Staind has posted a webisode from the band's Western Massachusetts studio on MySpaceTV.com. The band began writing its sixth studio album November 23 and sketched out seven songs so far.
Guitarist Mike Mushok said the tunes so far are split between some of the heaviest material the band has written and some of its more standard melodic fare. Singer Aaron Lewis added in the clip that things are going well and that he's staying "nice and high the whole time."
Staind took a year-long hiatus after touring for most of 2006 behind its last studio effort, 2005's "Chapter V". The group also released both a greatest hits and video collection late last year.
Lewis did some solo dates at the end of last year and a full run of shows this past summer.
Credits for the report to Blabbermouth.net.