Amb Pirate Chats With Filter Main Man Richard Patrick Outside Of Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California

Music Frenzy Interview
Filter performed at the Trocadero in Philadelphia on April 4th while on tour with Coal Chamber. Filter frontman and mastermind Richard Patrick spoke to us before the show about Filter's next album (which is currently being written and recorded), the band's Pledgemusic Campaign, and the state of today's music. During our conversation Richard gave strong opinions on Scott Weiland (formerly of Stone Temple Pilots) and spoke openly on his thoughts of the sometimes troubled lead singer. Richard also gave criticism to the availability of music via the internet and today's rock bands.

Filter’s Richard Patrick Reveals That New Album Is Incredibly Exciting
Posted by Kristyn Clarke

(PCM) Attending a Filter show is always a memorable experience and the band delivers, putting their heart and soul into each and every performance. Kristyn Clarke of PCM and The Rock Revival’s Matt Bishop caught Filter’s recent performance at The Trocadero in Philadelphia, PA, as well as, caught up with front man Richard Patrick and drummer Chris Reeve for a lengthy chat prior to the show.

Richard tells us that during the process for recording the band’s seventh album he went back with producer Ben Gross he says “I spent a lot of time re-visiting the world of “Short Bus” and at the same time I started working on a sound that I would be like the person that I am now, so it’s extremely exciting.” He reveals that he is calling the sound “new industrial” and we certainly find that incredibly fitting as Filter was never a band that could be placed in one particular genre box and we love them for that!

Richard also reveals his thoughts on the current state of the music industry. His opinions and raw honesty is always refreshing and we absolutely commend him for being fearless when it comes to going against the grain. Filter creates music that actually makes people think and that has a message to convey. One of the major problems that exists with current Top 40 radio, in the world of both rock and pop is that everything is completely safe and we couldn’t agree more with Richard that it is time to make a change.

The band’s performance in Philly was top-notch! Filter absolutely oozes charisma once they take the stage and they command the audiences attention from the beginning of their set to the very end. Our only complaint was wishing that their set could have been a bit longer!

The band plowed through their hits such as “Can’t You Trip Like I Do”, “Jurassitol’ and “Hey Man, Nice Shot”, as well as, the not often played “You Walk Away” closing out with “Welcome To The Fold”. Overall a fantastic performance from an equally fantastic band!

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The New Album
It's happening, we're recording our New Album. This time though we want to invite YOU along to join in the process, to be part of it as it happens. Pre-Order the New Album HERE -->

We have BIG news about the NEW ALBUM coming this Monday, 3/30...stay tuned.

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We've added a NEW perk for VIP! The first 5 fans that purchase the VIP option ($50) will get a very special, exclusive hang-out with the band on the FILTER tour bus!

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Watch Filter Create Their New Album In the Studio!

As many of you know, we're back in the studio, collaborating with the same amazing team that helped produce two of your favorite albums, Short Bus and Title of Record. We're offering fans the unique opportunity to share in this creative process in a way that we'venever offered before by allowing them to FaceTime or Skype with us and the sound engineers that created these platinum albums during a live studio session.

So many of you have contacted us with questions about production and music composition and we thought this would be an excellent way for you observe both via a live, unrehearsed writing/recording session in its raw, spontaneous form. For other fans it offers the ultimate experience to be the first to hear the guitar rifs and lyrics that may eventually be recorded as a part of Filter's legacy

These sessions are being offered on a limited basis and may be reserved between the hours of 12-5 pm, (Pacific time) on any day we are scheduled to be in the studio. A full hour is $300, (each additional hour after that is $200), or you can reserve a half hour session for $175. No recording is allowed (screen shots are fine) and we require complete discretion concerning the disclosure of any details of these sessions for obvious reasons.

If you would like additional information or if you're ready to make a reservation, you can contact us at

We look forward to having you join us.

Filter: The Anti-Folk Revival Tour in Drop-D
The Hand That’s Dealt
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Anti-Folk Revival Tour In Drop-D 2014 with FILTER, Helmet & Local H

On a late Sunday July 13th night, House of Blues in Disneyland truly became the happiest place on earth as it went down memory lane to the 1990’s hard rock bands Filter, Helmet, and Local H. Each band on “The Anti-Folk Revival Tour in Drop-D” is fully capable of selling out crowds and headlining their own tour, but they have joined forces for what promised to be a great show and a fun night.

The show started promptly at 8 pm, and as the crowd filled the venue, Southern California natives Red 9 hit the stage with a short set of alternative hard rock to energize the audience a bit. Together since 2007, the band clearly had some fans in the audience as they sung along with the songs. Their third studio album Under Dark Skies is out now.

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