Rosenrot is the fifth album by Rammstein. It was released on October 27, 2005.
|Studio album by Rammstein|
|Released||October 27, 2005|
|Recorded||El Cortijo Studio
|Genre||Neue Deutsche Härte|
|Singles from Rosenrot|
Six of eleven songs were already recorded during the sessions for the previous album "Reise, Reise", but that did not make the album. Five new songs were additionally recorded in Berlin, 2005.
At first, the album was to be called "Reise, Reise Vol. 2", but that changed quickly to "Rosenrot". Another possible title was "Reise, weiter, Reise".
The cover was already used for the Japanese version of the previous album "Reise, Reise". The cover was lightly changed to fit the new album. A rope at the right and some people under it were added and the logo was replaced by the writing "//Rosenrot".
The cover shows the icebreaker USS Atka. The photo was taken on March 13, 1960, at McMurdo Station, Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica.
The booklet shows a lyric for the song "Mann gegen Mann" written incorrectly. Originally it has to be written "Mann gegen Mann", but the booklet shows "Mann gaygen Mann". That is because "gegen" and "gaygen" can be pronounced the same in German, though "gaygen" is a mixture of English and German and is, therefore, no correct German word.
The album was released in three different formats: CD, CD+DVD, and MC. The CD came in a digipack, as well as the CD+DVD version. In Argentina and eastern Europe, the album was released in a jewel case. Some countries received an MC release. The album was also released on 2x 12" vinyl in the box "XXI" in 2015. On December 8, 2017, the album was released as a vinyl stand-alone release. Both vinyl releases are remastered.
- The album was supposed to be called "Reise, Reise Vol. 2".
- Six songs from the album were recorded during the sessions of "Reise, Reise". The other five songs were brand new recordings.
The listening session took place in Paris. Many journalists were invited. After giving away all their bags they were only allowed to bring paper and pencil. During a ride with a London-bus, they were able to listen to the album, which came in a sealed portable CD player.
After a sightseeing tour, they were driven to a boat, where the band waited to answer questions. A video of this can be found on our YouTube channel.
- Metal Hammer Germany, 11/2005, page 33