Rammstein's New Album: Paul Landers and Richard Kruspe Tell Us What to Expect

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Sparks are about to fly — literally. Pyrotechnic, melodic industrial metal veterans Rammstein are finishing up tracking for their seventh full-length studio album, the as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2009’s Liebe ist für alle da. With only mixing left to approve, the German band is aiming for a spring 2019 release and a tour to support the album.

While Rammstein played five U.S. shows and one Canadian gig in 2017, they haven’t toured North America since mid-2012. The band members are excited to hit the States, yet they have mixed feelings about taking their flame-fueled spectacle — one that makes Kiss look like John Mayer — back out on the road.

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Jon Wiederhorn

Jon is an author, journalist, and podcaster who recently wrote and hosted the first 12-episode season of the acclaimed Backstaged: The Devil in Metal, an exclusive from Diversion Podcasts/iHeart. He is also the primary author of the popular Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal and the sole author of Raising Hell: Backstage Tales From the Lives of Metal Legends. In addition, he co-wrote I'm the Man: The Story of That Guy From Anthrax (with Scott Ian), Ministry: The Lost Gospels According to Al Jourgensen (with Al Jourgensen), and My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory (with Roger Miret). Wiederhorn has worked on staff as an associate editor for Rolling Stone, Executive Editor of Guitar Magazine, and senior writer for MTV News. His work has also appeared in Spin, Entertainment Weekly, Yahoo.com, Revolver, Inked, Loudwire.com and other publications and websites.