Jared Leto talks 'evolved' upcoming release
michael baggs
12:18 9th November 2012

30 Seconds To Mars have spoken out about their upcoming new album, citing it as a 'complete transformation' for them.

The band's fourth studio album is due to be released next year, as a follow up to 2009's This Is War - which charted at number 15 in the UK.

Frontman Jared Leto is definitely feeling positive about the new album - which is as yet untitled - and has said that he thinks it could be the band's best album yet.

Speaking to the BBC, he said, "It will be stronger, better, more evolved. It's a complete transformation for us. [We have] cut out a lot of fat and focused on the core of what we do."

He added, "I really think that this could be the best thing we've ever done."

Jared Leto, performing at the KROQ Christmas Concert in 2009 to promote This Is War.

Leto went on to talk about the fears that the band could break up when they took an indefinite hiatus after the release of This Is War.

He said, "People started to ask us about a new album. We had been on the road for almost two and a half years and I didn't know. I had no idea what the future held. I don't think any of us knew. We told the truth.

"There were a lot of questions we had. There was a certain amount of fragility when we thought about what we were doing with our lives at that moment. It wasn't a bad thing. It's good to question and debate with yourself."

30 Seconds To Mars were confirmed yesterday as one of the bands to play Download 2013, along with Queens of the Stone Age, Motorhead, HIM and more.

The band will join headliners Rammstein, Slipknot and Iron Maiden at one of the UK's last-standing summer rock events.

Watch 30 Seconds To Mars' video for 'Kings and Queens' below

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