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26th March 2017

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The ninth studio album, 'Crooked Teeth', from Papa Roach will be released on May 19th via Eleven Seven Music. The band have already given fans of taste of album with the November release of the title track and the explosive new single 'Help', both of which you can check out here.

'Crooked Teeth' will be available digitally and physically, as a standard (ten tracks) and deluxe (ten tracks plus three brand new tracks + sixteen Live tracks Live at the Fillmore Detroit) editions, full details below.

'Help' burst on to the radio waves and streaming services earlier this month by debuting as #1 Most Added at Active Rock and is currently #6 with four million streams. The band previously released the first their first new music at the end of 2016 with the release of 'Crooked Teeth', which boasts 'old school' Papa Roach attitude, paired with an 808 bass drop into a Metal breakdown.

Written and recorded in a cramped North Hollywood studio, 'Crooked Teeth' was produced by first timers Nicholas 'RAS' Furlong and Colin Brittain, with the exception of 'Born For Greatness', which saw the band collaborate with writer/producer Jason Evigan (Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato, Zedd, Maroon 5) for this positive, pulsating anthem. Furlong and Brittain, who grew up listening to Papa Roach, inspired the band to revisit some of the traits that personally endeared the band to them, most notably Shaddix's remarkable rapping technique and the bands intense live energy.

"The first time we met up with RAS and Colin, they said that [2000's] 'Infest' was on constant rotation when they were growing up and they wanted to bring back some of that fire," says Shaddix.

Adds Furlong: "The whole idea was to take the classic elements of Papa Roach that everyone loved and revamp them into a modern version of the sound through the creative process, and we ended up with a bold, courageous and more adventurous version of Papa Roach."

The Furlong/Brittain production team worked to bring in elements of music from different genres and parts of the world, and pockets of rhythm people associate more with rap or reggae, while still staying true to Papa Roach's sound.

"The people who have wanted to hear me rap for years are gonna love some of the viciousness on this record," Shaddix proclaims.

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From the instantly infectious nature of the title track to the atmospheric sheen of the moody ballad 'Periscope' (featuring Skylar Grey) and the acoustic/ hip-hop rock mashup of 'Sunrise Trailer Park' (featuring Machine Gun Kelly adding a verse to Shaddix’ rap) 'Crooked Teeth' displays the various sides of Papa Roach and illustrates why they've managed to remain relevant while other musical trends ebb and flow.

"We didn't go into this album with the intention of trying to write radio singles," guitarist Jerry Horton explains. "This collection of songs was really about bookending everything that we've done prior to this album and reintroducing Papa Roach to people who didn't realize the depth that we have," says drummer Tony Palermo.

In many ways making 'Crooked Teeth' reminded Shaddix of the band's earliest days, well before they sold millions of albums and became a household name.

"When we were in the rehearsal space I wasn't thinking about who I needed to impress, I was thinking about how much I love making music with the guys in this band."

"It [the album] feels honest and pure and that's all we could hope for," adds bassist Tobin Esperance.

The band is set to hit the road throughout the year, kicking off with a tour of Canada and North America, with more shows to be announced soon. All date are below.

'Crooked Teeth' tracklisting:
Standard Edition (Digital, CD, Vinyl)
Break The Fall
Crooked Teeth
My Medication
Born For Greatness
American Dreams
Periscope (Feat. Skylar Grey)
Sunrise Trailer Park (Feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
None Of The Above

Deluxe Edition (Digital + CD Only)
Disc 1
Break The Fall
Crooked Teeth
My Medication
Born For Greatness
American Dreams
Periscope (Feat. Skylar Grey)
Sunrise Trailer Park (Feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
None Of The Above
Bleeding Through

Disc 2
Intro (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Face Everything And Rise (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Getting Away with Murder (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Between Angels and Insects (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Where Did The Angels Go? (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Broken Home (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Burn (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Forever (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Scars (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Lifeline (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Infest (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Kick In The Teeth (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Broken As Me (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Still Swingin' (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
…To Be Loved (Live at Fillmore Detroit)
Last Resort (Live at Fillmore Detroit)

Tour dates:
April 11th: CN Centre, Prince George, Canada * with Sum 41
April 12th: EnCana Event Centre, Dawson Creek, Canada * with Sum 41
April 13th: Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Canada * with Sum 41
April 14th: Grey Eagle Calgary, Canada * with Sum 41
April 18th: Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Canada
April 29th: Fort Rock, Fort Myers, FL
April 30th: Welcome to Rockville, Jacksonville, FL
May 7th: Carolina Rebellion, Charlotte, NC
May 12th: KIWR Rockfest, Council Bluffs, IA
May 14th: Northern Invasion, Somerset, WI
May 20th: Rock on the Range, Columbus, OH
May 27th: River City Rockfest, San Antonio, TX
May 28th: KEGL BFD, Dallas, TX
June 16th: Matapaloz Festival HOCKENHEIM, Germany
June 23rd: El Paso Streetfest, El Paso, TX
August 11th: Douglas County Fair, Roseburg, OR
August 25th: Alaska State Fair, Palmer, AK




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