Tony Palermo On Upcoming Papa Roach Album: “This One’s Fire”

During a recent interview with Iowa’s Rock 108, Papa Roach’s Tony Palermo discussed the band’s upcoming album. The drummer said that he has already “finished 15 or so new drum tracks” and that the new material is “fire.”

Palermo said the following:

“A couple of weeks ago, I just finished 15 or so new drum tracks for all the new songs. We’ve been kind of posting stuff about it, so it’s not a secret. Obviously, being quarantined, we’re trying to get creative, and what can we do with this time? And it’s, like, well, no better time than to write a record.”

He continued when asked about the musical direction:

“I say this with every record, ’cause it’s always exciting to write and record music, but this one’s fire, man. It just has some deep cuts on it. And oh, man, it feels so good to play drums too. I had a great session. Jacoby’s rapping some more. It seems like his raps on this — he’s… I don’t wanna say angrier, but he’s got more intensity behind his raps. He has a lot to be concerned about now, and expressing your mind through music is one thing that he loves to do. Lyricists are always looking for that inspiration, and there’s been an overabundance of that this year.”

He also added the following when asked about possible release plans:

“I’m not sure, actually. Jacoby is down right now in L.A., just finishing up some vocals, and then we’ll go through the mixing and mastering process and all that. But normally, these things don’t come out [until] six months after the recording process. Obviously, a single will be out before. And I wanna be optimistic and say I’m hearing a few things about maybe, possibly summer touring of next year. If this vaccine kind of holds and if people are willing to take it… We’ll see what happens. We have to have something out before we tour.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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]

Papa Roach Announce New Greatest Hits Collection, Premiere “The Ending” Music Video

Papa Roach will be releasing a new greatest hits collection titled “Greatest Hits Vol. 2: The Better Noise Years“ on March 19. The effort will feature 15 remastered tracks, as well as several remixes and acoustic performances.

“Greatest Hits Vol. 2: The Better Noise Years” Track Listing:

01. “Born For Greatness”
02. “Help”
03. “Elevate”
04. “Come Around”
05. “Broken As Me” (feat. Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop)
06. “Falling Apart”
07. “Who Do You Trust?”
08. “Gravity” (feat. In This Moment’s Maria Brink)
09. “American Dreams”
10. “Face Everything And Rise”
11. “Periscope” (feat. Skylar Grey)
12. “Still Swingin’”
13. “The Ending”
14. “Burn”
15. “Kick In The Teeth”
16. “Elevate (Aelonia remix)
17. “Help” (Aelonia remix)
18. “Born For Greatness” (Cymek remix)
19. “Top Of The World” (Aeolina remix)
20. “Face Everything And Rise” (live acoustic version)
21. “Leader Of The Broken Hearts” (live acoustic version)

Papa Roach commented:

“We wanted to commemorate the last 10 years of our journey with this special collection of the music that got us here.”

A video for the effort’s first single, a remastered version of “The Ending,” can be found below. The clip features footage from the upcoming film “The Retaliators.” Frontman Jacoby Shaddix is among the musicians featured in the movie and he had the following to say about it:

“When I heard about this film last year, I spoke to the creative team and I felt I had a vehicle to see if I could expand my range as an artist. Truly, I couldn’t have imagined how much I enjoyed this experience and can’t wait to find another film in the future.”

His co-star Michael Lombardi added:

“I wasn’t sure what to expect. I thought he might be good because he’s a great storyteller with his songs, but I was truly blown away by his performance as an actor. I found Jacoby to be incredibly focused and committed! He was never afraid to jump off that cliff.

For example, he and I had a scene together where his character has to slap me, pull my hair and lick my face. Lucky for me we only needed two takes, because he 100% went for it. I had a red, smacked, wet face when the director yelled cut. He’s a beast!”

Papa Roach Tease New Version Of “Last Resort” With Jeris Johnson

It looks like Papa Roach are working on a new version of “Last Resort” with Jeris Johnson. The band shared the below clip from the studio:

Watch New Teaser Trailer For “The Retaliators”

A new teaser trailer has been shared for the new film “The Retaliators.” That movie will be released in 2021 and it will feature members of Mötley Crüe, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, From Ashes To New, Escape The Fate, and more. Here’s a description of it:

“The Retaliators is a horror-thriller film, starring Michael Lombardi (FX’s Rescue Me), Marc Menchaca (Ozark) and Joseph Gatt (Dumbo) with special guest appearances by rock music’s biggest names and a soundtrack featuring Tommy Lee, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, The Hu, Ice Nine Kills, Escape The Fate, From Ashes To New and more. Written by Darren Geare and Jeff Allen Geare, the high-octane horror thriller is directed by Samuel Gonzales Jr. and Bridget Smith.”

Papa Roach Tease New Music In New Studio Clip

Papa Roach have shared some studio footage from their new album sessions. The clip features a tease of new music and it can be found below. The band commented:

“It’s 2020 and like all bands, we had to cancel massive tours, so we’re taking this opportunity to get in the studio and write new music together. We all got tested and quarantined ourselves in “the bubble” to write our next album.”

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)

Papa Roach Share Live Video For Cover Of Blur’s “Song 2”

Papa Roach have premiered a new live video for their cover of Blur‘s “Song 2.” The band commented:

“We covered Blur‘s ‘Song 2‘ on the Crooked Teeth World Tour in 2017 one of our favorite songs to cover.”

Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix Guests On New Reach NYC Song “Back From The Dead”

Reach NYC have premiered a new song titled “Back From The Dead.” The track, which features Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix, is the band’s first piece of new music since 2003.