by Sony Music

Chicago favorites the Alkaline Trio are at work on their follow up to 2005's Crimson. The band briefly commented:

Album six (6) is well underway. We have been in the studio for three weeks now and things are moving swiftly.

Members of Trio fan club "Blood Pact" will have access to a recording journal documenting the band's progress.

In the time since their previous record the band signed to V2 Music, which shortly afterwards was shutdown, landing the act at major label Epic Records (which falls under the Sony–BMG umbrella). In the past few years the popular act released a rarities and b–sides compilation via Vagrant titled Remains and frontman Matt Skiba performed in the duo Heavens. A reissue of the Trio's fan–favourite 1998 full length Goddamnit is due this March via Asian Man Records.