Muse Record Brand New Album

Muse are currently recording the follow-up to 2006's 'Black Holes and Revelations', drummer Dominic Howard has revealed.

Muse Record Brand New Album
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Muse are currently recording the follow-up to 2006's 'Black Holes and Revelations', drummer Dominic Howard has revealed. The band are working on the album, which has yet to be titled, at their studio in Italy. About a week ago we just started on some new stuff and actually started playing some new tracks and writing some new songs. So we are just getting the ball rolling again, he told BBC 6Music. We've been off the kind of creative period for so long, being on tour, so once you get back together - you have to start thinking that kind of way. You have to kind of push that ball and get it rolling. And we did it and it sounded great so we got a few tracks together and it's coming along so that's what we're doing right now. Asked what the new album would sound like, Howard said that it was too early to ascertain a specific sound. You get a whole bunch of ideas in the can and it's not until later on that you actually decide what they should sound like and where they should go really, he said, before adding that it's really exciting times. Muse are headlining the V Festival in Chelmsford and Staffordshire this August - their only UK festival dates. For more information about the festival, check out our new look Festival Guide. Thanks for the info to Gigwise.com.

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    Martin259
    I liked the old Muse...Absolution and Origin.....But I hated Black holes and revelations. To me Supermassive blackhole was a Supermassive craphole.
    dvd_dq
    i like BHAR cause its so creative compared to there absolution or origin of symmetry. Im in with there experimenting
    bassface8892
    frankv wrote: George W Bush wrote: I will ask the British president to hurry up and make them finish their cd >.> Don't you mean the British prime minister? he's bush, dont expect much.
    ohh come on guys, hes doing good... for a retarded child
    geetar_alex
    cant wait to hear it should be great There songs have such a "epic" sound if thats the word for it such a huge sound.
    Rock God #1
    I don't really mind whether MUSE release individual songs or an album in one go...I just want to see them push some more boundaries. MUSE are probably the most forward-thinking, innovative bands of this decade. Their live act is second to none. The challenge now, is to push their abilities even further. No doubt, they will achieve it, knowing their passion and drive.
    Shankle
    Agreed.
    sowhat360 wrote:On par with RATM?? I don't think so
    Agreed. They're a heck of a lot better than RATM.
    NightEmbers
    sebbsmith wrote: Why is this in the News again?
    i was thinking the same, well i thought it was a part two to the first article but... its not
    powerstroke
    Oh I hope the album has at least one Kaoss pad solo. That would be so badass. The solo he does in supermassive black hole if you see them live is so amazing. The one in H.A.A.R.P was good but if you've seen them anytime since then, matt has only gotten better at it/made it so much more badass. Can't wait!
    Tallman1984
    jinucun wrote: Why Would You Guys Want A New Album Thats Just Like Absolution Or Origin. That Would Be Like Copying What They Did Before. I Think The Point Of A New Album Is A Actual New Album .. Not A Copy
    I agree completely. Repeating what you've done before is as unneccessary as, for example, Capitalizing Each And Every One Of Your Words. Sorry, you left yourself kind of open for that one, but I really do agree with what you have to say. If these people want the same album over and over again they should just continue to play that same album over and over again and stay nice and comfortable in their little closed box where no new ideas or developments could possibly leak in. Accept change, people!
    jinucun
    Why Would You Guys Want A New Album Thats Just Like Absolution Or Origin. That Would Be Like Copying What They Did Before. I Think The Point Of A New Album Is A Actual New Album .. Not A Copy
    bolezhinkov
    to be boring and over the top - you make shitty music that is uninspired and dull. then to make it over the top you play it loud with too many effects and hooks
    antareus
    OoS is my favorite album. But, seriously, think just a second about claims they should have stopped there. Their back catalog is a perfect representation of how far they have progressed musically in a very short amount of time. To argue they should rehash the same album over and over would be cutting out what makes Muse great: the fact they don't fit neatly into one genre, don't have one 'sound' (sans Bellamy's wailing vocals) but dabble in many different styles with proficiency. And if they seem over the top, I've always gotten the feeling they're simultaneously very serious about the music they write, but poking fun at themselves at times in making it so epic.
    Mihyaeru
    I like BLack holes although I dont think its a step up from their previous work it was still good it just wasnt thme pushing their creative boundaries I don't think. I like all of thier albums as 1 person said they are all very different and I like that
    GodbowstoMath
    frankv wrote: George W Bush wrote: I will ask the British president to hurry up and make them finish their cd >.>Don't you mean the British prime minister?
    don't confuse the president frank.
    pinkypete
    George W Bush wrote: I will ask the British president to hurry up and make them finish their cd >.>
    We don't have a president, our leader is called the Prime Minister! x
    nodice182
    black holes really grew on me, i didnt like it first but it but now i'd rate it above Origin of Symmetry. Not Absolution though. knowing Matt Bellamy, I'm sure their new album will be chock full of guitar goodness. although they seem to be taking a more chilled out approach with songs like Starlight and whatnot. I prefer them when they rock out to be honest.
    bowdowntomono
    All their albums are amazing. The only bad songs they've ever made are some of the weird b-side ones... But this album promises to be epic. Hurry the **** up!
    HammettHead
    I don't get what people dislike about BHAR, There's only one weak track really... and thats Super Massive Black Hole (In my humble opinion). Their work just keeps getting better in my opinion. I thought it was impressive when they managed to top Origin of Symmetry, nevermind Absolution. Though in fairness I only got into them about a year and a bit ago, and I've not got Showbiz yet :|.
