Rammstein Stunts at Live Shows

If you’ve been to a Rammstein concert, you will know how truly special they are. Rammstein pull out all the stops and their live shows are some of the most spectacular ever. The most important part of the shows is the pyrotechnics. Till is fire mad and Rammstein have been known to cancel gigs (e.g. London Astoria) because authorities have told them to cut a percentage of their pyrotechnics. A normal Rammstein gig is not possible. It is always breath-taking and extraordinary.

The following list shows the stunts that you are likely to see at a Rammstein gig. If you get the chance to go to one then take it, there is nothing better!

Pyrotechnics:

Flamming keyboard:

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The keyboard is smeared with a fire paste which sets it alight. There is a ‘Whoo!’ song that is
heard at the same time, simply a recording of Till saying ‘Whoo!’

Flamming mic:


When Guitarists Paul and Richard sing backing vocals to ‘Asche zu asche’ the mics are set on
fire. They are wrapped in silver foil and have a long fuse poking out of them. The fuse is lit and the mics are engulfed.

Flamming coat:

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This stunt starts with
Till emerging from the floor. He wears a special fire-proof coat which is engulfed in flames. The coat stops Till getting burnt whilst this is performed during the playing of ‘Rammstein’

Firethrower:

Paul, Richard and Oliver
have flamethrowers strapped to their guitars, which let out a burning concoction of air and petroleum and a high pressure. These flamthrowers were used to ignite Till’s coat, but it is very dangerous, as they may ignite the wrong things, so they don’t do that anymore.

Footspalkers:

During ‘Weisses Fleisch’
Till has aluminium tubes strapped to both feet. To set them off he stomps on a speaker and then jumps down onto the stage.

Fireworks


At the beginning of ‘Du
Riechst so Gut’ the fire elbow shoots a firework/rocket along a thin wire above the audience, which sprays sparks out.

Flamme-bow

A bow loaded with fireworks which are shot out by a member of the band.

Firethrower mouth


Rammstein blow into tubes which spread fire from their mouths!

Flash Pots:


Pots are loaded into the stage which spray flames up

Special drumsticks

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During ‘Engel’ Christoph uses special drumsticks, packed with magnesium tubes like the ones used for Till’s foot sparklers. They let out loads of sparks which spray over the stage. Now, you don’t get that at a Backstreet Boy’s concert, do you???

Explosives:

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Till throws firework bangers up into the air.

BANG BANG!:


At the end of ‘Fire frei’
there are two big explosions out of the flash pots on stage when Till sings ‘Bang bang’ for the final time.

Smoking


Smoke seaps out of Till’s clothes

Subventions:

Blood:


This Masochist stunt,
performed in ‘Sehnsucht’ involves Till hitting himself in the head, bursting a packet of blood which drips and splashes down his head.

Masks

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Oliver often wears a mask on stage.

Laser googles:

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Till has a Laser pointer attatched to his goggles which points a red laser out into the crowd.

Whip:

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During ‘Bestrafe Mich’
(The translation is ‘Punish me’, so you can see the relevance of the whip!) Till hits himself with a ‘Cat O nine tales’ the original whips had little fragments of glass embedded in them and were used mainly to punish slaves. Till’s version, however, isn’t as dangerous.

Didlo:

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Rammstein are very famous for this stunt, and some magazines criticise them for it, simply
because it’s a bit different. During ‘Buch dich’ (‘Bend down’) Till whips this out of his trousers. It has a hose running through it and Till sprays the audience and Flake with it! So what is the liquid that sprays out? ‘Now it’s Pernod [a French liqueur] and water,’ laughs Flake. ‘It smells good. Last year, we got milk and it was horrible–it created quite an odor. And then he tried a powdered mix, but that, shall we say, clogged the pipe. As much as he tried, nothing came out.
And we know how embarrassing it is when nothing comes out!’

Crowd sailing:


If Rammstein are gonna crowd surf, they’re bloody well gonna do it in style! They have a big
inflatable dingy and the members take it in turns each night to sail across the crowd, then back onto the stage. Not particularly spectacular, but a nice touch all the same!

Other

Flake’s dance:

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This is the most dangerous stunt on the Rammstein set. Flake, the keyboardist, runs around the stage acting nuts… doing some strange, crazy moves!

Laser beams:


There are 6 little UFO shaped discs at the top of the stage they shoot down lasers to shine on the band or the audience

  • Josh

    They really need to update this page… and I think the dildo was called the “Tilldo.”

  • kim

    🙂 amazing

  • Kain

    The flamethrower masks aren’t used by blowing into them. There’s a small tank with a nozzle on the top. It’s clearly seen in Voelker Ball.

  • Noah

    Dude you guys are awesome. Tell me though, will you come out with at LEAST one more album before Till has to retire? Not like a ‘Best of’ album, but like new songs? Can anyone tell me?

  • Duffa

    You also missed the Till-Hammer dude!!!

  • mai

    you also forgot the crotch mounted flamethrower till wears, forgot durin which song though

  • der haifisch

    you have got to add the flamb floewer till usses during mein teil and the dual weiled flamb floewer arms he used on the volkerball tour for thr rammstein song

  • wendy.K

    I love this effects they are fucking awesome and that’s why people loves them so ich liebe Rammstein!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • zikke

    Best is firethrower mouths, because it,s so cool and nice

  • Tyler

    Awsome things done by rammstein, greatest German bands I know of. Amerika and Feuer Frei are my two most favorites.

  • Mark

    I seem to remember Ranmmstein were banned from the states after being arrested when Til and Flake simulated a gay sex act on stage.

