The Offspring Finish New Album

The Offspring frontman and guitarist Dexter Holland announced in a post on Twitter that their long-awaited new album is finished.

The Offspring Finish New Album
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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

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    SuicidalFreak
    DejaSenti wrote: Oh.. This band still exists?
    Of course they do. They've been around for a long time, they never broke up. Anyway, it's good to hear that their new album is finished and I can't wait to hear it.
    Sickz
    *Browsing through the comments* Am i the only one that actully thought "Rise and fall.." was a great record? I mean i may not be a die hard Offspring fan, and it certainly aint no Americana. But comon, there are great songs on there!
    Rimfrost
    Cant really believe that im going to be one of those fans, but i really wish theyd make something like smash or ignition again.
    goingnowhere21
    stonyman65 wrote: Please God, let this be better than the last one (or two).
    I agree Splinter wasn't their greatest work, but Rise and Fall wasn't half bad. It was kind of pop-sounding sure, but I thought it was still entertaining to listen. It's no Americana or Conspiracy yeah, but it was a solid album in my opinion. I'm pretty confident they'll come up with good stuff this time around. I'm pretty pumped to hear it.
    Jackstepher
    One of the new songs sounds kind of like Something to Believe in? I hope the rest of the songs sound kind of like the rest of Smash
    .:!j.man!:.
    I still consider there last album new, I still havnt given it a listen. Has it really been 3 years?
    pncoutts
    Lol.... seriously is Americana the only album people have heard? The Offspring are awesome and I'm stoked for this. Haters on UG as usual...
    Sladey
    Saw them at Leeds festival last summer. They were crazy good. Even people who hadn't heard of them were singing half of their lyrics.
    Acacia69
    stonyman65 wrote: I really want them to go back to the old Ignition and Ixnay sound. Even Americana was good, but Ixnay is their best.
    Ixnay was good, but Smash is their best by far.
    iommi600
    I ****ing dig every second of 'Ignition'; other albums sound pretty meh to me, with few exceptions.
    alestorm666
    Actually looking forward to this. Even despite the disappointment of Rise, Fall ....
    Thatguy89
    i hope it sounds like there very first album and not smash either that or they should re release it,kids need to hear that album
    stonyman65
    I really want them to go back to the old Ignition and Ixnay sound. Even Americana was good, but Ixnay is their best.
    xplosive59
    Hoping its a return to the Ignition, Smash and Ixnay days, they said a while ago they will be redoing one of their old tracks, most likely Dirty Magic.
    tom11
    I hate to say it's guaranteed to suck without hearing it, but they've done nothing of note since Americana. Thought of a new Offspring album = Meh.
    Thatguy89
    Sickz wrote: *Browsing through the comments* Am i the only one that actully thought "Rise and fall.." was a great record? I mean i may not be a die hard Offspring fan, and it certainly aint no Americana. But comon, there are great songs on there!
    it turns out im the only person thats heard there first ever album,your posers, all of you,hang your heads in shame
    goingnowhere21
    Thatguy89 wrote: Sickz wrote: *Browsing through the comments* Am i the only one that actully thought "Rise and fall.." was a great record? I mean i may not be a die hard Offspring fan, and it certainly aint no Americana. But comon, there are great songs on there!it turns out im the only person thats heard there first ever album,your posers, all of you,hang your heads in shame
    You sure showed us. I agree with Sickz up there. Rise and fall was a great album. I was a fan of theirs before it came out, and if anything, the album got me more into the band.
    Duce180
    I heard one of there new songs "Days Go By" on youtube which they've been playing live, sounds a lot like Times Like These by the Foo Fighters...
    redsoxxplayer
    Offspring literally have the coolest album names...except for their last album. I hope they give this one a badass album name.
    pawnluv
    Haven't really heard much of there stuff after Americana, but I loved that album, will probably check this out
    tom11
    Duce180 wrote: I heard one of there new songs "Days Go By" on youtube which they've been playing live, sounds a lot like Times Like These by the Foo Fighters...
    I remember when 'Can't Repeat' came out and I thought it sounded a lot like 'The Kids Aren't Alright'.
    jw_4256
    Can't wait for this. I hope they get back to their older albums with this one, Ixnay on the Hombre and Smash are two of my all time favorite albums