Rammstein have opened up about their next album – and say they’re bringing an element of fun for the first time in a while.
Speaking to Guitar World, guitarists Richard Kruspe and Paul Landers explained how the German metal icons are taking a total different approach on their forthcoming seventh offering.
“It’s not too sterile, not too clean,” Lander said.
“It has a lot of life and energy in it, but it’s not all angry. The music is more than that. It’s different for Rammstein. You might even say it’s fun to listen to.”
He added: “Everyone with a computer can make music at home.
“You can program stuff and get nice-sounding drum programs and the sound is very good off the soundcards you have at home. That’s fine, but our goal was to have something that could never be done at home, where you really hear the humans behind the instruments. To see your drummer play when you work on songs and see there are real people involved in your band I think is good for us.”
But the recording of their latest album did prove frustrating, with Landers explaining how they landed proverbial blows.
“We never get along. Every time we get together, we fight. We are six guys and six opinions and we are all involved in everything, so we get angry. We’re not punching each other or anything. We try to just scream, but we’re not quite done yet. Hopefully we don’t have to punch and we can figure it out by talking,” he said.
Although a release date is yet to emerge for their first record in ten years, Rammstein will play their only UK show of the year at Milton Keynes’ Stadium MK later this year.