During in a recent interview with Jessie David from Metal Wani, Rammstein guitarist Richard Kruspe talked about their upcoming album.

He said that they recorded 16 songs right now. Here’s the statement:

“Well, when I thought to do another Rammstein record, I was like, ‘No, I’m going to do that. I’m not going through more suffering,’ That was four years ago. But what we did in the beginning is we said ‘Let’s get together and try to come up with three or four songs.’ We didn’t really put any pressure on us, which was very important at this time.

While we were starting to rehearse and stuff and getting ideas, I thought, ‘Wow, it’s actually very good. Things have changed.’ All of a sudden, there’s a certain kind of respect that I always missed a little bit. We just had good chemistry, which reminded me of the first time when we started. Then I felt, like, ‘What would interest me on a new Rammstein record?’ I thought, ‘Every time people talk Rammstein, it’s about fire. It’s all about the show.’ Nobody talks about the music anymore for Rammstein, and it kind of bothered me.

I was thinking, ‘I want to do another record. It has to be musical in a way that can really stand out from other records.’ That was my goal, or our goal.”

He continued:

“It’s so hard to say it, because I’m working four years on the record, I’m so close. I think when I listen to the record — we’re still in the process, but it’s almost ‘Rammstein 3D’ is how I describe it. We have written a lot of stuff, but we recorded, I think, 16 songs right now.

We’re probably going to mix 11 songs because we’re running out of time right now. I think it’s going to be out in April, which will be the release date. Then, we’ll be on our first stadium tour, which is very exciting.

Listen to the entire interview below. Click here to source of the statement.