“We tried a lot of different things this time,” guitarist Richard Kruspe said.
During a conversation with Louder Sound, Rammstein guitarists Richard Kruspe and Paul Landers discussed the band’s upcoming new album, which is tentatively due in April as the follow-up to 2009’s “Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da.”
“We tried a lot of different things this time. Sometimes we felt like, ‘This could be an interesting song, even though maybe it’s not a typical Rammstein song.’
“In music, there are thousands of ways to go, and sometimes it’s hard to say [which ways are] the right ones or wrong ones. There’s much more out there than our own ego.”
Paul chimed in:
“The first phase was getting back into the groove of making music again and getting the band chemistry together again, getting close to each other.
“Because the band are not under contractual obligations to bring out albums at any specific interval, this has been more of a voluntary process – following fate, and not trying to determine it. And things are looking good!”
Discussing the creative process, Kruspe added:
“We started on five or six years of ideas and took it from there – talking about harmonies, how certain kinds of melodies can change things.
“Things we never really cared about in the beginning, but things that matter more now. It’s more interesting for me as a musician to see how the vocals fit into a song, and which melody fits in that.”
“The only pressure we have is from us. That is way enough anyway. If it’s shit, we just don’t put it out!”
In related news, the band recently shared another set of photos from a new video shoot. You can check it out below.