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Papa Roach: Recession Proof!

April 2, 2009

PAPA ROACH’S METAMORPHOSIS DEBUTS AT NUMBER 8 ON BILLBOARD TOP 200

THEIR ALBUM OF THE DECADE CARRIES AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE

“Lifeline” Smash Alternative and Rock Single

LOS ANGELES, April 2 /PRNewswire/ — Papa Roach’s album of the decade Metamorphosis debuts at number 8 this week on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart with 44,456 units sold. First week sales of Metamorphosis exceed that of their 2006 The Paramour Sessions which sold 36,742 units – that’s an 18% increase despite a tough economic climate and a sign that demand for the band’s signature brand of rock is only increasing. Released on March 24th on DGC/Interscope Records the album marks the band’s 10 years together and showcases their ever-growing talent as musicians and songwriters with a career that includes seven Top Ten multi-format hits including “Last Resort,” “Forever,” “Getting Away With Murder,” “Scars” and “To Be Loved.”

The first official single from Metamorphosis, “Lifeline,” is currently in the top 5 of both the Alternative and Rock charts (no. 4 and no. 1) in the country with digital sales of the single spiking by 139% with 18,878 sold this week. The video for the single is currently the #1 most played on FUSE and the #1 rock video on MTV2. Directed by Chris Sims (Queens of the Stone Age, Jimmy Eat World), the “Lifeline” video underscores the dire state of the global economy: http://www.imeem.com/paparoach/video/bv_KUO4l/papa-roach-lifeline-music-video/.

Frontman Jacoby Shaddix explains, “While we were writing Metamorphosis in early 2008, the band was very aware of the grave issue of our economy’s downward spiral. It was literally right in front of us in my hometown of Sacramento. Houses left and right were foreclosing with families left on their asses out in the cold, which inspired me to write the lyrics to ‘Lifeline.’” He continues, “Other tracks on the album such as ‘Change or Die,’ ‘Had Enough’ and ‘March Out Of The Darkness’ also tap into the struggles so many people are facing in these difficult economic times.”

Papa Roach is currently on a 47 date tour with Buckcherry and Avenged Sevenfold and will be trekking through Europe in April and back again in June for their first headlining tour in over 2 years before hitting the road with Nickelback this summer starting July 10. For full list of tour dates, visit www.paparoach.com.

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SOURCE DGC/Interscope Records


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