The most extreme sounds of the German scene are probably electronica and metal. It´s no coincidence that bands such as Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, Metallica and Exodus, Thrash Metal greats, swear blind that the European crowd, especially the German one, is much more extreme than the American crowd. It´s so much so that in the 80s, after leaving a Slayer concert in Germany for example, you could find a sea of glass, broken bottles, metals and chains, as well as traces of blood of course, on the stages where this extreme band played. In the same way, the quantity of incredible thrash metal bands which have played in Germany along the years is very long, and some of them are already classics: Sodom, Destruction and Kreator.
The history of electro, in Germany, is also long. You just have to give one single name: Kraftwerk. Formed in DĂźsseldorf under the name of Organisation, later Kraftwerk, the voyage of this band begins with the most experimental Krautrock, with sweet and travelling sounds, until they became ´Menschmachine´, creators of techno before techno, and the rest of inventions which impregnated electronica in the following years. Of course that the debt of Rammstein with acts such as Throbbing Gristle or EinstĂźrzende Neubaten is also, more than obvious. But in the case of these two bands, predecessors the the punk generation, the industrial and the experimentation looked to impact on lacerating levels with the staging and the use of non-conventional instruments, had more to do with a matter which faced the same terms as live performance, outside rock towards the performative.
Now, what Rammstein does isn´t exactly metal or electro, maybe something like rap. How to define a band which uses thunderous guitars, quick phrasings, industrial sounds and a German tone of voice which borders opera, to put it in some way. Rammstein today, is like an invention of the 90s, from the ´Trainspotting´ generation, and from the years that, for the first time, mainstream became in apparent honest communion with the industry and independent music, which actually never happened of course. Rammstein is part of the ´Neue Deutsche HĂ¤rte´ movement, a term invented for the new genre which they were, supposedly, promoting with other bands such as Oomph!, Stahlhammer, Samsas Traum and Megaherz.
Today, the Rammstein experience is bordering parody, and in many cases it´s derisory. Rammstein´s passage in the musical industry, and with its supposed hard and industrial sound, isn´t but the answer that they´re still being distributed by a label like Universal. They´ve sold millions of albums and their apotheosic concerts, full of violent images, drama and special effects, are another live show which is interesting to see if what you want is, of course, that the musical media carries on constructing false gods, false images and generating more sales for artists who aren´t exactly new or refreshing. For more information on Rammstein and their tour, you can visit the following website:http://www.rammstein.de/
Get apartments in Budapest to be able to relax properly after the concert.
Translated by: aleixgwilliam
The most famous band of the Neue Deutsche HĂ¤rte, is on tour with its biggest hits, I´m talking about Rammstein. The Germans are tuning their machinery for an extensive tour that starts in Europe and extends for the rest of the world in 2012.
Rammstein was formed in 1994 by Richard Z. Kruspe, Paul Landen, Till Lindermann, Christoph Schneider and Cristian Lorenz, all of them are still current members of the band, which from the beginning stood up from the others, because of their industrial metal sound that they call “Tanzmetall” which translated into English would be “Metal to dance.” The name of the band is due to a small problem with the spelling of a German city called Ramstein, where a very serious plane accident happened in the late eighties. According to the members of the group, such mistake was due to an mistake in the spelling of the name of the city with two m, but the truth is that it has double meaning as the word made ramm stein mean something like “the stone that sinks”, also, because of the verb âto comeâ (rammer), but hey, this is already a subject for another discussion, as have the meaning that has the name of the band, the fact is that since their first gigs in bars and clubs in Germany to this day they have sold more than 12 million copies of their albums worldwide, which have changed the life to their own lives Â and their fans.
With 8 albums released, adding to the over 20 singles, live DVDs, photographic works, etc, etc., The band decided to record a compilation work of all their hits, called “Made in Germany 1995-2011″, name of the tour that takes them to Budapest, which will be their second stop. The concert will be held in the Papp LĂĄszlĂł Budapest Sport Arena on the 10th of November at 20:00 hrs. For pricing and more information, please check the attached link: http://www.rammstein.de/tour2011/index.de.html
A tremendous opportunity to kill two birds with one stone, on one hand, to enjoy a beautiful and historic city, and on the other, to enjoy a band that will play all their greatest hits and more. Rent apartments in Budapest and be part of “Made in Germany 1995-2011.”
Translated by: Hans