With their eighth consecutive album 'F.E.A.R (Face Everything and Rise)' ready to drop, Papa Roach are back with a vengeance with some new modern/heavy rock influenced tracks for us to sink our teeth into.
Usually, at the very mention of the name 'Papa Roach', a chorus of "cut my life into pieces, this is my last resort" would echo round, but this new album is a step forward for the Californian rockers and, with an amalgamation of musical influences, it's quite easy to see just how much this band has developed.
With the slow rap that Papa Roach started their careers with almost faded out completely (with it only being featured in 'Gravity' and in a verse of 'Warriors'), Roach have created a record that states one thing: We're ready for the arenas.
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It came, It went, It conquered as per. Leeds Festival 2014 was a real pinnacle for this year's UK live music, cramming it's masses into the colossus fields of Bramham Park, this year's Leeds Festival was a true menace of a machine. From strolling the sights and stalls of the relatively tame arena, to hiking through the foothills of Red camp and afar, the beast of Leeds Festival was out in full glamour this year. Not only for the sheer size and scale of the glorified playground, nor for the big bad names it captured upon its stages, but purely the immense and sometimes overwhelming atmosphere of Leeds Festival is what attracts the crowds in their droves - (Each and EVERY year).
This year's line-up, though transparent in parts, boasted an array of big names and must sees. From Gerrard Way's premier solo show, right the way through to Macklemore's fur coat - teenage girl-screaming onstage antics. All considered, It is fair to say Leeds festival caters to the masses, though in doing so, often leaving the fringes of those masses at somewhat of a loose-end. Fear no-more, as this year with 10 arena stages and a dozen campsite venues, attendants waved farewell to mud-mooching moments of waiting around and embarked on the northern event of the year. With Oxfam blazers, slush puppy pleasantries and a number of near 24-hour rave spots all been thrown around, It was hard to find even a moment for the annual carbon monoxide poisoning - plastic bag burning ritual around the camp fire.
Without further ado, we present to you this year's top live sets and why they really made this year what it was.
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Papa Roach's singer, Jacoby Shaddix, revealed that he was ready to commit suicide when he thought about his family, and decided to keep living.
Jacoby Shaddix, the vocalist of Papa Roach, revealed that he came very close to committing suicide before the release of her new album. The 36-year-old singer spent almost a decade fighting alcoholism and facing a deteriorating relationship with his wife Kelly, but has now decided to take on his demons.
In an interview with 'Metal Hammer' magazine, Shaddix explained: ''I went to Sausalito [California] to hang myself. I was in a f***ing place, man. The booze, my lifestyle, this woman I'd been with since I was 16. I've never been that f***ing broken. I was seriously going to finish it.'' He revealed, however, that while sitting in a hotel room contemplating ''that last conversation with your family on the phone''. It was this, he admitted, that caused a change of heart.
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