Nearly two years since the release of Youth Authority, their sixth studio album and first album post-hiatus, Good Charlotte have signed a worldwide partnership with BMG for the release of their as-of-yet untitled seventh album. The album will be released later this year via BMG and their own label MDDN.

In a press release about the partnership with BMG, Benji and Joel Madden said, “We feel our partnership with BMG is a natural one, as we’ve been fortunate enough to see firsthand their commitment to the artists they’re in business with…. As the momentum for Good Charlotte continues to build in this new chapter of our career, BMG has consistently demonstrated the type of forward thinking, artist-friendly, entrepreneurial spirit that we really relate to and is in line with the way we want our business to feel. We are very happy to announce this partnership and are committed to letting creativity continue to lead the way.”

Tom ‘Grover’ Biery (BMG US – EVP Recorded Music) said, “BMG thrives on creating authentic partnerships with artists and working alongside Good Charlotte and MDDN is a perfect fit. Benji and Joel have an exciting vision for the group and their new music, and we look forward to helping them fulfill that vision – sharing it with fans worldwide.”

Good Charlotte have been teasing at an announcement for a few weeks now. After posting several old promo photos with skulls covering their faces, for six days straight, they shared album art from artists like Garth Brooks and Celine Dion with “Good Charlotte” covering the artist’s name and Actual Pain covering the album title. This week, they shared three side-by-side clips with skulls hinting at a 5/25/18 announcement.

We’re still not exactly sure what “Actual Pain” is, or what the band will be announcing on May 25. Could “Actual Pain” be the name of a song we’ll get to hear this Friday, or perhaps it’s the album title or name of a tour that’s about to be announced? We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all things Good Charlotte, so stay tuned to Substream to find out what the band have up their sleeves.