December 17, 2014

Papa Roach has unveiled a brand new song called “Broken As Me” ahead of the January 27th release of the band’s eighth full-length studio album, F.E.A.R. 

The new 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.


Frontman Jacoby Shaddix said 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. 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.”

F.E.A.R., from which the band has also released the title track, will follow up 2012’s The Connection.

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.”

  • Papa Roach and Seether will team up for a co-headlining North American tour that kicks off on January 9th in Orlando, Florida and winds down on February 7th in Las Vegas.