Multi-platinum selling band Filter originally came together in Cleveland, Ohio, back in 1993, after Richard Patrick decided 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 hit the same plateau, with ‘Take a Picture’ being that one’s hit single, returning in 2002 with third album The Amalgamut.
During the interim, 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.
When 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’.
Now, in 2020, Filter has signed a new worldwide deal with Golden Robot Records.
‘’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 honour. I’m more than excited to let the world hear the new music that’s currently being produced,’’ said the record company’s president and founder, Mark Alexander-Erber.
With a new album under way, fans weaned on the industrial outbursts and corrosive beats of such multi-platinum-selling albums as Short Bus and Title of Record will be ecstatic to hear Patrick’s unmistakable vocals and prolific multi-instrumentalism across 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,” said Patrick. “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.’’