Mississippi-based modern rock outfit 3 Doors Down has christened its sophomore Republic/Universal album "Away From the Sun." The set, due Nov. 12, is the follow-up to 2000's "The Better Life," which s

Mississippi-based modern rock outfit 3 Doors Down has christened its sophomore Republic/Universal album "Away From the Sun." The set, due Nov. 12, is the follow-up to 2000's "The Better Life," which spawned the chart-topping Mainstream Rock Tracks entries "Loser," "Kryptonite," and "Duck and Run." As previously reported, "Away From the Sun" is being produced by Rick Parashar (Pearl Jam, Nickelback).

A spokesperson could not confirm any track names but said a single and video would likely arrive in late September. As far as a tour, the spokesperson said it's possible 3 Doors Down will hit the road later this fall. The group's official Web site promises studio footage and an online chat in the coming weeks.

Band leader Brad Arnold told Billboard in May the new album will contain "topical" material, but he advises the band isn't taking any major left turns. "The songs aren't the same [as we've done before], but they're not so far off base. I'm ready for people to hear them!"