New Years Day may have warned fans that they are in the middle of working on their fourth studio album, but it looks like the band is giving their followers a little something to hold them over until that new record is complete. On Wednesday (Jan. 3), the California-founded band announced plans to release a six-song record at the end of January. Titled Diary of a Creep, the EP will feature a total of six songs; five covers and one new song.
The impending album will feature a brand new song titled "Disgust Me" as well as covers of Linkin Park's "Crawling," No Doubt's "Don't Speak," Pantera's "Fucking Hostile," New Order's "Bizarre Love Triangle," and Garbage's "Only Happy When It Rains" featuring Halestorm's Lizzy Hale as the special guest.
"I want to start by saying; it was incredibly difficult to narrow this down to the five songs I wanted to cover the most. Narrowing it down to 20 songs was hard! Let alone just five," begins frontwoman Ash Costello. "It felt very important to me to not only pay tribute to the artists that shaped who I am today, but to share it with all of you. It’s easy to dismiss where an artist has come from if you have no clue who they worshiped when they were just kids in school, dreaming of being a real musician someday."
Diary of a Creep is set to be released on Jan. 26 through Red Music / Century Media. Currently, the band is working on new material. Even though there hasn’t been much information revealed about their impending fourth studio album, it looks like the band has tentative plans for a fall 2018 release. The yet-to-be-titled record will be the follow-up to 2015’s Malevolence.
As previously announced, New Years Day will hit the road later this month with In This Moment, P.O.D, and DED. "The Witching Hour" tour, named after In This Moment's song by the same name, will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, South Carolina. After being on the road for a month, the tour will conclude on Feb. 18 at The Palace in St. Paul, Minnesota. The complete list of tour dates can be found here.