Rammstein recorded a new album while in lockdown, keyboardist confirms

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Last fall, Rammstein revealed that they had returned to the recording studio, just a year after they released their 2019 untitled effort. Now, keyboardist Christian “Flake” Lorenz has confirmed that a new album is in fact in the works.

Flake tells the German publication Motor.de that he and his band mates recorded the album while in lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The fact that we couldn’t perform live increased our creativity,” the keyboardist explains. “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.”

Rammstein’s 2020 plans originally included their first-ever U.S. stadium headline shows. Those dates have been postponed to 2021.

Flake didn’t share a release date for the upcoming record, but it certainly appears we won’t have to wait another 10 years like we did for the 2019 record.

By Josh Johnson
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