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Rammstein suing the German government over past censorship

Posted by on April 8, 2016

rammsteinpicRammstein has been pushing the envelope since their beginnings back in the 90’s and many haven’t been to keen about it. For example, the German government, who got worried enough about their music to  censor their records. Now, after so long since their clash with the government, it seems like the band is suing them for €66,000 (roughly $75,000 USD.)

According to some reports, Rammstein filed a lawsuit against the German government over the short censorship of their album Liebe ist fur die alle back in 2009 damaging the sales for 6 months after being indexed by the Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien (Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons) due to sexual imagery in the album booklet and the lyrical content of the song “Ich tu dir weh.”

The indexing was revoked by a court after a few months of being in place but, at that point, the band had to incurr in production cost for an edited version of the album and a loss in sales due to marketing limitations. The first hearing for the case will take place later this summer.

Rammstein’s censorship hasn’t just been limited in their own country, but also in the states. Their stage pyrotechnics have been a safety and liability concern, not to mention their infamous Worcester arrest, but we are hoping that will also be overturned during their only scheduled US show at the Chicago Open Air this coming July 15th.

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