Lindemann’s departure hoax

On July 16th 2007, posted an article about Till leaving Rammstein, and was to be replaced by former KMFDM frontman En Esch following the release of the next Rammstein album. But on, this article was posted:

“It has not been confirmed that Rammstein’s management actually sent out a press release. It seems all of this may have started on Blabbermouth and everyone is getting their information from them or other sources that also got their information from them. If this were a real press release (which strangely cannot be found on either or, you would expect at least one major German news source to have picked up on the news as well. But none have. This seems to be a hoax and in fact, Blabbermouth has now pulled the story.”

The popular indie magazine Side-Line Magazine had already published a story earlier telling that the complete singer switch was just a hoax.

On July 17, 2007, Rammstein’s Management, Pilgrim Management contacted The Gauntlet and stated that Till’s departure is indeed a hoax.

Following the many contacts that En Esch of Slick Idiot has received on this hoax, he has released a direct statement on the band’s official website ( on July 17, 2007 stating that he was neither aware of any new position in the band, nor Till leaving Rammstein. Slick Idiot’s Official Homepage

With all the new developments since the birth of the rumor on July 16th, the questionable departure of Till Lindemann can finally, and safely, be assumed as a hoax. As for the reasons behind it, that is uncertain at this point; however, the uproar it has created throughout Internet with many of the fan websites have proven the effect of this rumor. Even reputable sources throughout the Internet helped to spread this questionable source which sparked even more controversy as the story grew. The hoax’s effect seems to be widespread upon the emotions of many fans. Some reacted with immediate disbelief and utter shock and others took to desperation; nevertheless, most fans had no doubts in the fact that the rumor was false. As this is a developing story, neither Rammstein’s, nor Pilgrim Management’s official websites are updated with any official information on the hoax.

As of July 19, 2007, has released an official notice from Emanuel Fialik stating that Till is in fact still a part of Rammstein; therefore, completely nullifying the rumor entirely. The message is in German, but it is a summarized notice aimed to be an amelioration to the fans who needed a final assurance that everything was well with Till and his position in the band. The notice is translated to say that Emanuel Fialik, the executive manager of Rammstein, has announced that all rumors concerning Till leaving are completely false. He even goes on to say, jokingly, that En Esch was even more shocked by just the prospect of being in Till’s shoes.

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  1. *ahem* I would indeed love a moment with the individual that fed that information to Blabbermouth, I’m positive I can locate an empty grave somewhere or another. On a related note, despite his *not* leaving, if in fact he were to, I must honestly say I would follow Till with whatever he decided to do (another band hopefully), rather than remain that loyal fan to Rammstein. As any real Rammstein knows (as Zero quoted above), no member of Rammstein can be replaced, especially not Till. Oh, and exceptional performance tonight. 😉

  2. I hope that Till will remain with his colleagues. I hope that this is just a rumor , an unfounded one! Rammstein is a great band , I just love them. I feel great emotions when I listen to their songs. Par example , how could you stay untouched when you listen ,,Ohne dich”?!? Till , if you read this , don’t leave us! Don’t leave Rammstein! Keep up the good work because you are a great team! And please , come again in Romania! Best wishes! Your big fan , Andrei!

  3. Thank you Emanuel Fialik for telling us the rumor was just a big fat lie. Till if you ever read this, we love you. Don’t ever think about leaving the band. You’ll upset too many people.

  4. […] reading such nonsense. Maybe this violator could be the same person who informed us last year about Till Lindemann departure (it was also a […]

  5. It’s so funny to see how fans believe in everuthing they read or hear!
    Haha human beings always makes me laugh!

  6. at has been posted that thas was just a rumon and till wouldn't leave te band… the page say this:

    The official site has now posted a reponse as to whether Till is leaving the band:

    Since the rumour did alarm people that Till Lindemann would leave Rammstein after the release of the upcoming album, we are pleased to inform you that after consulting Rammstein manager Emanuel Fialik, the so-called news turns out being a fake.

    "Neither Till Lindemann nor another band member plans to leave Rammstein. The band is currently working on the next album and is in an excellent mood. As the greed for news is the actual doping in cycling, this 'news' is only serving those who spread the same. Though the world knows now that EnEsch has moved to Berlin, even the poor EnEsch was shocked by the outlook to have to step into Till Lindemanns footsteps. I hope he and the fans of the band will recover soon from this false report."

    Of course, none of you really believed the rumor. Right? 😉

    I think this is real… no one can replace till or any other RAMMSTEIN member

  7. “On July 17, 2007, Rammstein’s Management, Pilgrim Management contacted The Gauntlet and stated that Till’s departure is indeed a hoax.”

    Everything starting with the “With all the new developments…” was written by me. I hope it helps to bring an end to all of this.

  8. I hope you guys like my Wiki page updates. I was on top of the thing here in the forums and everywhere else. I just needed to disprove this rumor.

    Kingrammstein… did you not read the article?


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