Rammstein: New Album Coming Next Year Before Summer Tours


New Rammstein music will be arriving before the band’s planned slate of 2022 summer touring, according to the band’s guitarist.

Rammstein spent much of last year’s unexpected downtime working on a new record, a much quicker schedule than they usually operate on (ten years passed between their 2019 self-titled release and the one before it, Liebe ist für alle da). French Astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who currently lives on the International Space Station, was the first person outside of the band’s immediate circle to hear a song from the new effort in a special October broadcast.

Speaking with 24 Hours World News, guitarist Richard Kruspe was asked about the new album, and while he kept his answer brief, he made it count, saying, “The album is expected to be released next year before the tour.”

The band’s European tour kicks of May 20, 2022. If the album is expected to be fully OUT by then, we can reasonably expect its first single to be released at a minimum two months prior (but likely longer), meaning we should get our first taste of new Rammstein by March at the latest. That’s all speculative, and Kruspe’s comment should be taken with a grain of salt given the general uncertainty in the world at the moment, but you can keep all of the above in mind as a rough approximation.

In an interview with Motor.de earlier this year, keyboardist Flake Lorenz revealed the band already had an entire new album in the can from their recording sessions during the lockdown. He explained:

“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.”

In case you missed it, a fascinating interview recently surfaced with Rammstein’s production manager, Nikolai Sabottka, shining a light on the band’s notorious pyro spectacles.

On the general topic of staying on top of local regulations, he explained:

“This is one of the main jobs…looking at the size of the venues you will be playing first … then design the show accordingly and choose your effects wisely so you’re always able to ‘sell’ this to the local authorities. Every market has got a different approach on how to handle flames and pyrotechnics… while pyro is heavily regulated most everywhere in the world, that is not at all the case for flame effects. So, we most often need to deal with different authorities for different effects and we had everything from zero to roughly a hundred firemen on site. At some point in your career, it comes down to what reputation you were able to build up over the years, and if you do not screw up it is getting a little easier, over time, since fire marshals start to trust you if you don’t fool them, even if you come to town with rather crazy looking stuff.”

On keeping an eye out for new developments in the pyro world and how the band tests and eventually implements them:

“My job is to keep an eye for anything new in the world of pyrotechnics and we had the unique chance to partner up with evolution pyrotechnics in Columbus, Montana which are the manufacturers of one of the best products in the industry. Through this partnership, we were able to have effects manufactured to our specs. Another source of inspiration is our in-house research and development department in which we constantly work on new stuff and last, but not least, the band is fairly active on the hunt for anything out of the ordinary.”

“So in the prep of a tour we sit and exchange all the different ideas before we go and actually test what has been prototyped and built beforehand….after the initial test there are endless changes to be implemented…and sometimes it simply does not work the way we imagined it and effects get pushed back to research & development while others get approved and are produced on a larger scale.”

And then there’s this headline-grabbing humdinger about fuel usage per show:

“The current stadium setup uses roughly 1000 liters [about 265 Gallons].”

Here are those 2022 tour dates, including a couple in the U.K., the home of some of the most trusted and most popular U.K. casino sites:


May 20 Leipzig Red Bull Arena [tickets]
May 21 Leipzig Red Bull Arena [tickets]
May 25 Klagenfurt Wörthersee Stadion [tickets]
May 30 Zurich Stadion Letzigrund [tickets]
May 31 Zurich Stadion Letzigrund [tickets]
June 4 Berlin Olympiastadion [tickets]
June 5 Berlin Olympiastadion [tickets]
June 10 Stuttgart Cannstatter Wasen [tickets]
June 11 Stuttgart, Cannstatter Wasen [tickets]
June 14 Hamburg Volksparkstadion [tickets]
June 15 Hamburg Volksparkstadion [tickets]
June 18 Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena [tickets]
June 19 Düsseldorf Merkur Spiel-Arena [tickets]
June 22 Aarhus Ceres Park [tickets]
June 26 Coventry Ricoh Arena [tickets]
June 30 Cardiff Principality Stadium [tickets]
July 4 Nijmegen Goffertpark [tickets]
July 8 Lyon Groupama Stadium [tickets]
July 9 Lyon Groupama Stadium [tickets]
July 12 Turin Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino [tickets]
July 16 Warsaw PGE Narodowy [tickets]
July 20 Tallinn Song Festival Grounds [tickets]
July 24 Oslo Bjerke Travbane [tickets]
July 29 Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium [tickets]
July 30 Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium [tickets]
August 3 Ostend Park De Nieuwe Koers [tickets]

North America:

Sunday, August 21, 2022 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau [tickets]
Saturday, August 27, 2022 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium [tickets]
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field [tickets]
Saturday, September 3, 2022 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field [tickets]
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium [tickets]
Friday, September 9, 2022 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium [tickets]
Saturday, September 17, 2022 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome [tickets]
Friday, September 23, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum [tickets]
Saturday, September 24, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum*** [tickets]
Saturday, October 1, 2022 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol [tickets]
Sunday, October 2, 2022 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol [tickets]
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 – Mexico City, MX – Foro Sol [tickets]

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