Rammstein "Mein Teil" Inspired By Grisly True Tale
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Rammstein, the German band best known for the aggro song "Du Hast" and singer Till Lindemann's habit of intentionally lighting himself on fire on stage, have pushed the envelope further with their single, "Mein Teil," writing the song about a creepy tale of cannibalism.
According to mtv.com, the song, from Rammstein's latest CD, "Reise, Reise," was based on a widely publicized case in Germany where one man advertised on the Internet for another man to "dine on." A respondent offered up himself for supper, and indeed became the willing victim of cannibalism.
Rammstein guitarist Richard Kruspe said, "I was really interested to find out about why he would want to kill a man and eat [him]. It was just a really interesting story, so we decided to make a song about it."
There is videotape of the actual cannibalistic encounter, but it remains in police custody, and Rammstein's video for the song "Mein Teil," which translates roughly as "My Part," contains no references to the actual case.
Rammstein has confirmed European tour dates in February and June, and there is speculation that they will perform Stateside in April and May.
"Keine Lust" will be the next single released from "Reise Reise," slated to hit radio in February.
"Reise Reise," whose title roughly translates to "Journey Journey" in English, is the follow-up to the band's 2001 release, "Mutter."
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