UK rockers Muse have officially parted ways with longtime management company Brontone and have now signed a new deal with Q Prime, a team known for managing such class acts as Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Black Keys.
"After a successful 12-year relationship, Muse will be parting company with Brontone, until now their manager for all territories outside North America," the group's spokesperson told Music Week. "As of March 2014 Muse will be managed worldwide by Q Prime, who have been managing the group in North America since 2003.
"Muse wish to thank Brontone for its support in developing the group’s hugely successful career so far, and Brontone wish Muse every success for the future," the statement concludes.
According to the latest reports, Muse are aiming at an early 2015 album release. Discussing the new material, frontman Matt Bellamy stressed on several occasions that the band is getting back to guitar-driven, raw approach. "You can't just beat guitar, bass and drums," he said.