German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN appear to have regrouped to begin work on their first new material in six years.
A new post on the band's Facebook page features several of the RAMMSTEIN members setting up equipment accompanied by the caption: "Rammstein: Back on!"
RAMMSTEIN frontman Till Lindemann told RockSverige.se in a recent interview that the band was scheduled to get together in September to look for a new rehearsal room. He said: "We used to play in this old and famous club, the Knaack club, but they closed it down because of neighbors and some bullshit, so we have to find something new."
Lindemann also talked about the fact that music has become more disposable, with the majority of younger fans seemingly preferring to download and stream tracks rather than own anything physically.
"It's so easy to get hold of [new music] today and it's so cheap," Till said. "Now you have these DJs, which is kinda cool. Stuff like Skrillex and so on. It's amazing, and I totally like it, and all the dub step and so on, but it's a really strange consuming behavior. It makes it hard to believe in a product and to keep on going with this music. Like with RAMMSTEIN: We go down into the basement and start again with producing an album and you have to go through this… I don't wanna say hell, but sometimes it's really hard to consider yourself in this band situation. Six different persons with different egos and ideas and tastes. Is it worth it these days? [The fans are] gonna download it and they consume it so fast, but I know there's a lot of fans longing for new material, so…"
RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Kruspe, who has spent the last few months promoting the sophomore album from his EMIGRATE project, recently stated about the creative process in RAMMSTEIN: "RAMMSTEIN is so democratic and often decisions are being made because of the egos, not because of the music and I don't have that in EMIGRATE. It makes the studio experience so much more pleasurable in EMIGRATE than in RAMMSTEIN. But there is a responsibility that we have, being in a band like RAMMSTEIN. So if you're asking if I enjoy recording with RAMMSTEIN, no, I don't."