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For the song "Seemann" by Lolita, see Sailor (song).
Single by Rammstein
from the album Herzeleid
Released January 8, 1996
Format CD
Recorded Polar Studios, Stockholm, 1995
Genre Neue Deutsche Härte
Industrial metal
Gothic rock
Length 4:48
Label Motor
Writer(s) Oliver Riedel
Producer(s) Jacob Hellner
Carl-Michael Herlöffson
Rammstein singles chronology
"Du riechst so gut"

"Seemann" is a song by Rammstein, released as the second single from their LP Herzeleid. Its translation is "Seaman" or "Sailor".

The video shows Schneider, Riedel, Landers and Kruspe pulling a boat through the sand, with Lindemann and Flake, who's wearing a plague doctor mask, inside. Later, they decide to keelhaul Lindemann, still singing. The boat winds up in flames. The video is intertwined with shots of a woman, alternately dressed in a white robe and black clothing.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Seemann" - 4:49
  2. "Der Meister" - 5:09
  3. "Rammstein In The House (Timewriter-RMX)" – 6:26

Live performances[edit]

The first known performance of the song is from the New Year's Eve 1994-1995 concert in Saalfeld, Germany. It was probably played at every date of the Herzeleid tour. In the Sehnsucht tour, during this song, Flake (keyboard) usually sat in a small inflatable boat and sailed over the crowd who waves and bring the boat back to the stage after a short tour. This stunt is now performed in Haifisch instead of Seemann. Never played in the Mutter or Reise, Reise tours, Seemann was probably last played on June 23, 1999 in Los Angeles, California. However, as of November 8, 2009 and a little more than ten years out of their setlists, Seemann returned for the first dates of the Liebe ist für alle da tour, just to be dropped again later on the tour.

Apocalyptica cover[edit]

Single by Apocalyptica featuring Nina Hagen
from the album Reflections
Released October 6, 2003
Format CD
Genre Cello rock
Neue Deutsche Härte
Label Universal
Apocalyptica singles chronology
"Faraway Vol.2"
Nina Hagen singles chronology
"Total Eclipse/Die schwarze Witwe"
"Immer Lauter"

"Seemann" was covered by Finnish cello metal band Apocalyptica and featured Nina Hagen on the band's album, Reflections. It was released as a single on October 6, 2003. It was mixed and recorded by Mikko Raita.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Seemann" (Radio Edit) – 4:03
  2. "Seemann" (Album Version) – 4:43
  3. "Heat" – 3:24

Other versions contain:

  1. "Seemann" (Radio Edit) – 4:03
  2. "Faraway" – 3:31

other cover versions[edit]

The song was also covered by Rummelsnuff along with a music clip. [1]


  1. ^ Rummelsnuff (2012-12-10). Seemann (in German). Out Of Line Music/Youtube. Retrieved 2015-03-21. 

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