Muse have put a rough release date on their upcoming new album, after the band’s manager confirmed they were now in the studio recording. October next year will be the band’s aim for it’s release. This will be the follow up to 2009 album The Resistance.
Speaking to Billboard he said:
“They’ve now gone into the recording studio. The plan is to do it all in London. Hopefully, the album might come out October next year.”
“They’ve written a lot of material already but you don’t know how it’s going to gel between them all. They write constantly. They write on the road, so before or after a gig they’ll write nearly every night. It’s a serious process, but you don’t know how it’s going to turn out until you start practicing it together, because everybody’s done it individually.”
Speaking with NME back in May bassist Chris Wolstenholme suggested the new material might see the band heading in a new direction.
“Matt [Bellamy, frontman] showed me a few chords recently… Who knows, it might be softer rock, but then it’s up to me and Chris to make it heavy again. A heavy rock lullaby! But I’m sure it will move forward in some way.”
He went on to say they would be taking their time in getting the new album, their sixth, absolutely right.
“It takes as long as it takes really,” he said, “because you have to love it before you can just chuck it out there and into the real world.”