Rotersand return with early Cult Albums

Rotersand announce lavish reissues of early cult albums "Truth Is Fanatic" & "Welcome to Goodbye"...

ROTERSAND announce lavish reissues of early cult albums “Truth Is Fanatic” & “Welcome to Goodbye”!

German future pop legends ROTERSAND will reissue their 2003 debut full-length “Truth Is Fanatic” and the sophomore album “Welcome to Goodbye (2005) in lavish 2CD artbook editions and for the first time on gatefold 180g double vinyl. Both re-releases will hit stores on October 29, 2021.

Please see below for tracklists and cover, and detailed format information can be found at the bottom.

Pre-sale link for this no-can-miss release can be found HERE.


ROTERSAND comment: “To return to our first albums after more than one and a half decades, is not a daily occurrence and it feels like an incredible honour to be able to do so”, writes vocalist Rascal. “Together with our former manager and head of Dependent, the label that he founded back in the days, Stefan Herwig, we have put blood, sweat, and tears – and far more love intro creating these special artistic editions. Stefan is obviously still a die-hard fan, for which we are deeply grateful. Thank you Dependent, we hope that these editions will find their way onto every black shelf.”

Stefan Herwig adds: “This production was a work of pleasure as it includes one of the most successful releases for Rotersand and Dependent”, replies the label founder. “I am stoked about the outcome and flattered by the enthusiastic feedback that we got from the band – as the relationship between label and artists is not always without friction. Yet this felt like revisiting the best moments of our past, and we think that both releases have become classics and stood the test of time to be fully enjoyed more than a decade after their initial release.”

Artbook CD 1 1. Truth Is Fanatic 2. Almost Violent 3. Content Killer 4. Electronic World Transmission 5. The Fire 6. Social Distortion 7. One Level Down 8. Merging Oceans 9. Lifelight 10. Move On 11. Sonic Agony 12. Hush

Artbook CD 2 1. Lifelight (demo version) 2. Merging Oceans (demo version) 3. Logic Supreme (demo version) 4. One Thousand Beats 5. The Spirit of Dark Raver (original) 6. The Spirit of Dark Raver (Long Ride)

Artbook CD 1 1. Welcome to Goodbye 2. Dare to Live 3. The Last Ship Pt. 1 4. Almost Wasted 5. Storm 6. By the Waters 7. The Last Ship Pt. 2 8. Exterminate Annihilate Destroy 9. Undone 10. Would You Buy This? 11. Alive 12. All in All 13. Angels Falling

Artbook CD 2 1. Lifelight (demo version) 2. Merging Oceans (demo version) 3. Logic Supreme (demo version) 4. One Thousand Beats 5. The Spirit of Dark Raver (original) 6. The Spirit of Dark Raver (Long Ride)

ROTERSAND‘s defining classics “Truth Is Fanatic” (2003) and “Welcome to Goodbye” (2005) are being reissued by Dependent as limited edition double vinyl albums and as luxurious artbooks with numerous bonus tracks. These included the ‘lost’ demo “Summer 02” and single “Dark Raver”, which are both officially released for the first time on “Truth Is Fanatic”. The famous “Exterminate Annihilate Destroy” single and celebrated live performance from the DNA Lounge in San Francisco as US-tour support for COVENANT constitute the bonus material of “Welcome to Goodbye”.

When ROTERSAND all of a sudden detonated onto the German scene in the early new millennium, the band had seemingly appeared out of nowhere. Named after the iconic red-and-white banded old lighthouse that used to guide ships in the German Bight, ROTERSAND left the impression of being downright omnipresent.

ROTERSAND were formed in 2002 by former THE FAIR SEX bassist Rascal aka Rasc, who has meanwhile dropped his former pseudonym Rascal Nikov. The charismatic frontman, who stands an impressive 2 metres tall, joined forces with multi-instrumentalist and lyricist Gunther ‘Gun’ Gerl. The duo’s first 4-track demo, simply called “Summer 02”, soon circulated widely within underground electro circles and even found its way into the clubs.

Soon after the demo release, Krischan J. E. Wesenberg joined the ROTERSAND crew. The DJ, sound engineer, and producer soon proved to be the perfect choice to give those rough song gems new facets and to make them sparkle and shine. A label was quickly procured and only one year later, ROTERSAND‘s debut full-length “Truth Is Fanatic” (2003) hit the stores and clubs. Tracks like ‘Merging Oceans’, ‘Almost Violent’, and ‘Electronic World Tansmission’ boomed out of trending dance-palace in the country. With their catchy fusion of EBM, dance music, and 80s pop, ROTERSAND had perfectly captured the vibe of the times. The album’s massive production, outstanding songwriting, and meaningful lyrics took care of the rest.

The German’s follow-up, “Welcome to Goodbye” was released on Dependent in 2005 and easily surpassed the early success of the debut. ROTERSAND had arrived on the international scene and the ‘Doctor Who’ sample “Exterminate Annihilate Destroy” from the single of the same name remained a staple in every electro club across Europe for years to come. “Welcome to Goodbye” proved to be a cornucopia of hits. On the following tours, the band not only took audiences in Europe by storm, but their energetic shows also left their mark on the other side of the Atlantic while supporting COVENANT on their US tour. Highly danceable, epic pop tracks with a powerful EBM bite and a massive sound established ROTERSAND firmly as a cornerstone of the electro scene.

For these reissues, ROTERSAND and Dependent took a few months to design fitting artwork and worthy content in celebration of these milestones. The gatefold albums will be pressed on 180g vinyl in classic black and limited orange colour. In addition to the bonus CD, the artbook versions also contain 36-page booklets with liner-notes by Rascal, Joakim Montelius (COVENANT) as well as former ROTERSAND manager and Dependent founder Stefan Herwig. This is topped off by the stunning artwork created by Nico J. Well yes, we are indeed a little proud of this opulent journey into the past.

Release date: October 29, 2021

Recording line-up Rascal “Rasc”– vocals Krischan J. E. Wesenberg – production Gunther ‘Gun’ Gerl – keyboards, guitars

Current line-up Rascal “Rasc”– vocals Krischan J. E. Wesenberg – production

Style: Future Pop


Pre-sale link

Available format “Truth Is Fanatic” and “Welcome to Goodbye” will both be available in a 2CD 36-page hardcover artbook edition with bonus tracks, extended artwork, lyrics, and liner notes. Both albums will also be available as Gatefold 2LP on 180g, black vinyl. Furthermore, we will offer a limited edition of “Truth Is Fanatic” Gatefold 2LP on 180g orange vinyl and a limited edition on 180g Gatefold 2LP on 180g neon orange vinyl of “Welcome to Goodbye”.