RAMMSTEIN Tease New Video with Religious Slant
A new Rammstein album is right around the corner.Rammstein have set an informal April deadline for when their long-anticipated new album will be released. It is one of Metal Injection's most anticipated releases of the year. What a time for hard rock and heavy metal!
Today, Rammstein teased one of six upcoming music videos from the album, directed by Jonas Åkerlund – the same dude who is releasing the Lords of Chaos movie. Based on the Instagram slideshow, the video takes on a religious context, with photos of nuns, crosses and the setting being what looks like a church.
The band have a European stadium tour kicking off on June 28, so we should definitely hear some new music before then, at the latest.
Guitarist Richard Kruspe told Consequence Of Sound the band worked with past collaborator Olsen Involtini, who he says added a new dimension to the band's sound this time around.
"I wanted to do a record that stands out even more than our past records, and I kind of find when I listen to the [new] record, it’s like Rammstein 3D, if I can summarize it. We’re happy to work with my good friend Olsen Involtini, who also worked on Emigrate records. He a great friend of mine, and he brought certain kind of harmonies into the world of Rammstein, which I like."
Kruspe adds that one reason he feels like this record is important is to remind people that Rammstein are more than just "the fire and all the live stuff." He compares Rammstein's theatrics to what Kiss has historically done, saying "I thought, ‘I don’t want to be another KISS,’ where people talk about makeup and stuff like that and no one talks about the music."