For the last few months, Creed has been in the studio working on their first album in nine years. In an interview with Billboard.com, guitarist Mark Tremonti gives fans an update on the band's progress.
"We got together with [frontman] Scott [Stapp] and put together a handful of songs and got the arrangements and melodic ideas in place, and now it's kind of in Scott's lap to finish off the lyrics and track some demos so we can move on to the next batch," reveals Tremonti. “It's got one more radio-friendly-type song, one rocking tune, one of the more drawn-out, finger-picked, long, five-minute kind of songs -- just a little bit of everything people have heard in the past…I think we're gonna get back to what people expect from Creed."
Fans may have to wait a while for the new album, though: Tremonti notes the band isn’t in a hurry to release it. "We purposely didn't set any timetables so we can make sure the album is right," says Tremonti. “We don't want anything coming out prematurely. We want to make sure this one's set up properly."
In other Creed news, the band will kick off their 15th anniversary tour commemorating the release of their debut album, My Own Prison, at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL on April 13.
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