Filter have risen from the dead and are back with their fourth album, Anthems For The Damned, which will be released on May 13 through Pulse Recording.
Anthems For The Damned is the first Filter album since 2002's The Amalgamut. The disc was produced by Josh Abraham (30 Seconds To Mars, Staind) and features contributions from former Marilyn Manson guitarist John 5, former Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland and drummer Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails). "Soldiers Of Misfortune" is the first single.
Frontman Richard Patrick has dubbed Anthems For The Damned his "howl in the night," and says it's much more political than anything the band have previously released.
"With this record, I'm just throwing my hands up in the air, going, 'I guess we're just going to fuck this shit up, and ruin the planet,'" he told MTV News in November. "It's a little less optimistic and more inspired by frustration and anger toward what we're doing."
Patrick formed Filter in 1993 after leaving his gig as Nine Inch Nails' touring guitarist. The band's Short Bus debut was released two years later. It featured the rock hit "Hey Man, Nice Shot," which was about American politician Robert "Budd" Dwyer, who committed public suicide by shooting himself in the mouth at a televised press conference in 1987. Title Of Record followed in 1999 and spawned the hits "Take A Picture" and "The Best Things." Patrick went to rehab after the release of 2002's The Amalgamut. To celebrate his newfound sobriety, he founded wannabe supergroups The Damning Well and Army Of Anyone.
Filter, who've sold more than four million albums worldwide, broke their live hiatus last month with several club shows and a stint at an American Forces base in Kuwait.
Here are the tracks on Anthems For The Damned:
* "Soldiers Of Misfortune"
* "What's Next"
* "The Wake"
* "Cold (Anthem For The Damned)"
* "Hatred Is Contagious"
* "Lie After Lie"
* "Kill The Day"
* "The Take"
* "I Keep The Flowers Around"
* "In Dreams"
* "Only You"
* "Can Stop This"