Till Lindeman leaving Rammstein

It has been announced that after Rammstein finishes up their newest album, Till Lindemann is said to leave the band. He is going to be replaced by En Esch, formerly of KMFDM. Here is a music news article that mentions his leaving. You can read more information at Laut.de (in German)

“Please welcome the talented En Esch “” Till’s footsteps are big, but maybe he can dry our tears rapidly.”

RAMMSTEIN Parts Ways With Singer, Announces Replacement – July 16, 2007

Emanuel Fialik of Pilgrim Management GmbH, which represents German industrial metal pioneers RAMMSTEIN, has issued the following press release:

“On the 13th of July 2007 the industrial gothic top act RAMMSTEIN announces that after the release of the next studio album, which is about to get finished, the current singer and frontman Till Lindemann will leave the band.

“Till’s decision is mainly based on the increasing inharmoniousness within the band and was well deliberated. He will head now for other challenges which can be a solo career or maybe a new project (as of his own words).

“The band decided not to quit but announce a new singer. There is a clear statement coming from Richard Kruspe and Christoph Schneider that ‘nobody ever can replace Till Lindemann’ but since ‘we have still so much fun doing RAMMSTEIN we looked for a new singer which is charismatic in his own way without copying Till.’

“The new singer which was found and signed to be the new RAMMSTEIN frontman is the co-founder and ex-member of the electro industrial act KMFDM and current singer of SLICK IDIOT “” En Esch “” who recently moved to Berlin to join the band.

“We all will miss Till Lindemann who gave us many years of joy by listening to his unique grinding voice. Please welcome the talented En Esch “” Till’s footsteps are big, but maybe he can dry our tears rapidly.”

RAMMSTEIN will issue its “Völkerball” DVD in the U.S. in September. The exact release date will be announced soon.

RAMMSTEIN’s latest album, “Rosenrot”, received its long-overdue U.S. release in March 2006 via Universal Music. The CD, which was certified platinum in Germany for sales in excess of 200,000 copies within two weeks of release in October 2005, topped the official album chart in Germany, Austria and Finland, and landed at No. 2 in Sweden and Denmark, No. 4 in the Netherlands and the Czech Republic, No. 5 in France, No. 6 in Mexico, No. 11 in Italy and No. 29 in the U.K. In addition, “Rosenrot” achieved gold status in Austria, the Czech Republic and Switzerland.

This information has not been officialy confirmed.

85 COMMENTS

  1. You guys do realize this was announced in 2007 right? You ALSO realize that Rammstein has released albums since then, right? With Til. He didn’t leave the band. This is old news. 😛

  2. OHHH come one
    This is just redicilous

    This “news”post is from 2007 and you guys are still responding to it as if it were real

    read. think. … etc.

  3. we can all just meet up and bring our .357 and take turns putting ourselves out of misery. this is the worst thing to happen to heavy metal, not counting dimebag of course. WWWWWWTTTTTFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!

  4. WTF!!!

    He cannot leave.

    He will not leave.

    I will personally march to Germany, and slap him silly. D:

    Kidding, he’d tank me with his awesome arms.

    But, WTF.

    Rammstein would not be Rammstein without Till…

    I’ll cry if he leaves. 🙁

  5. BTW, don’t underestimate the fame that America could bring to Rammstein. You can make fun of us and insult us all you want, that doesn’t change the fact the America loves Rammstein and wants to support the band in every way.
    We can do anything, as we are *all for one* and *one for all*!
    We stick together through thick and thin–even if we don’t always get along. So stop the insults.

  6. NO, please don’t leave.
    Till Lindeman IS Ramsstein. Without him the band will *not* go on. I will never listen to Rammstein again without him. That’s a promise. I can promise that most everyone feels the way I do.
    =(… Till-Please DON’T LEAVE RAMMSTEIN.
    Come to America and play. We will adore you.

  7. Till Lindemann is NOT leaving Rammstein, as of February 2010. They stated that if one member leaves or dies, that’s the end. Just for everybody curious.

  8. what’s IQ got to do with it? i personally would hate to see these guys break up but it wouldn’t be the end of the world. calm down and get a grip. as they say, nothing is forever but let’s hope that rammstein still has a few more albums to go. =P

  9. @ Silke:

    The band has said that if any member dies or leaves, that’s it.

    Of course, they are free to change their minds.

  10. I remember when this was first announced, as well as general ideas of Rammstein retiring. Rumour mongering. I didn’t even know they had released their newest album until a few days ago because this rumour made me so depressed that I tuned out of Rammstein news. I didn’t want to hear about him leaving or the brand breaking up when it happened.

    And it still hasn’t happened and we have the beautiful new album Liebe Ist Für Alle Da. I refuse to worry anymore.

    Some of you people abuse English so badly that my eyes bleed.
    If you’re native English speakers and you write English this way, I would hate to see your German. Also, you reduce Rammstein fans and humanity’s collective IQ. Go brick yourself into a wall. Stein um stein…

  11. Nothing to do wit IQ.

    Musical talent is quite different.

    Like a lot of other great bands, the lead leaves and its definitely different.

    Who says the other lads in Rammstein dont have a great lead vocal and can continue where Til (if and when he leaves) goes.

    The band is not only talented due to the vocals anyway, but the lyrics.

    Just the same, I will be sorry if Til leaves.

    But life goes on people !

  12. I heart Till, in a completely non-gay way…lol, of course if I really was a man it would make me gay. That is messed up. Thank God I am a woman.

  13. Guys and gals this is obviously false!

    In other statements Till has said he will leave the band when he is 50 (he and I are the same age and he turns 47 this year).

    Also, the band has stated that if any one member leaves, the band is over. Hence no permanent replacements.

    So expect one more album after this one, then that’s it, if Till stays on his 50 and out course.

    And yes, a world without Rammstien, is a world that has dropped it’s IQ massively.

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