We all know Ramstein. However, we know very little About Ramstein – especially their prehistory. One thing, though, is that they’ve somehow kept the same six-piece lineup since they formed in 1994. But what went before? HammerI searched the depths of the internet to find every Till Lindemann band and her bandmates. They existed before they became the faces of German metal.
These East Germans were active from 1983 to 93, during which time future Ramstein guitarist Paul Landers was a founding member, while guitarist Richard Crosby and drummer Christoph Schneider also passed. Talking to metal hammerChristophe described Die Firma as “a new wave punk band…with gothic influences.” He also revealed that two members who were at one time government spies monitoring the East Berlin music scene.
These experimental villains were also active from ’83 to 1993. Paul and keyboardist Christian ‘Flick’ Lorenz were part of the band throughout their decade-long history, while Kristof joined in in 1990. Feeling B released three albums before the split, though That Rammstein kept their memories alive for a while, and performed their song Troubled youth anthem During a Russian tour in 2001.
Till Lindemann may be Rammstein’s majestic lead singer, but he ran drums for the punk art crew he co-founded in 1986. First Arsch (“Arsch” meaning “Ass”, because it’s Till Lindemann) released a single album in 1992, which also featured Paul and Richard, then from Feeling B and Das Elegante Chaos respectively. The trio left in 1993 to focus on Rammstein – in hindsight, not a bad idea.
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This Schwerin-based quartet only ran for two years, from 1987 to 1989. However, the fact that their guitarist was Richard Crosby gave the band and their only release, 89 lyric EP, a posthumous fan base. Like many pre-Ramstein costumes, Das Elegante Chaos was a punk rock band, rocking German on fast guitar chords.
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Two years after the breakup of Das Elegante Chaos in 1989, Richard co-founded Orgasm Death Gimmick. The four-piece piece sounded more distinctly like a future guitarist’s band, dealing with monolithic industrial metal. In fact, the title track of Ramstein Longing Uses the riff of this band’s track eHe even went so far as to earn a songwriting credit.
Bassist Oliver Riedel played with these folk rockers from 1992 to 1994, although they continued for another eight years after the guitarist left to join Rammstein. Inchtabokatables paired the violin with drums and bass to create a half modern, half traditional sound, and of course threw German words in the foreground. The resulting music was exciting and lively, and spade was a bit weird.
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Christoph has the most comprehensive biography of any Rammstein member. Not only was he part of Feeling B and Die Firma; He also had coffee cups in groups called Frechheit and Sam’s Dice Group. He also had a stint at Keine Ahnung during the 1980s as well. In 1989, the band was launched 6/8 freedoma tumultuous effort, although they split up in the same year.