FROM: MARCEE RONDAN/MITCH SCHNEIDER/KRISTINE ASHTON-MAGNUSON
‘ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED’
DUE OUT MAY 13 ON PULSE RECORDINGS;
BAND HEADED TO KUWAIT TO PERFORM FOR
OPERATION MYSPACE: AN EXCLUSIVE CONCERT LIVE FROM THE MIDDLE EAST FOR AMERICAN TROOPS
FILTER have signed on with Pulse Recordings for the release of their forthcoming ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED, due out May 13 and produced by Pulse Recording head Josh Abraham.
Prior to the album’s release, FILTER–Richard Patrick, vocals; John Spiker, bass; Mika Fineo (Red Skeleton), drums; and Mitchell Marlow (He Is Legend), guitar–will head to Kuwait this week for the Operation MySpace concert to perform alongside the Pussycat Dolls, Jessica Simpson, Disturbed, DJ Z-Trip and comedian Carlos Mencia.
The Kuwait performance holds special meaning for FILTER’s Richard Patrick. The album’s first single “Soldiers of Misfortune”–described by Patrick as a soaring anthem and a “sardonic anti-war/pro-troops song”–is a first-person narrative inspired by a letter from FILTER fan Sgt. Justin Eyerly. Eyerly enlisted in the Army reserves to get his college tuition paid; in his final year of college he was shipped to Iraq where he died from a rocket attack and small arms fire after just a few days of duty. Additionally, PATRICK’s former bassist Frank Cavanagh, an Army officer, is due to be shipped overseas to begin his tour of duty in the coming months.
"It is an honor and a privilege for me and the whole band to be given the chance to perform for the troops,” PATRICK says of the upcoming show. “Based on personal experiences and relationships, I feel going to Kuwait and playing for the men and women who put their lives in harm's way every day is the least I can do. Hopefully these performances bring enjoyment and alleviate some stress while these soldiers are serving overseas.”
FILTER’S ‘ANTHEMS FOR THE DAMNED’ DUE OUT MAY 13 ON PULSE RECORDINGS; BAND HEADED TO KUWAIT TO PERFORM FOR OPERATION MYSPACE: AN EXCLUSIVE CONCERT LIVE FROM THE MIDDLE EAST FOR AMERICAN TROOPS