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Papa Roach Autographed Prize Pack Giveaway!

Eleven Seven Music Papa Roach are connecting with their fans once again with the new ‘ The Connection ‘ disc, and they’re teaming up with Loudwire to give one lucky fan a chance to win a prize package featuring a signed copy of their latest album. In addition to the autographed disc, the winner will get a rare, signed mini-Louisville Slugger baseball bat. It features the band’s logo as well as the title of their current hit single, ‘Still Swingin’ on the bat itself, along with the group’s signatures. You can potentially win it all by simply entering your info for our ‘The Connection’ Prize Pack contest (the entry box can be found below). For Papa Roach, this has been a special record to create. Singer Jacoby Shaddix told Loudwire , “I would say that this one was just the f—ing hardest, most insane, most fun, exciting, crazier records we’ve ever made. Just the process of it, what we were all going through personally, making the record in Sacramento, we really made the record that we set out to make and it kind of exceeded our expectations. We got to the end and we listened to the record we were like “Oh f—, this record’s dope.” The disc is already off to a solid start with the single ‘ Still Swingin ,’ and fan favorite ‘Before I Die.’ In fact, the album has a perfect 5-star user rating on iTunes after several hundred customer reviews. To pick up a copy of ‘The Connection’ album, click  here . And for a chance to win the Papa Roach prize pack with the signed CD and signed Louisville Slugger bat, be sure to enter your email in the form below: Papa Roach Autographed Prize Pack Enter your e-mail address below for a chance to win an autographed copy of Papa Roach’s new CD ‘The Connection,’ as well as a signed mini Louisville Slugger ‘Still Swingin’ baseball bat. Contest ends Nov. 17, 2012. Click here for official rules . By entering this contest, you will receive email newsletters from Loudwire. You may unsubscribe at any time. Email

Papa Roach, ‘The Connection’ – Album Review

Eleven Seven Music Papa Roach evolve their sound a little bit more with each album, but they still know what works for them and hit upon it with abundance on their latest disc ‘ The Connection .’ Singer Jacoby Shaddix told Loudwire earlier this year, “What ‘The Connection’ means to us, it’s our connection to the music. It’s the connection of this music to the fans. It’s the connection that we make onstage with our music … It’s just this connection that Papa Roach than us sitting in a room jamming. It’s larger than life now and we’re just the facilitators for that, so it’s just painfully obvious that this is what it needs to be.” With that in mind, the band mines the well of interpersonal connections again with their latest record. Shaddix, a master at baring his soul in tracks like ‘Last Resort,’ ‘Scars,’ and ‘Broken Home,’ puts his heart clearly on his sleeve with the standout track ‘ Before I Die .’ The song, which incorporates some early piano work before fully rocking out, talks about pushing a loved one away while still feeling the urge to live for them. And where ‘Before I Die’ is a more painful track, the misnomer ‘Leader of the Broken Hearts’ actually comes off as one of the more triumphant songs on the disc. On it, Shaddix revels in the pain that comes from a broken heart, knowing that even though a relationship has ended, there’s an elation that came from putting it all on the line that’s made him feel alive like never before. As Shaddix has stated, ‘The Connection’ is also about the relationship of the music to their fans, and there are a number of rocking tracks on here that should eventually connect on the concert stage. Tony Palermo’s ‘Dr. Feelgood’-like drumming and the riffage of guitarist Jerry Horton and bassist Tobin Esperance on ‘Where Did the Angels Go’ provide the intensity of a great live song. Esperance and Horton also drive ‘Wish You Never Met Me’ with a killer bass opening and wailing guitar solo. And for those who like the rap-rock sound of the band’s early work, ‘Not That Beautiful’ is a late album gem with Shaddix waxing poetic about putting a loved one on a pedestal. The other major connection P-Roach make is to their own journey to get where they are today. The band has seen the highs and the lows and emerged as one of music’s most consistently rocking acts, which makes ‘ Still Swingin’ ‘ not only the perfect song for a lead single, but essentially the anthem that describes their career path. Where many of their peers that started on the scene in the late ’90s and early 2000s have faded away, Papa Roach have survived, and are the ones still swinging and connecting with fans.

Papa Roach Preview New Song ‘Before I Die’ in Behind-the-Scenes Video

Mary Ouellette, With less than two weeks to go before the Oct. 2 release of Papa Roach ‘s latest album ‘ The Connection ,’ the band has released a behind-the-scenes video (watch below) that talks about the new album, and includes portions of the new song ‘Before I Die.’ It’s a revealing video that begins with vocalist Jacoby Shaddix in the hospital, holding up a post-it note that says ‘scared,’ as he prepares for surgery on his vocal cord. Papa Roach had to drop off the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival after a week due to nodules on Shaddix’s vocal cord. Band members also talk about the meaning of the album title ‘The Connection’ in the video.  Shaddix told Loudwire  recently how they decided on that title. “What ‘The Connection’ means to us, it’s our connection to the music, it’s the connection of this music to the fans, it’s the connection that we make onstage with our music, it’s the connection from fan-to-fan on the social Internet marketing media world. It’s like when the Facebook fans start to get to know each other, they come to shows and meet each other and make friends.” He added, “It’s just this connection that Papa Roach makes is bigger than us sitting in a room jamming. It’s larger than life now and we’re just the facilitators for that, so it’s just painfully obvious that this is what it needs to be.” In the video, Shaddix also reveals that he split with his wife during the making of the record. “There was a point where she wanted to go experience life without me. That was the moment I feared in my life the most.  Something so dear to me was being taken away against my will.” His recovery from the procedure is going well, according to a message Shaddix recently posted on Facebook . “Things are lookin good!!! The doctor says my vocal cords look like they are healing very well. So happy so blessed so grateful.” It looks like he’ll be ready to go in time for Papa Roach’s European tour in November. Watch Papa Roach – ‘The Connection’ Part 1 [via  ArtistDirect ]

Daily Reload: Randy Blythe, Papa Roach, Fozzy + More

Here’s a look at the top stories of the day on Loudwire and around the Web: – What would you imagine life in a Czech prison to be? Lamb of God‘s Randy Blythe talks about his stay overseas and his thoughts on returning for trial. [Loudwire] – There’s no doubt Papa Roach‘s music has made a connection over the years. Singer Jacoby Shaddix talks about what ‘The Connection,’ which also

Fozzy vs. Papa Roach – Cage Match

Fozzy continue to dominate the competition as they fought off Fear Factory in the last Cage Match. Will they be able to do it again against their future tour mates? Papa Roach take the matchup by storm with their brand new tune ‘Still Swingin,’ which is the band’s lead single off of their forthcoming album ‘The Connection.’ Fans will get to hear the P-Roach perform the new tune at this

Daily Reload: Randy Blythe, Metallica + More

On today’s Daily Reload, Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe remains in Czech prison after prosecutor challenges Blythe’s bail for the second time; Sex Pistols are set to release an incredibly special box set for the 35th anniversary of ‘Never Mind the Bollocks’; and Papa Roach showcase making of the album art for ‘The Connection.’ Also, we premiere the music video for Soulicit’s ‘Complicated’; we bring you 50 amazing rock

Papa Roach Showcase Making of Album Artwork for ‘The Connection’

When Papa Roach recently announced they had finished their album via a video chat, the guys also mentioned that the one detail that they frequently had the hardest time with was coming up with a title. Fortunately, the boys settled on ‘The Connection‘ not long after, which meant that things could move forward on the packaging and artwork for the album. Even though ‘The Connection’ isn’t due in stores until