Rotersand established themselves as a powerful live act and also released new music on a regular basis. Formed in 2002 in Gelsenkirchen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Rotersand are comprised of Gun (born Gunther Gerl), Rasc (Rascal Nikov), and Krischan (Krischan Jan-Eric Wesenberg). The group debuted with the album Truth Is Fanatic (2003) and its accompanying EP, Merging Oceans (2003), both released by Endless Records. Rotersand then switched to Dependent Records and returned with a follow-up album, Welcome to Goodbye (2005), along with an accompanying single, Exterminate Annihilate Destroy (2005), and EP, Dare to Live: Perspectives on Welcome to Goodbye (2006). Rotersand's third album, 1023 (2007), was released internationally -- by Dependent in the European Union, Metropolis in the United States, and Soyuz in Russia.