Rammstein has entered the studio to begin recording their new album expected in 2018. In an interview given at Spain’s Resurrection Fest this summer, guitarist Richard Kruspe cast doubt on a follow-up after this new release. More details below.
The band is in the studio with German producer Sky Van Hoff in the Hansa Studios in Berlin, DE. The German industrial metallers are working on what will be their seventh album, their first since 2009’s Liebe Ist Für Alle Da (Universal).
Kruspe commented in an interview in July:
“I have the feeling that this will be the last album we make. I can be wrong, but for now, it’s what I feel . I was very skeptical to go back with Rammstein into the studio, because last time we almost broke up because of making a record. So it’s just always very, very stressful and painful. And I think going through that experience, I was a little nervous about that. And we came up with a deal, or an agreement. We said that we wanna go back and only record maybe five songs, to not put any pressure on us.
“We started, like, two years ago, and I can say just playing with the guys, for some reason, it was very natural and I had a lot of fun,” he continued. “And since then, we’ve just created around twenty-eight ideas — I wouldn’t say ‘songs,’ but ideas. And somehow we managed to move back to the beginning of the world of Rammstein where we, basically, are very emotional and very enthusiastic about writing again. It wasn’t like that before. We came back to a point that everyone is really respecting the other one, and it feels kind of like a circle almost, that we start from zero again, which feels nice. It’s kind of like you’ve been through all the problems, which you have when you play with the same lineup for twenty-two years, which is difficult. A lot of bands, they can’t really stay there, they’re changing people, and we don’t really believe in that. We’ve been through a lot of downs, and there were probably a lot of moments where I felt like, ‘I don’t wanna do it anymore, I don’t wann be in a band anymore,’ but somehow we’ve managed it, through talking and communication, to stay together. So here we are, writing and feeling very good about it, so I’m pleased.”
Rammstein released Live In Paris (Universal) on album and concert DVD this past May.