Godsmack frontman Sully Erna and drummer Shannon Larkin have both offered status reports on the band's sixth studio album, which will follow up 2010's The Oracle. Erna posted a message on Twitter, writing, "This band is on FIRE lately! Finished 11 songs in two weeks so far. 2014 watch the f%#k out!!!" Larkin, meanwhile, went into more detail with a post at the band's website, saying that the group was recording at its new studio in New England after writing the music in Florida. Larkin stated, "So many cool new tunes that I can tell ya it’s gonna be hard to narrow these down to the best ones! I can’t give anything away at this point, but wanted to let you real fans know that we are DEEP into this and feeling great about positive attitudes and massive progress . . . I know it’s been awhile since you’ve heard from us, but we will make it worth your wait!"