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Filter Biography


Filter is an industrial rock group formed in 1993 by Richard Patrick (former live guitarist for Nine Inch Nails) and Brian Liesegang. Filter's most distinguishing feature is Richard Patrick's voice, which can soar to quite a high scream - on just about all songs. Their first album, Short Bus, was released in 1995. The album was successful, and included the hit single "Hey Man, Nice Shot". The song was somewhat controversial, as it was seen as capitalizing on the public suicide of Budd Dwyer. Kurt Cobain's suicide was widely rumored to have inspired the song, but the band refuted this. In 1996, Filter recorded and filmed the video for the song "Jurrassitol", for The Crow: City of Angels soundtrack. They also released the home video Phenomenology in 1996, which showcased some of the band's live performances and music videos, as well as an interview with Richard Patrick and Brian Liesegang filmed in New Mexico. Liesegang left in 1997. In 1998, for The X-Files film soundtrack, Filter recorded a cover of Three Dog Night's 'One'. Patrick, along with new collaborator Geno Lenardo, continued on with 1999's Title Of Record, which moved away from industrial rock somewhat, and produced a modest hit with "Take A Picture" (which was used as a song on the Little Nicky soundtrack). Other singles included "Welcome To The Fold", "The Best Things" and a collaboration with The Crystal Method called "(Can't You) Trip Like I Do". That song was based on one of The Crystal Method's earlier songs, Trip Like I Do, off their album Vegas, and was recorded for the Spawn soundtrack. 2002 saw the release of The Amalgamut, the most notable single being "Where Do We Go From Here". A new Filter album was in production in 2005 but is understood to have been shelved as a result of Patrick forming Army of Anyone along with the deLeo brothers formerly of Stone Temple Pilots. In 2008 they came back with an album titled "Anthems For The Damned" which was released on May 13th.

Filter Metal Albums

The Very Best Things (1995-2008) Thumbnail Image

Fronted by lead singer/guitarist Richard Patrick, Filter emerged in 1995 with the album Short Bus and breakthrough single, ’Hey Man, Nice Shot,’ which Rolling Stone called,’a [...]

The Amalgamut Thumbnail Image

2002 release, this CD is enhanced with the ’Where Do We Go From Here’ video along with the short film ’Plague of a Thousand Deceptions’. Featured [...]

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Japanese limited edition of the alternative rock act’s 1999 album with 2 bonus tracks ’Jurrassitol’ & ’(Can’t You) Trip Like I Do’ plus a bonus disc [...]

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