Is Rammstein a right-wing band?

Klaus Wagner
The Collector
Published in
3 min readNov 15, 2021

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No, here is the proof

The origins

The Berlin band Rammstein was formed in the nineties and debuted in 1995 with their first album Herzeleid. The band’s name, written with two M’s, derives from the town of Ramstein, written with one M. Ramstein is where the US Air Force operates an airbase. During an air show in 1988, two planes of an aerobatic team collided, killing 70 people. Since this accident, air shows are no longer allowed in Germany. A photo taken shortly after the collision of the two military jets:

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The success of Rammstein

With their music, which is often described as a brute, they were able to quickly find many followers. Contrary to the general trend in rock and pop music, however, their song lyrics were not English, but German. Meanwhile, their concerts, organized with a lot of pyrotechnics, are highlights in the international tour calendar.

Both the names of the albums and the names of the songs were (and still are) German. Furthermore, their appearance was confusing. They looked like from the 20s and 30s of the last century. German song lyrics and an appearance like neo-Nazis led to the conclusion that this band was a right-wing radical band.

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Klaus Wagner
The Collector

Born in October 1965, Living in Germany, Business Graduate (Diplom-Kaufmann) working as court-appointed expert