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Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach to co-headline tour

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 3:42 PM (PST)

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Heavy metal giants Five Finger Death Punch and their hard rock compatriots in Papa Roach are teaming up to decimate arenas all across North America.

The tour will see support from In This Moment and From Ashes to New.

Zoltan Bathory, guitarist for FFDP had this to say about the tour:

“This tour is shaping up to be the perfect storm. We are really good friends with Papa Roach so for years we’ve been talking about touring together and it’s finally coming together in a big way. Both 5fdp and Papa Roach are bands of the people – our fans are who propelled us to success. So what better way than to give the fans ownership in the tour? In the world of Wikipedia and Kickstarter where crowd funding and crowd sourcing has become the standard of community effort and the new way of making things happen this might quite possibly be the future of touring – you simply ask the fans where they want you to go.”

Jacoby Shaddix, vocalist of Papa Roach had this to say:

“We are super excited to be sharing the stage on this co-headliner with FFDP. This will give Papa Roach the chance to put on the best, most epic live show to date. Our fans are going to be so stoked for these shows coming up. We seriously can’t wait to get out on the road for this tour.”

Check out the video for Papa Roach’s “Gravity” and In This Moment’s “Sex Metal Barbie” as well as the tour dates here.

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By any standard the Papa Roach and Seether tour (with up and comers Kyng and a band I often hype called Islander) has been a huge success all around. Somehow the bill, which featured a blend of nu metal and hard rock, was a blend of both PMA and mope but the bands gelled together great.

Islander opened it up, far and away my favorite younger band of the moment. I’ve interviewed them 3 times already! It was cool to finally meet the dudes in person. Like myself back when I sang for a nu-hardcore band Divest, the Islander boys have collaborated with someone from the legendary Bad Brains (arguably the first hardcore band) . The  Islander guys just seemed so psyched to be playing the big room. It reminded me of when I saw Polar Bear Club open for mighty Bad Religion in this same venue and they kind of stole the show from BR and The Bronx (both of whom I love). Islander were the hungriest band here and they killed it with NO backing tracks like some bands use these days. “Lucky Rabbit” (the song H.R. from Bad Brains sang on with them on their first EP) was intense, a post-hardcore and groove hybrid that found vocalist Mikey screaming for all the ones “slipping through the cracks in the system.” I told the band backstage they had only been beaten in year end polls for this site by a slim margin, and by the Foo Fighters. “If you’re close behind the Foo Fighters that’s not too bad,” said Mikey. “Dave Grohl still has a punk rock heart. We’re just kids who grew up on Bad Brains and Zao. I think we’re doing well. Mayhem Fest seasoned us a little bit. ”

Thanks to Islander’s label Victory Records for hooking us up with access and for supporting hard rock, metal and hard core now with a wider range. I love the old Victory era as much as anyone but this is 2015 and with people not buying records as much it is important for a label with a solid brand and passionate staff to get behind and unify a diverse roster and keep “rock” in general going strong! I’ve only ever had great experiences with Victory.

For tons of pics by Catharina Christiana and a full show review see BELOW.

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Music Video: Papa Roach – “Still Swingin'”

Posted by Metal Dude on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 8:35 PM (PST)

Papa Roach have premiered a music video for their new single “Still Swingin'”. You can check it out right here. The clip was filmed in New York City with David Brodsky of Brooklyn’s MyGoodEye Music Visuals.

The new single is taken from the band’s upcoming album The Connection, which arrives on October 2nd through Eleven Seven.

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