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filter obliterationFILTER release new single ‘Obliteration’, out on 14th July, new album ‘The Algorithm’ is out on 25th August on Golden Robot Records. Platinum-selling, post-industrial/alternative rock pioneers, Filter are set to release their much-anticipated new album, ‘The Algorithm’, on August 25th via Golden Robot Records. The album, their first in seven years, is a tight conceptual statement heralding career-best songwriting from mastermind Richard Patrick and giving the classic Filter sound a modern sonic edge.

This Friday, July 14th sees the release of the album’s lead single, the speaker-shattering "Obliteration". The epic nature of the track belies its modest, radio-friendly run time. This is three and a half minutes of existential chaos, pure human angst ground out through power chords, heavy riffs and a soaring, anthemic chorus. It’s not so much a loud-quiet-loud dynamic as a loud-quiet-monstrously loud one. From out of the blocks, Patrick’s vocals are pushed into the red, and from there... things only get heavier.

Patrick exhorts: “Ashes circle the drain / and now it’s all that’s left / all that’s left of me / sink my teeth in the pain / watching the world go numb / and I’m just one step from obliteration.”

And the track ends as it began, with Patrick’s vocals out front laying down the word and singing up a storm. No one claimed this was cheerful subject matter, but if only all post-apocalyptic treatises could be this anthemic and catchy, perhaps end times will be a little more bearable. Produced by Patrick and long-time collaborator Brian Virtue, "Obliteration" was co-written by Patrick, Sam Tinnesz, and Ian Scott and Mark Jackson (Grandson, Bishop Briggs). Pre Save ‘Obliteration’ here:

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Out now, the video for ‘Obliteration’, created by German-based film-maker, Atanas Shopski, is an inspired animation that carries the song’s post-apocalyptic vision with an unsettling similitude. Says Shopski of the video: “This was a great challenge for me. One that pushed me to discover my limits, creatively, artistically, mentally... We decided to go for an element of hope in this world full of despair and show the struggle of the innocent with the merciless surroundings. We follow this girl, who is the last survivor after the obliteration of her world, on her dark adventure in search for other life.”

‘The Algorithm’ Tracklist
01. The Drowning
02. Up Against The Wall
03. For The Beaten
04. Obliteration
05. Say It Again
06. Face Down
07. Summer Children
08. Threshing Floor
09. Be Careful What You Wish For
10. Burn Out The Sun
11. Command Z

Pre Save the new album ‘The Algorithm’ here:

The band head out next month playing select shows and are special guests on the “Freaks On Parade” tour with ROB ZOMBIE, ALICE COOPER and MINISTRY. The world tour continues into 2024 with headline dates in the UK/EU in March 2024. All dates are below.

Tour Dates 2023
August 4 - North Ridgeville, OH - Buzzard Fest
August 19 - Chickasha, OK - Legends Event Park
August 20 - Tyler, TX - Cowboys
August 22 - San Antonio, TX - Paper Tiger
August 23 - Houston, TX - Scout Bar
August 24 - Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion *
August 26 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre *
August 27 - West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre *
August 29 - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park *
August 30  -Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre*
September 1 - Tinley, IL - Credit Union 1 Amphitheatre *
September 2 - Des Moines, IA - Wells Fargo Arena *
September 3 - Pryor, OK - Rocklahoma
September 5 - Clarkston, MI - Pine Knob Music Theatre *
September 6 - Toronto, ON -  Budweiser Stage *
September 8 - Scranton, PA - The Pavilion at Montage Mountain *
September 9 -  Wantagh, NY - Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theatre *
September 10 -  Hartford, CT - Xfinity Theatre *
September 12 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena *
September 13 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center *
September 15 - Bonner Springs, KS - Azura Amphitheater *
September 16 - Greenwood Village, CO - Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre *
September 19 - Ridgefield, WA - RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater *
September 20 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre *
September 22 - Concord, CA - Concord Pavilion *
September 23 - Anaheim, CA - Honda Center *
September 24 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Amphitheatre *

Tour Dates 2024
March 8 - Enschede, Netherlands - Metropool
March 9 - Sneek, Netherlands - Het Bolwerk
March 10 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
March 12 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
March 13 - Glasgow, UK - Classic Grand
March 15 - Birmingham, UK - 02 Academy 2
March 16 - London, UK - 02 Academy Islington
March 17 - Paris, France - Le Petit Bain
March 19 - Zürich, Switzerland - Dynamo
March 20 - Stuttgart, Germany - Im Wizemann
March 22 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Halle
March 23 - Vienna, Austria - Flex
March 24 - Prague, Czechoslovakia - Palac Akropolis
March 25 - Krakow, Poland - Kamienna12
March 27 - Berlin, Germany - Lido
March 28 - Cologne, Germany - Club Volta
March 29 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust
March 30 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal

Source: Press Release

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