Rammstein fans finally have something to look forward to, with the group confirming their new record will be released in early 2019.
Just over a year ago, 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”.
Following an announcement last month that they were “almost done” with the new record, the group noted they had been finalising. “orchestra and choir recordings in Minsk for album No. 7!”
Almost done! Orchestra and choir recordings in Minsk for album No. 7! pic.twitter.com/cgMlSst8qE
— Rammstein (@RSprachrohr) September 17, 2018
Now, in a gear-related interview with Music Rader, guitarist Paul Landers confirmed that the band are now looking at early to mid 2019 as the release date for their new album.
“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,” he explained.
“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,” he explained. “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.”
Spring of 2019 is set to be between March and June in the Northern Hemisphere, so hopefully we’ll be seeing their long-awaited new record on the early end of that timeframe.