Rammstein Banned In Belarus
2010-02-25 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 62 Comments

German techno-rockers Rammstein have been banned from performing in the Belarusian capital Minsk, after local authorities declared their music to be propaganda for "violence, masochism, homosexuality and other abnormalities."

The eastern European country's Council For Morality ruled on the concert, scheduled to take place on March 7, on Monday. It expressed reservations that the band's music could "destroy the Belarusian state system" and that "permitting a Rammstein concert would be a costly mistake."

Belarus declared independence in 1991 following the collapse of the Soviet Union but has found tough going emerging from the cloud of the oppressive empire. The country has been ruled since 1994 by President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been referred to, derisively, as "Europe's last dictator."

Rammstein are no strangers to controversy. The lead single from their 2009 album Liebe Ist Für Alle, 'Pussy,' was accompanied by a hardcore video that featured all six members engaging in explicit sexual acts. A subsequent box set came "packaged" with six pink dildos molded from the band members' own penises.

Even the band's native country has taken a dim view of some of their activities. Liebe Ist Für Alle was added to Germany's Bundesprüfstelle Für Jugendgefährdende Medien (Federal Index Of Media That Is Harmful To The Youth), which essentially puts in on a par with X-rated movies and video games.

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TRMshadow
February 25th 2010

4982 Comments


I Love this.

drasticaction74
February 25th 2010

1718 Comments


well done

JayVex
February 25th 2010

383 Comments


Hahaha, what a brilliant idea for a box set.

Zip
February 25th 2010

5312 Comments


Homophobic much?

CrazyFool84
February 25th 2010

1080 Comments


haha not all that surprised

DreamingOfSleep
February 25th 2010

46 Comments


Rubbish music, and shitty Katie Price level approaches to controversy

What a piss take of a band

Kiran
Emeritus
February 25th 2010

6000 Comments


yeah, that video/box set thing just seems like such a cheap attention gimmick

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Damrod
Moderator
February 25th 2010

1093 Comments


Yeah, but one has to admit: it works, as cheap as it may be.

Kiran
Emeritus
February 25th 2010

6000 Comments


oh yeah, definitely, this isn't the first news article i remember reading where it's been mentioned in some controversial context, so it's succeeding on that level.

sheelanagig
February 25th 2010

41 Comments


"..........homosexuality and other abnormalities."

WTF... welcome to the 21 Century.....asshole

Eskate87
February 25th 2010

959 Comments


article is the definition of badass

ameypv
February 25th 2010

807 Comments


lol

TheHamburgerman
February 25th 2010

1283 Comments


Because Rammstein is the most brutal band ever!

Hmm, I just found Belarus is the country we dutchers call "wit rusland", it's actually closer to me than I thought.

natey
February 25th 2010

4170 Comments


it may be controversial but, I for one, find it more repulsive than intriguing

Wizard
February 25th 2010

19206 Comments


Sucks to be Belarus.

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Consigliere
February 25th 2010

228 Comments


WAHAHAHAHA, this whole damn article is hilarious.... Go Rammstein.

Phantom
February 25th 2010

8930 Comments


Germany's Bundesprüfstelle Für Jugendgefährdende Medien


holy shit bags

and clearly their controversy provocation is working and getting the band publicity

Poet
February 25th 2010

5920 Comments


lol this is great

Dreakon
February 25th 2010

349 Comments


The gays just can't catch a break... :-/

Avirov
February 25th 2010

1206 Comments


"packaged"

I GET IT

WhiteTieBlackJacket
February 25th 2010

784 Comments


Holy crap... "You have a pussy. I have a dick. So What's the problem?" Their asses need to be banned from, like, earrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrth.

Oh, but here's the version everyone wants to see.

http://video.mail.ru/mail/gungrave.93/httpwwwredtubecom25232/1.html

Jesuslaves
February 25th 2010

4655 Comments


Maybe we can ban them from the world for making unforgiveably shitty music.

WhiteTieBlackJacket
February 25th 2010

784 Comments


^ Yeah, really.

Here I was thinking 3Oh3! and BrokenCyde were the biggest a**holes in the music industry. Guess not.

Mdetelj
February 25th 2010

14 Comments


Hate rammstein but this is awesome

TREO5
February 25th 2010

1067 Comments


Bad band is bad.

Dogget
February 25th 2010

781 Comments


Metal has a bad reputation because of arseholes like these guys pulling stupid stunts, if their music was good enough warrent their notoriety it wouldn't be so bad.

If they wrote english lyrics no one would listen to this crap.

