Muse have spoken out about progress and sound on their new album, revealing that it's 'going to get heavy' and 'should be out by next summer'.
The Devonshire space-rockers, who are currently in the studio working on their seventh studio album, have previously spoken about how the record will be 'rockier', 'more raw' and much more back to basics than the synth and classical-inspired sounds on their more recent albums.
Now, frontman Matt Bellamy has taken to Twitter to answer questions from fans:
@Cylux yes, going well. We hope to have it ready for next summer.— Matt Bellamy (@MattBellamy) July 21, 2014
@Tanb013 yes. It's gonna get heavy.— Matt Bellamy (@MattBellamy) July 21, 2014
Not only that, but Bellamy went on to say that he and the band's friend and filmmaker Tom Kirk were going through over 15 years of footage to release online - potentially to tie in with the band's anticipated 20th anniversary:
All sorts of tape labels 'Dom in hospital/guitar hit him/bologna 2004', 'Torquay concert 2000' & my favourite 'girl pukes on bus in Turkey'— Matt Bellamy (@MattBellamy) July 21, 2014
@KBee1992 we will. YouTube will be inundated soon! Just found a classic tape, labelled 'Dom wets himself in Finland'— Matt Bellamy (@MattBellamy) July 21, 2014
The played a number of shows in the US and South America this year, but bassist Chris Wolstenholme told Gigwise that they had no plans to play any European festivals in 2014. Fans await news of the 20th anniversary tour they teased at last year, but the band have been quiet about any potential plans to mark the occasion.
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