Apocalyptica Premiere New Video For Cover Of Cream’s “White Room” Featuring Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix

Apocalyptica and Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix have shared an official video for their cover of Cream’s “White Room.” You can check that out below:

Jacoby Shaddix Says Papa Roach’s New Album Will Include Their First-Ever Acoustic Ballad

During a recent interview with Radio.com, Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix discussed the band’s upcoming album. Notably, the frontman mentioned that the effort will include the group’s first-ever acoustic ballad.

Shaddix said the following about the new record:

“We’ve got about three-quarters of the record finished. We took some time and we rented a house all together, locked in this place for a month. Everybody got COVID tested. Nobody left the house for a month. There was no in-and-outs. We had food delivered, and we had a friend of ours cooking out for us. And it was music 24 hours a day for a month. Literally, there was something happening at all hours. And this creative process, we got lost in it.

I find that it was time for us to kind of shake things up in that way, ’cause the last couple of records, we’ve just gone into the studio and just started writing. Tobin [Esperance, bass], Jerry [Horton, guitar] and myself and Tony [Palermo, drums], we were just, like, ‘Let’s do something different.’ And so this shut-in vibe really… It’s like the farther you dig down creatively and you discover this piece, it’s, like, ‘Let’s go farther down the rabbit hole. Let’s go farther down the rabbit hole.’ And that experience for us really uncovered some rad sounds, some great songs, and just overall a good bonding experience for us. Because we’ve been doing this thing for years, and we really started to miss each other, being home.

It’s a family — it really is. These are my brothers. I spend a large portion of my life with these guys on the road. And so after we are home with our families for a while, it’s, like, ‘All right, now [I’ve] gotta get with our other family. I miss my other family.’

We wrote some ill music, and now we’re just putting the finishing touches on a bunch of it. And I’ve gotta tell you, man, this next era, this next phase is… I am beyond excited. I think it’s some of the best songwriting we’ve ever done. It’s mature, but then there’s this reckless idleness to it. It’s just this duality of styles. We have our first acoustic ballad we’ve ever done. And it’s not like a, ‘Oh, honey, sweetie, sweetie, baby’ kind of ballad. It’s a song that just grabs you by the heartstrings and just toys with you. It’s just a super-dynamic rock record that I think is gonna blow people’s minds.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix Opens Up About Falling Off The Wagon During The Coronavirus Pandemic

During a recent appearance on the “Hardcore Humanism With Dr. Mike Podcast,” Jacoby Shaddix opened up about the mental health struggles that he has faced amid the coronavirus pandemic. The frontman revealed that he “fell off the wagon” during these trying times, but has now reentered recovery.

Shaddix said the following:

“Just to be straight with you, I, during the pandemic, I fell off the wagon and I was smoking pot. And I was just, you know, I just got caught up and depressed, you know, depressed and just stuck in this space. And I wasn’t working an active program of recovery. And I found myself with a joint in my mouth, you know? And yeah, it’s legal in California. And yes, it is medicine to some people, but it’s not to me. Anytime, I put any kind of mind altering substance in my body, there’s like this veil that gets dropped on me and just kind of like isolates me from the world.”

He also added:

“When I was with my brothers in recovery, I was like, ‘Hey, man, this what I’ve been up to, I need help, dude, I need it. I need help getting myself back out of this. Because…I knew I was getting closer. You know, I told my guys, you know, ‘Well, at least I didn’t drink,’ you know, and they’re like, ‘Well, yeah, that’s good. That is good, Cobe. But you were heading straight towards it, homey. Like, that’s where you are going. And that was a really hard realization, but a good realization for me to have – is to really understand like, I was feeding the bad wolf.”

[via The PRP]

Apocalyptica Team Up With Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix For Cover Of Cream’s “White Room”

Apocalyptica have teamed up with Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix for a new cover of Cream’s “White Room.” The band said the following about that:

“We were really looking forward to this release. Doing a cover of such a legendary song, originally by Cream, was great fun and having Jacoby Shaddix as featuring artist is a big pleasure for us! We hope you like the song just as much as we do.”

Atreyu To Release New Album “Baptize” In June, Premiere New Songs “Warrior” And “Underrated”

Atreyu have announced that their new album “Baptize” will be released on June 4. With this news, the band have also premiered two new songs, “Warrior” (feat. Blink-182’s Travis Barker) and “Underrated.”

The group said the following about “Warrior”:

“‘Warrior’ is song about persistence and never giving up. We hope this song can be the puzzle piece that helps people realize that we ALL have the capacity for greatness. Sometimes, greatness can exist in the shadows and lives buried under negativity, trauma, or anxiety. ‘Warrior’ is about searching through all of that endless darkness to finally find the sunrise.

When we wrote ‘Warrior,’ the idea to do a big marching drum break came about. We wanted it to feel like a hometown football game. Travis Barker was the perfect person to bring this to life. It’s cool to have him be a part of the song and to perform in a different light than what people may be used to.”

They also added the following about “Underrated”:

“We’ve always had to prove ourselves. We’ve never been handed anything nor have we taken any shortcuts. It’s never been ‘the easy way.’ Over two decades later, we’re still making our mark.”

