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PAPA ROACH FRONTMAN CALLS NEW RECORD THE BAND'S 'MOST POSITIVE'

Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix told Kerrang! magazine in a new interview that the band's upcoming album, F.E.A.R. (Face Everything And Rise), is "probably the most positive record we've written," adding, "There's obviously been an element of hope within the despair of the music that we write, and I think that that's always key, and that's very important to what we do, is to always have that element of hope, and that's laced throughout the record."

The new disc is due out in early 2015 and will follow up 2012's The Connection.

The band recorded its eighth studio album in Las Vegas. Shaddix, a recovering alcoholic and drug user, said he was nervous about camping out in Sin City. He explained, "I've been sober for a few years now, and it was just, like, 'All right, how am I gonna go to Vegas and stay focused?' And I just had to put my spiritual armor on and just go out there and do my best to be creative."

Shaddix described the new album as "all things good Papa Roach -- it's big, banging riffs, it's a very guitar-heavy record . . . It spans across the board, from heavy to reflective, to just in your face, out of control. It's just everything that we believe is great about Papa Roach."

An exact release date, first single and tour plans are all to be revealed later.

CHECK IT OUT: Watch Papa Roach perform "Last Resort" at this past weekend's Reading Festival in the U.K.:

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