You can check this out in Jerry Horton's Filter, but this is just too great to not mention here as well. Papa Roach has long been heralded as one of the forefathers of nu-metal, but that label did not slow the band down one bit or hinder their growth; as with each following record they have expanded their sound to include rock, pop, and even elements of classic rock and roll!
It's true the band still posesses all the sounds and styles that put them on the map in the first place (well, maybe a little less rap), and each record they release seems to please old fans and also bring new fans on board.
The new album will be called F.E.A.R. (Face Everything And Rise) and should be out in early 2015. Papa Roach bassist, Tobin Esperance had the following to say:
"It's a heavy record, but there's something very spiritual about it too. It's definitely that 'light at the end of the tunnel' kind of thing. It's positive. It has some moments where it's really heavy, but it's a positive record. For the first time ever, we just walked into the studio with no songs written and we literally just started from scratch and wrote a song and then recorded it, and said, 'That one's done,' and moved on to the next one. Which we've never really recorded a record like that before. But it really captured the energy, the spontaneity of all of our ideas, just right there on the spot. We weren't forced to over-think anything; we just laid it down and moved on to the next one."
Similar to records that the band has done in the past (The Paramour Sessions), they headed to Las Vegas to live in a house together to record the record. Despite being in Vegas, Tobin says the band stayed incredibly focused on making this a huge record:
"we were very much focused when we were writing this record. I think that's why it came out so well and it worked. We all lived in a house together that was outside Las Vegas, and it was more about us just experiencing a different side to Las Vegas that most people don't know about. Like going out in the desert and tripping out, and climbing around on rocks and shit. Just doing weird stuff like that. That's more of a tip that we were on this time"
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