While promoting Emigrate’s new album “A Million Degrees” on France’s United Rock Nations, Richard Z. Kruspe said Rammstein’s new album is “almost finished” and that they only have some “last touch-ups, like small things here and there” to take of. The effort will be mixed with producer Rich Costey at a Los Angeles studio in mid-December.
Kruspe said the following when asked about the musical direction of Rammstein’s new album:
“To me, the process of doing this record was something that I’m very happy with, because we’ve managed to gain a certain kind of respect back that we have lost in the past. It also kind of reminded me, the way that we are the moment, as the beginning from RAMMSTEIN. So, music-wise, I think it’s richer when it comes to harmonies and melodies. That was also something that I was trying to do, because in the past, every time you talked about RAMMSTEIN, it’s all about this big burden about the show and the fire. Nobody really talks about the music, which is, to me, as a [music] writer, kind of a slap in your face. It was also important to me that we kind of step up, music-wise, in a way. It’s almost like RAMMSTEIN 3D, I would describe it.”
Kruspe also said Emigrate won’t tour because Rammstein have a three year tour planned:
“I really don’t have the time for that. I’m going to Los Angeles in the middle of December to mix the RAMMSTEIN record. After that, we [RAMMSTEIN] are in the middle of tour preparation, and then we’re gonna be on tour for the next three years. So first of all, there’s no time, but even if there were time at the moment, I like the balance that I have with the EMIGRATE project and RAMMSTEIN.”