Basic Background Info

Birth: May 11, 1966
Location: Berlin, Germany
Band: Rammstein
Genres: Metal, Industrial, Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Alternative Metal
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician


Christoph Schneider is the drummer for the German powerhouse heavy metal outfit Rammstein.

Christoph Schneider enjoyed music as a child and played the trumpet in school. When he received his first drum kit from his brother at the age of fourteen, Christoph Schneider found his rhythm. Christoph Schneider withdrew from high school and worked as a telecommunications assistant before he served in the East German Army. Following his time in the military, Christoph Schneider struggled to find his niche in the music world for several years. In 1994, Christoph Schneider discovered like-minded musicians Till Lindemann, Richard Kruspe, and Oliver Riedel.

Rammstein won an amateur musician contest in 1994 and were able to record a demo as the prize. Next, the group invited Paul Landers and Christian Lorenz to join up. After earning the devotion of fans with wild live performances, Rammstein released Herzeleid in 1995. They toured with Clawfinger in Poland and Czechoslovakia before they headlined their own tour through Germany in front of tens of thousands of fans. Their entire shows were replete with pyrotechnics, and the band dressed in outlandish costumes. Lead singer Lindemann occasionally performed entire songs while engulfed in flames. A combination of their live reputation and the album's popularity gained Rammstein international recognition, despite the fact that all of their lyrics were in German.

Rammstein's second album, Sehnsucht, quickly soared to the top of the German, Austrian, and Swiss charts. Word of the album soon spread throughout Europe and topped Billboard's Eurochart. Rammstein performed with Danzig, Nina Hagen, Joachim Witt, and Alaska at the Wuhleheide in Berlin in 1998. They went on to join Korn, Ice Cube, Orgy, and Limp Bizkit on the Family Values Tour in the U.S.

Rammstein recorded Mutter in southern France and released it in 2001. Their next studio album, Reise, Reise, was recorded in southern Spain and released in 2004. Following the release of the live album, Volkerball, Rammstein took a break in 2006. They reunited in 2007 to record tracks for their upcoming 2008 release.


Album Year Album Name Album Band
1996 Herzeleid Rammstein
1998 Du Hast Rammstein
1998 Du Riechst So Gut ë98 Rammstein
1998 Sehnsucht Rammstein
1999 Engel Rammstein
1999 Live Aus Berlin Rammstein
1999 Stripped Rammstein
2001 Asche Zu Asche Rammstein
2001 Ich Will Rammstein
2001 Links 2 3 4 Rammstein
2001 Music from Tajikistan, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia Dresden Symphony Orchestra/Helmrath, Mic
2001 Mutter Rammstein
2001 Red Phillip Boa & The Voodoo Club
2001 Sonne Rammstein
2002 Feuer Frei Rammstein
2002 Sereno: Edicion Especial Gira Miguel BosÈ
2003 Don't Let the Cold In Miles
2004 Amerika Rammstein
2004 Mein Teil Rammstein
2004 Ohne Dich Rammstein
2004 Reise, Reise Rammstein
2005 Benzin Rammstein
2005 Jel‰ngerjelieber Klee
2005 Keine Lust Rammstein
2005 Rosenrot Rammstein
2006 Honeysuckle Klee
2006 Mann Gegen Mann Rammstein
2006 Volkerball (Special Edition) Rammstein
2007 End Of A Year/Kids Explode End of a Year, Kids Explode
2008 4 Way Split Shokei/The Falcon Five/Kids Explode/Petethepiratesquid
2009 Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da Rammstein
2009 Pussy Rammstein
2010 Haifisch Rammstein
2012 Videos 1995-2012 Rammstein
2012 Weltenbrand Rammstein
2013 Mutter Rammstein


  • Cristoph is the only member of Rammstein who was in the military.
  • He goes by the nickname "Doom."

Instruments of Choice



Drums: Tama
Cymbals: Meinl
Heads: Evans
Electronics: Ddrum, Roland
Sticks: Pro-Mark

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