It has been almost three years since multi-platinum punk rockers The Offspring first announced that they had begun work on a new record. Now it looks like the recording for the as-yet-untitled forthcoming album has been finished.
Last Saturday, The Offspring frontman and guitarist Dexter Holland announced in a post on Twitter that their long-awaited new album is finished. He simply wrote, "Leaving the studio in Hollywood now. The record is finished." In another post, guitarist Noodles confirmed another new track called "Hurting As One", in which he describes, "It sounds emo, but its not. Its punk. Kinda like 'Something To Believe In'."
The Offspring officially began recording their follow-up to 2008's "Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace" last October with producer Bob Rock, who produced the aforementioned album. The album is expected to be released this spring/summer and will mark their first-ever release with Pete Parada, who has been The Offspring's drummer since 2007.
In order to promote their new album, The Offspring will be playing a series of European festivals this summer. Dates are as follows:
05/25 Madrid, Spain Sonisphere Festival 05/26 Lisbon, Portugal Rock In Rio 05/30 Skive, Denmark Skive Festival 06/02 Nuremberg, Germany Rock Am Park Festival 06/03 Nrburgring, Germany Rock Am Ring Festival 06/08 Nickelsdorf, Austria Nova Rock 2012 06/10 Marmande, France Garorock Festival 06/13 Milan, Italy Rock In IdRho 06/15 Interlaken, Switzerland Greenfield Festival