"Random lost souls have asked me what's the future of rock and roll," sings front man Conrad Keely on "Worlds Apart." "I don't know, does it matter?" Maybe not to some, but ...Trail of Dead knows what the future of rock and roll shouldn't be. For inspiration, Keely turned to mainstream rock radio--that is, bands such as Staind and AFI--to teach him what not to do. The result is Worlds Apart, the aggressive and intense Austin band's second album for Interscope, which has been pushed back to January 25. Fans can get a sneak peek of the album--the sound's more cohesive, yet more challenging--and the band's new lineup with replacement bass player Danny Wood and second drummer Doni Schroader. Sound Team and Forget Cassettes open.