Exciting news for Muse fans, the English rockers are heading back into the studio to finish recording their upcoming album.
It appears the finishing line is in sight for Muse, as they complete work on the last few songs on their seventh studio record.
Muse have been documenting the whole recording process, sharing photos and videos from the studio sessions on Instagram.
Last month, the group completed their first sessions for the forthcoming LP. The band shared the news on their Instagram page, posting a picture of the studio with the caption: “End of first session. It’s been emotional.”
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.
At a Twitter Q&A, singer Matt Bellamy was asked, “are you sticking to your ‘going back to guitar/drums/bass’ or was that just Matt being a tease?” Bellamy responded: “yes. It’s gonna get heavy.”
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.”
Now the group have announced that they are back in the studio, posting an image of Bellamy looking determined to rock out with the caption “back in action”.
Muse also announced that they are collaborating with legendary AC/DC producer Robert ‘Mutt’ Lange on their new upcoming album.
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.