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Stahlzeit at an appearance at the Werner Race 2018
Stahlzeit at an appearance at the Werner Race 2018
General information
origin Germany
Genre (s) New German Hardness
founding 2005
Current occupation
Helfried "Heli" tear weaver
Matthias Sitzmann
Mike Sitzmann (since 2013)
Electric bass
Samir Elflein (until 2013, since 2019)
Thomas Buchberger-Voigt
Keyboard, synthesizer, piano
Ron Huber (since 2017)
former members
Roland Hagen (until 2013)
Bora Öksüz (2013-2019)
Keyboard, synthesizer, piano
Thilo Weber (✝2017)

Stahlzeit is a tribute band founded in 2005 . The singer and front man is Helfried "Heli" Reißenweber. The band covers only songs by the Berlin NDH band Rammstein . The stage show, pyrotechnics , costumes and stage decorations are also similar to that of Rammstein. With 70 to 80 appearances per year, the band is considered the most successful and spectacular Rammstein tribute band in Germany.


The band has officially existed since January 2004. The band met and played Rammstein songs under the name Maerzfeld , since Helfried Reißenweber was attested to be visually and vocally similar to Till Lindemann . Since 2005 she has appeared as a tribute band.

In 2013 there were several changes in the line-up of the band. Guitarist Roland Hagen and bassist Samir Elflein left the band and were replaced by Mike Sitzmann (guitar) and Bora Öksüz (electric bass).

Keyboardist Thilo Weber died in 2017. At the end of 2017, Ron Huber was introduced as the new keyboardist.

In 2019 Elflein officially returned to the electric bass after he had already represented Öksüz at concerts in 2018.


Helfried "Heli" Reißenweber at GOND 2018

The stage show by Stahlzeit is based on that of Rammstein: With petrol , meter-high flames are shot up to just below the ceiling and Bengal fires light up the stage in red. For the song Haifisch , keyboardist Thilo Weber sat in a rubber dinghy and let the audience transport him through the hall. In the song Mein Teil , Reißenweber, dressed in a butcher outfit, chases keyboardist Weber across the stage. The microphone is also equipped with a knife for this purpose. Towards the end of the song Weber ends up in a large pot and, as is also the case with Rammstein, the pot is shot at with a flame thrower.

Web links

Commons : Stahlzeit  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Presentation (fan blog) (accessed on October 22, 2017)
  2. Facebook: Report from the band (accessed October 2, 2017)
  3. a b Baden Online : Interview with singer Heli Reißenweber: Rammstein tribute band Stahlzeit wants to do more than just cover , December 28, 2017, accessed on January 14, 2018.
  4. Focus : STAHLZEIT - The most spectacular Rammstein Tribute Show with Stahlzeit in Rostock , January 8, 2018, accessed on January 14, 2018.
  5. STAHLZEIT keyboardist Thilo Weber dies (accessed on October 2, 2017)
  6. Augsburger Allgemeine : “Stahlzeit” rocks the Glötter sports hall - sold out event with the Rammstein tribute band , accessed on December 30, 2011.