But fans probably won't have to wait as long between albums this time around as they did between Blackening and Locust - the band have already started kicking around ideas for the follow-up.
Singer/guitarist Robb Flynn has revealed on his blog that the band smashed out their first jam session last week to kick around some ideas for the next album. "Dave [McClain, drums], Phil [Demmel, guitar] and I practiced the other day and it was a really productive first jam session," Flynn wrote. "McClain had about five rockin' riffs, Demmel brought in the skeleton of what feels like a great song and I had a few riffs that we rocked on, no full songs, but solid riffs. It felt good, good to be moving on from Locust. Super proud of that record, but it's time to move on, and we're ready to move on. Bring on the future with an open embrace."