FILTER has announced a worldwide deal with Golden Robot Records. The band’s new album, tentatively titled “Murica”, is expected before the end of the year. The cover art for the disc, which was created by Mister Sam Shearon, can be seen below.
Commented FILTER main-man Richard Patrick: “The new FILTER record is less political and more of an examination of the human mind. We are way more inward after being locked up during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are happy to be signed with Golden Robot Records because we think they have a great future in music. We were meant for each other.”
Added Mark Alexander-Erber, president and founder of Golden Robot: “We are over the moon to sign Richard and FILTER to Golden Robot Records for new music, and working with him and his manager Marc Pollack is an honor. I’m more than excited to let the world hear the new music that’s currently being produced.”
Last October, FILTER released the official music video for the “Murica“ title track. Patrick is recording the LP with such players as original FILTER member Brian Liesegang and guitarists Jonny Radtke and Alex Crescioni.
Fans weaned on the industrial outbursts and corrosive beats of such multiplatinum-selling albums as “Short Bus” and “Title of Record” will be ecstatic to hear Patrick’s unmistakable vocals and unflinching integrity directing this new album. The prolific multi-instrumentalist again shows his versatility and relevance with hypnotic tribalistic stompers like “The Drowning” and the eclectic industrial dance beat of “Who’s Laughing Now.”
‘’The new Filter record is less political and more of an examination of the human mind. We are way more inward after being locked up during the COVID 19 pandemic. We are happy to be signed with Golden Robot Records because we think they have a great future in music. We were meant for each other.’’ – Richard Patrick
FILTER was originally formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1993 when Patrick desired to start his own band after leaving Nine Inch Nails as touring guitarist. Their debut album “Short Bus” was released in 1995 and ended up going platinum, largely due to the success of the single “Hey Man, Nice Shot.”
1999’s “Title of Record” also went platinum, driven by the success of the song “Take a Picture.” FILTER’s third album, “The Amalgamut,” was released in 2002.
Patrick also formed the supergroup Army of Anyone with Dean and Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots and Ray Luzier of Korn. They released one critically acclaimed album and toured the U.S. After AOA went on hiatus, Patrick returned to Filter, releasing “Anthems for the Damned” in 2008, “The Trouble with Angels” in 2010, “The Sun Comes Out Tonight” in 2013, “Crazy Eyes” in 2016 and most recently singles, “Thoughts and Prayers” and “Murica.”