The band hope to have the record out this year....

The new Manic Street Preachers album could be out before the end of the year.

According to the band’s official site, the band have finished recording with David Bowie producer Tony Visconti and the album is being completed with Goldfrapp mixer Tom Elmhirst.

A statement reads: “The Manic Street Preachers have finished recording four brand new songs with Tony Visconti in New York. The band are extremely happy with the outcome.”

Tracks believed to be in the running for inclusion to appear include ‘A Song For Departure’, ‘1985’, ‘The Love Of Richard Nixon’, ‘Firefight’, ‘To Repel Ghosts’, ‘Emily’, ‘Fragments’, ‘Askew Road’, ‘Solitude Sometimes Is’, ‘Glasnost”, ‘Always, Never’, ‘I Live To Fall Asleep’, ‘Cardiff Afterlife’, ‘Empty Souls’ and ‘Litany’.

The Manic Street Preachers‘ seventh studio album has two working titles; ‘Life Blood’ and ‘Goodbye Suicide’ and has a provisional release date of October.

The band play the Isle Of Wight festival on June 12, with more dates expected before the end of the year. There are also rumours of a tenth-anniversary special edition of their landmark album ‘The Holy Bible’.