California rockers PAPA ROACH will release a deluxe version of their eighth studio album, “F.E.A.R.”, on March 11 via iTunes. The deluxe edition will include three bonus live tracks: “F.E.A.R.” (Face Everything and Rise), “Leader Of The Broken Hearts” and “Scars”.
In December, PAPA ROACH released the music video for “Falling Apart”, the third single off “F.E.A.R.” The disc already spawned two hits at radio with “Face Everything And Rise”, which reached #1 on the Active Rock Chart, and “Gravity”, which peaked at #5, landing the band as the #8 “Most Played Active Artist” of 2015.
“F.E.A.R.” came out in January 2015. The disc was recorded in Las Vegas, taking the band out of their Sacramento, California home base for the first time since 2006. PAPA ROACH worked with the father-and-son producing team of Kevin and Kane Churko on the new CD.
PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix told The Pulse Of Radio that he wasn’t very happy at first about going to Sin City to record. “I ended up in this city where I’ve had some of my greatest failures and worst decision making, and some of my biggest debacles of my life happened in Vegas, you know,” he said. “And I believe I was sent back to that city to go do right this time, and we went there and I just faced that fear of living in this city that I felt was gonna eat me alive. But really and truly I just gave myself to this music 100 percent, and that’s what pulled me through.”
Shaddix admitted that the band went into the studio this time with almost no new material prepared, explaining, “Usually when we begin working, we’ll have a bunch of demos, and I’ll have a bag of lyrics ready to go. We didn’t have those things this time.”
Guitarist Jerry Horton added, “We walked into the studio with nothing. It was frightening since it was so different, but it was also liberating. Once the ball started rolling, it was a snowball effect.”
PAPA ROACH has just entered the studio to begin writing material for its ninth album, tentatively due later in the year.