FILTER Mainman: 'This Is Not A Comeback'

FILTER frontman Richard Patrick spoke to earlier this week abut the group's forthcoming album, titled "Anthems for the Damned", which is expected in stores in early 2008.

"I'm not straying from that classic FILTER sound," Patrick told "But, because I'm a little older and a little wiser, [the sound has] definitely evolved. The first two or three songs are just straight-up industrial powerhouses, and then it goes into the huge-sounding stuff that people are kind of familiar with."

Patrick said it was playing old FILTER material during live sets with ARMY OF ANYONE — the group he formed with ex-STONE TEMPLE PILOTS members Dean and Robert DeLeo — that convinced him that the band had to be resurrected.

"But this is not a comeback," he clarified. "FILTER's my legacy. It's just like Al Jourgensen with MINISTRY. This is something I took very seriously, something I quit NINE INCH NAILS to do, and it has allowed me so much freedom as an artist. I would never turn my back on the thing that has always been the #1 thing in my life. And the core fans that I have, they're expecting a great record. I knew I'd have to return with the goods, and I'm absolutely convinced that that's what I have with this record."



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