Muse’s Dom Howard shares first studio picture as band begin work on seventh album

Drummer lets fans get a glimpse of new album recording sessions

Muse drummer Dom Howard has posted a picture from the recording studio as the band begin recording their new studio album.

The picture, which can be seen below, was posted on Howard’s personal Instagram and was accompanied by the caption: “The set up has started!”

Muse, who are among the favourites to headline Glastonbury in 2015, are working on the follow-up to their sixth album ‘The 2nd Law’, released in 2013. Earlier this year, drummer Dom Howard commented: “We’re going to start this year… We’re going to go back in May and start working on some new stuff, so I think we’ll start making it this year… If we can get something out this year, that would be great, but definitely next year.”

Speaking about their plans for the new album, Matt Bellamy added: “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, which is electronics, symphonics and orchestral work and all that kind of stuff.”

More recently, Bellamy has hinted at some of the themes and sounds set to appear on the band’s forthcoming album.

Answering fan questions on Twitter in September, Bellamy said that he might have to contradict” comments he made about guitar solos in the past while also stating that the themes of the new material include “Deep ecology, the empathy gap and world war 3”. Additionally, it was suggested that a “sequel” to ‘Origin of Symmetry’ song ‘Citizen Erased’ could feature on the album.