Rammstein, the German industrial metal powerhouse, has been away for quite some time. The last time we heard Till Lindemann’s vocals and Richard Kruspe’s tight riffs on one record was way back in 2009, 6 years ago. Mostly to blame is how busy each band member is now, with keyboardist Christian Lorenz working on writing a book, and Kruspe even having his Emigrate project. Now, it seems like hearing Rammstein together is even farther away, as Lindemann has a project of his own...
The project, simply titled Lindemann, is the duo of Lindemann and Peter Tägtgren, producer and multi-instrumentalist for Hypocrisy and PAIN. It’s significant, because not only is Lindemann a powerhouse on vocals, but Tägtgren is just an all around great artist. He has production credits for a metric ton of albums, he is the only member in PAIN, and is credited to being the main songwriter for Hypocrisy. Not only is the potential for this project very high, it apparently is being realized to it’s fullest extent. Pär Hulkoff, the vocalist, keyboardist, and guitarist for another industrial band called Raubiter, says that he has gotten the opportunity to listen to the album, and has said:
"The small parts I heard really blew my mind. This will echo in eternity."
That’s some pretty intense stuff, if it’s true. Echoing in eternity is a very strong way to describe this thing, so only time can tell if it will hold up...
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As for the future of Rammstein, however, how are they going to hold up with everyone off doing their own stuff? Richard Kruspe recently talked to Metal Hammer about the Rammstein situation, saying:
"We have a live DVD coming out, we have another live DVD coming out, we have another live DVD… We have so many live DVDs right now that we have to work that through. So, I think, at the moment, everyone does his own thing. I think it's important, because, again, Rammstein was always a band that took their time, that listened to themselves, listened to what they need, how much time they need between [albums]."
"One good thing about that the music industry changed is that you don't have to do a record every year — it's not necessary — and I think a lot of people that did this put [out] records that weren't that great. So I like that idea, actually, to take breaks. Again, I think we will come back together. I love touring with Rammstein, and if somebody has a vision for a record, we'll do another record."
So, they’ll back together when the time is right? Good enough. We’ve got plenty of stuff to check out in the meantime.