Modern rock act Thursday is about to begin work on its next studio album at producer Dave Fridmann's Tarbox Studios in Freedonia, N.Y.

Modern rock act Thursday is about to begin work on its next studio album at producer Dave Fridmann's Tarbox Studios in Freedonia, N.Y. The as-yet-untitled set will arrive sometime next year.

"We started preproduction on the 16 songs we've written," says frontman Geoff Rickly. "In the short amount of time we've been working with Dave he's already pushing us to new musical and emotional ground."

The album will be the follow-up to Thursday's 2003 Island debut, "War All the Time," which debuted at No. 7 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 339,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Demos of material intended for the new album recently leaked on the Internet, but a post on the group's official Web site says the songs will "have all changed substantially since those demos and will probably change now between then and the recording."

One track earmarked for the sessions, "At This Velocity," is said to be about "crash landing in an airplane on the other side of the world." The cut was penned in early 2004 while Thursday was in Australia and New Zealand for the annual Big Day Out tour.

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