Filter started work working on a fifth album
shortly after the release of the remix and greatest hits albums,
with Bob Marlette as a producer. The album, as said by Richard
Patrick, would be a lot heavier than Anthems for the Damned and is
to have a song written for the Amalgamut on it. He also stated he
would be moving away from the political lyrical content present in
Anthems for the Damned. When asked about the direction of his
upcoming music style in an interview with Suicide Girls on
September 13, 2008, Patrick said, "Actually the stuff Iím writing
right now for a record that Iím going to release sometime next
year is actually way more heavy industrial, more electronic.
Thereís probably not going to be that many live drums on it." It's
important to note that he originally saw this album releasing in
2009, while it obviously slipped into 2010.
Richard Patrick has stated on the Filter website that he has been
recording songs for movies recently. Filter covered the song
"Happy Together" by The Turtles for the soundtrack to the movie
The Stepfather (2009). The song features ambient sound with
alternative metal. It can be heard on their myspace profile. It
was also used in a promo for the seventh season of Criminal Minds.
Filter also contributed a new song "Fades Like a Photograph" for
the soundtrack of the movie 2012 (2009). The song saw Patrick
reuniting with former Filter co-conspirator, Brian Liesegang, who
co-produced the track.
Through the end of 2009 and into 2010, released a series of
fourteen studio updates chronicling the progress made on the
album. Each update touched on a certain part of the album process,
such as "recording guitar parts" or "mixing the album". The last
studio updates confirmed that the album recording had been
completed. In their last studio video update, Richard Patrick
showcased two clips from final mixed songs on iTunes that listed
track listing and track lengths. While the video was legitimate,
it was not the actual final track list, it was only a collection
of new Filter songs on a playlist.
The band is currently signed with the label Rocket Science
Ventures. Filter released a new single, "The Inevitable Relapse",
as their first single on May 26. The song is available on the
band's official website as a free digital download. The Trouble
with Angels was released on August 17, 2010.
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