    I’m going to see them here in Birmingham in England in February. I will be 50 years old on the 19th of this month, (December), so I’m a fair bit older than most people here, (though I’m only four years older than Til), but I have to ageree with certain other comments here, Rammstein are fucking gods!

  • Merlin

    The new stunts is just WOW. Till with flamethrowing wings and whatnot.

  • Caroline

    I love their stunts, they’re awesome 😀

    but I’d like the admins to update this list with the new stunts as well.

  • LIFAD

    The crowd boat pic was from their first official concert in the USA opening for KMFDM at Liberty Lunch right here in Austin, TX.

  • cole

    My favorite stunts of all time I think would be when Rchard, Till, and Paul used the flamethrower Mouth in Feuer Frie. The next one is probably the Flamethrower-Bow in Du Riechst So Gut. Then the best one to me is probably at the beginning of Weisses Fleisch where Till jumps from a guitar amp. and starts jupmping and rolling around on stage while sparks are coming off of his boots. That to me was how I got into Rammstein.

  • Rob

    Rammstein isn’t able to come to the United States anymore as far as I know. After setting several stages on fire and such they’ve been told not to come. This is what I heard from a friend yet I’m not stating this as a fact just as an opinion of something that I heard. So don’t go bad talking me because it’s not true if it’s not because I didn’t say it was a fact.

  • Miriam

    I love the freaky shows. Can’t wait ’till they come to Denmark, so I can see them live!!

  • Chorenziak

    Come to america!!!! You guys FUCKIN RULE!!!!!!!!!

  • Ro

    ich liebe sie kerle! I have listened to you guys from the start! And I will listen to you guys till the end!! But I hope it never ends!!!!! >.< Can't wait for new music! Keep it coming you guys! WE LOVE YOU!! Ende gut, alles gut!

  • harry

    You guys are the shit i didnt even know who you guys were until i saw the XXX movie with vin diesel and i always loved the song in the beginning at the club and i started listening to you guys and i was like damn these guys are fuckin ill and they sound much better than all the other shitty bands in the us and im only 15 but i love you guys and your like one of my favorite bands i like you just as much as the psychopathic family ICP,twiztid,abk,dark lotus,and blaze ya dead homie keep fuckin rocking and keep the stunts goin RAMMSTEIN for life bitches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ico

    They are Crazy 🙂 what more i can say ??

  • leslie

    this are awsome stuns i like your group because you are special in your own way long live RAMMSTEIN.

  • olouglin

    i love you rammstein forever richard kruspe is a excelent is my boyfriend

  • JJJ

    Cooooooooooooool

  • Rammpire

    COOLEST EVER!!! RAMMSTEIN RULZ!!! FOREVA!!!

  • Demetrijus

    This are awsome stuns
    i like your group because you are
    special in your own way
    Long live RAMMSTEIN!!!

  • Adellc3

    LOL…They do some crazy stuff…

    I heard that those guys even got banned from the US(which is where I'm from(hello British Peoples!!!))for havin sex with a girl up on stage…Which is pretty messed up….

    but yeah..

    RAMMSTEIN is one of the coolest bands ever… Even if I don't know what theyre sayin!!YAAAYYY!!!

  • Kajsa

    awesome… 😮

  • Callum

    My friends always mock rammstein because there differnet.
    UP YOURS ASHOLES RAMMSTEIN RULE

  • Zuko

    BEST BAND EVAAA!!!!

  • Hate Child

    YOU ALL SUCK CUZ THE RIGHT WORD FOR RAMMSTEIN IS !GOD!

  • Michael Z Eyles

    hmmmmm thought Till really cut his head open on Live Aus Berlin oh well he still the man !!!!!!But I think it's real cos he hits himself various times it had to leave some sought of damage

  • Michael Z Eyles

    hmmmmm thought Till reayct his head opeenn on Live Aus Berlin oh well he still the man !!!!!!

  • Special_needs_sam

    sehr gut i want a flametrower now

  • sarina

    hey i love you guys. Your music rox.

  • Silver

    Real*

  • Silver

    I saw sites that said the blood, when Till bashes himself with the mic, is rea;.. o_O

  • RAMMQWQ

    not every pyro is there

  • tess

    Germans are damn sexy!

    • tess

      javol

  • Seth

    VICKEN die ambessten!!! You guys fucking ROCK!!! Your music is great!! It actually helps me with my german class.

  • Tyrannus

    Awesome! I seen the BANG BANG one live, and seen an awesome photo of the fire breather one in Kerrang! aswell. Im only 13, but I love the way the voice's in Rammstien are – they sound awesome!

  • Oliver

    Rammstein rocks!

    the Flamme-bow stunt is extremely awsome!

    You guys seriously know how to outrank every metal band in the world!

  • Zeke

    this is hot!

  • Ben

    The stunts I’ve seen you guys perform outrank Jackass! You guys know what ur doing and thats good, keep it going. RAMMSTEIN-4-LIFE

  • Stuart Smith

    you guys are legends.. i firth started listening to you when i was like 10-13 now im 17 i've listened to u for so long i've actually learn some german keep up the good work ich will more!

  • Eiserne Jungfrau

    love it! 😀

  • kat

    i love ur band

    im only 14 but i still love u guys!!!

    ur the best band.long side

    slipkot,p.o.d and heeps more

    i love u

    from charlie-may

    • Tha Big M

      man what tha fuck u like pod and slipknot pod and slipknot are to totally different bands what tha fuck are you on you poser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Ich versteh euch nicht!!!!!!!!

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