During that time fans did get Collision Course, The Rising Tied, and QWERTY. If there were a similar gap, I'd imagine we'd have seen another side project or a few singles to keep us occupied. Mike specifically seems to be always keeping himself busy, Chester too. It's already been over two years since THP, to me it feels like it's only been out since last summer. To think a new album may be here within half a year, it'll be here before I know it.