Trail Of Dead CD On Hold Until Next Year

The second-full length album from Texas-based rock act ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead has been pushed from its planned Oct. 5 release date to January.

The second-full length album from Texas-based rock act ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead has been pushed from its planned Oct. 5 release date to January, according to a post from group member Conrad Keely on TrailOfDead.org.

Keely attributes the change to Interscope's crowded schedule of high-profile fall releases from U2, No Doubt and Eminem. "They don't want to have to dust ours under the rug," he says. "This happens in the industry sometimes. There are other reasons, such as we don't wash our hair and we need to take promo pictures."

The upcoming album is thought to be named "Worlds Apart." Songs earmarked for the set include the title cut, "Caterwaul" and the epic "Will You Smile Again?," which has been featured in Trail Of Dead's 2004 live shows. The album will be the follow-up to 2002's "Source Tags & Codes," which bowed at No. 17 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and has sold more than 107,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

The first single "will most likely be the title track of the LP and a couple other things," Keely says. "So in the end, it's only a couple months longer and then hopefully all hell will break loose."

Recording sessions for the new album took place at Trail Of Dead's own Mob House studio in Austin, Texas. "We didn't really rehearse the songs over and over again to get them prepared," Keely told Billboard.com in March. "We wanted to do this a little more organically and come in and build them in the studio. Doing it this way, you don't get the red light syndrome where time is money. We can stretch out and be a little more creative and try out as many ideas as we want."

The group has begun lining up fall tour dates, starting Oct. 19 in Towson, Md. Keely says a U.K. run is also being planned. Due to undisclosed health problems, bassist Neil Busch has left Trail Of Dead, although it is unclear if the move is permanent. He has been replaced at recent shows by the Rise's Danny Wood.