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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Flake's interview in Hurricane

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  • Flake's interview in Hurricane

    There's a Hurricane festival's proshot, it includes Mein Teil, MHB (piano version), Du Hast and an interview.
    Here is the translation of the interview by Donaukinder

    Originally posted by Flake
    We already thought about it, to give a show without pyro at all. But it would be a little bit sad, because people who go to our shows, know our music already. They have this music in their heads, they recognize it and are happy whey they hear it. It's not really beautiful only to watch a band one hour long, because musicians aren't beautiful people. The better musicians they are, the uglier they look! That's why it would be a waste of time, if during the show these musicians would simply stand there, if they can do in this time something pretty and good. Like pyro, for example. That's what makes us such big pleasure, because this way we know, that people have something to watch and something to be happy about. So why not putting as many effects and action into our show as only possible? Fire is the most amazing, beautiful thing in music, one can only imagine, because it connects people on the physical level. I start feeling hot and the audience starts feeling hot too - in the same moment. You see, that it's something authentic and it makes you even hotter. Not only warm -really hot. That's the moment where this feeling of being one with the audience is born. You are one, you feel something together. You couldn't replace it by a waterfall or anything else.

    During the firts show on each tour I usually literally die. It's unbelievable, I can't stand this at all. I keep telling to myself: another 1/10 seconds of fire, and it's over - I am dead! But after that the flames come... and look, what happens - I really need it. Yes, I need it to be able to play at all! It's like Pavlov's reflex, it's fantastic, you feel wonderful.

    We write texts full of meanings - lyrics about things, that are interesting for us. They usually show our reflexions about many things. Whoever feels shocked or provoced by these textes - well, that's his problem. We simply sing about something, and if you have a problem with it, it means, the problem is in fact in you. With other words we don't sing about tabus but about normal things - and if you feel, it's wrong, it's a tabu - that means, the problem stucks in you, because we don't have it.
    Translation by Donaukinder. Source: