Rammstein Have Recorded A New Album In Quarantine

The COVID-19 lockdown has proved creatively stultifying for some artists, fertile for others. While some musicians can’t get their work down without life on the road or the promise of the traditional album cycle, others have seen this time away from the normal work of rock stardom as a chance to do more work than ever before. Case in point, it took German industrial band Rammstein a decade to record their massive 2019 self-titled record — and now, the band have revealed that they’ve recorded another album under lockdown.

Rumors that Rammstein were returning to the studio began as early as September of 2020, when a fansite revealed that the band members had been seen together in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, where their studio is located. This was later confirmed by the band via social media, first with a photograph and then with a video. 

Now, in a new interview with Motor.de (translated here by Google), keyboard player Flake Lorenz said, “The fact that we couldn’t perform live increased our creativity. We had more time to think of new things and less distraction. As a result, we recorded a record that we hadn’t planned on.”

More about Rammstein’s possible new album as it comes. In the meantime, the band’s rescheduled European and North American dates have yet to be canceled, so fans should get excited for the following shows:

European tour dates:

5/22 Leipzig, Red Bull Arena Leipzig
5/23 Leipzig, Red Bull Arena Leipzig
5/27 Klagenfurt, Wörthersee Stadion
5/31 Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz Arena
6/1 Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz Arena
6/5 Berlin, Olympiastadion
6/6 Berlin, Olympiastadion
6/12 Belfast, Boucher Road Playing Fields
6/16 Cardiff, Principality Stadium
6/19 Coventry, Ricoh Arena
6/23 Aarhus, Ceres Park
6/26 Dusseldorf, Merkur Spiel-Arena
6/27 Dusseldorf, Merkur Spiel-Arena
6/30 Hamburg, Volksparkstadion
7/1 Hamburg, Volksparkstadion
7/5 Zurich, Stadion Letzigrund
7/6 Zurich, Stadion Letzigrund
7/9 Lyon, Groupama Stadium
7/10 Lyon, Groupama Stadium
7/13 Turin, Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino
7/17 Warsaw, PGE Narodowy
7/21 Tallinn, Song Festival Grounds
7/25 Trondheim, Leangen Travbane
7/30 Gothenburg, Ullevi Stadium
7/31 Gothenburg, Ullevi Stadium
8/3 Nijmegen, Goffertpark
8/7 Ostend, Park De Nieuwe Koers

North American tour dates:

8/22 Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau
8/26 Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field
9/1 Chicago, IL – Soldier Field
9/3 Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
9/8 Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium
9/10 East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium
9/18 Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
9/24 San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
9/30 Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol
10/1 Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol

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Words by Chris Krovatin