The first information about a new album was revealed by Till, who officially announced that the band will meet in September 2015 to start the pre-production on the new album, which might be released in 2017. Feeding the rumours about the band recording the new album, they released a photo of them in a rehearsal room. After that it became quiet about a new album. Suddenly on May 10, 2017, producer Sky van Hoff revealed that he was working in the studio with Rammstein. He also uploaded a photo, which showed him together with Richard's guitar tech, Lutz Buch.
During a press conference for the world premiere of the concert film "Rammstein: Paris", Richard said, that the band had about 35 songs written. Later it was announced, that the band narrowed it down to 28-30 songs, to which Till started writing lyrics. On April 14, 2018, the band uploaded photos from the studio to their website, Facebook and Instagram. That same month fans found out, that the band stayed at the Studio La Fabrique in South France. New pictures from the studio were posted on the official Facebook page and on the website on April 27, 2018.
On September 17, 2018, another update was posted on the official Facebook page.
Also in September, some short snippets of an unknown song were leaked online, which included lyrics, that were also found in the poem "Hare Krishna", by Till. Rumours say, that those snippets were recorded during a video shoot for a song.
In an interview with the German radio station Rock Antenne on October 28, 2018, Richard confirmed that mixing for the new album would start in December, in Los Angeles.
On November 2, 2018, a trailer for the upcoming European Stadium Tour 2019 was posted, which featured the first new studio audio snippet of "Ramm 4".
In an interview in the issue 11/2018 of the German magazine "Gitarre & Bass", Paul said that a total of 16 songs were recorded in the studio.