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Papa Roach To Transcend ‘Average White-Guy Rock’ On New Album

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Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix is looking to evolve on the band’s next record and make something that will separate them from the pack.

Papa Roach haven’t released a full-length album since 2009’s ‘Metamorphosis’. Although their last disc ‘Time For Annhilation: On the Record and On the Road’ has produced three hit singles, there were only five new songs recorded for the (mostly) live album.

The time has come and the band is at work on new material, and as vocalist Jacoby Shaddix told, they are looking to develop a sound all their own:

“The jams, the music [on the new album] is sick. We want to separate ourselves from the pack again. When we came out in ’99 and 2000, we were like part of an underground movement and then that was really cool. Then that movement kind of fell apart and there weren’t many bands still out there doing it. So we evolved and separated ourselves again and evolved into more of a rock band. Now we have been lumped into all these rock bands and we are like, ‘Cool we like that. We like that sense of community in rock.’ But I want to evolve it into something more even of our own sound.”

To aid in his quest, Jacoby has been drawing inspiration for the new material in some places you probably wouldn’t expect:

“I just think with the music we have been listening to, we’ve been listening to everything from honkytonk country music to electronic music to heavy metal to punk rock. I don’t want to make an average white-guy rock record. I want to make a f—ing record that inspires people to f–k, fight, love, forgive. An inspiring album, that makes people want to move, makes people want to do something.”

We wouldn’t have believed that Shaddix has been listening to honkytonk had we not seen for ourselves in this recent video from the bands tour bus.

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