The band name their new album…

[url=]GORILLAZ have let slip to NME.COM that their new album will be called ‘DEMON DAYS’.

The follow-up to 2001’s self-titled debut is set for release in May and was recorded at the group’s own Kong Studios in Essex.

Drummer Russell Hobbs told NME.COM: “We’ve noticed that some people have picked up on ‘Reject False Icons’ as being the new [url=]Gorillaz album title. This was actually more like the motto we used while we were working on the tracks to keep us fresh.”

He added: “The album title now is ‘Demon Days’. We’ve pretty well finished. Noodle and Dangermouse are just trimming the last bits of the back and then this cut should be razor sharp. I guess we’re looking at a May date for this thing to drop.”

The title has, according to guitarist Noodle, a number of different meanings. She said: “Its’ interpretation is completed by the instinct of the listener. In one sense the Demon is a disease and the disease is an absence of thought, a state where people make action without consideration. This is the invisible evil, with a million eyes. This is the return of the ogre, the rise of the beats. Its time is now.”

“The moment we live in has agitated this slumbering giant, the dormant illness,” she explained. “These are the Demon Days, and the land it stalks is the on cusp of a thick fog. In another sense it is time to become the Demon. A time for an action, made with less contemplation, but from a disciplined and considered instinct. Strike with perfection and effect…These are Demon days we exist in. We strike to capture the moment. And hope to contain it, in a balance.”

[url=]Gorillaz are rumoured to be releasing ’Feelgood Inc.’ as the first single from ’Demon Days’, which is also expected to hit the shops in May.