After taking most of 2003 off, Creed is primed to return with several new releases next year. A special package is in the works for release "before the end of 2004," which will cull hits, previously u

After taking most of 2003 off, Creed is primed to return with several new releases next year. A special package is in the works for release "before the end of 2004," which will cull hits, previously unreleased material and new songs the band plans to record in the coming months. The album may also feature material "culled from collaborations," according to a statement from Wind-Up Records.

A spokesperson says it has not yet been decided if the album will be a multi-disc set. In addition, both frontman Scott Stapp and guitarist Mark Tremonti are working on solo albums that are being targeted for release next year.

The band has not set any touring plans, although Stapp and Tremonti may tour behind their respective solo projects.

Creed's last studio album, "Weathered," debuted in December 2001 at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 6.2 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.