Late last year, Hoobastank officially began recording their sixth album, the followup to 2012’s Fight Or Flight. They shared plenty of studio photos and videos as they recorded from October into December, and they confirmed that their new album will be out sometime in 2017. Hoobastank officially finished recording in January, and were mixing in February. But now, frontman Doug Robb is back in the studio recording another song! He says it was too “tasty” to throw away.
Update March 25: Two more studio updates. Doug doesn’t yet have a release date set for the album.
Wish I could tell you exactly when. It's coming though. https://t.co/5hQd0WAGIL
— Doug Robb (@HoobaDoug) March 13, 2017
Update May 2: Album still coming soon!
Yes and yes https://t.co/KikbCFFkoo
— Doug Robb (@HoobaDoug) April 16, 2017
— Doug Robb (@HoobaDoug) May 2, 2017
It’s exiting that the band decided to record one extra song! The mixing and mastering is already underway, and that process can take anywhere from a couple weeks to a few months. We’ll likely get the new album this summer or fall!
Hoobastank first started writing and demoing new songs way back in 2014, and by spring 2015, frontman Doug Robb revealed that they had 30 songs written and demoed, more than they’d ever had for an album before. He also mentioned two new song titles! In summer 2015, he announced that they were ready to find a producer and officially record the album, and he later predicted that we’d have the new album in summer 2016. Since they recorded between October 2016 and now, it looks like the new plan may be for the record to be out in summer 2017.
Stay up-to-date on the new album over on our recording page. Keep checking back here for all the latest Hoobastank music news.
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