Creed, Incubus Ready New Albums For Fall

Rock radio heavyweight Creed has set a Nov. 20 release date for its third, as-yet-untitled, studio album for Wind-Up Records. The group will enter the studio in early July, working once again with pro

Rock radio heavyweight Creed has set a Nov. 20 release date for its third, as-yet-untitled, studio album for Wind-Up Records. The group will enter the studio in early July, working once again with producer John Kurzweg.

"From a lyrical standpoint it is dark, much like "My Own Prison,'" lead singer Scott Stapp said in a chat with fans on Creed's official Web site. "Musically the harder songs are harder, the epic songs are more epic, it's extreme highs and extreme lows. It's everything we've done so far turned up times 10, but also we're progressing and trying some different things."

Buoyed by the success of the single "Higher," which peaked at No. 7 on The Billboard Hot 100, Creed's "Human Clay" made its debut at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in October 1999. The album has sold more than 9.9 million copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan.

Meanwhile, modern rock outfit Incubus has confirmed an Oct. 23 release date for its fourth Epic/Immortal album. As previously reported, the album was produced by Scott Litt (R.E.M., Indigo Girls).

The album's reportedly brighter atmosphere may be attributed to the fact that it was written and recorded over a period of six months in a Malibu house. "Our previous material came from sessions in a dark, uninspiring rehearsal studio, so this time we wanted to see what it would be like to work in a beautiful house over the ocean," guitarist Mike Einziger said in a statement. "It made our work far more enjoyable, and it shows in the music."

Incubus is on board for Moby's Area: One tour, which kicks off July 11 in Atlanta. A North American headlining tour is in the works for later this year.