Before Vinnie Paul's tragic death earlier this summer, the band were working on a follow up to 2016's Undeniable.
It is believed that Vinnie completed recording all his drum parts a few months before passing, typically the first step in the recording process. Today, the band posted a photo of producer Kevin Churko, with the implication that they're back at work on trying to complete the album:
At NAMM in January, Vinnie was interviewed by Jose Mangin and said at the time:
“I’m gonna say we’re getting close to about half way. We got in and really grinded a lot of music out, and it’s amazing, man. I mean every record since ‘Blood For Blood‘ has just been a big, gigantic mountain for us to build and build and this one has already reached a plateau that I know is gonna be… It’s gonna be able to top ‘Unden!able‘. Unfortunately we have a higher paying customer [at the studio] that came in and bumped us out for a month or two, kind of slowed us down a little, but we’re gonna be getting back in soon.”
It is without question that completing the album is what Vinnie would have wanted, and it will likely be a very therapeutic process for the band members to get in there and complete these songs they started with their brother in arms. We'll keep you posted on develppments.