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Top 10 Facts - Papa Roach
12.19.2015
Fact #1

Papa Roach is an American, Sacramento based rock band from Vacaville, California. The formation of Papa Roach began in January 1993, when lead singer Jacoby Shaddix and drummer Dave Buckner met on the Vacaville High School football field, where the two ended up talking about music.

Fact #2

In 1994, Papa Roach released their first EP titled Potatoes for Christmas. Drummer Dave Buckner was temporarily replaced by Ryan Brown, as Buckner was spending the year in Seattle studying art. In 1995, they released a demo at Sound Farm Studios titled Caca Bonita.

Fact #3

On February 4, 1997, the band produced their first full—length album, entitled Old Friends from Young Years. Still touring heavily, they supported bands such as Incubus, Powerman 5000, Hed PE, Snot, Far, Earth, Wind & Fire and Static—X.

Fact #4

In 1998, they released an EP titled 5 Tracks Deep. It sold more than 1,000 copies in its first month of release. In 1999, they produced another EP, which would end up being their last independent release, titled Let 'Em Know. Its success caught the attention of Warner Music Group, provided a small amount of money for the production of a five—track promo—demo CD.

Fact #5

Warner Brothers was not convinced by the demo, however, and elected not to sign them. The unreleased disc included the songs "Infest", "Last Resort", "Broken Home", "Dead Cell", and "She Loves Me Not" — the first four would later feature on their Infest album, and the last on Lovehatetragedy. Soon after, DreamWorks Records offered the band a recording contract.

Fact #6

After touring worldwide, the band returned to the studio to record their third album which was to be titled Born to Rock, but was later renamed to Lovehatetragedy.The album has sold over 500,000 copies and has been certified Gold.

Fact #7

Papa Roach entered the studio on November 1, 2011 to work on their next album, aiming for a mid—2012 release. While in the studio, the band released the single, "Even IfI Could", which appeared in The Avengers soundtrack.

Fact #8

On August 5, the rest of the Time for Annihilation album was leaked. It was released on August 31. The band announced that the next singles from the album would be "Burn" and "No Matter What".

Fact #9

On July 10, 2014, it was announced that the band will release their new album, titled F.E.A.R., in early 2015. On October 9, 2014, it was announced that the new album will release on January 27, 2015 via Eleven Seven Music.

Fact #10

During an interview, bassist Tobin Esperance has admitted that the new release is heavier than previous albums and describes how F.E.A.R. is the first time they've allowed other artists to feature on their records.

Fact #11
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