A few weeks have passed since Papa Roach wrapped up their co-headlining stint on the Rock Allegiance Tour alongside Buckcherry, and the guys are ready for some much-earned downtime. That means Papa Roach are taking a full six months off from touring. Not even one show.

“It's not like us to take that much time off, but we've been on the road a lot and it's time for things to really kick in on the new record,” lead six-stringer Jerry Horton told Noisecreep. “So far, we've got some really good ideas, but now we'll be able to totally focus."

Regarding the new Papa Roach album, the one rock fans are waiting for with baited ears, Horton is extra excited about recording it. After all, the guys now own their own home studio and rehearsal space in their base of Sacramento, Calif., so there’s a new liberty to the recording process.

"Things have changed a lot since the beginning," Horton said. "Now we're not spending $2,000 on a studio every day, which helps because money doesn't flow the way it did back then. With our own compound, we can go in when we want and do what we want and that freedom becomes really important."

While Papa Roach are holed up recording, they promise to stay in touch with fans and friends via social networking. "We like to provide lots of access for our fans so maybe we're having a band dinner and we'll take a picture of the food and post it,” he said. “That stuff goes a long way with fans, plus, we sort of live in the age of telling people what they are doing at all times - that's the norm. But we have to walk the line between letting people in and maintaining some mystery."

Say you didn’t get a chance to see Papa Roach on the Rock Allegiance Tour? Check out Loudwire’s review and photo gallery, here.