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Manchester MEN, 1 March 2012
I was told
on the phone by Rammstein's tour manager before tonight's shoot
that Rammstein's pyro show would leave Kiss in the dark and it would be a show
I would not forget...he was right.
moment Rammstein entered the packed arena carrying flaming torches and
flags from the back of the auditorium, then climbing onto a specially
constructed walkway over the audience walking slowly to the stage, I knew
I was in for one hell of a show.
If your idea
of a great rock show is astonishing theatrics up to the rooftop,
eyebrow singeing exploding pyros, a keyboard player in a glitter
suit walking on a treadmill, a giant penis spraying you with soapy
semen, S&M... anal sex, a dingy crowd surfing and some great metal
anthems then this was the show for you...
rock n roll at its loudest, craziest, and fire- filled frenzied best...
came to conquer tonight and that is what they did. From the start
guitarists Richard Kruspe and Paul Landers, were playing riffs that
metal guitar wannabees would die for and to see the crowd singing along
word for word every song in German with vocalist Till had to be seen to
fans had told me they had come along tonight to hear all the hits and
that is just what they got, the band played crowd pleasers like Buch
Dich Sonne, Mein Teil - a song about homoerotic cannibalism
(!) - Keine Lust, and the classic Mutter. The crowd were in Rammstein
Heaven...or more to the point Hell.
hours of non stop pyromania, a stage show that most bands would die for,
and hit after metal hit, it was time for the band's favourite encore.
Engel, with singer Till standing on stage wearing huge angel wings that
shot fire, was one hell of a way to end the show...
If I had not
been a fan of the band in the past I was now. This was rock n roll
at its loudest, craziest and fire-filled frenzied best...
As the show
finally came to an end singer Till looked out at the sweat drenched
crowd, aged between 10 and 60, and said two simple words: Danke Schön.
This was a
show like no other I've photographed - it was a cross between a HR Giger
film with a stage set like Fritz Lang's Metropolis or the darkest sci-fi
film you could ever imagine ... A flaming triumph!
photos by Steve Goudie
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