During a recent interview with Kerrang!, Dexter Holland confirmed that The Offspring’s new album “is 98 percent finished.” He also went on to say that he thinks the effort will “be out by the fall.”
Holland said the following about the record:
“It sounds like our old shit. That’s what I’m supposed to say, right? I don’t really know how to describe it. I guess it’s punk rock, but then we throw in a couple of songs that aren’t what you’d normally predict. We have a lot of really fast stuff on there, plus a couple of things that you might not really expect from us. But I’m really really happy with it. It’s not completely finished, but it is 98 percent finished. So we’re trying to put together a plan to release it.
We’re very lucky that we have fans in lots of different places — in Australia, in Japan, in Europe and the UK, of course. But what that means is that we have to kind of co-ordinate a schedule so we’re able to service everyone as well. So we really have to get it together so we can spend a little bit of time in each place so we can make the most of the record when it’s released. So we’re kind of in the process of putting that together, but, geez, I’d imagine it’d be out by the fall.”
The frontman also revealed that the group are currently without a label:
“We were on Sony ever since ‘Ixnay [On The Hombre]’ — and we finished out our contact. We did, like, seven records for them. We’ve got to be the only band that’s ever finished out a record contract without being dropped by their record label. We didn’t get dropped, we just finished! But then we took a couple of years off because I wanted to go back to school, but now it’s, like, ‘We’re back! Anybody want to sign us up?”