30 Seconds to Mars were a surprise name when the lineup for next summer's Download Festival was revealed, which suggests that the group who played an ungodly amount of shows for their 'This Is War' album have returned to work on their next release.

Singer Jared Leto told BBC's Radio 1 that the group got past the fragile nature of their union as they started to burnout toward the end of the last album's tour support and he feels that are now back on the path to something great. The vocalist explained, "It's stronger, better and more evolved. It's a complete transformation for us."

As for that new record, which they've managed to keep somewhat quiet, the vocalist adds, "I really think that this could be the best thing that we've ever done." The group has spent time in Asia, Europe and America recording tracks for the forthcoming release.

Leto, who also has a solid acting career, has taken advantage of his time off the road to work in another movie. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actor will portray a "flamboyant cross-dresser with HIV" who helps a Texas electrician (Matthew McConaughey) smuggle alternative drugs into America to help other AIDS patients in 'The Dallas Buyer's Club.'