Muse Kicking Off New Album Work in May, Confident About 2015 Release Date

"If we can get something out this year, that would be great," drummer Dominic Howard adds.

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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.

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    I think Muse would honestly win back so many fans by having an album with a few really heavy rock songs that are stripped down and really channeling the essence they create on stage, but still keep that weird/ethereal spirit of their experimentation. I could die a happy fan.
    Pretty interested in listening to this. Not that I want a complete Origin of Symmetry re-release, though I love that album, but it's cool that they feel like forgoing the recent experimentation and doing a raw, album.
    Muse have never really been stripped down. Origin of Symmetry is so full of blasting sound. It's how they put together all those layers. Isolated System is a fantastic example of that done right from the last album. Regardless of what route they go down, that's the kind of attitude towards song structure I hope they build off of.
    I hope they follow through with this and resist the temptation to experiment too much. Don't get me wrong, when they experiment they really do take things to another level but I think I speak for most people when I say I'd rather they just do what they do best and rock out.
    2015 will be so f*****g awesome. New Muse, new red hot chili peppers and new queens of the stone age album!!!
    Whenever I see 2015 release dates, I always think "God, thats YEARS away!" Then I realise it's next year... Makes me feel old, man...
    No electronics, no symphonics and no orchestral work. No BS. Just Muse.
    Not too fussed out how raw it is or how many orchestras/strings they use - as long as as they bring back the energy which that made them famous in the first place. It's fair to say they've mellowed out in recent years - so here's to hoping they bring back the kick-arse, no BS in your face Muse for which we know and love them for!
    the 2nd law is their best work ever personaly said . but i think that the album 2015 will be more like absolution and black holes and rev . it will be great if that is wat it will be . but , for me it does not matter , every album they make is a master work , and without a doubt the same for the follow up 2015 , it is not there yet , but they are great artist muse has it within it is there Always present even when they have not rec anything yet so far we know , but it is in them already ready to rec in studio . i have no worry's at all how it will work out , i know they will do a great job again .