Papa Roach to release Metamorphosis
Papa Roach has set March 24th as the release date for the band's fifth major label album, "Metamorphosis" (Geffen/Interscope). The disc was originally scheduled to come out last fall but got pushed back to the spring.
This is the strongest Papa Roach outing yet, and singer Jacoby Shaddix explained why he thinks the group kicked themselves up another notch. "I think for us it's like we're treading on some new territory, and the confidence in our playing and the conviction in our playing and just the overall passion towards what we do is what makes that come across," he said. "Right now we're firing on all cylinders, I mean everybody in the band is really excited about what's going on."
"Metamorphosis" will follow up 2006's "The Paramour Sessions". The first single is called "Lifeline" impacts Rock on January 27th.
Papa Roach recently released a new single and video, "Hollywood Whore" at the group's official web site. Jacoby Shaddix says, that the song's subject matter just came to him one day after the band had finished working out the music. "I was writing and I wrote, 'Hollywood whore,' and I was all, 'Now that's a topic. I need to write about Hollywood whores, you know.' 'Cause everybody's tired of them. So I just laid it out how it is, you know, and it's a bad-ass song. It's fun, you know, and at the end I'm just spittin'off at the mouth, going crazy and it's a really fun song."
Artist: Papa Roach
Release date: 03/24/09
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The band will join Avenged Sevenfold and Buckcherry on the road beginning January 28th in West Valley City, Utah.
Former Papa Roach drummer Dave Buckner filed a lawsuit against the band over earnings and has since ben replaced by ex-Unwritten Law drummer Tony Palermo.
Papa Roach tour dates
Jan 28 2009 - "E" Center - Salt Lake City, Utah
Jan 30 2009 - Jobing.com Arena - Phoenix, Arizona
Jan 31 2009 - Tingley Coliseum - Albuquerque, New Mexico
Feb 2 2009 - Rabobank Arena - Bakersfield, California
Feb 3 2009 - Oracle Arena - Oakland, California
Feb 5 2009 - Yakima Valley Sun Dome - Yakima, Washington
Feb 6 2009 - Memorial Coliseum - Portland, Oregon
Feb 7 2009 - Tacoma Dome - Tacoma, Washington
Feb 9 2009 - Star Theater @ Spokane Arena - Spokane, Washington
Feb 10 2009 - Four Seasons Arena - Great Falls, Montana
Feb 12 2009 - Rushmore Plaza Civic Center - Rapid City, South Dakota
Feb 14 2009 - Mid America Center - Council Bluffs, Iowa
Feb 17 2009 - The Family Arena - St. Louis, Missouri
Feb 20 2009 - The Wolstein Center - Clevland, Ohio
Feb 21 2009 - Kellorr arena - Battle Creek, Michigan
Feb 23 2009 - The Bank of Kentucky Center - Cincinnati, Ohio
Feb 24 2009 - Eastern Kentucky Expo Center - Pikeville, Kentucky
Feb 25 2009 - The Peterson Events Center - Pittspurgh, Pennsylvania
Feb 27 2009 - Allstate Arena - Chicago, Illinois
Papa Roach biography
Papa Roach's fifth studio album, Metamorphosis, is a call-to-arms. The multi-platinum, Grammy nominated Northern California quartet has created their album of the decade, and it's a bold, belligerent and bloody statement. Papa Roach made a gritty, raw, relevant album that pulls no punches.
Since they burst onto the scene with Infest in 2000, Papa Roach has sold over 8 million albums worldwide, becoming an internationally successful hard rock presence. Over the course of their career including 2002’s Lovehatetragedy, Getting Away with Murder in 2004 and The Paramour Sessions in 2006, the band has churned out 7 Top Ten singles including “Last Resort,” “Forever,” “Getting Away With Murder,” “Scars” and “To Be Loved."
Co-produced by Jay Baumgardner and Papa Roach (with 6 songs also co-produced by James Michael), the album was written at the Paramour Mansion in Los Angeles. Metamorphosis shows the band's great talent and growth. Singer Jacoby Shaddix offers, "This record has a huge rock edge with tinges of punk and metal. It has that groove and aggression we've always had, but there's also a new flare." Bassist Tobin Esperance adds that, "the sound of the new record is electric. It's balls-to-the-wall, organic rock n' roll with raw, in-your-face emotion. On the flip side, there's melody, vulnerability and honesty. It adds another dimension to what we bring to the rock n' roll game. We get bigger and badder every time." Guitarist Jerry Horton expounds, "We're going for a more timeless sound. We aren't focusing on one particular style. We're opening ourselves up to everything. We wanted to explore different avenues and modes. There's bluesy stuff. There's more progressive stuff. It's our most diverse and cohesive record, so far."
Leading the charge is Shaddix - his voice oscillates from a violent wail to an infectious croon and his lyrics tackle everything from the tattered and torn remnants of the Sunset Strip to a country in political tumult. On cuts like "Change or Die," Horton's riffs thrash and burn in tandem with Esperance's impenetrable bass lines, while new drummer Tony Palermo (ex-Unwritten Law) pounds out punk rock beats that give the music a raw urgency. On "State of Emergency," the guitar scorches through the din, leaving the listener battered, bruised and begging for more. "I Almost Told You That I Loved You" and "Into the Light" have a classic rock feel, and "March Out of the Darkness" begins with an epic acoustic guitar and explodes into a massive melody. The album’s first single "Lifeline" boasts a snaky riff that snaps into a bombastic chorus, and the song takes hold of the listener.
Throughout their decade together, Papa Roach has remained true to themselves and to their fans. Shaddix observes, "It's a whole different ball game from when we started. However, our passion, conviction and drive remain the same. It still gets me off when we write a killer riff. That's my drug of choice. Our fans really connect with the honesty and passion in what we do."
Fans got their first taste of the new songs from the album during their live performances on Crüe Fest 2008 and with a free download of the viral video release for the song “Hollywood Whore” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duuUnO6kxGg) which has had more than a million views since its release.
The hard working career band is one of the best live acts on the touring circuit. From the main stages on OZZfest and Crüe Fest, to stints with everyone from Slipknot to Eminem, Papa Roach dominates stage after stage. "We bring it live," Shaddix says. "Listening to a record is one thing, but when you come to one of our shows, it's like the last tribal experience. Playing shows every night is what we're built for. We make a club feel like an arena, and we make an arena feel like a club. We're going to tour our guts out and bring our music to fans all over the world.” Indeed since Crüe Fest 2008, the top rock festival of the summer, Papa Roach has also toured with Staind and Seether, playing for 700,000 fans in just that six month span.
Esperance concludes, "We're very raw. There's no fuckin' bullshit, tapes or tricks. We aim to make people feel every emotion. We want to make dynamic and adventurous records. Metamorphosis solidifies our identity as a hard rock contender. We're not going anywhere. You can't deny Papa Roach."
meet the band Papa Roach
Jacoby Shaddix - vocals
Tobin Esperance - bass
Jerry Horton – guitar
Tony Palermo – drums
"Metamorphosis" by Papa Roach - release date: 03/24/09..