Bad Religion's deluxe reissue of New Maps of Hell may not have hit stores yet, but that hasn't stopped talk about the inevitable follow up. At the recent Pinkpop Festival in Landgraaf, Netherlands, an interviewer put the question to bassist Jay Bentley and drummer Brooks Wackerman. With frontman Greg Graffin set to teach at UCLA from January through March, the band may next hit the studio in April or May of 2009, with an album ready for June. You can check the entire interviw at JATV.
The deluxe edition of New Maps hits stores on July 8th, and will feature original album bolstered with seven acoustic tracks and a DVD. Graffin and Brett Gurewitz recently chatted with Rolling Stone about the project and the future of the music industry. Graffin was also recently the recipient of the Rushdie Award for Cultural Humanism from Harvard University.