American illustrator, photographer and film director Matt Mahurin has confirmed that he'll be designing the artwork for Muse's forthcoming album, Drones.
As DIY reports, Mahurin confirmed on his blog that he'll be "doing the photography, illustration and designing of the package. I will also be doing some motion work that will support the still images."
He continued, "The album title is Drones - a word offering a dark and intriguing exploration of the potential virtues and abuses that come with control, responsibility, and purpose."
Doing the photography, illustration and design for the next MUSE record DRONES. Thrilled and grateful to be working with the band on an incredible project. This folder contains my cover and concept designs. Scheduled to shoot The Guys 2.22.15. More to come. #MUSE #MUSEDRONES #DRONES #MUSEMUSIC #MUSETUNES #THEBANDMUSE
Mahurin also revealed that he's had a face-to-face meeting with Matt Bellamy and Dom Howard, and has been sent lyrics to the songs and listened to some tunes.
The artist's previous credits include designing albums for the likes of Tracy Chapman, The Ramones, Ozzy Osbourne, Marilyn Manson and Tom Waits. See a few of Mahurin's most famous works below.
Muse are currently confirmed to headline many festivals across Europe in 2015 - including Download Festival. For tickets and information, visit here.
29 May | Munich, Germany | Rockavaria
30 May | Nürburg, Germany | Der Ring – Grüne Hölle Rock
05 June | Vienna, Austria | Rock in Vienna
06 June | Biel, Switzerland | Sonisphere 12.12
12 June | Landgraaf, Netherlands | Pinkpop Festival |
13 June | Donington, England | Download Festival
14 June | Warsaw, Poland | Orange Warsaw
19 June | Moscow, Russia | Park Live
21 June | St. Petersburg, Russia | Greenfest
24 June | Seinäjoki, Finland | Provinssirock
26 June | Norrköping, Sweden | Bravalla Festival
28 June | Werchter, Belgium | Rock Werchter
02 July | Roskilde, Denmark | Roskilde Festival
04 July | Arras, France | Main Square Festival
05 July | Roeser, Luxembourg | Rock-a-Field
09 July | Lisbon, Portugal | NOS Alive Festival
11 July | Bilbao, Spain | BBK Live
13 July | Aix-les-Bains, France | Musilac
16 July | Carhaix, France | Les Vieilles Charrues
18 July | Rome, Italy | Rock in Roma