Filter mastermind Richard Patrick discussed the industrial-pop band's
eagerly awaited sophomore album during a Dec. 18 chat at the Filter Online website.
The album, a follow-up to 1995's Short Bus, is tentatively titled Abyssinian
Son and is slated for an April release, according to singer/songwriter/instrumentalist
Patrick. With the departure of former member Brian Liesegang, Chicago
musician Steven Gillis is contributing to the new album, as is a singer referred to
only as Miss Blue. Patrick described the sound of the album and its potential first
single, "Welcome To The Fold," as "meat and potatoes Filter, lots of guitars, lots of
emotion ... and of course, our big fat computer."