Muse drummer Dominic Howard has announced the band's plan to hit the studio this May and start working on "The 2nd Law" follow-up.
Chatting with KROQ, Howard noted (via Rolling Stone), "We're going to go back in May and start working on some new stuff, so I think we'll start recording it this year. If we can get something out this year, that would be great, but definitely next year."
As reported, the group is aiming to return to raw rock sound with the new effort. "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," frontman Matt Bellamy told Rolling Stone.
"I kind of feel like it will be nice to reconnect and remind ourselves of just the basics of who we are," he added.
According to the previous reports, Muse might release their new single around Christmas and follow it up with a full album in early 2015, so it would seem that everything's going as planned.