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Papa Roach talk tour, new music and the 15th anniversary of Infest

Papa Roach aren’t wasting any time on conquering 2015, with the release of their new record , F.E.A.R., and an impending UK tour, all before there’s even a mention of festival season.

We caught up with guitarist Jerry Horton to get all the details on the band’s headline tour, new record and the albums he can’t wait to hear this year.

F.E.A.R marks the eighth full-length release for the nu-metal icons, produced under the watchful eye of producer Kevin Churko.

The mighty 12-track release sees the band return to heavier past times, reintroducing rap elements of earlier material, along with their mastered blend of thick pop hooks and unapologetic rock riffs.

“It feels incredible. I’m grateful we are still able to do what we love.”

2015 also marks the 15th anniversary of Papa Roach’s most acclaimed album, Infest. How does it feel to be putting out new material and celebrating such a milestone in the same year? Jerry says: “It feels incredible! I’m grateful we are still able to do what we love, and grow as brothers and musicians.”

“We’re really excited about this record, and all of the possibilities it will bring, and all of the amazing shows we’ll do for this cycle.”

Those shows include a massive headline run in the UK this March, with Coldrain and The One Hundred joining the American rockers as support. For them, Jerry advises: “Bring your A-game, it makes for the best experience possible.”

Meanwhile for the fans, the guitarist adds: “Start training now.”

“More production than we have had in the past.”

“We may be veterans, but we rock the stage harder than some of the young guns out there, and when the crowd is jumping like we are, it makes for an unforgettable show!”

Adding: “Fans can expect a mix of old and new, and a bit more production than we have had in the past. We want to bring the visual aspect up to par with our show.”

The 2015 tour follows Papa Roach’s last visit to the UK in August, as the band joined the likes of Blink-182, You Me At Six and Sleeping With Sirens at Reading and Leeds Festival 2014.

“Bring Me The Horizon crush it live”

For Jerry, it was Brit metallers Bring Me The Horizon that wowed him the most: “We had the pleasure of playing some festivals with Bring Me The Horizon, and they crush it live, all while playing super tight.”

Revealing the new records he can’t wait to pick up this year, Jerry recommends Periphery, The Prodigy, Faith No More and Girmour as the albums not to miss in 2015.

Catch Papa Roach on tour in the UK this March:

8  – Norwich University of East Anglia

10  – Bristol Academy

11  – Southampton Guildhall

12 – London Roundhouse

14 – Glasgow Barrowland

15  – Manchester Academy

17  – Birmingham Academy

18 – Nottingham Rock City

20 – Dublin Academy

21 – Belfast Limelight

Get tickets for Papa Roach’s 2015 UK headline tour.

Will you be there?

You can also pick up Papa Roach’s 2015 album, F.E.A.R., today.