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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Paul Landers in Rock Sound (issue 160- April 2012)

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  • Paul Landers in Rock Sound (issue 160- April 2012)

    Rammstein - Guitarist Paul Landers reflects on the bliss of wreaking ultimate havoc with his pyrotechnic German associates!

    A merciful soul wrote the transcription. Thanks to her. Source: Paul Landers in Rock Sound transcription

    Welcome to my World: Paul Landers (Rammstein)

    From his beginnings in East Germany to the Arena-baiting showman he is today, Rammstein’s guitarist tells Rock Sound his story…

    Interview: Giles Moorhouse
    Transcription: Katie White

    When did music first come into your life?
    "When I was a child I would have piano lessons once a week. It was rather boring so I had a friend that would always come with me, but when he stopped coming along it gave me an excuse to stop attending. The name of the teacher was Erna Giese Schröder, which is a fairly odd name".

    What were the first bands you listened to?
    "Shit. The first bands? Shit. They were East German rock bands that no one has ever heard of and it’s not really that important. They were terrible as I recall. I actually took my father’s acoustic guitar and took the receiver out of a telephone to use as a pickup, so I could hook it up to a radio to play through that. I didn’t know any chords so when I went to see bands play, then I’d watch what the guitarists were playing and I would go home and try and copy what I’d seen them doing".

    Is that what inspired you to start a band then?
    "I never really thought about that".

    So there was no attempt to escape the nine-to-five, no Mcjob or promising career as a tennis player?
    "To be honest, I am a bit of a bragger and I love it when people adore me. That’s your basic ingredient for any musician".

    Your first bands were all punk bands. Were you the archetypal angry young man?
    "I always wanted to wreak havoc, and in Rammstein I get the chance to wreak the ultimate havoc. I really could not be in any other band after this".

    How do you view now what you were playing back then?
    "I don’t regret anything. I view it much like an old girlfriend and you don’t really think about her when you are with the new one. Contrary to what’s commonly perceived about living in East Germany, we actually had a really good time. We were able to exist within the holes in the system".

    What effect did the fall of the Berlin Wall have?
    "Suddenly the system broke down. Suddenly, those that were in power were gone, so effectively the enemy was gone for us. There was nothing really left to rebel against, so a lot of the punk bands just came to a halt. The year that followed was absolutely incredible, it was like a dream. Things were very anarchic and there was a sense of a lack of identity. We didn’t know if we were in the East or the West, and it was like living in a bubble in time. The best way to describe it is the excitement of the first 10 minutes following New Year’s Eve, but stretched over a whole year. If we ever got into trouble with police in the West then we’d get out of it by telling them we were from the East and that we didn’t know, whereas if we were stopped by Police in the East then it was: “Hey, what are you talking about? We’re in the West now…”, so in that way we could get away with almost anything".

    How did the collapse of the Wall affect you artistically?
    "We realised that in the West that there is a line of good taste that should be transgressed. As soon as we felt that line, we tried to step over it".

    How much of the Paul Landers of Rammstein is evident in the Paul Landers that your friends and family know?
    "It’s true that there is a private persona and a public persona – the working persona – but when I’m on stage I am still 100 per cent myself. I do enjoy both worlds but I try to separate the two. It may sound arrogant, but it is like being an actor and having to play a character like Mephisto or a serial killer in a film. You need a sense of that inside of you to be convincing and I hope that comes across".

    Do you feel obliged to push the more controversial aspect of the band as far as you can in order to bait the moral majority?
    "It’s just our identity. We’re from Germany and we sing in German, which has the added advantage that the language sounds quite fierce and incisive. But in Germany the authorities are really breaking our balls for some of that stuff".

    What ambitions do you still hold?
    "Everything I wanted to achieve in this band I achieved 10 years ago, and I’m in the bonus phase now. My goal was always to just step on an airplane with my guitar case and here we are. It would be great to have another song with Rammstein that could be a worldwide success, but I really don’t know if we can achieve that again".
    Last edited by Maya; 04-09-2012, 07:57 PM.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Maya View Post
    It would be great to have another song with Rammstein that could be a worldwide success, but I really don’t know if we can achieve that again".

    whatt =o
    i thought at least half of their songs and albums were worldwide success
    and im sure they could do it again


    • #3
      Another merciful soul, run to his scanner after buying it. Thanks @tashasixx


      • #4
        Originally posted by You View Post
        whatt =o
        i thought at least half of their songs and albums were worldwide success
        and im sure they could do it again
        He is being modest, they'll do it again.


        • #5
          There is a difference between worldwide succes and worldwide succes... Sure their latest singles sold out well, got awards etc. but that's also a bit where it ends. The videoclips are not often played, the singles don't hit the top of the charts anymore and they're not often played on the radio (except for Germany and Austria, I guess). I think Paul is talking about that.
          Dort wo der Horizont
          Sich mit dem Meer verbindet
          Dort wollt' ich auf dich warten
          Auf das du mich dort findest