Platinum-selling alternative/industrial rock band Filter has unveiled their eagerly-anticipated new single, “For the Beaten,” via Golden Robot Records. New-sounding yet feeling like classic Filter, the song is a teaser of sorts as to the new album the band has coming in 2023.
“For the Beaten” features longtime Richard Patrick collaborators Johnny Radtke (guitar) and Elias Mallin (drums), plus newcomer Zack Munowitz, who co-wrote the song and plays guitar. The song was co-produced by Brian Virtue and was mastered by Grammy Award-winner Howie Weinberg.
The new song comes a few weeks after Patrick was invited to join Nine Inch Nails for a special fan day Q&A at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The following night Trent Reznor had Patrick and other former and current NIN band members join him for a special performance at the Blossom Center in Cleveland, OH, where the band was originally formed. The expanded NIN performed such staples as “Eraser,” “Wish,” “Sin,” “Gave Up,” “Head Like a Hole,” and a cover of Filter’s 1994 monster hit, “Hey Man Nice Shot.”
Patrick comments on the new single, stating:
“We chose ‘For the Beaten’ as the first single because it’s dynamic, dark, and heavy, just like the moment we are in. I look forward to working with Golden Robot and can’t wait for everyone to hear the full album.”