“Baptize” Track Listing:

01. “Strange Powers Of Prophecy”
02. “Baptize”
03. “Save Us”
04. “Underrated”
05. “Broken Again”
06. “Weed”
07. “Dead Weight”
08. “Catastrophe”
09. “Fucked Up”
10. “Sabotage Me”
11. “Untouchable” (feat. Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix)
12. “No Matter What”
13. “Oblivion” (feat. Trivium’s Matt Heafy)
14. “Stay”
15. “Warrior” (feat. Blink-182’s Travis Barker)

Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix: “We’re Not Gonna Drop A New Album And Tour Until 2022”

During a recent interview with Rock Antenne, Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix revealed that the band are waiting to release their new album until they can tour again in 2022. However, he went on to say that the group have already recorded about 14 songs and that they might start working on another new record.

Shaddix said the following:

“The touring is not coming back for the rest of this year. I mean, there’ll be some pop-up shows here and there, but we’re not gonna drop a new album and tour until 2022. We’re just gonna wait it out.”

He also added:

“Now that we’re at this point in the process, it’s February, and I’m, like, ‘Okay. Maybe we’ll just go record another record. So then it’s, like, when we come out, we’ll have just a ton of music to drop and just be lined up to rip it for a while. Because the creative process is integral to all of our sanity. My bass player, Tobin [Esperance], he writes one or two songs a day — he just rips ’em out, churns ’em out. And I’ve got this little space right here that I’m in — this is my little spot where I’ll demo up ideas and stuff. It’s important for us to maintain some element of creativity so we feel like we have purpose.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Jacoby Shaddix Says Papa Roach Are “A Little Over Three-Quarters Of The Way Finished” With Their New Album

During a recent appearance on the “Lipps Service With Scott Lipps” podcast, Jacoby Shaddix offered an update on the new Papa Roach album. According to him, the effort is “a little over three-quarters of the way finished.”

Shaddix said the following:

“We’ve just been doing [it] piecemeal. We’ll quarantine, and then we’ll meet up at an Arbnb somewhere, ’cause I’m not going down to L.A. right now; I just don’t wanna be a part of what’s going on.”

He also added:

“We’re a little over three-quarters of the way finished with the record, and we’re looking at dropping music later this year. I’ve got a bunch of remixes and guest features that I’ve done as well through the pandemic that are coming. So there’s new things that we’re gonna be dropping all year, which will wind up into early 2022 with a brand new record. And I’m telling you, man, this fucking music, it’s so inspired. It’s got such a great energy. We just did a collab yesterday with our homie Jason Aalon from FEVER 333. And it’s fire, dude. It’s awesome like punk rock BEASTIE BOYS.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Hollywood Undead Premiere Live Video For “Heart Of A Champion” Featuring Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach) And Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills)

Hollywood Undead have premiered a new live video for “Heart Of A Champion” featuring Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach) and Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills). This track is from the band’s latest album “New Empire, Vol. 2.”

Reach NYC Premiere New Video For “Back From The Dead” Featuring Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix

Reach NYC have premiered a new video for their latest single “Back From The Dead.” As previously reported, that track features Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix and it serves as the band’s first piece of new music since 2003.

Rene Mata commented:

“When I spoke to Boy Epic, the video director, for ‘Back From the Dead,’ I told him that I wanted the feeling of being lost alone intertwined with wanting to find happiness faith again. I told him the song was about depression feeling lost, and fighting to take your life back.

It was an affirmation to myself after losing my close friend Chester Bennington to suicide and thus found myself suffering from a deep depression afterwards myself. I told him I wanted the video to be about the song first and foremost. I wanted it to be visually stunning. I think he was right on target. I was blown away when I saw it.”

Shaddix added:

“This video for ‘Back From The Dead‘ really captures just how small and insignificant we can feel when we are faced with the reality of how big we let our demons become at points in our lives. We are not meant to suffer alone. It’s a great reminder. The visuals capture that sense of isolation perfectly.”

[via Revolver]

Hollywood Undead Premiere Video For New Version Of “Heart Of A Champion” Featuring Papa Roach & Ice Nine Kills Members

Hollywood Undead have released a new version of “Heart Of A Champion” featuring Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach) and Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills). You can find an official video for that below. This version of the track is from the band’s new album “New Empire, Vol. 2,” which will be released on December 4.

Hollywood Undead‘s Johnny 3 Tears said the following:

“‘Heart Of A Champion‘ is about digging in deep when things appear at their worst. Finding the strength to overcome any and all odds against you.”

Shaddix also commented:

“As soon as Johnny and Charlie and the boys floated the idea, we were in. The video shoot was like a reunion too – Last time we all saw each other we were blowing the doors off a show in Germany 7 months ago.”

Charnas added:

“I’ve always been a fan of Hollywood Undead and when we toured together this past winter we hit it off immediately. It’s an honor to be part of such a strong song and having Jacoby on it as well is just the icing on the god damn cake.”

“New Empire, Vol. 2” Track Listing:

01. “Medicate”
02. “Comin’ Thru The Stereo” (feat. Hyro The Hero)
03. “Ghost Out”
04. “Gonna Be Okay”
05. “Monsters” (feat. Killstation)
06. “Idol” (feat. Tech N9ne)
07. “Coming Home”
08. “Unholy”
09. “Worth It”
10. “Heart of a Champion” (feat. Jacoby Shaddix and Spencer Charnas)

Bonus Tracks:

11. “Idol” (feat. Ghøstkid)
12. “Idol” (feat. Kurt92)