The Paramour Sessions

The Paramour Sessions
Studio album by Papa Roach
Released September 12, 2006
June 12, 2007 (Deluxe Edition)
Recorded December 2005–May 2006 at the Paramour Mansion in Hollywood, California
Genre Hard rock, alternative rock, alternative metal
Length 48:20
Label Geffen
Producer Howard Benson
Papa Roach chronology
Rolling Stone Original
The Paramour Sessions
Hit 3 Pack: Forever
Singles from The Paramour Sessions
  1. "...To Be Loved"
    Released: October 11, 2006
  2. "Forever"
    Released: June 15, 2007
  3. "Time is Running Out"
    Released: 2007
  4. "Reckless"
    Released: 2007
Alternative cover
Deluxe Edition
Professional ratings
Review scores
Metal Hammer
TuneLab Music[3]
Rolling Stone[6]
Toronto Sun link
Uptown MagazineC− link

The Paramour Sessions is the fifth album by Californian rock band Papa Roach. It was released on September 12, 2006.


The album's name is a reference to Paramour Mansion, the location of the album's recording sessions. Like their prior album, Getting Away with Murder, the album continues the band's movement away from nu metal into more of a hard rock sound. Two singles were released from the album: "...To Be Loved" and "Forever". It is the last album to feature longtime original drummer Dave Buckner.

The album was dedicated in the memory of Jacoby Shaddix's step-grandfather, Howard William Roatch, of which the band's namsake comes from, who committed suicide in 2006, following his diagnosis with an unspecified form of advanced stage cancer. The song "Roses on My Grave" was also written in his memory as well.

A alternate release of the album was released on June 12, 2007, which included an alternate cover, a fold-out poster, a cell phone wallpaper, and a free ringtone of the song "Forever". No new songs or alterations to the track list were implemented.


The album debuted at #16 on the Billboard 200 Chart with 37,000 copies sold in its first week of release. The album has sold over 1.6 million copies worldwide by selling small amounts of copies in many countries like the U.S., Canada, and the UK. Because of this, the album has failed to be certified in any country. As of 2012 the album has sold over 2,000,000 copies worldwide, which 400,000 for the U.S.

Track listing

1."...To Be Loved"  Jacoby Shaddix, Tobin Esperance3:03
2."Alive (N' Out of Control)"  Shaddix, Esperance3:22
3."Crash"  Shaddix, Esperance3:21
4."The World Around You"  Shaddix, Esperance, Dave Buckner, Jerry Horton4:35
5."Forever"  Shaddix, Esperance, Buckner, Horton4:06
6."I Devise My Own Demise"  Shaddix, Esperance3:36
7."Time Is Running Out"  Shaddix, Esperance3:23
8."What Do You Do?"  Shaddix, Esperance, Buckner4:22
9."My Heart Is a Fist" (featuring Travis Barker)Shaddix, Esperance, Horton4:58
10."No More Secrets"  Shaddix, Esperance, Horton3:15
11."Reckless"  Shaddix, Esperance, Buckner3:34
12."The Fire"  Shaddix, Esperance, Horton3:32
13."Roses on My Grave"  Shaddix, Horton3:13
Total length:48:20
Mexico edition
14."Heridas" (Scars Spanish version)Shaddix, Esperance3:28
United Kingdom edition
14."Scars" (Live In Chicago)Shaddix, Esperance3:38
15."SOS"  Shaddix, Esperance, Buckner, Horton2:44
Japanese edition
16."The Addict" (Japanese bonus track)Shaddix, Esperance, Buckner, Horton3:26


Papa Roach

Additional musicians




Chart (2006) Peak
Austrian Albums Chart[8] 35
Belgium Albums Chart[9] 69
French Albums Chart[10] 160
German Albums Chart[11] 35
Japanese Albums Chart[12] 102
Netherlands Albums Chart[13] 86
Swiss Albums Chart[14] 33
UK Albums Chart[15] 61
US Billboard 200[16] 16
US Hard Rock Albums[17] 12


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