Contributed by alex101, Posted by Sony Music

The Offspring's Dexter Holland recently posted a status update on the band's long–awaited follow–up to 2003's Splinter:

We're taking a quick break from recording right now to be with our families. Wanna know what's going on with the new record? Well, I've got two lyrics to do, a couple more to sing, and various musical tweaks and fixes to get done. Then we'll be ready to mix.

We haven't announced a release date yet because we're just not quite close enough to know when we'll be finished. We want to thank all our fans who have been so patient, and we want you to know that we've been in the studio nearly every day now for quite awhile working hard to make a great record.

The yet–to–be–titled new record is expected in 2008 via Columbia Records. It will be the band's first studio album recorded with acclaimed drummer Josh Freese.