Papa Roach guitarist Jerry Horton has confirmed in an interview with Milwaukee radio station 102.9 The Hog that the band’s 10th studio album will arrive in January. The yet-to-be-titled follow-up to 2017’s Crooked Teeth will include the songs “Renegade Music” and “Who Do You Trust?,” which were released earlier this month.
Asked why a new disc was completely relatively soon after the release of Crooked Teeth, Horton said, “Normally, we give it a couple of years to two and a half years, just because the touring cycles usually take a pretty long time. And then six months (in the studio) for the record. This time it was, like, a year on tour and maybe three months (in the studio) . . . it just went really quick.”
Horton added, “We’ve been doing this for so long that we kind of know if we get to a certain point with a song that it’s not happening naturally, then we just kind of set it aside and move on to something else and then maybe come back to it later. But we don’t try and sit there and force it for days on end like we used to.”
The new Papa Roach album will include some songs that were left unfinished during the sessions for Crooked Teeth, with Horton explaining, “Some bands would look at some of these things and say, ‘Oh, well, it didn’t happen right away. It must not be good.’ Sometimes it just takes a little time for it to kind of click in our heads. But we don’t necessarily throw anything away.”
Papa Roach will set out on a December tour to various military bases in Asia. The group will then hit the road next February and March with Shinedown and Asking Alexandria.