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Idiom-Movement

Dirt Track Records 2014 Included free with the March 2014 issue of Metal Hammer, “Movement” (which may have initially been released back in 2013) looks to be the latest from Exeter-based “alternative metal” band Idiom. I say “looks” because there are no other references to other recordings on the group’s Facebook page. Online, and indeed on iTunes, the album “We Can’t All Be Superheroes” (from November of 2010) is shown, but beyond that it’s anybody’s guess as to what else this band has done since first forming back in 2005. As for the second phrase in quotation there (“alternative metal”) that’s their description and not mine. For this lot (and this is none too surprising given Metal Hammer’s containing obsession with the better left dead genre!) is prime-time nu metal with just the faint hint of metalcore. Said to be influenced by the likes of Faith No More, Korn and Deftones the band comes across as more of the later and not more of the former. Descriptions have been made to the likes of Rage Against The Machine and System Of A Down and both tags are more then a bit fair. Admittedly this English metal band has a solid front-man in Matt Sharland and his companions (guitarist Kris Gibbs, bassist Grant Knight and drummer Dan Harrison) are none-too-shabby. The problem is music like this has been played to death and really it should remain DEAD and BURIED! There is nothing worse they hearing bands like this that have the HEAVY part down, but then are extremely limited because they refuse to allow their guitarist to let loose. That’s always been a issue for me when it comes to both nu metal and metalcore (the lack of solos) as you end up with (essentially) nothing more then a HEAVY rhythm guitarist! That said the band does have potential. You can sense that. But why restrain yourself? Why settle for being a second rate nu metal/metalcore band when you could easily take your influences (which would also seem to be the likes of Papa Roach, Korn, Ill Niño, P.O.D., DevilDriver and even Pantera) and with a few twists and turns of the dial turn them upside down and inside out creating something truly wicked and fresh? If that were to happen, and this band suddenly developed the urge to thrash their heads straight off(!), then I would ENTHUSIASTICALLY endorse this English act. For now though I just feel like shrugging my shoulders and saying “Eh”….

Papa Roach Frontman Jacoby Shaddix on Making ‘The Connection,’ Sober Living + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Papa Roach have proven that they are ‘Still Swingin’ with their latest album ‘The Connection’ and their recent co-headlining tour with Stone Sour . During the New York City stop of the trek, Loudwire had the chance to sit down with Papa Roach singer Jacoby Shaddix , who chatted with us about how his vocal cords are feeling after surgery, living a sober lifestyle and more. The frontman talks about moving forward in a positive way, saying, ‘I can’t sit in the past and dwell on the past. I can’t worry about what was, just live in what is.” He also told us that making ‘The Connection’ helped saved his life. “There were these moments where I was spun out but music was there.” Check out Part 1 of our video interview with Jacoby Shaddix below: Watch Part 1 of Our Interview With Papa Roach Vocalist Jacoby Shaddix [button href=”http://loudwire.com/stone-sour-papa-roach-otherwise-new-york-city-concert-review-gallery/” title=”Check Out Photos of Papa Roach + Stone Sour Performing in NYC” align=”center”]

Godsmack vs. Papa Roach – 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl, Round 1

There’s nothing to get you rocking like a pair of rock anthems, and this 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl matchup has them. It’s Godsmack ‘s ‘I Stand Alone’ squaring off against Papa Roach ‘s ‘Last Resort’ to see which is the better football anthem. Godsmack’s Sully Erna spells it out for all comers in ‘I Stand Alone’ when he belts “ I’ve told you this once before / You can’t control me / If you try to take me down, you’re gonna pay .” That type of grit and determination is what drives many of the NFL players, and in the end, their ultimate goal to the be the team that “stands alone” at the end of the season. Meanwhile, Godsmack’s competition in this round is Papa Roach who have some strong statements of their own with ‘Last Resort.’ The pounding drums and guitars only strengthen the mood of the track, which is one of back-against-the-wall desperation. And as we all know, desperation can be a powerful motivator. When Jacoby Shaddix unleashes on this song, is there anyone left unmoved? It’s a tough matchup — Godsmack against Papa Roach. Take a listen to both songs below and then vote in our poll to determine who advances in the 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl. Voting in Round 1 continues through Sunday night (Jan. 27) at 11:59PM ET. To see the next 2013 Loudwire Rock Bowl matchup and vote for your favorite, click on the red button at the bottom of this post. Hear Godsmack’s ‘I Stand Alone’ Hear Papa Roach’s ‘Last Resort’ Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/disturbed-vs-trapt-2013-loudwire-rock-bowl-round-1/” title=”Next Rock Bowl Matchup: Disturbed vs. Trapt” align=”center”]