    Ali-b912
    frankv wrote: George W Bush wrote: I will ask the British president to hurry up and make them finish their cd >.> Don't you mean the British prime minister?
    he's bush, dont expect much. also YAY!
    Altered_Carbon
    As long as they never release anything like Starlight, it should be an improvement. I could punch Matt in the face for that song. i really could.
    leafy
    oh my god!!! yes! new muse proves that there is in fact a god up there oh hell yes!!
    STOJDub
    elcapitan1800 wrote: Yeah I was definitely a fan of Blackholes and Revelations. And whatever happened to their "only releasing singles" idea? Although I didnt think it was that good of an idea, I want new Muse music ASAP!
    Yeah,screw that idea.I much would prefer if they did the whole 15 minute space rock solo thing they spoke about,even if it was joking.Looking foward to this.
    -LAW-
    hmm.. muse just never does anything for me. Tried listening to em, but meh.. dull.
    Chl0rine
    It's quite funny reading all these negative, bitchy comments. Having lived in the crap hole that is Teignmouth I am awed by the fact that Muse have become what they are today. It seems people want to dictate what should be the next song/sound in the pipeline...which I find hilarious. Muse will always do what they want to do, and not buckle to the pressure of what little 13 year old kids complain about on UG. The fact that they experiment with their sound is what makes Muse, Muse. A lot of my faves are B sides and randoms, stuff like Crying Shame, Fury, Glorious, The Groove. There is so much crap music around these days, Muse are keeping me sane. Definitely the best British band around at the moment, if not ever.
    str84ever
    sloppyjoe24 wrote: MCRkid22 wrote: Martin259 wrote: I liked the old Muse...Absolution and Origin.....But I hated Black holes and revelations. To me Supermassive blackhole was a Supermassive craphole. The single was the only good track. The rest kinda sucked. This better be gooddddd! You can't tell me that Knights Of Cydonia isn't freakin' epic!?! That was hands down my favorite track on BH&R, but I still think there was a handful of good songs on there.
    Think with Muse to me is that EVERY one of their song has the same like melody, its hard to explain without actually hearing it.
    food&liquor
    WTF people Supermassive Black Hole was amazing! Seriously, it shouldn't be called crap just because it doesn't sound like what they wrote 4 years previously, it should be applauded because of it's uniqueness and special place in the Muse discography. And it's not just good because it's "different" either, it's good because it has a ridiculously catchy dance riff and memorable chorus; as well a touch of electronica that doesn't feel like an afterthought or gimmick, but something that makes the song just 'work'. So it's not Plug In Baby. So it's not Citizen Erased, or Apocolypse Please, or Uno, or whatever of the "old stuff" that you care to mention. But it is a freaking good song on it's own right. Same goes for the album, their latest album is amazing in terms of songwriting and sheer scope of the songs (Map of the Problematique anyone?). It comes in a close second after Origin of Symmetry for me, but that's just my opinion. Oh, and I'm very very very excited for this album. I hope they take their time with it and make it awesome! Better that than a rushed album that doesn't shine like their others right?
    Adamtbh
    cant wait, matt said a while ago it would be. Map of the P. style, although this was the best lyrically and musically on the album mught get old fast. more agression please and an album where i can listen to every song and enjoy like absolution
    CrabSoldier X
    origin and showbiz were good, but idk how anyone can say they were better than absolution. and BHAR is knocked way too much, that was an epic album
    aether3089
    TheNoManBand wrote: All there music is overplayed and it has been kind of ruined for me. Why would you want another of the same sound that we have all heard way too much. The best thing is when instead of dwindling in the same sound to experiment with something new. Too much of a good thing is bad. I personally hope they go with the 10 minute symphonic piece. I've been hoping Matt Bellamy would get more complex, he already has the romantic classical influence, all he needs to do is push it a little more. Common you can do it!
    agreed! their older albums are well, their older albums. absolutely amazing, but that's why BH & R was also amazing. Because it wasn't Origin part 2 or Absolution part 2. It was BH & R. Am looking forward to this new album though as they'll have an even bigger live repertoire! plus the 15 minute space rock solo. oh yeaaah!!!
    MetalNick
    It'd be kinda weird if they were recording a very old new album. Anyway, looking forward to it. I'm kinda bummed out on Muse lately.
    TheNoManBand
    All there music is overplayed and it has been kind of ruined for me. Why would you want another of the same sound that we have all heard way too much. The best thing is when instead of dwindling in the same sound to experiment with something new. Too much of a good thing is bad. I personally hope they go with the 10 minute symphonic piece. I've been hoping Matt Bellamy would get more complex, he already has the romantic classical influence, all he needs to do is push it a little more. Common you can do it!
    ben ramone
    yep agree with powerstroke, nd hope they do some more riff based stuff nxt (e.g deadstar,in your world,the groove), especially like it when they go into microphone fiend after new born, although im sure whatever they come up with will be brilliant as always
    ghostofhendrix
    -LAW- wrote: hmm.. muse just never does anything for me. Tried listening to em, but meh.. dull.
    Listen to them a few times- it REALLY grows on you
    Genghis_khan
    George W Bush wrote: I will ask the British president to hurry up and make them finish their cd >.>
    I'm starting to believe you really are what you're nick name says you are. On topic. New Muse music would be just great!
    ghostofhendrix
    George W Bush wrote: I will ask the British president to hurry up and make them finish their cd >.>
    You are joking right? We have a prime minister, not some bollocks president like America. And in regards to the article - YAY! I'm a massive fan of all Muse's work to date and their new material is bound to be fantastic!!!!