Since their inception in the mid-90s, Rammstein have constantly strived to create art, not specifically music, but art. Their goal was always to become a creative force that served as an outlet for their artistic expression. The music is simply a by-product of what should be seen as an artistic concept, not just a band, not just an album, not just a music video. Rammstein injects so much passion into every aspect of what they do, something you’ll be well aware of if you’ve ever seen them live. Many people describe watching Rammstein live as “an experience”, almost religious. Their music is revered worldwide and the band are quite frankly unstoppable and untouchable. They have achieved the type of artistic status that almost every musician yearns to feel. Yet most can only dream of being elevated to this level of worship.
Whilst this is great for Rammstein, there is an enormous aspect of this group that goes largely unnoticed. It’s an aspect of the band that, within the context of Rammstein, is just seen as part of the bigger picture. This is most likely because Rammstein sees every member as an equal so the spotlight is never focused on one person over another. However, it stands out like a giant foam spluttering dildo in a sweaty crowd. Till Lindemann. More specifically, his wardrobe and style. It’s quick frankly outstanding and needs to be given the appreciation it deserves.
Short of Marilyn Manson, there are few artists that can pull off such dynamic outfits and combinations, especially when it comes to abstract fashion concepts. Lindemann nails it on and off stage. Combining steampunk industrialism with abstract war-themed attire on stage, and slick modern gentlemen off stage, Till Lindemann presents himself as an absolute style icon. Not many people can pull off a suit with combat boots.
We’ve handpicked some of Till Lindemann’s most audacious & stylish outfits. Behold.
Getty / Till Lindemann / Rammstein live in Rome (Photo by Simone Cecchetti/Corbis via Getty Images)
Rammstein's frontman Till Lindemann waves his flaming arms about while on stage during the "Pledge of Allegiance" Tour at Cox Arena. Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Corbis Sygma (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Corbis via Getty Images)
Till Lindemann of Rammstein performs on stage at the World Music Theater in Tinley Park, Illinois, September 26, 1998. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 06: Till Lindemann on the red carpet during the ECHO German Music Award in Berlin, Germany on April 06, 2017. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 14: Till Lindemann and Joey Kelly during the presentation of they book at the Franfurter Book fair 2017. (Photo by Hannelore Foerster/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - NOVEMBER 18, 2016: Till Lindemann (R), frontman of the German band Rammstein, seen ahead of an event to launch his book of poems titled "In Stillen Nachten" at the Chitai-Gorod bookshop at the Columbus Shopping Mall. Alexander Shcherbak/TASS (Photo by Alexander Shcherbak\TASS via Getty Images)
LANDGRAAF, NETHERLANDS - MAY 28: Till Lindemann of Rammstein performs on stage at Pinkpop festival on 28th May 2010 in Landgraaf, Netherlands. (Photo by Paul Bergen/Redferns)
Till Lindemann / Rammstein live in Rome (Photo by Simone Cecchetti/Corbis via Getty Images)
MUNICH, GERMANY: Till Lindemann (C) of Rammstein performs on stage in 1997 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Bernd Muller/Redferns)
ARNHEM, NETHERLANDS - DECEMBER 6: Till Lindemann of Rammstein performs on stage at the Gelredome on 6th December 2009 in Arnhem, Netherlands. (Photo by Rob Verhorst/Redferns)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 20: Musician's Till Lindemann (L) and Christoph Schneider (R) of the industrial band Rammstein arrive at the 3rd annual Revolvers Golden God Awards at Club Nokia on April 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
MUNICH, GERMANY: Till Lindemann of Rammstein performs on stage in 1997 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Bernd Muller/Redferns)
Author Bio: AC Speed
I started my career as a music journalist in 2013 and have been involved in the music industry as a touring musician, studio engineer and artist consultant since 2002, as well as previously being a signed artist. My passion for delivering high quality, informative music-related news is a daily driving force behind the content I create. Also a huge gaming nerd! Born in the United Kingdom and currently living in Sweden. Skål!
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