Papa Roach Unveil ‘Before I Die’ Video

YouTube Papa Roach are ending 2012 with a little video extravaganza. Earlier this month, fans got the ‘ Where Did the Angels Go ‘ clip and now, getting in just under the 2012 deadline, there’s a new video for ‘Before I Die.’ The promo itself finds a grieving Jacoby Shaddix haunted by visions of lost love, often to his own detriment. Playing it close to the lyrical concept of the song, the video shows Shaddix expressing his heartbreak by chasing his visions into dangerous situations in an attempt to hold onto the past. Earlier this year, Shaddix told Loudwire about ‘Before I Die,’ “I was going through a separation with my wife during the process of making the record. Fast forward to the present and we’re working it out now, but in the process of making this record we were separated. I was at the end of my rope; I was in a lot of pain. This music is where I found my sanctuary, where I could express myself and just take myself out it for a second and not feel the pain and just be creative. During the process of making this song, ‘Before I Die’ I felt like everything was taken from me and I was just left out there raw and broken, it made everything clear to me, what really mattered to me.” ‘Before I Die’ is a key song for Shaddix as the vocalist says it spurred a change in his life. He explains, “At the end of the day it’s the people that I love in my life that are the most important to me and sometimes when you treat the people that you love the most the worst, that’s the wrong path. I had to take a long hard look at myself and realize how I was living my life and make those changes. Just being out there on my own and having those realizations, that’s where the song came from.” ‘Before I Die’ appears on ‘ The Connection ‘ album and likely will be part of the band’s performances when they begin their 2013 North American touring with Stone Sour . Watch Papa Roach’s ‘Before I Die’ Video [button href=”http://loudwire.com/papa-roach-still-swingin-guitar-center-sessions-exclusive-preview/” title=”Next: Watch Papa Roach’s ‘Still Swingin’ from ‘Guitar Sessions'” align=”center”]

Papa Roach vs. RED – Cage Match

Photos: Facebook: Papa Roach / RED Papa Roach continue on their road to victory in the Cage Match with their single ‘Where Did the Angels Go’ but will they have the same winning outcome against their latest competitors? RED enter the matchup with their brand new single ‘Perfect Life’ off of their forthcoming record ‘Release the Panic’ which is due out Feb. 5. The band is also gearing up for their 2013 Winter Jam tour with support from Royal Tailor. For a full list of dates and cities, go here . So will RED have the ‘Perfect’ win or will Papa Roach soar higher with ‘Where Did The Angels Go’? Get in on the action and vote for your favorite track in the poll below! (This Cage Match will run until Wednesday, Dec. 26, at 8AM ET. Fans can vote once per hour! So come back and vote often to make sure your favorite song wins!) Papa Roach, ‘Where Did The Angels Go’ RED, ‘Perfect Life’ Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. Email Me When Cage Match Winners Are Announced Enter your email address below to receive the Loudwire newsletter, which will include notification of the daily winner of the Cage Match, as well as our top stories of the day. Email Rules of Cage Match: Fans can vote once per hour for their favorite song. If a song remains the reigning champ for five straight cage matches, it is retired to the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame. With so many great songs out there, we have to give other bands a chance!

Watch Papa Roach Perform ‘Still Swingin’ on ‘Guitar Center Sessions’ – Exclusive Preview

Papa Roach courtesy of Guitar Center. Papa Roach are keeping busy this holiday season by releasing a new single, ‘Where Did the Angels Go,’ off the band’s ‘ The Connection ’ album, as well as prepping for a co-headlining North American tour with Stone Sour scheduled for early 2013. Now, Papa Roach are set to appear on a new episode of ‘ Guitar Center Sessions ,’ airing next Friday (Dec. 28) at 9 p.m. on DirectTV’s Audience Network (Ch. 239). But, why wait? Check out an exclusive clip of Papa Roach performing ‘Still Swingin,’ the first single off ‘The Connection,’ in the video below. Papa Roach recently took time off from the road to allow lead singer Jacoby Shaddix undergo throat surgery and rest his vocal cords. Along with the performance clip, an interview portion of ‘Guitar Center Sessions’ that features Shaddix speaking about those medical battles and getting his voice back can also be seen below. “It feels great, man,” Shaddix said of getting his prized voice back. “I couldn’t talk for 10 days. I was losing my freaking mind! I got like a white board. I’m, like, trying to mouth the words. Text. To me, that was the longest silence since my birth!” Papa Roach’s ‘Still Swingin’ is currently nominated for Rock Song of the Year in the Loudwire Music Awards. Place your votes here . Watch Papa Roach Perform “Still Swingin’ on ‘Guitar Center Sessions’ Watch a Papa Roach’s Interview on ‘Guitar Center Sessions’

Papa Roach vs. Chevelle – Cage Match

Photos: Facebook: Papa Roach / In De Goot Entertainment Papa Roach gained another win in the Cage Match with ‘Where Did the Angels Go’ with a victory over Flyleaf, but can they do it again versus a new powerhouse opponent? Rock trio Chevelle take the matchup by storm with their new track ‘Fizgig’ off of their recently released best-of disc, ‘Stray Arrows: A Collection of Favorites.’ The collection comes a year after the band’s sixth studio album, ‘Hats Off to the Bull.’ So will Chevelle gain the upper hand with ‘Fizgig’ or will ‘Angels’ be on the side of Papa Roach once again? Get in on the action and vote for your favorite track in the poll below! (This Cage Match will run until Friday, Dec. 21, at 8AM ET. Fans can vote once per hour! So come back and vote often to make sure your favorite song wins!) Papa Roach, ‘Where Did The Angels Go’ Chevelle, ‘Fizgig’ Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. Email Me When Cage Match Winners Are Announced Enter your email address below to receive the Loudwire newsletter, which will include notification of the daily winner of the Cage Match, as well as our top stories of the day. Email Rules of Cage Match: Fans can vote once per hour for their favorite song. If a song remains the reigning champ for five straight cage matches, it is retired to the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame. With so many great songs out there, we have to give other bands a chance!

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