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Liebe ist für alle da (German: "Love is for everyone") is the sixth studio album by German Neue Deutsche Härte band Rammstein, which was released in the larger part of Europe on 16 October, 2009, and in the UK on 19 October, 2009. It was released in the United States on 20 October, 2009.

The album title was confirmed on September 1, 2009, in a promotional video for the new single, Pussy, released September 18, 2009, in the European Union, and September 19, 2009, in the United States. The single's B-side is "Rammlied".

The video for "Pussy" was released 2 days before the single on the adult website Visit-x. The video features explicit scene of male and female nudity as well as the band members (and their body doubles) engaging in sexual activity with women.

In July 2009, a promo version of the title track, "Liebe ist für alle da", leaked onto the internet, along with various promotional materials.

As of October 16, 2009, pictures taken throughout the recording of the album are available on Rammstein's official website.

The album was released on October 16, 2009, in Europe and October 20 in the U.S. It became platinum in Finland before its release, solely from pre-release sales. It debuted at number 3 on the French charts, making it Rammstein's most commercially successful album in France. Furthermore, the album entered at number 13 on the U.S charts, making it Rammstein's highest-charting album in the United States, albeit it subsequently fell off the U.S. album charts after only four weeks. In Germany, the album entered the charts at number 1 after the best start of a music album in 2009 and beating Germany's popular R&B-singer Xavier Naidoo's new album "Alles kann besser werden". It remained high in the charts until censored.

According to Richard Z. Kruspe, "B********" does not stand for "Bastard", but for "Bückstabü", a word made up by the band to mean "whatever you want".

Paul H. Landers stated that tracks which did not make it on the album will appear as B-sides on singles and there will be a special edition of the album with five bonus tracks.

The song "Frühling in Paris" features lyrics from the song "Non, je ne regrette rien" by Edith Piaf.

On November 8, 2009, Rammstein played their first show for their "Liebe ist für alle da" tour in Lisbon, Portugal, their first live show in 4 years.

As announced, a video has already been shot for the album's third single "Haifisch".

The album was added to the index of the Bundesprüfstelle für jugendgefährdende Medien (Federal Department for Media Harmful to Young Persons) in Germany, due to the track "Ich tu dir weh" and a picture inside the album booklet displaying Richard Z. Kruspe spanking a nude woman. This means only adults can purchase the album, additionally, it must not be displayed in stores where minors have access (see BPjM#Legal_consequences for details). As a consequence, the album was re-released in Germany on November 16th in an edited version without the censored track and picture. The band would still play the instrumental version song live in Germany until it was ultimately banned from live performances.

Despite the censorship, the video to "Ich tu dir weh" was released on December 21, 2009, on the adult website Visit-x, just like the video to "Pussy", after advertisement on the band's official German website. Any references have since been deleted, probably following German law prohibiting advertisement for media on the index. In Europe, a single is set to be released on February 5, 2010, and in the U.K. on February 8, 2010. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.