Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Only Roaches Will Survive Annihilation
In my first post in a long ass time, I'm hitting you with some New Rock news. This time it's coming from Papa Roach, one of the most popular bands out there today.
P.Roach has had one hell of a year, starting with their split from their label Interscope Records. In that time, fans worried and rumors abounded. What was to become of Papa Roach? As if there was any real worry, the band was picked up by a new record label. They are now on board with Eleven Seven Music, a more or less indie label presided over by Nikki Sixx that is rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.
Since joining with Eleven Seven, Papa Roach has been hard at work on a brand new album. The new record is called Time For Annihilation...On the Road and On the Record, and it is set to hit stores on August 31st. The new album is very unique in that is will feature a collaboration of both brand new music and live recordings. There have been a total of five new tracks confirmed, and anywhere from nine to eleven live songs (depending on the source). The first new single, "Kick in the Teeth", should be getting airplay on 97.9X by the end of the month.
On top of the new album, Papa Roach has another CD coming out on the 29th of this month (June). To Be Loved: The Best of Papa Roach is a greatest hits compilation being released by Interscope Records, the band's former label. However, numerous rumors have reported that Papa Roach has been telling their fans not to buy it, indicating that they (Papa Roach) are making no money from the album's sales and that it is not one of their official releases. Is that going to stop YOU from buying it?
In a year featuring a radical number of new music releases, Papa Roach is rocking the boat with something new and different with Time for Annihilation. Keep an ear out for that new single...it's coming soon.
As always, keep it here for updates on this and other New Rock announcements.