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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  • Oliver Riedel

    Name: Oliver Riedel
    Date of birth: 11th April 1971
    Place of birth: Schwerin, Germany
    Height: 2,00 m
    Weight: 84 kg
    Color of eyes: Black
    Natural hair color: Chatains
    Distinguishing marks: pierced ears
    Place in group: Bassguitar
    Usual place on scene: On the bottom, on the left
    Previous group: The Inchtabokatables

    Oliver grew up an only child. Two days before his 17th birthday, he lost his brother and father.

    When Oliver was 19, he played in the folk-fiddle band The Inchtabokatables. In 1994, Oliver Riedel, Till Lindemann, Richard Kruspe-Bernstein, and Christoph “Doom” Schneider entered and won the Berlin Senate Metrobeat contest that allowed them to professionally record a four track demo. Paul Landers and Christian ‘Flake’ Lorenz would later join the band they named Rammstein.

    Oliver plays a really mean bass. He sometimes does not have much expression on stage, but certainly knows how to rock the house during a Rammstein concert. Oliver has at least one daughter, Emma. Not too much is known about Oliver. He basks in his privacy.

    Oliver likes to surf, skate, and enjoys photography.

    In an Anakonda im Netz Interview, Oliver said:

    (regarding getting ready for a concert) "I like to be there two hours early. You can start to tap into the vibes. I think it's important that everyone is there an hour in advance. That way we can come down a bit, dull the senses and get ourselves into this courser consciousness. You fool around a bit beforehand with things like playing football, stretching a bit, or playing some bass. The important thing is that all six of us are there and get the feeling happening."

    "And of course there is a ritual. Till puts on some mariachi music. He has to have the same song every evening. We start to get numb. You can handle it for 30 seconds. Either you become numbed or you let this feeling take over. You just have to throw the switch. And when you got it, it can start. The band travels separately these days. We used to always go together. After all this time each of us travels as he wants. While the others fly, I often go with the crew in the bus."

    "I like to have a home when I'm on tour. Once you've set yourself up on the bus, it's nice to sleep in the same bed. Everyone has their own little corner. Four or five people sit in the back, drink wine, watch a movie. If you get along with them, it's actually quite nice. Traveling is part of the job. Sometimes it's a blessing, sometimes a curse. Of course, it's nice to go somewhere you've never been before. You wouldn't have gone there otherwise. You get an idea where you might go with more time."

    "I like this."

    The interview is in English subtitles and can be found at this link:

    Information retrieved from the following links:

  • #2
    thank you, we now have a full set!


    • #3
      You started it, rock!


      • #4
        well it beats french homework!


        • #5
          I just got back from vacation. I missed you all. Cannibal - how are you doing? And, yes - the Fanclub certainly beats French homework. I have one more semester before I graduate with my Bachelors. Graduate in December 2011. Then - on to my Master's. I wish I could get a Masters and PhD in Metal!


          • #6
            just a random bit of Trivia : Ollie has stated that he wanted to be a fireman when he was a kid
            DENN DU BIST, WAS DU ISST.


            • #7
              Again - I think it's comical thata couple of the guys thought about being firemen when they were kids - hmmmmm - fire must be in their blood


              • #8
                ^ I don't think they'd do a very good job....they'd play with the fire instead of putting it out
                DENN DU BIST, WAS DU ISST.


                • #9
                  Well, that's what Rammstein do - they play with fire instead of putting it out, and yeah, they're probably better at it too x'D
                  My R+ concerts so far:
                  15.12.09 @ Forum Copenhagen, DK
                  16.02.10 @ Malmö Arena, SE
                  02.06.10 @ Copenhagen Live Festival, DK
                  03.06.10 @ Skive Festival, DK

                  My R+ concerts to come:
                  21.02.12 @ Forum Copenhagen, DK
                  22.02.12 @ Jyske Bank Boxen [Herning], DK


                  • #10
                    ^very true...exploding fire babies anyone?
                    DENN DU BIST, WAS DU ISST.


                    • #11
                      ^ Oh yeah, bring it on! :'D
                      My R+ concerts so far:
                      15.12.09 @ Forum Copenhagen, DK
                      16.02.10 @ Malmö Arena, SE
                      02.06.10 @ Copenhagen Live Festival, DK
                      03.06.10 @ Skive Festival, DK

                      My R+ concerts to come:
                      21.02.12 @ Forum Copenhagen, DK
                      22.02.12 @ Jyske Bank Boxen [Herning], DK


                      • #12
                        I'm hooked on Herzeleid right now. Digging Oli's more prominant bass and Schneider's heavier drumming.
                        "Love is like a flower, even the most beautiful kind dies." -Till Lindemann


                        • #13
                          Oliver Riedel is the cutest for me!
                          choosehottubsdirect reviews


                          • #14
                            He seems very apart from the rest to me. He's always pretty quiet, not very prominent on stage, he often doesn't travel with the others (while the others take the plane, he likes to travel with the crew and the gear)... I even asked myself if he really likes this whole thing, but I suppose he does. He however still remaines an enigma chap to me.
                            Dort wo der Horizont
                            Sich mit dem Meer verbindet
                            Dort wollt' ich auf dich warten
                            Auf das du mich dort findest


                            • #15
                              Happy 42nd birthday to Oliver Riedel, the youngest member of Rammstein

                              Last edited by RammRob; 04-11-2013, 11:24 PM.
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