I’ve got some “pretty fly” news for everyone — The Offspring are planning to release a new studio album in 2018.
Frontman Dexter Holland and guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman had much to say regarding the band’s highly anticipated follow-up to 2012’s “Days Go By.” They spoke about the upcoming album during an interview at Brazil’s “Rock In Rio” festival last month. Dexter said: “It is true! We’re working on it.” Noodles then followed with: “We have been, yeah, for a while. We’ve got a few songs already done. We wanna do a couple more, and we definitely wanna get something out soon. Our fans have waited long enough, I think, so we wanna get something in their hands that they can listen to and hold and put in their ears.”
There is no specific release date for the album. However, Dexter himself has confirmed that it will be in 2018.
“Days Go By”: The Offspring
The Offspring had issued their ninth album, “Days Gone By,” five years ago. They spent most of 2014 on the road promoting the twentieth anniversary of their breakout album, “Smash,” by performing a handful of shows. In April, the band played their 1992 album “Ignition” in full at a benefit show in Berkeley, California. This was to celebrate the 30th anniversary of 924 Gilman, a nonprofit organization for music and art.
The Offspring commenced work on their album “Days Go By” in 2009, with plans to release it in 2010. Its release was pushed back a number of times while the band continued touring and writing more material. The writing and recording process spanned three years and six recording studios and was finished in March 2012. So, the band had originally intended for a release date two years prior to its actual release. Let’s hope that doesn’t happen with this album.