Papa Roach Are Working On A Documentary For The 20th Anniversary Of Infest
Not only have Papa Roach been working on new music, the California nu-metal titans are also set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough second record Infest this year with the release of a documentary all about the album, and the band’s career thus far.
“We come here to celebrate 20 years of Papa Roach, 20 years both on the scene,” bassist and key ’Roach songwriter Tobin Esperance tells Goetia Media in a new interview. “We have some surprises, it is the 20th anniversary of Infest and we want to release a documentary with scenes recorded throughout all these years.
“At the same time we have been preparing new songs in the studio, we have been experimenting, and we will see if that comes out soon,” he continues. “A documentary, re-recordings of old songs, a new album and more tours… that’s what awaits us in the most immediate future.”
The comments echo those of frontman Jacoby Shaddix, who recently revealed, “We have some awesome stuff to release here throughout the year, so we’re going to celebrate this album, for sure — one hundred per cent, definitely.
“And then also we have some announcements around some live shows that we’re gonna do to celebrate the album as well. So I can’t let the cat out of the bag completely, but yeah, we’ve gotta celebrate it. That’s a cult classic and a best-seller right there.”
Infest was originally released on April 25, 2000, and last year Jacoby stated that on April 25, 2020, he “will be having a celebration” for it.
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Discussing the different sounds within the band’s music, Jacoby reflected in an interview with Kerrang!, “After we released Infest, lots of people were saying, ‘These guys are just one-trick ponies and are going to die doing rap-rock,’ but I knew there were other sides to us. I wanted to prove myself as a valid rock singer, and at the same time I was getting interested in bands like My Chemical Romance, who melded rock and punk together, which inspired me.”
When asked about how early on in their career they wanted to future-proof the band by not focusing on one thing, Jacoby explained: “From the beginning. Even in our small town, Vacaville, there were no other bands who sounded like us or were doing what we did. We were buddies with all the emo and punk bands that were around us, but we were different. We had a dream, like they did, but we didn’t want to be one thing. We wanted to take flavours from everywhere and keep mixing them up. Infest showed those different sides to us.”
Catch Papa Roach live at the following European dates right now:
10 Germany, Hannover, Swiss Life Hall
11 Germany, Leipzig, Haus Auensee
13 France, Paris, Le Zenith
14 Netherlands, Tilburg, 013
16 Germany, Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
17 Germany, Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena
18 Denmark, Copenhagen, Vegap
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8 Sunrise, FL, BB&T Center
10 Duluth, GA, Infinite Energy Center
11 Pelham, AL, Oak Mountain Amphitheater
13 San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
14 Ft. Worth, TX, Dickies Arena
16 Houston, TX, Toyota Center
18 Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena
19 San Diego, CA, Viejas Arena
21 Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
23 Tacoma, WA, Tacoma Dome
25 Portland, OR, Veteran Memorial Coliseum
27 Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
29 Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
3 Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena
5 Worcester, MS, DCU Center
6 Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
8 Cincinnati, OH, Heritage Bank Center
12 Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena
14 Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Center
15 Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
17 Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
19 Rosemont, IL, Allstate
20 St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center
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