Fear can sometimes be the best fuel. It pushes us into the unknown, makes us aware, and reminds us we’re alive. Embracing that mindset, PAPA ROACH transformed the word itself into a mantra for the title of their eighth full-length album, F.E.A.R. The Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum hard rock juggernaut builds it’s most infectious and invigorating body of work to date. They preserve the robust riffs and swaggering rhythms that marked their initial call-to-arms, while seamlessly infusing cinematic electronic flourishes, sweeping hooks, and magnetic melodies. As a result, the band—Jacoby Shaddix [vocals], Jerry Horton [guitars], Tobin Esperance [bass], and Tony Palermo [drums]—rise like never before…
Multi-platinum, Grammy and MTV award nominees Papa Roach’s brand of melodic rock has played a big part in shaping the newly resurgent nu metal scene, and January 2015 sees the 15th anniversary of their breakthrough album ‘Infest’ featuring the anthem ‘Last Resort’. The band will also be releasing their 8th album F.E.A.R (Face Everything And Rise) on January 26th 2015. F.E.A.R. signifies a new dawn for Papa Roach, Shaddix says “I hope people walk away believing they can do anything.”
Shaddix debuts as director on the video for the title track F.EA.R. check it out here:
Speaking of their catalog, 2015 also marks an important milestone for Papa Roach. It’s the 15th anniversary of their triple-platinum debut, Infest, which solidified them as hard rock leaders. Since then, they’ve paved the way for countless other acts to find success at both radio and on stage.
“INFEST is straight fire one-hundred percent,” declares Jacoby. “That’s when I realized the purpose of my life playing music. Infest was the opening statement. It’s the intro of who we were to become. It was just the top of the iceberg. That record is just as brutally honest and real as anything I’ve written to this day.”
Ultimately though, F.E.A.R. signifies a new dawn for Papa Roach. Jacoby leaves off, “I hope people walk away believing they can do anything.”
PAPA ROACH are also delighted to announce that they will be playing a full UK tour next year. The band return for a headline tour for the first time in 2 years in March 2015.
Shaddix says “We are super stoked to get back to do a headlining show for the fans in the UK and we got tricks up our sleeve for this tour so be ready, it’s gonna be off the chain!”
Tickets are on sale now!
The band returned briefly to the UK to make their first Reading Festival appearance in 13 years this year, and it was like they’d never been away. Metal Hammer were prompted to note that “live they are masters at rabble-rousing, party starting fun” and Kerrang that “The ‘Roach have a lethal combination of easy confidence, crunch and songs the whole room can join in with. Each song plasters gleeful grins across faces.” Rock Sound thought it was “a career defining performance that will silence many a critic.”
The dates are as follows:
Sunday 8th Norwich, University of East Anglia
Tue 10th Bristol, 02 Academy
Wed 11th Southampton, Guildhall
Thurs 12th London, Roundhouse
Sat 14th Glasgow, Barrowland
Sun 15th Manchester, Academy
Tue 17th Birmingham, 02 Academy
Wed 18th Nottingham, Rock City
Fri 20th Dublin, Academy
Sat 21st Belfast, The Limelight
Tickets details are here: http://paparoach.com/events