Feuer frei! (song)

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Feuer frei!
Song by Rammstein from the album Mutter
GEMA database:5236900-001
Working title:Bang Bang
Studio Miraval, Correns
Producer:Jacob Hellner
Mixed:Stefan Glaumann
Toytown Studios, Stockholm
Mastered:Howie Weinberg
Masterdisk, New York City
Released:2 April 2001
Single:14 October 2002
Video:September 2002
Time signature:4/4
Key:G minor
Live debut:16 Apr 2000
Last performed:2 Jan 2019
Live count:424
Stream / Buy:
Mutter tracklist
  1. Mein Herz brennt
  2. Links 2-3-4
  3. Sonne
  4. Ich will
  5. Feuer frei!
  6. Mutter
  7. Spieluhr
  8. Zwitter
  9. Rein raus
  10. Adios
  11. Nebel

Feuer frei! is the fifth song on the album Mutter by Rammstein.


  • Rammstein can be seen performing the full song in the movie xXx.
  • Swedish power metal band Sabaton covered the song in 2012 for their album Carolus Rex.



Title Release Length Recorded Released Notes
Feuer frei! Mutter 03:11 2000 2 Apr 2001
Feuer frei! 03:09 14 Oct 2002
Feuer frei! (UK CD 1) 03:11 13 Nov 2002
Feuer frei! Mutter (Fade-out Promo) 03:09 2001 Early fade out.
Feuer frei! XXI 03:11 4 Dec 2015 2015 Remaster.
Mutter (XXI Vinyl) 8 Dec 2017
Feuer frei! GEMA database 03:08 Different lyrics.


Title Release Type Length Recorded Released Notes
Feuer frei! Völkerball Video 03:53 3 Feb 2005
4 Feb 2005
5 Feb 2005
Carling Academy Brixton, London 17 Nov 2006 Contains the intro samples of Rein raus at the end.
Feuer frei! Audio 03:31 23 Jul 2005 Festival de Nîmes, Nîmes
Video 03:34
Feuer frei! In Amerika Video 03:36 9 Dec 2010
11 Dec 2010
Bell Centre, Montreal
Madison Square Garden, New York City
25 Sep 2015
Feuer frei! Rammstein: Paris Audio 03:34 6 Mar 2012
7 Mar 2012
Palais Omnisports, Paris 19 May 2017
Video 03:33


Title Release Length Remixed by Released Notes
Feuer frei! (Rammstein vs. Junkie XL Remix) Feuer frei! 04:10 Junkie XL 14 Oct 2002
Feuer frei! (Rammstein Remix 130) Feuer frei! 03:44 Rammstein 14 Oct 2002
Feuer frei! (Rammstein Remix 95) Feuer frei! 03:34 Rammstein 14 Oct 2002
Feuer frei! (RMX by Junkie XL) Made in Germany 04:10 Junkie XL 2 Dec 2011 2011 Remaster.
Renamed from Rammstein vs. Junkie XL Remix.


Live performance

Mutter Tour

The song would start off with a siren synth, followed by Schneider drumming. Shortly afterwards, Till would start singing the first verse. After the line "Ein heißer Schrei, Feuer frei!", two small explosions would go off at the center of the stage. Till would often hunch over while yelling "bang, bang", as well as headbang after this. While yelling the "bang, bang" after the second verse, multiple flames would shoot out from behind Schneider. After Till sang the second chorus, Flake would start playing very high-pitched, distorted notes, causing Till to either act annoyed or put his hands on his head. After the third verse, Till would leave the stage while the others continued playing instrumentally, with the main instrument being the keyboard.

Till would return wearing a flamethrower mask to sing the last chorus. When he turned a valve attached to his body, the mask would shoot flames in the air. Flames would also shoot from behind Schneider again for every "bang, bang". After singing the chorus, everyone would stop playing and Till would leave the stage again. Schneider would grab different drumsticks and hold them out in front of him, aimed upwards. Each top would produce a big explosion, with a last "bang, bang" synth matching the explosions. Richard and Paul also yelled "bang, bang" alongside Till for the entire song. The line "Dein Glück, ist nicht mein Glück, ist mein Unglück" would be absent. On some shows, Till would use a handheld flamethrower instead of the flamethrower mask and three flames would go up behind Schneider

From July 2001 onwards, Flake would be outfitted with another mask during the performance of the song. His mask would be able to squirt a liquid, rather than fire. While Flake played the loud notes on his keyboard, sparks would fly out the top of his station twice. At the end of the song, Till would no longer shoot flames in the air, rather, he would now aim towards Flake. Flake, in return, would spray liquid towards Till, as well as towards the audience. Flames would no longer shoot out behind Schneider.

