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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  • #16
    I think that its an over-statement to say that mutter is a concept album when there is only song directly connected to the artwork.
    "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


    • #17
      Originally posted by Snake View Post
      I think that its an over-statement to say that mutter is a concept album when there is only song directly connected to the artwork.
      Indeed it is. If not, it would mean that at least 40% of the albums ever made are concept albums. And many bands would only make concept albums according to that definition.
      Dort wo der Horizont
      Sich mit dem Meer verbindet
      Dort wollt' ich auf dich warten
      Auf das du mich dort findest


      • #18
        You know, I think I will be honest. My favorite album is whichever one I'm listening to at that moment.

        Also, I promise not to start quoting whatever song I am listening to tonight as I drink my wine. *crosses heart*


        • #19
          Originally posted by Herzeleid View Post
          A concept album is an album that has a story/theme to it.
          Mutter has a story that takes place in a lab right?
          You have the album cover as a dead baby in a lab type place as well as the band members stored in formaldehyde for the single covers.
          In the song "Mutter" we all should know that the song talks about a man born in a laboratory experiment and tries to find his real mother and kill her, at the same time begs strength from her. Like a song about love hate relationship between parents haha
          So basically there's a story like theme behind the album
          If you look at Sehnsucht for an example, there's really no story theme to it.
          Thats true I mean it's not like the picture of the beach is a folded picture because somebody longs to go there but they can't cause someone has put kitchen utensils on their face!


          • #20
            Originally posted by The Rose View Post
            I've given up on listening to albums, I have them all on my player and the songs just come up randomly. Some songs I skip though when they come around, such as Jeder Lacht or Wut will nicht Sterben, I really don't like them ;-)
            Those songs aren't on any official album - they aren't even official songs. fuck sake one is even a Rammstein song!


            • #21
              Reise is definitely the best one by Rammstein then Mutter.
              steve barbarich