Photos of the reactivated FILTER's March 3, 2008 concert at Cafe Dunord in San Francisco, California can be viewed at this location (all pictures by Alan Ralph).
The group's setlist was as follows:
02. Welcome to the Fold
03. American Cliche
04. The Take
05. Where Do We Go From Here
06. Trip Like I Do
07. It's Gonna Kill Me
09. Captain Bligh
10. Soldiers of Misfortune
11. Hey Man Nice Shot
12. Take a Picture
FILTER 2008 is:
Richard Patrick - Vocals, Guitar
Mitchell Marlow (HE IS LEGEND, GLASSJAW, CLASSIC CASE) - Guitar
Charles Lee (LOSER) - Bass
Mika Fineo - Drums
"Soldiers of Misfortune", the new single from FILTER, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. Produced by Josh Abraham (SLAYER, 30 SECONDS TO MARS, VELVET REVOLVER, STAIND, COURTNEY LOVE), the song — with its U2/BOWIE flavor and stacked backdrop of buzzing electric guitars — has been described by mainman Richard Patrick as a "sardonic anti-war/pro-troops song." The first-person narrative was inspired by a letter from a FILTER fan who had enlisted in the Army reserves to get his college tuition paid; in his final year of college, he was shipped off to Iraq where he died from a rocket attack and small arms fire after just a few days of duty.
"Soldiers of Misfortune" comes off FILTER's new album, "Anthems For The Damned", which is scheduled for release on May 13.
"Anthems For The Damned" features such collaborators as guitarist/songwriter John 5, guitarist Wes Borland and drummer Josh Freese and marks FILTER's first release in five years since "The Amalgamut". Pointed and passionate, the new album traces Patrick's own anger and shame with the state of things, from the intense alternative industrial blast of "The Take", "What's Next" and "Hatred is Contagious", the ultimate resignation of "Kill the Day" and "Lie After Lie" to the tentative hope expressed by "Only You" and the ambient soundscape of the closing "Can Stop This".
FILTER performing in San Diego on March 2, 2008: