According to YNGWIE MALMSTEEN fan site Yngwie Malmsteen's Overture, Yngwie's International Fan Club Director Anne recently posted the following information on the Dragonsfirerealm message board:"Yep, he's [Yngwie] been quiet, holed up in his studio, working. I checked on him after the hurricane to be sure everything was fine, and the only info I can pass along is that he's working on his next rock release. He said it was taking a lot of time because he was being very meticulous with it. He has over 40 song ideas he's playing around with, and about half that amount are fleshed out into actual songs. He said the drum sound was different from past albums, but didn't elaborate. He wasn't really ready to talk about the album yet, so I guess we'll just have to wait. "Yngwie will probably not be hitting the road again until he has a new album to promote. Likely next year, 2005."