01 Mein Teil
02 Mein Teil (You Are What You Eat Edit)
03 Mein Teil (The Return To New York Buffet Mix)
04 Mein Teil (There Are No Guitars On This Mix)
INFO > “Mein Teil” (‘My Part’), a 2004 single by industrial metal act Rammstein, was inspired by the lurid story of Armin Meiwes, whose actions branded him ‘Der Metzgermeister’ (‘The Master Butcher’). Through an online advert, Meiwes found Bernd Jürgen Brandes, a willing participant for a cannibalistic sex fantasy. The two men agreed to meet on 9 March 2001 at Meiwes’ home in Rotenburg, Germany. Their encounter began with the severing and attempted consumption of Brandes’ penis, and culminated in his death at Meiwes’ hands, all of which was videotaped. Meiwes stored Brandes’ remains in a freezer, and ate much of the body over the following year. Efforts to lure other victims attracted attention, and police made an arrest in late 2002. Convicted of manslaughter, Meiwes’ sentence was later appealed and escalated to murder after a retrial. Mahlzeit!