Papa Roach has set F.E.A.R. (Face Everything And Rise) as the title of the band's eighth studio album, which will come out in early 2015. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix said that the follow-up to 2012's The Connection is "a banger," adding, "There's elements of hard rock, elements of heavy metal, elements of pop . . . it's just all over the place, man, but it's another classic Papa Roach record. I'm very proud of it."
The new album was recorded in Las Vegas, unlike The Connection, which the band did at home in Sacramento. Shaddix explained, "When we went in to make this new record, we (were) out on the road for, I don't know, a year and a half, and we came home and we were, like, 'You know what? Instead of taking a bunch of time off, let's go into the studio with our road chops; we're playing really tight. Let's just go in.' We didn't have any material written. And it was like the floodgates opened."
- Some of the working song titles on the new album include "Just As Broken As Me", "Never Have To Say Goodbye", "Gravity" and the title track, "Face Everything And Rise."
- The band's last album, The Connection, was made as Shaddix was going through personal turmoil, including problems in his marriage and a struggle to stay sober.
- He told us a while back that the music of Papa Roach thrives off its members' personal dramas: "Part of the chaos and the discontent and the madness that we have in our lives and that we bring to the table with the music is what makes, you know, who we are and the music that we make, you know. And I think if everything was just all cool and we got along perfect and we loved each other every single moment of every single day, I don't think we'd even have the passion to make music or make the music that we do make."
- Papa Roach has yet to make any live plans in support of F.E.A.R., but will likely announce some shows soon.
WHAT DO YOU THINK??
- Papa Roach has stuck around for eight albums and almost two decades -- what do they have that keeps people coming back?
- What direction would you like to hear on the new album?
- Does this band have legitimacy as a real rock band because they've made so much music at this point?
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth -- agree or not?
Robert Greer wrote: "I cant believe people actually listen to these guys....theyre tools and their music sucks."
Joe Vaughn wrote: "I am glad they announced it. Gives me time to prepare all my one liners and avoid every single person that buys this bulls***."
Delio Francisco wrote: "their first album was actually very good and live were badass...now they're just pop rock for silly girls."
Rob Eng wrote: "The same people who listen to s*** like linkin park listen to garbage like this. Music for baggy pant sideways baseball cap wearing idiots."
Dan Russell wrote: "These guys have been touring hard and making good solid records for years. Looking forward to it, not every track they do is great but every album at least has some really good songs on it."