Miyou 875 Posted May 10, 2020 Share Posted May 10, 2020 (edited) J'ai commencé la traduction de la partie histoire du groupe en entière car peu présente sur la version anglaise du site. The origin of the name: The Ramstein air show disaster: On August 28th, 1988, at the American Air Base in Ramstein, Germany, three airplanes of the Italian Air Force display team, called “Frecce Tricolori”, collided during a show and crashed on the audience. 69 people died and 500 were injured, mainly burned. The accident was strongly covered by the media as well as air crash usually are and shocked Germany so much that it is still considered as the most terrifying one ever happened in this country. German people accused the American authorities, who were responsible for security, of lack of oversight because there wasn’t any security service. Furthermore, the USA compensated the victims only 13 years later. From Ramstein to Rammstein : This accident gave the original idea for the band name and the title of their first song. This idea came from Christoph “Doom” Schneider, Christian “Flake” Lorenz and Paul Landers. Indeed, they thought there should be a group named “Rammstein-Flugschhau” (Air meeting of Rammstein) in order to pay tribute to the victims and express their discontent about this injustice. They instantly added an ‘m’ to avoid misunderstandings, and then started to repeat it ceaselessly, and soon the three others did the same. As the group found this name too long, they cut it down to “Rammstein”, which is a provocative name that perfectly fits the energy of the band. Edited May 12, 2020 by Miyou 3 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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