The wait is almost over for Rammstein fans, with the band revealing today they’re “almost done” with their new album.

Almost one year ago exactly, Rammstein fans worried their fanbase by revealing that their upcoming record may be their last. While guitarist Richard Kruspe explained that the group almost broke up during the recording of 2009’s Liebe Ist Für Alle Da, he noted that he felt the band would be sure to “give two hundred percent” in order to make the next record “as good as it can be”.

In the following months, the group have given us sporadic updates, confirming that they were hard at work in the studio, and getting anxious to unleash their long-awaited seventh album.

Now, Rammstein have shared another update, giving fans an idea of what to expect on the new record.

Taking to Twitter today, the band shared images of what appears to be frontman Till Lindemann directing an orchestra and choir. “Almost done,” they wrote. “Orchestra and choir recordings in Minsk for album No. 7!”

The announcement also included a phrase in German which translates to “Violins burn with shrieks, harps cut into the flesh,” so that might give fans a bit of an idea what these orchestral recordings will sound like.

Of course, the remaining question appears to be just when we’re going to receive this new album.

Just a couple of months ago, Rammstein announced a pair of shows in Mexico for the New Year period, with fans undoubtedly salivating at the chance to see them live.

However, a since-deleted post from StubHub made fans even more excited, indicating that the new album could be here sooner rather than later.

“At this time, the band is in the final phase of the production of their seventh studio album which will be released before the end of the year,” the message read. “So Mexican fans will very likely be the first to hear the new songs.”

While the band themselves haven’t confirmed if they’re planning to release their new album in 2018 or 2019, fans can rest easy knowing that the group are now just putting the finishing touches on record number seven.

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