Matt Bellamy has revealed that Muse's fifth full length release - slated for a late 2008/early 2009 release date - could be different from the band's past releases.
"I think we'll do what we always do - start recording and then figure out what to do with it. We're probably going to go up our own arses more than we have in the past, based on the fact that we'll be recording in our own studio." says Bellamy on the possible approach the band will take.
However, similarities to previous recordings will end there
"What will come out of that is impossible to say. It may just be albums, but it may be a stream of singles."
But Bellamy's third suggestion is the one that has set the band's numerous messageboards into meltdown.
"or it may be one fifty-minute symphony."
Despite this possibly busy schedule, Bellamy also admits that he is looking at delving into the world of film scoring.
"I've been offered some film composition work, I might do it, but I don't know if I can take Hollywood types telling me what to do. I've heard it can be quite stressful."
However, any work on music - be it for Muse, or for Hollywood - has been put on hold until mid-2008.
"I think initially we're all taking a break from it, I probably won't be writing any music for a few months."
So between a short rest, the release of the HAARP Tour DVD, which details the 2 gigs played at the new Wembley stadium, writing and recording the new album, as well as possibly working on film music, it could be that 2008 is a very busy year for the Devon threesome.