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.
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Thanks for the info to Gigwise.com.