by Bad Religion

Ending weeks of speculation, Bad Religion has set a July 10th, 2007 release date for their upcoming full length. As reported earlier, the band will begin recording the follow up to 2004's The Empire Strikes First next month at Grand Master Studios in Los Angeles, California. The yet to be named disc will be produced by Grammy-nominated producer Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Weezer).

In advance of the studio work, the remaining members of Bad Religion have kept remarkably active lately. As Epitaph's owner and founder, Gurewitz remains as insanely busy as ever. Drummer Brooks Wackerman is currently on tour in Australia with Tenacious D, while founding bassist Jay Bentley and guitarists Greg Hetson and Brian Baker will participate in the 9th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament in Las Vegas this weekend.