In a new Interview with Canada’s The Metal Voice, QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali confirmed the followup album to 2017’s Road Rage. He said:
“At this point, all the drums, bass and guitar tracks are done,” he said: “About half of the vocals are done, so it’s a matter of finishing the other half of the lead and background vocals. And then the mixing process will start.”
On the musical direction:
“From my perspective, it is the most varied QUIET RIOT record that I have ever worked on. So I think it’s gonna cover a lot of bases, I think it’s going to surprise a lot of people, and I hope it’ll be a pleasant surprise. But, again, it’s the most varied record that I think QUIET RIOT has ever done.
“My consideration always is — not because I have to, but because of the way I am — my first consideration when I’m writing something, and when I write together with my writing partner Neil Citron, is, ‘Would [late QUIET RIOT singer] Kevin DuBrow like this?'” he continued. “And the greatest thing about Kevin is he was so open-minded and he had such a broad taste in music that there were very few things that he didn’t like. For instance, on the  ‘Rehab’record, some of the things that Neil and I wrote Kevin really liked but it was not in his comfort zone, which is why we went out and had some of the lyrics co-written by Glenn Hughes. But, again, a lot of credit goes to Kevin, whereas I could play him a song and he would love it, and he would say, ‘I don’t know what to do with this.’ But that did not make it impossible for it to be on the record. So that continues with the future QUIET RIOT studio release.”
On release plans:
“We’re still working on the art and on all of those components, so I think best-case scenario [this] fall, worst-case scenario early next year.”