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The group's new album features a host of acoustic ballads...

Green Day have described their new album ‘WARNING’, slated for release on October 2, as “funereal” and say it will feature acoustic ballads.

Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong says there will be “nothing really fast, hardcore or anything like that” on the follow-up to 1997’s ‘Nimrod’.

The album has been produced in part by longtime REM associate Scott Litt in the band’s Oakland studio, and is more considered than previous record by the band.

Speaking to US website [url=]www.wallofsound.go.com , Armstrong said: “There’s a lot of songs that swing not that we’re playing swing, but what the beat is.”

Speaking about individual tracks on the record, he anticipated that a new track from the album, ‘Minority’, would be the first single in the US. He added that of the other new material, ‘Misery’ sounds like “an Italian funeral band playing”, while album closer, ‘Macy’s Day Parade’ is “an acoustic, ballad-type song…not a power ballad, just a ballad”.

The final tracklisting for ‘Warning’ is: ‘Warning’ ‘Blood Sex Booze’ ‘Church on Sunday’ ‘Fashion Victim’ ‘Castaway’ ‘Misery’ ‘Deadbeat’ ‘Hold On’ ‘Jackass’ ‘Waiting’ ‘Minority’ ‘Macy’s Day Parade’

As previously reported on nme.com, ‘Blood Sex Booze’ contains the sound of their engineer being whipped by a dominatrix as an intro to the track.