Eminem to release new album this year

Eminem to release new album this year Los Angeles: Rapper Eminem is set to release a new album this year, according to the boss of his record label.

Shady Records` Paul Rosenberg spoke to Billboard about the new album, explaining that the 40-year-old rapper is "far into the process" of recording, reported Rolling Stone magazine.

"We fully expect to be releasing a new Eminem album in 2013. He`s been working on it for some time," Rosenberg said.

Rosenberg added that the release would be post-Memorial Day, meaning that it could be revealed anytime after May 27.

He also spoke about upcoming tour dates, saying, "We`ve got some dates locked in for him to perform live in Europe in August, so we`re trying to see what else lines up."

It was recently revealed that Eminem - real name Marshall Bruce Mathers III - will be performing at the Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK this year.

Other bands announced for the annual music event are Biffy Clyro and the recently-reformed Fall Out Boy.