Rosenrot

Rosenrot

Infobox Album |
Name = Rosenrot
Type = studio
Artist = Rammstein


Released = October 28, 2005 (DE)
December 6, 2005 (CA)
March 28, 2006 (US)
Recorded = 2004–2005, Teldex Studios, Berlin
Genre = Neue Deutsche Härte
Industrial metal
Length = 48:20
Language = German, English, Spanish
Label = Universal
Producer = Jacob Hellner
Reviews =
*Allmusic Rating|3|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:0xkmikbfbb39/1 link]
*Kerrang! Rating|3|5
Last album = "Reise, Reise"
(2004)
This album = "Rosenrot"
(2005)
Next album = "Völkerball"
(2006)
Misc = Singles
Name = Rosenrot
Type = studio
Single 1 = Benzin
Single 1 date = October 7, 2005
Single 2 = Rosenrot
Single 2 date = December 16, 2005
Single 3 = Mann Gegen Mann
Single 3 date = March 3, 2006

"Rosenrot" (German: "rose-red", [http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/98/Rosenrot.ogg listen] ) is the German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein's fifth musical album. It was released on October 28, 2005 in Germany, December 6, 2005 in Canada, and March 28, 2006 in the United States. A limited edition with a bonus DVD is also available. cite web
title = "Rosenrot" release details
work = herzeleid.com
url = http://herzeleid.com/en/news/*/id/525
accessdate = 2008-01-01
]

The album includes six unreleased songs from "Reise, Reise" that had been omitted for artistic reasons, and five completely new ones. It was originally going to be titled "Reise, Reise Volume Two", but on August 18, 2005 the album was announced as "Rosenrot".cite web
title = Next album to be called Rosenrot
work = herzeleid.com
url = http://herzeleid.com/en/news/*/id/505
accessdate = 2008-04-10
]

The cover art is nearly identical to the Japanese import of "Reise, Reise". The image is a slightly altered photograph of the icebreaker USS "Atka", taken on March 13, 1960 at McMurdo Station, Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica.cite web
title = "Rosenrot" source image
work = herzeleid.com
url = http://herzeleid.com/en/news/*/id/520
accessdate = 2008-01-01
]

While Rammstein did not actively promote this album, the band built anticipation through a variety of means. The first single from the album, "Benzin", premiered at the Berliner Wuhlheide and was subsequently released on disc. Rammstein's official website featured one-minute samples from six of the tracks, and had featured a prominent release-date countdown. A brief section of the chorus from "Rosenrot" plays in the background of an e-card containing photographs of the band and basic album information. [cite web
title = "Rosenrot" e-card at Universal
work = universal-rock.de
url = http://www.universal-rock.de/specials/ecards/rammstein_rosenrot/rosenrot_ecard.html
accessdate = 2008-01-01
]

Track listing

tracklist
title1 = Benzin
note1 =
length1 = 3:46
title2 = Mann Gegen Mann
note2 =
length2 = 3:51
title3 = Rosenrot
note3 =
length3 = 3:55
title4 = Spring
note4 =
length4 = 5:25
title5 = Wo Bist Du
note5 =
length5 = 3:56
title6 = Stirb Nicht Vor Mir
note6 = featuring Sharleen Spiteri and Bobo
length6 = 4:06
title7 = Zerstören
note7 =
length7 = 5:29
title8 = Hilf Mir
note8 =
length8 = 4:44
title9 = Te Quiero Puta!
note9 = featuring Carmen Zapata
length9 = 3:56
title10 = Feuer und Wasser
note10 =
length10 = 5:18
title11 = Ein Lied
note11 =
length11 = 3:44

Videos

On August 18, 2005, it was announced that "Benzin" would be the first video for Rosenrot. The "Benzin" video premiered on German MTV on Friday, September 16, 2005. In the video, all of the members of Rammstein except Flake play the role of reckless firemen driving a massive fire truck destroying things along the way. Flake does not appear until the end of the video as a man about to commit suicide by jumping off the roof of a tall building. The other band members open a life net for him but it ends up ripping. The video was shot in Berlin over three days in August 2005. It was directed by Uwe Flade.

The second video from the album, "Rosenrot", premiered on November 30, 2005 on MTV Germany. [cite web
title = "Rosenrot" video premiere
work = herzeleid.com
url = http://herzeleid.com/en/news/*/id/564
accessdate = 2008-01-01
] A streaming version of the video has been made available on Rammstein's [http://rammstein.com/rosenrot_single/video.html official site] .

The third video, "Mann gegen Mann", was released on February 1 2006. It shows the band (genuinely) naked and utilizing their respective instruments to cover themselves, with the exception of Till, who is wearing a latex diaper, and sports an inverted mohawk haircut. The video switches between the band playing, and teeming masses of naked male bodybuilders. Towards the end, Till transforms into the demon that is portrayed on the cover.

When asked about up-coming music videos in a recent interview, it was mentioned that the next video will be for "Stirb nicht vor mir". [cite web
title = Valhalla magzine (Brazil) - Interview with Paul
work = rammimages.com
url = http://rammimages.com/articles/valhallapauldec05_english.html
accessdate = 2008-04-10
] The current status of the video's production is unknown, and it seems unlikely that it will be made since work for the "next" studio album is under way.

Limited edition bonus DVD

The limited edition includes the normal CD plus a DVD with three live performances:
# Reise, Reise (Arena of Nîmes, Nîmes / France July 2005)
# Mein Teil (Club Citta, Kanagawa / Japan June 2005)
# Sonne (Brixton Academy, London / UK February 2005)

All bonus performances were later featured on the DVD Völkerball.

Personnel

*Till Lindemannvocals
*Richard Z. Kruspelead guitar, backing vocals
*Paul Landersrhythm guitar, backing vocals
*Oliver Riedelbass guitar
*Christoph Schneiderdrums
*Christian Lorenzkeyboards
*Sharleen Spiteri – vocals (track 6)
*Bobo – backing vocals (track 6)
*Christo Hermanndos – trumpet (track 9)
*Carmen Zapata – vocals (track 9)
*Olsen Involtinistring arrangement (track 8)
*Sven Helbig – trumpet arrangement (track 9)
*Matthias Wilke – choir conductor (tracks 1, 2 & 4)

References

External links

* [http://rammstein.com/Band/Discography/Albums/Rosenrot/ende Official Rosenrot information page (English)]
* [http://www.rammstein.de/Band/Discography/Albums/Rosenrot/ende Official Rosenrot information page (German)]
* [http://www.rosenrotuk.com/ende Official Rosenrot information page with Benzin video clip (English)]
* [http://clips.interia.pl/stm/play.html?ver=noIE&attId=829517&type=V&ref=muzyka The making of "Benzin" (video)]


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