bassist David Ellefson
confirmed the band's plans to drift away from the approach taken on last year's "Super Collider
" and offer something different on the new release.
Chatting with Rock Song of the Day
, the bassist noted, "Every album offers something a bit different. I think 'Super Collider' was this serendipitous moment that encompassed variety from our 30-year career, which was ironic since it actually was our 30-year anniversary last year. It wasn't planned that way, it just sort of happened."
Focusing on the next album, Ellefson added (via Blabbermouth
), "But, moving forward, there is a feeling within the band now to take a different approach on the next record, one that probably means new locations, new producers/engineers, and so forth."
David also discussed upcoming tour plans, explaining that the group has "spent a great deal of time in North America these past few months so aside from a couple shows in Las Vegas and Tucson we are spending most of our year in other parts of the world."
"Super Collider" saw its release in June 2013 via Tradecraft, receiving mixed reactions from both fans and critics.