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Muse frontman Matt Bellamy offered a brief teaser about the band's next album to fans during an off-the-cuff chat on Twitter last week, saying, "It's gonna get heavy." The singer/guitarist added that the writing and recording of the band's seventh studio effort was "going well," adding, "We hope to have it ready for next summer."

The band began working on the follow-up to 2012's The 2nd Law after their headlining appearance at this year's Coachella festival.

Bellamy told us a while back that it's always difficult to describe what the band's new music sounds like: "It really is difficult to answer, for us, I think, because there's so many varied, extremely different types of influences that creep in there and I think that's always been there on all the albums. And it sounds, I suppose, a little over the top to say what the different influences are, 'cause they're so random."

Bellamy hinted in an interview with Rolling Stone last December that the band might get back to basics on its next CD after experimenting with electronics and orchestration on its last few records. 

He explained, "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 . . . It will be nice to reconnect and remind ourselves of just the basics of who we are."

Bellamy also posted a photo of the band's longtime video director, Tim Kirk, compiling 15 years of video footage, promising, "YouTube will be inundated soon!"

This year marks the trio's 20th anniversary as a band, although they have yet to announce any plans to commemorate or celebrate the occasion.

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