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Matt Bellamy predicts ‘early 2015′ release date for next Muse album

Matt Bellamy has been speaking about the next Muse album and reckons their seventh studio album won’t be released until at least ‘early 2015′.

During an interview with Radio.com (which you can view below) Bellamy also hinted the band may opt for an unusual distribution method for the album, saying:

How we release it is up for debate. The industry is moving so fast, you don’t really know… I don’t think we’ll be ready to put another album out until early 2015 or something, and I think around that time we’ll just look at what’s going on and make a judgement in the moment rather than thinking ahead, because things are changing so quickly.

About the album, which will be the follow-up to The 2nd Law, Bellamy said it will feature more of a rock edge. He said:

The last two albums, we sort of veered away from our instruments a little bit. We sort of focused on things like synthesisers, drum machines and various electronics and stuff. I kind of feel like on this next album, we’re going to veer back towards musicianship again and focusing on our own instruments: guitar, bass and drums. It’s probably going to be a bit of a rawer album, and definitely a bit more rock, I’d say.

Here’s the interview in full:

Next week (2 December) Muse will release their live DVD/Blu Ray Muse – Live At Rome Olympic Stadium.