Bloody hell, there’s an awful lot of nonsense on the Reading and Leeds 2014 festival line-up, isn’t there? I mean, we know this isn’t a bona fide heavy music festival like Download and Sonisphere, but sweet flippin’ Jesus is there some pony stinking up the bill this year. That’s because it’s enormous – literally 100s of bands – but, as such, there are also a whole load of bloody excellent bands and this week’s Sunday Spotify Slaylist cuts through all that and brings you the very best of the heavy stuff that you can find if you sniff around the schedule a little bit.
Papa Roach is a hard rock band from Vacaville, California. Formed in 1993, it consists of Jacoby Shaddix (vocals), Jerry Horton (guitar), Tobin Esperance (bass), and Tony Palermo (drums). Tony, previously of Unwritten Law, joined the band permanently in 2008; the move came after the departure of one of the band's founding members, Dave Buckner. The band has released nine studio albums, sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, with one #1 hit on alternative radio ("Last Resort") and four number-ones on mainstream rock. Read more on Last.fm
Papa Roach on Thrash Hits
September 19th, 2013
There’s a new (nu?) trend afoot in the world of emerging metalcore bands and that trend is similar in its makeup to nu metal when it came out. Instead of chug heavy riffs, we start with metalcore and instead of rap, we have RnB. Gavin Lloyd grew up with nu metal. Is this new trend as worthy or original, though? Hmmm…
I grew up during nu metal’s heyday and the likes of Limp Bizkit and Slipknot went a long way towards shaping my taste in music and making me the metal-loving scamp I am today. Nu metal was huge and had a mainstream crossover appeal that hasn’t been seen since in terms of heavy music.
June 19th, 2013
You know the drill by now. This is the Thrash Hits Festival Splash Page and this is where you’ll find some of the most comprehensive coverage of Download Festival 2013 that you don’t have to pay for. It’s here!
June 14th, 2013
There’s a hell of a lot more to Jacoby Shaddix than just ‘Last Resort’ – come back in a few days for our real behind-the-scenes, warts’n’all interview with the Papa Roach frontman, but right now, just stay for Gary Wolstenholme’s killer photos of their Main stage set at Download Festival 2013.
February 18th, 2013
Bloody heck, that’s an awful lot of new bands to add all at once. Not that we’re complaining, mind you – the less inane line-up announcement news pieces we have to try to find new and inventive intros to write for is always a welcome development here at Thrash Hits. You can check the full list of additions to the Download Festival 2013 line-up after the jump.
October 17th, 2012
Eleven Seven Music
01 October 2012
by Tom Dare
Papa Roach no longer have any pretence about being a metal band. Everyone may have heard of them first time out through the nu metal angst of ‘Last Resort‘, but they’re nothing to do with that anymore – and haven’t been for bloody ages. Eighth album The Connection (yes, Papa Roach have been around long enough to make eight albums – how old do you feel now?) is overtly radio-friendly rock for mainstream consumption.
August 6th, 2010
It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time it’s for Sonisphere! All of our Sonisphere Festival 2010 coverage from the weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need need. That means individual band coverage (interviews, photos, setlists and maybe even some reviews), all the dodgy rumours and salacious gossip we overhear, and every lewd photo of fit girls frolicking about at Knebworth we can rustle up will be here.
August 1st, 2010
Despite being really closely affiliated with Alien Ant Farm, somehow Papa Roach have reached a status level where they have bona fide classic songs which are worryingly enjoyable. And not in an ironic sense. It’s like the world’s been tipped upside down.
July 6th, 2009
Naked And Fearless EP
22 June 2009
by Shane Holt
Ahahahahaha. I see what you were trying to do here, Jacoby Shaddix. With this here EP of acoustic re-workings of tracks from Metamorphosis, your recent bounceback album, you’re trying to add another tool to your nu-metal survivors’ kit. And on the one hand, it’s an admirable ambition to strive towards.
Shame that on the other hand, the end result is just such a load of old horseshit then, ain’t it?