30 Seconds To Mars To Release 'More Evolved' New Album In 2013

30 Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto has revealed that his band will release their fourth album next year.

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30 Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto has revealed that his band will release their fourth album next year.

Leto says that the LP will be "stronger, better and more evolved". He also told BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe that the record will be "a complete transformation for us" and added: "I really think that this could be the best thing that we've ever done."

The follow-up to 2009's "This Is War" has been recorded across the world, with sessions taking place in Asia, Europe and America.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that 30 Seconds To Mars will be playing next summer's Download Festival, alongside Queens Of The Stone Age, Alice In Chains and Motorhead.

Last year it was rumoured that the rockers would be splitting and Leto admitted to Lowe that the band too were uncertain about their future.

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."

Meanwhile, Leto has signed up for his first movie role in three years. He has joined the cast of The Dallas Buyer's Club alongside Matthew McConaughey and Jennifer Garner.

The film is inspired by the real-life story of Rod Woodroof, a Texas electrician diagnosed with AIDS who began smuggling alternative drugs into America to help himself and other AIDS patients.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Leto will appear as a "flamboyant cross-dresser with HIV who helps Woodroof".

Thanks to NME for the report.

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    Personally I like their older sound, This Is War just didn't do it for me at the time.
    If they're saying it's going to top This Is War... I just cannot wait to hear what's on this album.
    Absolutely. To me at least, they've improved immensely on every album, and This Is War was one of my favorite albums of 2009. Can't wait.
    If they fully evolve, I hope it's a full cirle evolution and they make something closer to their first album. That record was amazing.
    I'm intrigued about this album. I saw these guys back in December 2010 and I have to say Jared Leto is one of the worse performers I've seen live. The rest of the band were great but Jared seemed to forget that he is the vocalist and spent half the gig (mainly when playing older songs) away from the mic playing the guitar. I'll never go to one of their shows again.
    I'm very interested what direction they're going with this new album. Very excited.
    They just said the album will be more electronic so it and orchestral so it won't be metal. It's going to be more electronic than ''This is War'' I doubt it will be like their first album... And Jared isn't a worse performer in my opinion. I saw MARS live in February 2010 in a arena in London. And I've been a fan since 2006.
    They need to back to the industrial roots of their first album, or perhaps A Beautiful Lie. This is War was a substantial change from their norm, and besides Hurricane and Night of the Hunter, the album sounded too commercial.
    As with most bands, I don't really mind what style they go into, just as long as they know what they're doing. With This Is War it felt like the band was just trying to fit as many huge choruses and choirs as much as possible, and it ended up making the album rather dull.
    They really need to hurry up. They piss around with so many experimental things like Vryt when they should be trying to get this new album out. It's been a long wait!
    Not a huge fan but they make some quality records, looking forward to hear what they do on this new record.