Muse drummer Dominic Howard gave a strong hint that the band has kicked off the recording process of a new album, a follow-up to 2012's "The 2nd Law."
"Raring to go on album No. 7," the drummer noted in his Twitter account description.
As far as the more specific info goes, frontman Matt Bellamy stated that the new studio effort might be ready around early 2015. "I've written some good tracks, actually," he told Triple J. "We haven't had a chance to rehearse them out yet. We'll take a break next year for a little few months and then we'll get in the studio. If it all goes very well, the new album could well be early 2015 or late 2015. Christmas 2014 might be [when we release] our next single."
When it comes to the sound Muse will be aiming at, Matt shared his desire to get back to basic, raw rock sound. "I think we're getting back to where we started - straight rock is coming back to us," the frontman told KROQ. "We've done a lot of experimentation with all these other weird things and I think it's good for us to do that - to basically remind ourselves that you can't just beat guitar, bass and drums - you just can't beat that."