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Watch Rammstein Play A Tiny Club At One Of Their First Shows In 1994

This footage of a 1994 club show proves that even before they had their massive stage production, Rammstein still crushed.

German industrial legends Rammstein are known for their bombastic, out-of-this world live show, complete with giant stage props, stunts and special effects (read: lots of flames). Today, the band’s identity has become inseparable from their massive, pyrotechnic-heavy live show. But while It’s hard to imagine a pre-Du Hast world, it existed, and their live shows started out very differently as well, as evidenced by this video of the band performing Weisses Fleisch in Germany in 1994, their first year as a band, and a year before the release of their debut album Herzeleid.

Even though the stage is much smaller, one can still see some of the same things you’d expect from a Rammstein show today: flashing lights, a dancer, and, of course, pyro. The main difference is that the band — and it’s all of the same band members, as Rammstein hasn’t had a lineup change since their formation back in ‘94 — is just so much younger. That said, it does seem like vocalist Till Lindemann had already perfected his trademark baritone style this early on, even if Rammstein’s sound and stage pressence wasn’t fully refined yet. It’s a reminder that even terrifying German sex gods have to start somewhere.

Watch the stripped-down madness below:

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For comparison, and to get a glimpse of what a Rammstein show looks like now, check out the trailer for their massive upcoming North American tour below:

Rammstein will be bringing their larger-than-life live show to Europe this summer before headlining their first North American stadium tour this fall. The full list of dates are below

May

25 Klagenfurt Wörthersee Stadion, Austria
29 Leipzig Red Bull Arena, Germany
30 Leipzig Red Bull Arena, Germany

June

2 Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany
3 Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany
6 Zurich Letzigrund, Switzerland
7 Zurich Letzigrund, Switzerland
10 Ostend Event Site, Belgium
14 Cardiff Principality Stadium, UK
17 Belfast Boucher Road Playing Field, Northern Ireland
20 Coventry Ricoh Arena, UK
24 Nijmegen Goffertpark, Holland
27 Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena, Germany
28 Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena, Germany

July

1 Hamburg Volksparkstadion, Germany
2 Hamburg Volksparkstadion, Germany
4 Berlin Olympiastadion, Germany
5 Berlin Olympiastadion, Germany
9 Lyon Groupama Stadium, France
13 Turin Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Italy
17 Warsaw PGE Narodowy, Poland
21 Tallinn Song Festival Grounds, Estonia
26 Trondheim Granåsen, Norway
31 Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium, Sweden

August

4 Aarhus Ceres Park, Denmark
20 Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
23 Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
27 Washington D.C.– FedExField
30 Minneapolis, MNU.S. Bank Stadium

September

03 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
06 Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
10 East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
16 San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
19 Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
27 Mexico City, MEX – Foro Sol

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Posted on February 16th 2020, 1:36pm
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