Getting Away with Murder (album)

Getting Away with Murder (album)
Getting Away with Murder
Studio album by Papa Roach
Released August 31, 2004
June 6, 2005 (Tour Edition)
Recorded October 2003–December 2003 in Los Angeles, California
Genre Hard rock, alternative rock, alternative metal
Length 38:01
Label Geffen
Producer Howard Benson
Papa Roach chronology
Getting Away with Murder
Rolling Stone Original
Singles from Getting Away with Murder
  1. "Getting Away with Murder"
    Released: July 31, 2004
  2. "Scars"
    Released: May 23, 2005
Alternative covers
Clean Version

Getting Away with Murder is the fourth album by Californian rock band Papa Roach. It was released on August 31, 2004. It has been certified Platinum in the U.S., and as of 2010 has sold more than 2.8 million units. This was also their first album on Geffen Records, after their previous label DreamWorks Records was sold off to Geffen. In January 2007, the album was certified gold in Canada, selling more than 50,000 copies there. It peaked #17 on Billboard 200. The song "Blood (Empty Promises)" was featured on the Saw II soundtrack and the song "Getting Away with Murder" was featured in the end credits of The Chronicles of Riddick and in the intro to the third person shooter game Mechassault 2: Lone Wolf. The song "Not Listening" was used in the trailer for Resident Evil: Apocalypse.



Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link
Blender 3/5 stars link
IGN (5.5/10) link 3.5/5 stars link
New York Times link
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars link
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars link
ThePRP 3/5 stars link

Initial critical response to Getting Away with Murder was mixed. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 59, based on 8 reviews.[1]

Track listing

All songs written and composed by Jacoby Shaddix and Tobin Esperance, except as noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Blood (Empty Promises)"     2:55
2. "Not Listening"     3:09
3. "Stop Looking Start Seeing"     3:07
4. "Take Me"     3:26
5. "Getting Away with Murder"   Shaddix, Esperance, Jerry Horton 3:12
6. "Be Free"     3:17
7. "Done with You"     2:52
8. "Scars"     3:28
9. "Sometimes"   Shaddix, Esperance, Dave Buckner, Horton 3:07
10. "Blanket of Fear"     3:21
11. "Tyranny of Normality"     2:40
12. "Do or Die"   Shaddix, Esperance, Horton 3:25
Total length:

Bonus Tracks

No. Title Writer(s) Length
13. "Harder Than a Coffin Nail"   Shaddix, Esperance, Buckner, Horton 3:28
14. "Caught Dead"   Shaddix, Esperance, Buckner, Horton 3:04
15. "Take Me" (Live)   3:29


  • "Just Go (Never Look Back)" is a previously unreleased track from the ...To Be Loved: The Best of Papa Roach greatest hits album which was released on June 29, 2010. The song was leaked onto the internet in 2004 and was recorded during the Getting Away with Murder sessions.
  • The acoustic version of "Scars" is also featured on the ...To Be Loved: The Best of Papa Roach compilation. The song was previously only available on the "Scars" single.


Country Certification Sales/shipments
Canada Gold[2] 500,000
United States Platinum[3] 1,000,000

Chart positions

Album - Billboard

Year Chart Position
2004 The Billboard 200 17

Singles - Billboard

Year Single Chart Position
2004 Getting Away with Murder The Billboard Hot 100 69
Modern Rock Tracks 4
Mainstream Rock Tracks 2
2005 Scars The Billboard Hot 100 15
Pop 100 8
Modern Rock Tracks 2
Mainstream Rock Tracks 4
Hot Digital Songs 15


Papa Roach
Additional musicians
  • Produced by Howard Benson at Bay 7 Studios Valley Village, CA and Sparky Dark Studio, Calabasas, CA
  • Mixed by Chris Lord-Alge at Image Recorders, Hollywood, CA
  • "Blanket of Fear" mixed by Mike Plotnikoff at Bay 7 Studio, Valley Village, CA
  • Recorded by Mike Plotnikoff
  • Additional Engineering by Eric Miller
  • ProTools Editing by Paul Decarli, Mike Plotnikoff, and Eric Miller
  • Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, NYC
  • Drum Technician: Gersh for Drum Fetish
  • Guitar Guru: Keith Nelson
  • Pre-Production Technician: Bob Wall
  • Pre-Production Studios: Mates
  • Production Coordinator: Dana Childs
  • Management by Mike Renault and Dennis Sanders
  • Booking: Jenna Adler for Creative Artists Agency
  • European Booking: John Jackson for Helter Skelter
  • Business Management: Jonathan Schwartz for GSO
  • Legal Representation: Eric Greenspan for Myman, Abell, Fineman, Greenspan, and Light LLP
  • A&R Coordination: Graham Martin
  • Marketing by Jen Littleton
  • Art Direction by Greg Patterson, Jerry Horton and Dave Buckner
  • Band Photography by Olaf Heine, Jerry Horton
  • Additional Photography: Michael D. Knight, Lisa Sweet, and Dave Rau
  • Graphic Design: Greg Patterson for
  • Enhanced CD produced by Greg Patterson and Devin Dehaven for FORTRESSDVD
  • Edited by Devin Dehaven, Tim Mardesich and Tony Minter
  • Opening Sequence by BACKWARDHEROES
  • Avid DS operator: Bruce. W. Cathcart
  • A&R: Ron Handler



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