WARisalliknow91
February 25th 2010

493 Comments


bad music. dildos. german.

three reasons why i avoid this band.

Athom
Staff Reviewer
February 25th 2010

17189 Comments


I hate Rammstein but i hate "councils on morality" more

Baphomet
February 25th 2010

7364 Comments


I love how Rammstein just keep themselves getting banned. Can't wait for their next vid.

Was my translation of the Bundes-thingie OK?


yeah it's ok, but you missed that it's the Federal index.

Dolving999
February 25th 2010

1609 Comments


Somebody kill those guys before they have the chance to come to Portugal for Rock in Rio 2010...

Xenophanes
Emeritus
February 25th 2010

10584 Comments


"A subsequent box set came "packaged" with six pink dildos molded from the band members' own penises."

I hope this doesn't become a trend....

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pride
February 25th 2010

227 Comments


who gives a shit, the music sucks

Asiatic667
February 25th 2010

4647 Comments


Why would anybody want rubber replicas of these guys wangs

Kronzo
February 25th 2010

990 Comments


so you can feel what they are like ^^^^

Wizard
February 25th 2010

19206 Comments


LOL to the Rammstein haters.

PirateSquid
February 25th 2010

1881 Comments


I just thought they were banned for sucking.

lol, homosexuality is an abnormality.

bloc
February 25th 2010

34649 Comments


New album was not that good.

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Wizard
February 25th 2010

19206 Comments


What the fuck? It's their best to date.

zaruyache
February 25th 2010

5812 Comments


Rammstein are nothing short of brilliant. Fuck Belarus if they don't want them, just less business revenue for that country.

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Adash
February 25th 2010

1356 Comments


everyone who hates rammstein is banned from belarus

bloc
February 25th 2010

34649 Comments


Nah man, it was as if they spat all over their heritage. I knew right after Rosenrot the band would take a turn for the worst.

PirateSquid
February 25th 2010

1881 Comments


Rammenstein are nothing short of brilliantly sucking

R6Rider
February 25th 2010

4454 Comments


this makes me want to get their latest album

band rules

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Wizard
February 25th 2010

19206 Comments


Nah man, it was as if they spat all over their heritage. I knew right after Rosenrot the band would take a turn for the worst.

They haven't changed at all since that album. If anything, their new album is far more consistent that Rosenrot.

R6Rider, get it now.

bloc
February 25th 2010

34649 Comments


You misunderstood, I meant Rosenrot was the album where they started to get all mainstream and I knew any album after that would not be great.

Wizard
February 25th 2010

19206 Comments


But Reise, Reise isn't much different from that either hahahaha. In my mind, they've always been somewhat accessible.

bloc
February 25th 2010

34649 Comments


Funny thing is that Reise is my favourite album. Then there are a couple tracks from Rosenrot and the new one that I like. Not saying the albums are poor, they just didn't have as many songs that I enjoyed.

SmurkinGherkin
February 25th 2010

1769 Comments


yes

this rules lol

Baphomet
February 25th 2010

7364 Comments


I'm with bloc in this one; even though rammstein have always had controvertial songs and vids, I feel like ever since rosenrot they're trying too hard to get atention and go more mainstream.

Exept my favorite albu is Mutter. Now that is a masterpiece.

linchpin313
February 25th 2010

813 Comments


Can a band really destroy a country? that just sounds pretty cool to me...

Jom
Staff Reviewer
February 25th 2010

2633 Comments


A subsequent box set came "packaged" with six pink dildos


I'm shocked that, like, one person picked up on this.

natey
February 25th 2010

4170 Comments


where can i make my own pink dildo mold for my g/f

fr33convict
February 25th 2010

11687 Comments


I wish my band was so awesome it could destroy a whole country with it's crappy music.

ThePalestMexican
February 25th 2010

2816 Comments


Rammstein=German Dethklok

Altmer
February 26th 2010

5652 Comments


Guys, Belarus is a shitty Eastern European country with a moron at the helm. This'd be news if it was France.

Wizard
February 26th 2010

19206 Comments


Thanks Altmer for trying to insight some intelligence into these retarded little pukes!

BigBlob
December 22nd 2011

1609 Comments


Rammstein > Belarus

lancebramsay
December 22nd 2011

1585 Comments


Sputnik has a dick, but no pussy

Hordewolf
December 22nd 2011

353 Comments


Digging up graves in this bitch.

BigBlob
December 22nd 2011

1609 Comments


Belarus is going to get blitzkrieged by the fleshyweapon.

Hordewolf
December 22nd 2011

353 Comments


No.

Ovrot
December 22nd 2011

10457 Comments


hells yeah

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