Alien Ant Farm announce new album for spring 2012

Band have just wrapped up a 60-date US tour and will now begin recording fifth album

Alien Ant Farm announce new album for spring 2012

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Alien Ant Farm will release their fifth album in spring 2012.

The band, famous for their 2001 cover of Michael Jackson's 'Smooth Criminal' made the announcement in an interview with Music Remedy.

The as-yet-untitled record will be the band's first since they reformed in 2009. Their most-recent release is 2006's 'Up In The Attic', which peaked in the US albums chart at No 114.

"We are pretty excited for the year to come," said guitarist Terry Corso. "With the original line-up back together, we have fire and hunger again. That being said, we can hardly wait to hit the studio and start putting a new record together."

He added:

We've been writing on and off for the past year and have a really good pile of new material. Basically the goal is to write another pile.

Alien Ant Farm have just completed a three-month, 60-date US tour, their first since the bus crash that killed the band's driver and left singer Dryden Mitchell with a broken back.

They will appear at Michael Forever Tribute in London on October 8 alongside Black Eyed Peas, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aquilera, Ne-Yo and Smokey Robinson and others. They will be performing two Michael Jackson songs, including 'Smooth Criminal'.

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