A lot of great things have already happened in 2018 – we saw a lot of long-awaited movies; some awesome memes flooded the Internet and there was even a rise in both the amount of cougar and free BBW sites. However, one of the best things this year is yet to happen – Rammstein is going to release a brand-new album by the end of 2018!
Yes, you’ve read that right. The legendary German band that’s been moving the boundaries of industrial sound for more than two decades now has confirmed that their newest album is going to come out this year, which means things are about to get much better before Christmas arrives!
A Quick Look Back
Although their music falls under the rough and brutal industrial genre, the lyrics and melodies of Rammstein’s songs have earned them the fandom that includes thousands and thousands of admirers of their sound.
However, once upon the time, the Berlin-based ensemble consisted of only Richard Z. Kruspe, Oliver Riedel, and Christoph “Doom” Schneider. One day, the trio stumbled upon Till Lindemann. Back in the day, Lindemann was nothing more than a basket-weaver who preferred singing while working. They picked him up as a vocalist in ’93, but the band wasn’t complete until ’94 when they managed to recruit Christian “Flake” Lorenz as a keyboard player.
Shortly after signing for Motor Records, the band recorded their first studio album, which was released in 1995 and dubbed “Herzeleid.” This great success of an album was followed over the years by 5 more successful albums, released in ’97, ’01, ’04, ’05 and ’09, respectively.
The Artistic Process
Despite fact that it has been almost nine years since their last album, many are looking forward to a new release from Rammstein. The band’s fanbase was always a bit fanatic but not to an extreme degree. Still, seeing as every album from this iconic band may as well be their last, everyone is always pleasantly surprised when Berlin quintet releases something new.
Kruspe, who is one of the lead members of the band, did an interview with Loudwire last year when he said: “It’s always a big challenge for us to do those records, sometimes we’re afraid we won’t survive those records. We decided to just try to do five songs. All of a sudden, two years later and at the moment we have 28 ideas.”
Interestingly enough, he also said this: “I always believed when we did a record that it was the last one. Always, since the first record. Life is full of surprises that always taught me a different lesson. There’s a saying — If you want to make God smile, tell him his plans.”
Bottom line, although there’s still no official date for the release of the new, unnamed album, everyone who is familiar with the work of Rammstein knows they can expect only great things from the band in the near future.