Taproot will release their sixth full length album, The Episodes, on April 10th, 2012. The forthcoming effort is produced by Tim Palatan who previously worked with the band on 2010â€™s highly successful Plead the Fifth.
The Episodes, nearly six years in the making, is a complexly developed concept album. Bassist Phil Lipscomb spoke on the bandâ€™s creative process for this record, â€œI think our fans have come to expect the unexpected from us. Having written the story for this album before the music, this record sounds more like a soundtrack than a typical album, with the songs flowing together and taking you on a journey.â€
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the group, demonstrating their strong reputation atop the modern hard rock empire. Lipscomb talked about the longevity of the band, â€œIâ€™ve spent almost half of my life in Taproot traveling the world and I would sum up the whole experience as: I love my job!â€
Watch Taprootâ€™s entire statement as they talk about their 15th year as a band in this new video.
Pre-orders and package deals for The Episodes, featuring brand new merch, are now available here.