will release their third album and follow-up to 1999's Human Clay
on November 20th. The Tallahassee, Florida band will head into the studio in early July with producer John Kurzweg, who worked on both of the band's prior efforts, to begin recording.
"The band can't wait to return to the road to play the new songs live for our fans," says guitarist Mark Tremonti via a Web post. Describing the sound of the new record during a recent Internet chat, singer Scott Stapp described the new material this way: "From a lyrical standpoint it is dark, much like [the band's 1997 debut] My Own Prison
. Musically the harder songs are harder, the epic songs are more epic. It's extreme highs and extreme lows. It's everything we've done so far turned up times ten, but also we're progressing and trying some different things."
Creed have sold in excess of sixteen million albums in the United States, and Human Clay
is nearing Diamond certification by the R.I.A.A. for sales of ten million copies.
Written by JOHN D. LUERSSEN
for RollingStone.com News