Muse have started working on material for their forthcoming seventh album and have been sharing photos and videos of the recording process.
The English rockers broke the news last week, when drummer Dom Howard teased fans with the post, ‘seven day countdown until album number seven’.
The group have spoken about how the new LP will be a return to their ‘rockier’ roots and will be ‘more raw’ than the more recent synth and classical-inspired albums.
Singer Matt Bellamy said, “I have this strong feeling that the next album should be something that really does strip away the additional things that we’ve experimented with on the last two albums, which is electronics, symphonics and orchestral work and all that kind of stuff.”
Muse have so far shared three posts on Instagram from their recording sessions.
The guitar amp is in another room…
Listening to some FAT bass distortion.
The upcoming record will be Muse’s seventh studio album, following 2012’s The 2nd Law. Last month, Muse celebrated the 15th anniversary of their debut Showbiz, which was released in September 1999.
Drummer Dom Howard also cited Nirvana as a huge influence on the band’s sound. Howard said: “They were massively influential to us when we were growing up. They’re one of the reasons we picked up some instruments and decided to start a band in the first place.
Muse are also in the running to headline Glastonbury 2015, along with Fleetwood Mac, AC/DC, Coldplay and Diana Ross.