Member:
1983-1993 Die Firma (DDR) - drums  
1990-1993 Feeling B - drums  
1994- Rammstein - drums, percussion  


Personal information

Born on: 11.05.1966

Christoph "Doom" Schneider (born May 11, 1966) is a German musician. He is a drummer in the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein.

Schneider was born in Berlin, East Germany, and now has six siblings. His interest in playing music started at school, where he played the trumpet. His brother gave him a drum made of aluminum cans when Christoph was 14, sparking an interest in drums and a dream of being a musician. Schneider left high school at age 16 and went to work as a telecommunications assistant. In 1984, he served his national service with the East German Army; He is the only one to have served in the army out of all of the Rammstein members .
Career

In 1985, Schneider quit his telecommunication job to pursue his musical ambitions by studying music at university, but failed to get into university twice. His father disapproved of Schneider's learning to play the drums, preferring the trumpet. Schneider tried consistently from 1985 until 1990 to get into bands as a drummer, finally being successful with Die Firma. In 1994, he joined Till Lindemann, Richard Kruspe and Oliver Riedel in forming an early version of Rammstein. They entered the Berlin Senate Metrobeat contest, winning the chance to record a professional demo with four tracks. A previous band of Schneider's, Feeling B, provided two other members of Rammstein, Paul Landers and keyboardist Christian Lorenz.

Personal life

Schneider values his privacy, so little is known about his private life. He is known to be in his second marriage, to Regina Gizatulina.

He has one child but the gender, name, date of birth, and who the mother is, is unknown.

He is nicknamed after his favorite computer game, Doom.

Schneider has also claimed in an interview he was influenced by the drummer of AC/DC, Phil Rudd.