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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Artist Direct Interviews Paul Landers about LIFAD November 2009

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  • Artist Direct Interviews Paul Landers about LIFAD November 2009

    Interview: RammsteinMon, 16 Nov 2009 09:17:37

    Rammstein aren't afraid to talk about anything. They never have been either…

    However, on their latest album, Liebe ist für alle da, Germany's most thought provoking [and musically talkative] industrial metal machine delves into some seriously dark territory. Examining sexual obsession and other psychotic idiosyncracies is usually all in a day's work for Rammstein, but this time around, it's more poetic than ever before. Rammstein do still sing in German, but English single "Pussy" is catchy enough to be the darkest crossover hit ever…

    Rammstein guitarist Paul H. Landers sat down with editor and Dolor author Rick Florino for this exclusive interview about Rammstein's latest album, French whores and oh, so much more…

    AD: "Frühling in Paris" really stands out. What's the story behind that one?

    PL: Basically, it's a poetic description of someone's first sexual experience with a Parisian whore [Laughs].

    AD: Is there a certain psychosexual undercurrent to the entire record? Would you say it's your sexiest record?

    PL: Cerebral sex has always been one of the lyrical topics that we've enjoyed exploring as a band—anything to do with sexual obsessions. Oddly enough, when you have a bit of distance, you look at what the band likes to read about and consume and it's a little horrifying. The list of taboo topics being dealt with is something that many journalists confront us with. It seems shocking at first, but we actually don't necessarily think about it happening. It's just something we naturally like to deal with. If you're honest with yourself, sex is the topic that drives humanity and everyone in the world [Laughs].

    AD: The album moves like a symphony. Did you approach it as one piece of music, like a concept record?

    PL: When we get together, there's this heavy concentration on developing the music. It really captures a moment. There's a certain mood that's inevitably reflected in the songs. That's probably why it seems symphonic or almost like a concept record. It's interesting because if you tried to take other songs and put them on this album, they just wouldn't fit. They would break the mood. It's a result of the creative process. Internally, we decided to get back to something heavier that hammers a little bit more. We went back to our metal roots. There was also a conscious decision to use less strings, violins and so on. Instead, we're using horns and brass.

    AD: In some ways, this could be a continuation of Mutter.

    PL: Your comparison to Mutter is interesting because everyone seems to have a different opinion on this album. On this record, there was a choice to put less ketchup and mayonnaise drooled across the music.

    AD: What tends to inspire you outside of music?

    PL: It's interesting because the band is made up of six really different personalities. There's a quite a bandwith of influences that end up coming into the music. Ollie and myself are both avid wind surfers for example. Till is big on hunting. Flake likes to go on trips to the mountains and he also reads a lot. Richard likes watching movies, and Schneider does Yoga, so there's a huge range of influences that end up in the music.

    AD: Which element bonds everything?

    PL: On this record, Till's voice keeps everything together, in a way. Musically on "Frühling in Paris" and "Roter Sand," the band has gone into new areas, and it's actually Till's voice that ends up holding it together and giving it that Rammstein stamp. Because it's a band of six separate bosses, there are always influences coming from different directions and it's much better that way because otherwise the music would end up moving too strongly in one specific direction.

    AD: Why'd you come out with "Pussy" first?

    PL: The band always has a hard time choosing a single, and this was something the record label suggested. We thought, "Okay, why not?" It's sort of an untypical Rammstein song.

    AD: This is definitely your deepest record overall.

    PL: If that's your opinion, you're not going to hear anything to the contrary from me [Laughs].

    —Rick Florino

  • #2's the link for the interview:

    I like what Paul said at the end when Artist Direct said "This is definitely your deepest record overall." Paul responds, "If that's your opinion, you're not going to hear anything to the contrary from me (laughs)." Obviously, the interviewer never listened to Mutter lol...


    • #3
      Schneider does yoga? who would've thought...


      • #4
        Maybe it helps him stay calm when the flames are two inches from his head...


        • #5
          ^true...I heard he likes motorcycling as well
          Last edited by cannibal_wotsit; 07-16-2011, 10:28 AM. Reason: spelling error


          • #6
            I'd go on a bike ride with him anytime!


            • #7
              well that might explain why he's always wearing leather.....not that I'm complaining about it
              DENN DU BIST, WAS DU ISST.