Muse bring in producer Lange for 7th album

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Muse have confirmed they’re working with producer Robert John ‘Mutt’ Lange on their seventh album.

He’s best known for his work on AC/DC’s Back In Black, Def Leppard’s Hysteria and Nickelback’s Dark Horse, among many others.

Muse say: “We are honoured to be making our new album with this legendary producer. #backinblack”

The trio began work on the follow-up to 2012’s The 2nd Law earlier this year, with frontman Matt Bellamy reporting they were aiming to achieve a “more basic” sound and adding: “It’s gonna get heavy.”

He said: “We focused on things like synthesizers, drum machines and stuff. On this next album, we’re going to veer back towards musicianship again: 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.”

Drummer Dominic Howard later said they doubted the album would be launched during 2014. “If we can get something out that would be great – but definitely next year.”