Rancid announced on their Facebook yesterday that they're going back to the studio this September to make a new record with Brett Gurewitz producing it. Here's what it said:

Quote Originally Posted by Rancid
We are really excited about doing a small run of shows later this

summer with our friends Blink 182, August 25 through Sept 4th, and

immediately after those shows Rancid will be headlining 4 shows on the

West Coast. Rancid has been taking an extended break for the last 18

months, and we thought that these shows would help us to get our chops

up before going into the studio with Brett Gurewitz to record our

eighth album in September. It's always good for us to go out and play

some shows, just to get us ready before going into the studio, and

that helps bring that live energy to tape.

We'll keep everyone posted with any new developments. 2012 will be a

big year for us, because it's our 20th Anniversary, so we're

definitely going to do our own tour all over the world.

As always, we appreciate your support.

See Ya In The Pit