“Everything with RAMMSTEIN takes forever, because there are six people, plus an engineer and a producer, and we all have opinions about it,” he said “It’s just going very slow, and it’s very time consuming, and sometimes frustrating. Eventually, I think it’s going to be an album that has a certain kind of potential that RAMMSTEIN hasn’t achieved yet.
“For me, one of the reasons to step back into making records with RAMMSTEIN was to balance the popularity of the band as a live act with the actual music. With RAMMSTEIN, people tend to talk about the fire and all the live stuff. I thought, ‘I don’t want to be another KISS,’ where people talk about makeup and stuff like that and no one talks about the music.”
Regarding the musical direction of the new RAMMSTEIN material, Kruspe said: “I wanted to do a record that stands out even more than our past records, and I kind of find when I listen to the [new] record, it’s like RAMMSTEIN 3D, if I can summarize it. We’re happy to work with my good friend Olsen Involtini, who also worked on EMIGRATE records. He a great friend of mine, and he brought certain kind of harmonies into the world of RAMMSTEIN, which I like.”
As for when fans can expect to hear RAMMSTEIN‘s new album, Kruspe said: “We’re finishing up the last mixes, and it’s going to come out probably in April of 2019.”