Rammstein guitarist Richard Z. Kruspe spoke in an interview with Heavy Consequence and said that ‘I don’t want to be another KISS’. Here’s why:

“Everything with Rammstein takes forever, because there are six people, plus an engineer and a producer, and we all have opinions about it. It’s just going very slow, and it’s very time consuming, and sometimes frustrating.

Eventually, I think it’s going to be an album that has a certain kind of potential that Rammstein hasn’t achieved yet. For me, one of the reasons to step back into making records with Rammstein was to balance the popularity of the band as a live act with the actual music.

With Rammstein, people tend to talk about the fire and all the live stuff. 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.”

On Rammstein’s new album, he said:

“We’re finishing up the last mixes, and it’s going to come out probably in April of 2019.

I’m so close to the project, it’s always hard to say. The next step is going to be what the fans will think about it. But I think that in the world of making records, it’s so important to please yourself first.

It’s like, if you don’t like it, how can you expect other people to like it. I’m trying to bring the record into a dimension that Rammstein hasn’t achieved yet.”

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