Muse Announces Robert "Mutt" Lange as the Producer of the 7th Album

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On Muse's official Instagram account (October 23rd), the band announced they are currently working on the production of LP7 with Robert John “Mutt” Lange, writing: “We are honoured to be making our new album with this legendary producer. #backinblack”, alongside a picture with the members of AC/DC and the legend himself.

Arena rock producer, Robert, worked with AC/DC on the likes of Back in Black, Highway to Hell and For Those About to Rock. Whilst commonly mentioned in the same breath as this band, he has also worked with Def Leppard (where he helped them break into the American market), Foreigner and Bryan Adams, as well as countless pop acts such as Lady Gaga, Shania Twain and Britney Spears.

Muse have not used a producer for their last two albums (The Resistance and The 2nd Law), instead choosing to self-produce - a decision that has proved controversial with the fan community.

The album is scheduled to arrive in summer 2015 - exciting times!

More infos about the new album

Fans in Vancouver met the band (October 17th) and talked with the guys about the recording process. According to those in the know, the band are planning to take a short break in the recording process (after two weeks working non-stop) and come back to Vancouver in November to polish things off. On Instagram, they shared a picture with the caption "End of first session. It's been emotional".

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End of first session. It's been emotional.

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According to fans that have met the band, Matt has said there will be "heavy riffs", which he likens to the sounds of Absolution and Black Holes & Revelations.

A few months ago, Matt talked about the influences of the new album on twitter, saying that it'll be "heavy" and would have a sequel to the song Citizen Erased from Origin of Symmetry (though take this with a pinch of salt!).

It appears that the band are also producing a "making of", as per previous albums.

The boys chose Vancouver as their recording location for "a change", and because the studio (The Warehouse Studios) has a very good reputation and mixer.

The album is scheduled to arrive in Summer 2015.

Sources: Muse I want the Truth, Muse France and @Wolstenboy.

Three New Muse/Dom Instagram Shots to Check Out

As seems to be a new album custom for Muse at the moment, there are some new Instagram shots from Dom and the band to study. Well, mostly from Dom.

One, from the official Muse account, says "Take 7 coming up". The first from Dom simply states "Canada..", while his second shot of the day says "Waiting to play round two on a track. No offensive..".

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Waiting to play round two on a track. No offensive..

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What can we read into these? Well, the first shot from Muse's account, seems to be a Dom selfie (he's really getting into his selfies). In the foreground you can see his drum kit, while in the background you can see a piano, presumably for Matt. Could we be getting a slow, melodic piano song, akin to Unintended or parts of Citizen Erased? Incidentally, Matt has tweeted that a sequel to Citizen Erased 'will be played on the next tour'. Intriguing.

In the second shot, we can see a bridge, which according to the comments is in Vancouver (fits with the 'Canada' line). We know Muse are recording the new album in Vancouver, so this does fit with what we already have to work with.

In the third and final shot, another Dom selfie, features Chris and his bass guitar (I think it's one of his Status S-2 basses, but I may be wrong) and some mixing desks.

Muse's new album is scheduled to arrive in summer 2015. It's a long time to wait, but it's looking increasingly likely that it'll be worth it.

What Was Matt Playing On Instagram?

Matt recently posted a video of himself strumming away to a new tune on instagram. Several users have attempted to reverse engineer the chords based on what they've seen. Take a look at the video below for some examples.

Everything's New And Scary

Dear Muselivers,

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