Papa Roach’s fifth studio album, Metamorphosis, is a call-to-arms. The multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Northern California quartet has created their album of the decade, and it’s a bold, belligerent and bloody statement.
Since they burst onto the scene with Infest in 2000, Papa Roach has sold over 8 million albums worldwide, becoming an internationally successful hard rock presence. Over the course of their career including 2002’s Lovehatetragedy,Getting Away with Murder in 2004 and the Paramour Sessions in 2006, the band has had seven Top Ten hits including “Last Resort,” “Forever,” “Getting Away With Murder,” “Scars” and “To Be Loved”. As rock music has evolved, so too has Papa Roach, and the band remains as popular as ever – 3 of those Top Ten multi-format singles came from the band’s last album.
Co-produced by Jay Baumgardner and Papa Roach (with 6 songs also co-produced by James Michael), the album was written at the Paramour Mansion in Los Angeles. Metamorphosis shows the band’s great talent and growth.
Throughout their decade together, Papa Roach has remained true to themselves and to their fans. Shaddix observes, “It’s a whole different ball game from when we started. However, our passion, conviction and drive remain the same. It still gets me off when we write a killer riff. That’s my drug of choice. Our fans really connect with the honesty and passion in what we do.”
Esperance concludes, “We’re very raw. There’s no fuckin’ bullshit, tapes or tricks. We aim to make people feel every emotion. We want to make dynamic and adventurous records. Metamorphosis solidifies our identity as a hard rock contender. We’re not going anywhere. You can’t deny Papa Roach.”