EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt revealed during an interview with BackStory Events at this past weekend's NAMM show in Anaheim, California that the band is hoping to release the long-awaited follow-up to to 2008's "Saudades de Rock" album in late spring or early summer. He added: "We're excited about it, as bands are. We're very excited about it."
Asked what fans can expect to hear from EXTREME's forthcoming disc, Nuno joked: "Just a bunch of, you know, stuff that people don't want anymore — memorable hit songs. You know, just those sorts of things. Good riffs, great songs — the shit that nobody listens to anymore."
EXTREME singer Gary Cherone told Metalholic last October that fans of EXTREME will be pleased with the musical direction of the band's new material. He said: "There will be, like all EXTREME records, familiar elements, but also stuff… Over the years, when Nuno and I write, we're affected by our environment and music changes throughout the years, so those elements… There will still be some new elements to the band as well. Hopefully that always happens; you always wanna grow and evolve and move on. But the guitars will be there, the harmonies will be there, the songs, the hooks, the lyrics… There'll still be elements of the past, but certainly new elements [as well]."
A live package celebrating EXTREME's "Pornograffitti" album was made available last October. Titled "Pornograffitti Live 25 / Metal Meltdown", it includes a DVD, Blu-ray and audio CD recorded at the band's show at the Las Vegas Hard Rock Casino on May 30, 2015, where they performed the record in full.