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Papa Roach, The Mendenhall Experiment and Biters all have new releases out today!

May 192017

It’s a huge day for Monster Energy Music lovers! 3 of our beloved artists, Papa Roach, The Mendenhall Experiment and Biters all have new releases out today.

Papa Roach just dropped their highly anticipated and long awaited ninth studio album, “Crooked Teeth” today and it has already been getting a hugely positive response with the lead single “Help” already being streamed millions of times. Papa Roach have been tearing up festivals like Welcome To Rockville and Carolina Rebellion and will appear at Rock On The Range in Columbus Ohio on Saturday May 20. In many ways making “Crooked Teeth” reminded Shaddix of the band's earliest days, well before they sold millions of albums and became a household name.  “When we were in the rehearsal space I wasn’t thinking about who I needed to impress, I was thinking about how much I love making music with the guys in this band.”  “It [the album] feels honest and pure and that’s all we could hope for,” adds bassist Tobin Esperance.

 

Crooked Teeth is available to purchase through Amazon US, iTunes as well as a Deluxe Edition.

The Mendenhall Experiment have also released their self-titled debut EP today. The EP features none other than Korn’s James ‘Munky’ Shaffer and former Nine Inch Nails and A Perfect Circle guitarist Danny Lohner guest on the six-track effort. Formed in 2008 by guitarist Brandon Mendenhall who was born with cerebral palsy (a neurological condition that affects movement, coordination and balance), the band have been on a mission to create awareness around disabilities. Mendenhall’s left hand was completely paralysed but through rehabilitation he taught himself to play guitar, moved to LA and started his musical project in an effort to challenge himself. “If you asked me why I want to be a rock star – it’s not about the fame or money. I have a unique opportunity to inspire people and kids with disabilities with my playing, my music and my story. I truly believe that's what I was put on this earth to do.” Mendenhall says. Bassist Nathan Stockton also overcame a battle with childhood deafness and vision impairment through music. Lohner adds: “Brandon and I had been friends for quite a while before I knew he was in a band. When he finally shared his music with me, I was blown away and honoured to do the intro/outro to the album."

And Munky reports: “This is a big inspiration, not only for myself but it should be for lots of people that not only want to get into music but that want to follow their dreams in anything.” Read more about Brandon’s journey here.

 

The Mendenhall Experiment EP is now available to purchase through Amazon UK and Amazon US and via iTunes.

Atlanta Rock n Roll group Biters can only be described in great detail as “stomping punk rock sprinkled with stardust”. These loud and fiery old school rockers aren’t afraid of hooks and harmonies however, with their latest effort “The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be”. The record produced by Dan Dixon, is the follow-up to 2015’s critically acclaimed ‘Electric Blood’ and is set to land in the wake of a UK/European tour this Spring. "I knew I wanted to do something totally different to Electric Blood," says Biters frontman Tuk. "It's very easy to get sidetracked as an artist and especially easy to lose perspective with so many people giving you advice and criticism. For this album, I wanted to go back to the reason I started this band back in 2010 - my love for early 70's glam rock, power pop and those big anthemic sing-alongs is where my heart feels most home. I wanted to take risks and really wear my heart on my sleeve this time around.” The frontman added. "The most valuable thing people like Scott and Dan bring to the table is their willingness to strive for greatness. They don't give up. They’ll sit and work ‘til they’re out-of-their-mind exhausted. To find that same obsessive kinship with other writers and producers gets me so fired up. The experiences I've had in recent years touring, writing and working with other driven, inspiring people have been invaluable. Not all experiences were great by any means, but it was for a greater good. I love being pushed and challenged. It feeds my soul."

 

The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be is now available to purchase through Earache.com, iTunes and Amazon UK.

 

All three bands are currently on tour, don’t miss the chance to catch them at a venue near you!

PAPA ROACH TOUR DATES

 

May 20: Rock on the Range, Columbus, OH

May 27: River City Rockfest, San Antonio, TX

May 28: The Eagle Presents BFD 2017, Dallas, TX

Jun 13: Moscow Stadium Live, Moscow, Russia

Jun 14: A2 Club, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Jun 16: Matapaloz Festival, Hockenheim, Germany

Jun 23: El Paso Street Fest, El Paso, TX

Aug 11: Douglas County Fairgrounds, Roseburg, OR

Aug 19: Moonstock 2017, Carterville, IL

Aug 25: Alaska State Fair, Palmer, AK

Sep 11: Klubben, Stockholm, Sen

Sep 12: Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway

Sep 13: Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark

Sep 15: Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Sep 16: Velodrom, Berlin, Germany

Sep 17: Mala sportovni hala, Prague, Czech Republic

Sep 19: Progresja, Warsaw, Poland

Sep 20: Gasometer, Vienna, Austria

Sep 21: Zenith, Munchen, Germany

Sep 23: Eulachhalle, Winterthur, Switzerland

Sep 24: Alcatraz, Milan, Italy

Sep 25: Arena, Ludwigsburg, Germany

Sep 27: Stadthalle, Fürth, Germany

Sep 28 Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany

Sep 29: 013, Tilburg, Netherlands

Oct 1: Trix, Antwerp, Belgium

Oct 2: Rockhal, Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

Oct 3: Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, Germany

Oct 13: Olympia, Paris, France

Oct 14: Sala Apolo, Barcelona, Spain

Oct 15: Riviera, Madrid, Spain

 

THE MENDENHALL EXPERIMENT TOUR DATES

 

May 24: Dallas The Door Club, TX
May 25: Oklahoma City Thunder Alley, OK
May 27: Pryor Rocklahoma Music Festival, OK
May 30: Bradley The Looney Bin, IL

 

BITERS TOUR DATES

 

Mar 07: La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Mar 08: Sala Apolo, Barcelona Spain
Mar 10: Dynamo, Zurich, Switzerland
Mar 11: Fabrique, Milan Italy
Mar 12: Backstage Werk, Munich, Germany
Mar 14: Columbia Theatre, Berlin, Germany
Mar 16: Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mar 17: Rockafella, Oslo, Norway
Mar 18: Munchenbryggeriet, Stolkholm, Sweden
Mar 20: Pustervik, Gothenburg, Sweden
Mar 21: Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg Germany
Mar 22: Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland
Mar 24: Stoilwereck, Cologne, Germany
Mar 25: La Maraquinerie Paris, France

Mar 27: O2 Academy, Oxford
Mar 28: Roundhouse, London
Mar 29: UEA, Norwich
Mar 31: Academy, Manchester
Apr 01: Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Apr 03: Barrowlands, Glasgow
Apr 04: O2 Academy, Newcastle
Apr 06: O2 Academy, Bristol
Apr 07: O2 Academy, Birningham
Apr 08: Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth

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