramm09

    Well yeah this is stupid but they still will play these songs outside Germany. Going to see them in Sweden. Cant wait!

  • MBL

    Yes, this is good, because the kids are all so well educated now days, and the song Ich Tu Dir Weh, will destroy them.Bullshit!!
    This is so fucking ridiculous, german rappers do worse stuff, and the youth listens to them more than Rammstein, but did they got banned?
    No.

  • Hex

    Ridiculous! Childern can daily see gallons of blood and gore on television and noone cares!

  • cole

    This is fuckin bullshit.There’s been way worse shit seen before than what’s been said in the article!

  • Vier

    So stupid! I hate all this political correctness bullshit!

  • Till

    I really hope that “Ich tut dir weh” will be played, because it is the best song on the album! Cheers to Rammstein! They stirred up things again! Rammstein forever!

  • Hoolygan

    this stinks. they ban the songs of a band to protect the kids. in that case they should ban horror movies aswell or violent movies. We’re all gonna listen to jonas bros and watch the cosby show again because some religious dumbass wants to ???? i don’t know about anyone else, but i wont do that. and i’m willing to bet that they’re going to sing those songs live outside Germany

  • Jim

    but in Germany you walk into a gas station and the porn mags are at child eye level and after 10 pm you turn on dsf and there’s porn and then the radio is uncensored all the time anyway. WHAT THE FUCK do-gooders!

  • ??????

    What??? They can play “buck dich” live but they cant play “ich tu dir weh”? Just cause of TWO songs they are indexed?
    thats bull!!!!!And it sold behind store counters?
    How will people now its out their?

  • RammsteinGreece

    well in my opinion this whole thing is against Democracy. noone has the right to oblige them not to play their songs, in front of their private fans, and in a place where one has payed to be there. it’s like u come to my house and u forbid me from having sex with my girlfriend… just bullshit…

  • PowderBlue

    Wow. I wasn’t aware that one could, essentially, “outlaw” a song. That’s insane. It’s like the cases in the U.S., where people try to sue videogame developers because their games “corrupted their children.” Such bullshit. I can understand that it would not be allowed to play on public-access television, but to censor the independent performances, paid for by the band…that’s just too much.

  • Ide mit kell írni icuka?

    It only applies Germany. There’s no way the German government could do anything about Rammstein playing this song in other countries.

  • Dave

    This is absolutely shameful on the part of parents. Kids will find out about these kind of things at some stage for **** sake! Shame on all of you!!!

    I wonder does the idea of not being allowed play these songs live apply to only Germany or is it worldwide??

  • Druden

    They will play the songs live, but maybe not in Germany, that’s all. I think this is a ploy cause it was doing so well in Germany. The imagery really is not that bad – come on this is the country that routinely produces weirdos! (maybe this is why…)

  • Enn

    Who the hell cares? Most people learn about porn and swear words at the age of 12! So who gives a S***!

  • harris

    shit…I’m fuckin sure rammstein will play both songs live!

  • No. 1 Ramm Fan

    OH MY GOD…..these people need to get a LIFE!!!!
    political correctness gone MAD!
    its not rammsteins fault they have a huge audience (including minors)
    the REAL people who should be stopping their sons or daughters from buying the album is the PARENTS!!!
    why do the fans have to suffer by not being able to hear these lush songs live!!!! AFTER all – i think rammstein have done far-worse in the past (buck dich) !!!!
    …if the live show is too much…then only allow 18’s in—-

    music is MUSIC …and music is ones creation.

    LIVE AND LET LIVE!!!!!!

    (but i must say…good for rammstein for stirring it up 😀 – its what they do best) 😀

  • bozzy

    OMG!!! what will happen to the concerts now!!!???!!!

  • Morrigan

    I hope they will be allowed to play Ich tu dir weh and Pussy live in the Czech Republic!!!