Formed 1993.

US rock group from Cleveland


Filter is an American industrial rock group formed in 1993 in Cleveland by singer Richard Patrick and guitarist/programmer Brian Liesegang. The band was formed after Patrick desired to start his own band after leaving Nine Inch Nails as their touring guitarist. Their debut album, Short Bus, was released in 1995, and ended up going platinum, selling over one million copies, largely due to the success of the band's single "Hey Man, Nice Shot". After the album, the band would go through the first of many line-up changes, leaving Patrick as the only consistent member across all music releases.

Patrick released the band's follow up album, Title of Record, which also went platinum, off the success of the song "Take a Picture", in 1999, and a third album, The Amalgamut, in 2002, before checking into rehab after years of heavy alcohol and drug abuse. The band went into hiatus while Patrick went to rehab, and then formed a new band, Army of Anyone, which released one self-title album. Filter reformed in 2008 to release Anthems for the Damned, and then The Trouble with Angels in 2010, with Patrick and a revolving door of other musicians. Filter's sixth and most recent studio album, The Sun Comes Out Tonight, was released in 2013. In August 2014, Patrick stated he plans to release a seventh studio album in 2015.

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