Rammstein To Mix New Album In December

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.”

[via Blabbermouth]


Rammstein Announce European Tour

Rammstein have announced a 2019 European tour. You can see the dates for that run below. The band’s new album is expected to be released next year as well.

Tour Dates:

05/27 Gelsenkirchen, GER – Veltins-Arena
05/29 Gelsenkirchen, GER – Veltins-Arena
06/01 Barcelona, SPA – RCDE Stadium
06/05 Bern, SWI – Stade de Suisse
06/08 Munich, GER – Olympiastadion
06/12 Dresden, GER – Rudolf-Harbig-Stadion
06/13 Dresden, GER – Rudolf-Harbid-Stadion
06/16 Rostock, GER – Ostseestadion
06/19 Copenhagen, DEN – Tella Parken
06/22 Berlin, GER – Olympiastadion
06/25 Rotterdam, NET – De Kulp
06/28 Paris, FRA – Paris La Defense Arena
07/02 Hannover, GER – HDI Arena
07/06 Milton Keynes, UK – Stadium MK
07/10 Brussels, BEL – Stade Rio Baudouin
07/13 Frankfurt, GER – Commerzbank-Arena
07/16 Prague, CZE – Eden Arena
07/17 Prague, CZE – Eden Arena
07/20 Luxembourg, LUX – Roeser Festival Grounds
07/24 Chorzow, POL – Stadion Slaski
07/29 Moscow, RUS – VTB Arena-Central Dynamo Stadium
08/02 St. Petersburg, RUS – Saint Petersburg Stadium
08/06 Riga, LAT – Lucavsala
08/10 Tampere, FIN – Ratina Stadion
08/14 Stockholm, SWE – Stockholm Stadion
08/18 Oslo, NOR – Ullevaal Stadion
08/22 Vienna, AUT – Ernst Happel Stadion

Rammstein Planning Spring Release For New Album

It looks like Rammstein’s new album may arrive in the spring. Guitarist Paul Landers revealed the news during an interview with Musicradar.com.


Landers said the following:

“Right now, it looks like this new record will be coming out next spring, and what we’ve been mainly doing is playing together in a circle, with all the guys in one room. We all go into the mixing desk and I had my PL1 prototype going direct. Same for the some of the other guys – our drummer [Christoph Schneider] has these electronic drums, so we’ve been using that to play a bunch of ideas together.

It hasn’t been like a pre-production where each member is alone; it’s been more of an all-together kind of thing. We liked the sound of it so much that we’ve decided to make the record more of a band-unit recording than a bunch of guys playing separately.

We’ll have to see how it all ends up on the record, but the basic idea is you are hearing a band playing… you could say it’s inspired by our live sound. That’s exactly what we’re going for. The PL1 really helped on that front because it had every sound I needed.”

Rammstein To Celebrate New Year’s Eve With Beach Party In Mexico

Rammstein will be bringing in the New Year with a special beach party in Puero Vallarta, Mexico. The group will play two shows with the first being held on New Year’s Eve (December 31) and the second being held on January 2. The band posted the following:

Rammstein return to Mexico after two years – choosing Mexico’s heavenly beaches to throw an unforgettable two-night only and very exclusive show this Dec. 31 and Jan. 2 in Puerto Vallarta. This unique experience is only for a limited group of fans around the world.”

Notably, the StubHub page for the event also added that Rammstein are “in the final phase of the production of their seventh studio album which will be released before the end of the year, so Mexican fans will very likely be the first to hear the new songs.” Tickets go on sale next Wednesday (June 27) and they will start at $225 for the show only, and will go up to the thousands if you want to stay at the resort.

[via Metal Injection]

Richard Kruspe On New Rammstein Album: “I Just Feel Like, For Some Reason, That It’s Gonna Be The Last Record”

Richard Kruspe was recently interviewed at Resurrection Fest, and talked a bit about the new Rammstein album. According to him the band have “around 28 ideas” and that there is a possibility that it can be their last album.

Kruspe said the following:

“I was very skeptical to go back with RAMMSTEIN into the studio, because last time we almost broke up because of making a record,” the guitarist admitted. 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. 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.”

He also added:

“Of course, a band wants to always do the best album [it can] do at the moment. This time, what we’re really gonna do is we’ll try changing the producer team. We’ve worked with our producer for the last six records, and this time we felt like we need a chance, so at the moment we’re meeting new producers and finding what is the best for the team at the moment.

“I just feel like, for some reason, that it’s gonna be the last record we do. That’s a feeling — I can be wrong, but just at the moment, I feel like this is maybe the last [shot at making an album] we have, and I wanna give two hundred percent in that and make it as good as it can be,” he added. “When I listen to the stuff, there’s so much potential, and I’m very pleased about what we do at the moment. So I’m looking really forward to start recording maybe next year.”

[via Blabbermouth]