German band Rammstein, famous for their provocative performances, seems to run it into the ground.
Rammstein frontman Till Lindemann performed at the festival Rock in Vienna in a vest, simulating a suicide belt. During the performance of the song “Zerstören” the belt has sparked, creating the impression that the musician explodes himself.
The festival visitors posted a recorded video on YouTube.
The song title translates as Zerstören “Destroy”. In the text there are these lines: “I want to care for what belongs to me, and the rest – to burn and incinerate. To break, to smash, to crush, to put his”.
— Rammstein Germany (@Ramm_Germany) June 3, 2016
As noted by a German edition, the audience was scared of Lindemann action; many of them did not realize that the device was a fake. Many European media harshly criticized the musician.