The next changes to the song's performance would happen around September/October. Explosions would no longer go off at the beginning of the song. Also, on 11 October, Flake's station also did not produce any sparks while playing the loud notes, rather, his station would now start producing sparks twice after the first time Till shot flames at Flake. On 23 October, Till went over to Flake's station while he was playing the loud notes, and made it look like he hit it twice. After every hit, sparks would fly from the station.

In November, explosions at the start of the song would be present again. There would no longer be two small explosions at the front of the stage, but instead one very big explosion at the lighting rig. Paul and Richard would now be outfitted with flamethrower masks as well for the duration of the song. Near the end, Flake and Till would shoot at each other, while Paul and Richard shot upwards towards the center of the stage from their spots. Till hitting Flake's station and Schneider's exploding drumsticks would still be present. The song was performed in this manner for the remainder of 2001.

In 2002, most of the previous effects would still be the same as before. The exception being that Flake is no longer outfitted with his own mask. At the end of the song, Till would shoot fire at him, and he would try and ignore it the first few times. Afterwards, Flake would pick up a fire extinguisher and shoot it towards Till.

Throughout the whole tour, the song's light show would consist of red, orange and blue.

Reise, Reise Tour

The song's performance would be mostly the same, with some key exceptions. Till would often grab his crotch whilst singing the second verse. He would no longer go and hit Flake's station, and it would no longer produce sparks. Instead, Till now heads over to Flake and knocks him down. Till, Paul, and Richard now all shoot their flames at one specific point in the air and Flake is no longer involved with this part. The three would also keep their flame in the air until Schneider made his drumsticks explode, before going backstage.

The song's light show remained mostly the same as the previous tour with the exception of the first few dates which would be mostly blue.

Liebe ist für alle da Tour

Till would now routinely slap his face while singing the line "Ich werf ein Licht in mein Gesicht". Schneider would no longer use the exploding drumsticks at the end of the song, instead, two explosions went off at the back of the stage. On 19 May 2011, Till swung a microphone stand against the stage wall after the first verse, causing a small explosion.

The band would again experiment with making the light show mostly blue but this only lasted a few dates before it went back to red and orange.

Made in Germany Tour

The performance remained the same as on the previous tour during the first two years. 2013 would see some changes done to the performance again. The explosion after the first verse was changed again. Two smaller explosions would go off at the sides of the stage now. Till would also knock Flake down once again. Another stunt that was added has Till walking towards his microphone whilst singing the second verse. After he sang the line "Von Feuer, das in Lust verbrennt", he would headbutt his microphone, sometimes leading to an open wound that would be visible for the remainder of the show.

The light show had some blue in it for the first few dates but after that, it went back to the same as the previous tour.

2016 / 2017 Tour

The performance remained the same as on the previous tour.


Type Description First played Last played

Professional recordings

Date Type Location City Country Notes
14 Jul 2001 Video Big Field Day Festival Gilford United States
4 Aug 2001 Video Pabellón Este, Palacio de los Deportes Mexico City Mexico
13 Nov 2001 Video Spodek Katowice Poland
1 Nov 2004 Video Maimarkthalle Mannheim Germany
10 Jun 2005 Video Hurricane Festival Scheeßel Germany
6 Jun 2010 Video Rock am Ring Nürburg Germany
19 May 2011 Video Jimmy Kimmel Live! Los Angeles United States
16 Jun 2013 Video Download Festival Donington United Kingdom
17 Jul 2016 Video FEQ Quebec City Canada

Music Videos

Name Director Released Notes
Feuer frei! Robert Cohen September, 2002


Album version

Getadelt wird, wer Schmerzen kennt
Vom Feuer, dass die Haut verbrennt
Ich werf ein Licht in mein Gesicht
Ein heißer Schrei, Feuer frei!

Bang bang, bang bang

Geadelt ist, wer Schmerzen kennt
Von Feuer, das in Lust verbrennt
Ein Funkenstoß in ihren Schoß
Ein heißer Schrei, Feuer frei!

Bang bang, bang bang
Feuer frei!
Bang bang, bang bang
Feuer frei!

Gefährlich ist, wer Schmerzen kennt
Von Feuer, das den Geist verbrennt (Bang bang)
Gefährlich, das gebrannte Kind
Mit Feuer, das vom Leben trennt
Ein heißer Schrei (Bang bang), Feuer frei!

Dein Glück, ist nicht mein Glück, ist mein Unglück
Dein Glück, ist nicht mein Glück, ist mein Unglück

Bang bang, bang bang
Feuer frei!
Bang bang, bang bang
Feuer frei!
Bang bang, bang bang
Feuer frei!

撃て! (Official Japanese translation by Makiko Shimada)

身を焦がす 炎の痛みを知るものは

情欲の 炎の痛みを知るものは

精神を燃やす 炎の痛みを知るもの
光は 危険な人物なり
焼かれた子は 危険なり