Filter's 'Amalgamut' Due Next Year

Filter's official Web site continues to post new information about the industrial-tinged Chicago band's forthcoming release, "Amalgamut," due in early 2002 from Warner Bros. In a recent post by leader

Filter's official Web site continues to post new information about the industrial-tinged Chicago band's forthcoming release, "Amalgamut," due in early 2002 from Warner Bros. In a recent post by leader Richard Patrick, the singer revealed the names of three of the album's forthcoming 12 tracks.

Patrick describes "Don't Give an Inch" as bearing a similarity to older Filter cuts "Stuck in Here," from 1995's "Short Bus," and "Take a Picture," from 1999's "Title of Record." Another new track, "The American Cliche," according to Patrick, is a "super heavy song" about "how commonplace school violence has become," and "The Missing" is noted as being "lyrically apropos" to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.

In an earlier post, it was revealed that the band is tentatively scheduled to appear on next year's edition of the Ozzfest tour. Patrick wrote that the title of the album was inspired by his disgust at American culture after a cross-country drive. "I'm so sick and tired of seeing McDonalds, Burger King, Subway, on every single street," he said. "It's, in a way, an amalgamation of mutt. I think there should be way more focus on abstract thought and individualism, as opposed to everybody trying to be the same."

Filter's last album, "Title of Record," debuted at No. 30 on The Billboard 200 in September 1999, and has sold 827,000 units to date in the U.S., according to SoundScan.