LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe recently checked in with MTV.com's Metal File about the Virginia metallers' next studio effort, which he said they'll begin work on this year. "We're going to be writing a new record," he confirmed of the yet-untitled LP, adding that he's going to jet to Japan in February to "kick it with the wife" before putting his nose to the grindstone. "[I'm going to] try and take a deep breath for a few months before we start writing a new record," he said. "I figure we'll start heading into the ... practice space in late March or something." Blythe also revealed that he's been working on a side project with Steve Zing, a founding member of Glenn Danzig's SAMHAIN act. "I saw him and Danzig recently, and I'm going to do something kinda creepy with [Zing]," Blythe said.